Jan. 29, 2021—A series of trans-institutional courses designed through the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities is using Vanderbilt’s campus as a living lab, giving students—future historians, architects, archaeologists, curators and engineers among them—unique hands-on experiences.
Jun. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt professor and author Holly Tucker will teach an online summer course focused on pandemics, thanks to a new partnership between the Robert Penn Warren Center and OLLI at Vanderbilt.
Apr. 28, 2020—Before the COVID-19 outbreak necessitated the move to online and alternative learning earlier this spring, undergraduate students Barton Christmas and Miranda Cross traveled to Washington, D.C., and with guidance from the Office of Federal Relations, advocated for robust federal support for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Apr. 22, 2020—The University Continuity Working Group will advise university leadership by providing feedback and recommendations that allow the university to continue operating safely and productively in the coming months, fall semester and year ahead.
Apr. 14, 2020—The Robert Penn Warren Center keeps humanities scholars connected during the coronavirus outbreak through online events that include weekly virtual happy hours.
Oct. 28, 2019—All are invited to the Vaughn Home for treats and scary stories, including tales of the building's resident ghosts, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.
‘Thinking 3D: Visualizing the Brain from the Renaissance to the Present’ open at Eskind Biomedical Library
Sep. 12, 2019—"Thinking 3D," an exhibition exploring the origins of modern neuroscience—including imagery of the brain—is open at the Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center.
Feb. 8, 2019—Holly Tucker, a professor of French and acclaimed author who has embraced the trans-institutional culture of learning at Vanderbilt, has been named director of the Robert Penn Warren Center.
Nov. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt's 10 newest endowed chair holders, who come from six schools and colleges across campus, were lauded for their exemplary teaching and scholarship at a Nov. 27 ceremony .
Jan. 4, 2018—The university has named a committee charged with finding ways to assist Vanderbilt faculty who seek to further the impact of their achievements by communicating their research to broader audiences.
Let There Be Light: Paris’ first police chief exposes the unholy work afoot in the ‘crime capital of the world’
Sep. 7, 2017—in the latest book by Vanderbilt Professor of French Holly Tucker—City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris (2017, Norton)—she recounts the true-crime saga of a string of murders that plagued Paris in the late 1600s—and how the city’s first police chief stopped them.
Sep. 7, 2017—As the campus buzzes with the arrival of new students (and the university made sure they were outfitted with solar eclipse glasses), I think about the spectrum of history embodied in an institution like Vanderbilt. What school traditions or past stories will ignite the imaginations of these newest Commodores?