Lauren Benton Archives
Sep. 26, 2016—The new Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies expands the scope of a venerable academic department by building on faculty strengths across disciplines.
Jul. 14, 2016—During the past two weeks, researchers at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have brought in a number of new research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that together achieve $137 million in new funding. The funding is a trans-institutional accomplishment of the Schools of Engineering and Medicine and the College of Arts and Science.
May. 11, 2016—College of Arts and Science Dean Lauren Benton has announced that Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration Michelle M. Grundy will become director of the Health Professions Advisory Office July 1. The office provides guidance to undergraduate students interested in attending health professions graduate schools.
Apr. 11, 2016—An extraordinary collection of works by and about Paul Verlaine, one of France's most celebrated poets of the late 19th century, has been acquired by Vanderbilt University's W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and French Studies.
Mar. 30, 2016—The next Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box talk at the downtown Nashville Public Library will discuss "Pirates Through History." College of Arts and Science Dean Lauren Benton will be the speaker.
Mar. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt University has received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Digital Humanities. The trans-institutional initiative will further Vanderbilt’s commitment to becoming a national hub of innovative digital humanities scholarship.
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.
Mar. 17, 2016—College of Arts and Science Dean Lauren Benton has announced that sociology professor André Christie-Mizell will join her office at the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year as the senior associate dean for undergraduate education.
Oct. 8, 2015—Lauren Benton grew up surrounded by scholars and teachers. Her father was a faculty member and dean at Johns Hopkins University. Despite that, she didn’t plan on becoming an academic.