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Political scientist and strategic leader John Geer named dean of College of Arts and Science

Jun. 14, 2018—John G. Geer, a distinguished political scientist and a seasoned academic leader, has been named the next dean of the Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Science. He will begin a five-year term as dean July 1, pending approval of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust.

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Crowd honors eight new endowed chair recipients

Apr. 27, 2018—Colleagues, friends and family gathered April 25 to honor eight Vanderbilt University faculty named to endowed chairs.

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Three Vanderbilt A&S professors awarded 2018 Guggenheim Fellowships

Apr. 5, 2018—College of Arts and Science professors Joel Harrington, Antonis Rokas and Edward Wright-Rios have been awarded highly prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowships for their research.

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Saggi named interim dean of College of Arts and Science

Jan. 8, 2018—Kamal Saggi has been appointed interim dean of the College of Arts and Science. His term began Jan. 1 and will continue through June 30, 2018, while the search for the next dean is underway.

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Arts and Science Dean’s Office appoints divisional deans

Mar. 23, 2016—Dean of the College of Arts and Science Lauren Benton has announced the appointment of two senior faculty members as divisional deans in the college. The new positions will facilitate academic planning in departments and programs within the three Arts and Science divisions: humanities, social sciences and sciences.

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Vanderbilt Economics ranked first in the South in top scholarly output

Mar. 7, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Department of Economics has been ranked first in the South by researchers who study economics education at Columbus State University and the University of New Haven. The ranking measures research competitiveness.

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New faculty: Inoue brings expertise in field of econometrics

Oct. 3, 2014—Econometrics, the means by which economic ideas are tested and measured, brings theoretical, methodological and applied economics into one discipline. “You get a little bit of everything,” Atsushi Inoue said.

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Celebration honors nine new faculty chair holders

Sep. 5, 2014—A Sept. 3 celebration at the Student Life Center honored nine new faculty chair holders and recognized the support of generous donors.

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Challenges confront Somali prime minister and Vanderbilt grad

Jul. 29, 2011—Abdiweli  Mohamed Ali has big problems on his mind these days. Ali, a Vanderbilt alumnus and prime minister of Somalia, is the guiding force as his nation seeks prosperity after decades of religious conflicts, civil wars and colonial subjugation. Obstacles include a devastated economic infrastructure, the collapse of some state institutions and the disruptions of...

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