Jan. 29, 2018—Assistant Professor of Chemistry Steven Townsend explores the role that human breast milk can play as a source of narrow spectrum antimicrobial agents in this VU BreakThru blog. Townsend brought together members of the Vanderbilt Pre-3 Initiative, a 2015 Trans-Institutional Program, to assist with his research.
Jan. 25, 2018—In this week’s column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos talks about Vanderbilt’s investment in residential colleges and how our brand of 24/7 immersive learning will shape students into America’s future leaders. “The Tennessean” also ran an op-ed by the chancellor this week on the university’s commitment to residential colleges.
Jan. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt is a recognized leader in the innovation of civil infrastructure, and the Vanderbilt Initiative for Intelligent Resilient Infrastructure Systems builds on that foundation by defining strategies to protect the nation from floods. Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Caglar Oskay explains the group’s work in this VU BreakThru blog post.
Jan. 18, 2018—Learn about recent developments for the Vanderbilt Initiative for Intelligent Resilient Infrastructure Systems, a 2016 TIPs project led by associate professor of civil and environmental engineering Caglar Oskay focused on improving the nation's flood infrastructure, in this VU BreakThru blog post.
Jan. 3, 2018—Zeros and ones are the gold and silver of the information age. Data Science Visions, a TIPs initiative, is laying the groundwork to analyze and extract the data available in this emerging field. Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Andreas Berlind writes of the group’s early efforts, including two fall think tanks on two disparate topics—public schools in Tennessee and Inca settlements in Peru. Read more about TIPs grants and other internal faculty funding programs—including Discovery Grants, Research Scholar Grants and University Courses—at the VUBreakThru blog.
Dec. 12, 2017—Funded by a 2017 TIPs grant, the Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab connects interdisciplinary faculty and students to study the impact of LGBT-related public policies. In the VU BreakThru blog, Tara McKay, assistant professor of medicine, health and society, discusses how she uses her research to influence health, legal and social policies in both the domestic and global arenas.
Nov. 29, 2017—With a provost-funded Research Scholar Grant, John Janusek has been able to expand his decades-long research into Tiwanaku, one of the Andes’ earliest cities and an influential religious center.
Nov. 20, 2017—Fifteen Vanderbilt faculty members conducting a range of biomedical and clinical research have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Six of the 15 have received funding through the university’s Trans-Institutional Programs initiative, which facilitates research and teaching collaborations across disciplines and are a core pillar of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.
Nov. 10, 2017—The new TIPs-supported Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab is just five months old and has already launched an Internal Seminar Series and presented at a prestigious national conference. The lab brings together faculty from five schools and 10 departments and is focused on research to understand the causes and consequences of LGBT-targeted public policies. Read more about the lab and other internally funded projects at the VU BreakThru blog.
Nov. 9, 2017—Many incarcerated South Africans find religion in prison, found undergraduate Zoe Psakis.