Oct. 24, 2013—The College of Arts and Science recognized six faculty members with excellence in teaching and advising awards at its September faculty meeting.
Oct. 11, 2013—Vanderbilt historian Jane Landers appears in the first episode of a new PBS documentary series about the history of African Americans, hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Oct. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University will celebrate the fall launch of Latino and Latina Studies, a new multidisciplinary program, with several events during Hispanic Heritage Month, including an Oct. 15 talk by author Joy Castro.
Oct. 8, 2013—The 25th Annual Southern Festival of Books will be held Oct. 11-13 at downtown Nashville’s Legislative Plaza. The event will feature several Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students and alumni, including: Stephen Doster, editor for the Institute of Chemical Biology, whose current book is Rose Bush; Joel Harrington, professor of history, whose current book is The Faithful Executioner: Life...
Sep. 20, 2013—Vanderbilt history and political science professor Gary Gerstle was interviewed extensively for a landmark PBS documentary series on the experience of Latino Americans in the United States.
Sep. 16, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.
Sep. 5, 2013—“From a historical perspective, which looks at the American presidency since the end of World War II, Obama’s decision reflects a turning point, the clear triumph of domestic political considerations over foreign policy priorities,” according to Thomas Schwartz, a professor of history and political science at Vanderbilt.
Aug. 20, 2013—A leading scholar of political theory is using his Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at Vanderbilt to research the relationship between rights and utility in American political and philosophical thought since 1776.
Aug. 1, 2013—Each time Gitmo’s relevance was called into question—by Cuban opponents, and by Americans worried about the base’s diminishing returns, the trouble of running it and the toll it took on global goodwill—new purposes had been found with unfailing ingenuity, writes Paul Kramer, associate professor of history.
Jul. 12, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.
Jul. 1, 2013—James R. Sasser, a former three-term U.S. senator from Tennessee and ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, and his wife, Mary Sasser, have donated their papers to Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections.
Jun. 12, 2013—In the bygone era brought to life in a Vanderbilt history professor's new book, spending years in prison was considered excessively cruel and unusual while breaking every bone in a criminal's body while keeping him alive was reasonable punishment.