earth and environmental sciences
Jul. 29, 2014—In the latest VUCast: See what cougars eat to help them avoid extinction; look inside Warren and Moore colleges, Vanderbilt’s newest living-learning community; and hear what Commodore football coaches are doing to create a winning team. Watch now!
Apr. 25, 2014—Michael Diamond, a junior in the College of Arts and Science, has been named a 2014 Udall Scholar. The federally funded scholarship recognizes college students intending to pursue careers related to the environment.
Cougars’ diverse diet helped them survive the mass extinction that wiped out the saber-tooth cat, American lion
Apr. 22, 2014—Cougars may have survived a mass extinction that took place about 12,000 years ago because they were not particular about what they ate.
Apr. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Molly Miller is used to searching for ancient clues deep in Antarctica. Now Miller and her students are sharing their fossil-hunting skills a little closer to home.
Apr. 16, 2014—See the ancient discoveries these kids are digging up; learn about major progress in Parkinson’s research; and a throwback video! See Johnny Cash’s connection to Vanderbilt. All this and more in the latest VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.
Mar. 26, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is partnering with Metro Parks and Vulcan Materials Company to sponsor “Fossils at the Fort” at Nashville’s Fort Negley on Saturday, April 5.
Apr. 4, 2013—Param Jaggi, the Vanderbilt sophomore honored multiple times over for creating cost-effective inventions to clean the air and rescue the environment, will be profiled in a one-hour special on CNN this weekend.
Feb. 18, 2013—In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Larisa DeSantis of Vanderbilt University reveals what North America’s largest predators were eating just before they died out.
Dec. 17, 2012—Param Jaggi, a sophomore from Plano, Texas, has been named to Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30.” Zakiya Smith, a 2006 Vanderbilt graduate, and Eugene Chung, a 2005 graduate, also have been named to the annual list recognizing rising stars across the fields of energy, education, marketing and more. Forbes editors and reporters worked with panels...
Aug. 9, 2012—An electrical engineer who is attempting to make wireless communications more reliable, an astronomer who studies the evolution of the cosmos by creating large numbers of virtual universes and a geologist who is studying the origins of super-eruptions have received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development awards.
May. 30, 2012—Super-eruptions are potentially civilization-ending events and new research suggests that they may have surprisingly short fuses.
Apr. 23, 2012—The first study of how mammals in North America adapted to climate change in “deep time” found that taxonomical families with greater diversity were more stable and maintained larger ranges than less diverse families.