Jun. 4, 2020—Helping Vanderbilt’s budding scientists develop the best tools to communicate their discoveries to diverse audiences is the focus of National Endowment for the Humanities funding awarded to the College of Arts and Science.
Jan. 27, 2020—A Feb. 4 town hall focused on the importance of integrating the arts and humanities with science, engineering, mathematics and medical curriculums will feature a panel with four College Arts and Science professors.
Jan. 25, 2017—Astrophysicists, artists, celebrity chefs and clinical psychologists will be among the speakers at the eighth annual TEDxNashville.
Nov. 15, 2016—A novel "origami" rapid diagnostic test for malaria has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Mar. 23, 2016—Dean of the College of Arts and Science Lauren Benton has announced the appointment of two senior faculty members as divisional deans in the college. The new positions will facilitate academic planning in departments and programs within the three Arts and Science divisions: humanities, social sciences and sciences.
Jan. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators have developed a way to detect malaria that is faster and more sensitive than current clinical methods — a development that has the potential to make malaria detection significantly less expensive and more stable.
May. 1, 2015—Minutes from the Vanderbilt Faculty Senate’s March 12 meeting are now available online on the Faculty Senate website.
Dec. 3, 2014—Using the same mechanism that causes evaporating coffee to leave a ring behind, an interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt researchers is designing a simple blood test to diagnose malaria in the developing world without electricity or special training.
May. 9, 2012—The "Extractionator" is a sophisticated little device that automates the diagnostic sample collection and preparation process so it can be operated by individuals in remote environments with minimal training.
Dec. 16, 2011—The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given them $1 million to three Vanderbilt scientists to develop a point-of-care sample collection and preparation product that could bring advanced medical diagnostic testing to the third world.