Jad Abumrad

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    Vanderbilt wins top awards at 2024 ARL Film Festival 

    Vanderbilt University and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries won three awards at the ninth annual Association of Research Libraries Film Festival on May 8 at the Harvard Film Archive in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The “ARLies” recognize excellence in multimedia projects that highlight library collections and their impact. This year’s festival featured 34 submissions from major research libraries across North America.   Read More

    May 16, 2024

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    Forward Ever: Vanderbilt celebrates its past and present as it creates opportunities for a stellar future

    In keeping with the Sesquicentennial spirit, we celebrate our past, present and future—from our important and long-standing function in the city of Nashville, to the holistic education and opportunities to innovate that our students receive from Immersion Vanderbilt, to our mastery of the cutting-edge technologies that will define our shared future. Read More

    May 15, 2024

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    Q & A: Understanding Quantum Potential

    Jad Abumrad, Distinguished Research Professor of Communication of Science and Technology and creator of Vanderbilt’s Quantum Potential series, talks to Vanderbilt Magazine about this groundbreaking project, described as a collection of wild but precise portraits of the scholars, scientists and students at Vanderbilt who are finding new ways to understand the world—and change it. Read More

    Apr 22, 2024

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    Vanderbilt researchers explore new science education approach to build youths’ agency amid climate anxiety

    By Jenna Somers Heidi Carlone A three-year, nearly $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation supports a trans-institutional research team at Vanderbilt University investigating an innovative approach to STEM education that could help young people develop STEM identities and agency amid climate anxiety. Children around the world… Read More

    Nov 28, 2023

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    Heard Libraries, Wild Bunch to co-host Dialogue Vanderbilt discussion featuring Jad Abumrad and Jacob Mchangama Nov. 2

    Vanderbilt faculty members Jad Abumrad, one of the pioneers of podcasting, and Jacob Mchangama, a leading expert on free speech, will take part in a thought-provoking discussion Nov. 2 as part of the Dialogue Vanderbilt initiative. “Freedom or Foolishness: Are Our Digital Lives Making Society Better or Worse?” is presented by the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries and the Wild Bunch Lecture Fund. Read More

    Oct 11, 2023

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    Dialogue Vanderbilt will advance civil discourse, bolster commitment to free expression

    In a reaffirmation of its commitment to free expression, Vanderbilt University today launched Dialogue Vanderbilt. The initiative aims to provide a range of programs to students, faculty and the broader community to promote civil discourse and better understand and address political polarization. Read More

    Aug 23, 2023

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    WATCH: A candid conversation on free expression at Vanderbilt

    Academic experts and university leaders came together with the VUcept peer mentor group for a candid conversation about freedom of expression on Aug. 22. The discussion centered on the importance of open discourse in providing the necessary conditions for transformative education and pathbreaking research. Read More

    Aug 24, 2022

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    ‘Radiolab’ founder Jad Abumrad to join Vanderbilt University

    Jad Abumrad, a public radio icon, podcast pioneer and founder of Radiolab, will join Vanderbilt University to lead and advise on several areas of work, including the launch of a new podcast institute designed to become a national center of excellence for the evolving profession of digital narratives. Read More

    Apr 13, 2022

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    ‘Radiolab’ creator Jad Abumrad to speak March 18 as part of CSET mini-conference

    Jad Abumrad, creator and host of the "Radiolab" public radio program and podcast, will speak at the Student Life Center on Friday, March 18, as part of the Communication of Science and Technology program’s daylong mini-conference, “Improving Science Communication: The Promise of Science and Humanities Collaborations.” Abumrad’s talk, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in Ballroom A, as well as the mini-conference are open to Vanderbilt University faculty, students and staff. Read More

    Mar 10, 2022