Dec. 1, 2015—Historian Michael Bess said that he found a whole new world of imminent advances in biotechnology that promise to transform society while he was researching 'Our Grandchildren Redesigned.'
Oct. 13, 2015—Scholars interested in saving fast-disappearing slave records with digital archiving will gather at Vanderbilt's Jean and Alexander Heard Library Oct. 15-17 to compare notes.
Sep. 30, 2015—NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Immigration must be stopped before newcomers overwhelm our generous welfare system, producing babies with full citizenship rights who add even more strain on social services. So goes a familiar argument for sealing the borders of the United States. “In a lot of respects we have the discussion about immigration and the economy...
Sep. 30, 2015—Paul Kramer explains why history is repeating itself in the battle over immigration. Kramer has written about immigration and border issues for the New Yorker and Slate, and been featured on National Public Radio. He has spent the last decade studying U.S. immigration history, and he’s working on a book about the forces that push people into leaving their home countries and immigrating, including the United States’ influence.
Aug. 27, 2015—Honoring and building upon the contributions of the late John L. Seigenthaler to the civil rights movement is the goal of a new endowed chair being established at Vanderbilt University through a gift from the James Stephen Turner Family Foundation.
Aug. 5, 2015—An open house for Vanderbilt's master’s degree program for working adults is set for Aug. 11 on campus.
Vanderbilt experts can provide context on black church history and significance, mass shootings and mental health
Jun. 19, 2015—Dennis Dickerson, Sandra Barnes and Jonathan Metzl are available to provide valuable context to the tragedy in Charleston.
May. 8, 2015—Twenty-eight retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 8, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.
Dec. 18, 2014—The breakthrough in Cuban-United States relations is important and overdue, says historian Jane Landers of Vanderbilt.
Nov. 14, 2014—A new collaboration between the Center for Latin American Studies and Nashville Opera will expand programming around the first opera in Spanish to be presented in Nashville.
Nov. 6, 2014—Two Vanderbilt professors are available to speak about the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which is Nov. 9.