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  • Arts and Science Magazine » Giving
    We know the power of many small gifts coming from the pockets and hearts of many generous Read more Pay it Forward by Nelson Bryan BA 73 Giving Spring 2009 When Conner and Ginny Searcy learned of Vanderbilt s new no need based loan financial aid packages for undergraduates they knew the time had come to act When we got the news of the no loan program we said That s it That is the cause the most important thing that Vanderbilt has done since we ve been involved with the school says Conner Searcy BA 96 That s when the couple decided to endow a need based scholarship in the College of Arts and Science as a way of sharing their success and in hope that their gift will influence the recipients and fellow alumni to do the same and pay it forward Read more Mother s Love Inspires Legacy for Learning by Mardy Fones Fall 2008 Giving Cows and crops dominated the area that is now Brentwood Tenn In the 1930s the way of life was rural and times were hard For a farm girl from Brentwood attending the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt was a life changing experience When it changed Dorothy N Niederhauser Wallman BA 39 it started a legacy Read more Recent Gifts and Pledges Giving Spring 2008 J Thomas Bentley BA 71 has included the College of Arts and Science in his estate plans His 1 million bequest will endow the J Thomas Bentley Scholarship Fund Cecil D Conlee BA 58 a member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust and the College of Arts and Science Board of Visitors has made an additional Read more Connections Lead to Honoring Giving Back and an Endowed Chair by Sandy Smith Giving Spring 2008

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  • Arts and Science Magazine » Great Minds
    University Belfast Ireland and one of eight graduate student fellows at Vanderbilt s Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities We are a diverse bunch with varied interests ideas and opinions which makes for lively meetings Read more Are You Sure Thomas Edison Did It This Way by Miron Klimkowski Class of 2010 Fall 2009 Great Minds I had a brilliant research project one that I was sure would make an impact on people s lives and the environment I had a brilliant research project one that I was sure would make an impact on people s lives and the environment The project was part of the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program VUSRP a research opportunity that affords students the opportunity to partner with a faculty mentor in a field of study Read more A Wellie wearing Tea drinking Englishman in Nashville by Ruth Kinsey class of 2011 Great Minds Spring 2009 The first time I stepped foot in Tennessee was August 2007 a week before classes started I arrived at the Nashville Airport armed with two suitcase a backpack appliances pre ordered online from Target and Bed Bath and Beyond and an interest in American political science Read more Love Poems on the Subway and Other Adventures by Emma Cofer Class of 2009 Fall 2008 Great Minds If Paris is for lovers then New York City is for writers If Paris is for lovers then New York City is for writers No place is so synonymous with the written word and the community surrounding it as New York And why wouldn t it be NYC is the capital of the world and an undisputed creative hub and writing is what brings other worlds into the public domain Read more No Permit No Training No Problem by David Amsalem class

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  • Arts and Science Magazine » Hearts Content
    medical school he continues as a leader at heart Read more Arts Science Notebook Forget Macs or Droids These Students Use Blackberries Undergraduate Support beyond the Classroom Four Take a Bow and Chairs What is an Excellent Accomplishment Alex Becoming Emeritus Departments A View from Kirkland Hall And the Award Goes to Arts and Science in the World Arts and Science Notebook Back in the Day Creative Output Donor Report Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Feature First Person Five Minutes With Forum Giving Great Minds Hearts Content In Place Open Book Rigor and Relevance Spring 2010 Spring 2011 Spring 2012 Up Close Where Are You And the Award Goes to Larry Bartels May Werthan Shayne Professor of Public Policy and Social Science and Randolph Blake Centennial Professor of Psychology were elected to the National Academy of Science Election is considered one of the highest honors accorded U S scientists Richard Blackett Andrew Jackson Professor of American History has been named the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at Oxford University for 2013 14 Colin Dayan Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Read more

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  • Arts and Science Magazine » In Place
    of the College of Arts and Science s Pre major Academic Advising Resource Center CASPAR The innovative advising program has set up shop in room 225 of The Commons Center heart of the university s first year living and learning center That makes it easy for first year students and those who Read more In Place with David Cliffel Fall 2009 In Place Tracking down associate professor of chemistry David Cliffel can be a challenge In addition to teaching the expert in electrochemistry and analytical chemistry oversees research in six labs in four buildings within the Stevenson Center This lab on the fifth floor of Building 5 serves as home base for the Cliffel Research Group his team Read more In Place with Phillip Franck In Place Spring 2009 Inside Neely Auditorium Phillip Franck associate professor of theatre and chair of the VU Theatre department works with faculty staff and students during tech week for a recent production of The Country Wife Tech week activities include installing the play s set hanging equipment from the lighting grid above focusing lights to illuminate a scene and Read more In Place with Tiffiny Tung Fall 2008 In Place In central Peru bioarcheologist Tiffiny Tung and her team examine human remains excavated during an earlier season s dig The assistant professor of anthropology is currently studying the Wari culture a pre Incan civilization that lived in the Andes about 1 400 years ago Read more In Place with Marilyn Murphy In Place Spring 2008 Professor of Art Marilyn Murphy s spacious studio office fills a corner of the third floor of the E Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center The space serves as photography studio for taking digital images of works carpentry workshop for building crates for shipping canvases and artwork library for reference

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  • Arts and Science Magazine » Open Book
    she s just finished A Supposedly Fun Thing I ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace Moneyball by Michael Lewis Baltimore s Alley Houses by Mary Ellen Hayward Shop Class Read more Open Book Open Book Spring 2010 Arts and Science people love to read whether in print form on audio or online Joya Hampton pictured a junior psychology major focuses on course related reading Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave by Frederick Douglass African American Family Life by Vonnie C McLoyd for Psychology 2100 Perception by Randolph Blake for Psychology 214 Excerpts from The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros for Spanish 243 The Associate by John Grisham Read more Open Book Fall 2009 Open Book The mix of written material that Arts and Science people read is always intriguing Here s what some of them have been reading for study and pleasure Junior interdisciplinary studies major Tommy Obenchain pictured recently finished reading several books among them South The Endurance Experience by Ernest Shackleton His other reading material Business Stripped Bare by Read more Open Book Open Book Spring 2009 When you ask someone from Arts and Science if they ve read any good books lately be prepared to be amazed entertained and informed Richard McGregor pictured assistant professor of religious studies is reading Production of Presence What Meaning Cannot Convey by Hans Gumbrecht Picture Theory by W J T Mitchell explores the conundrum that we fill our world Read more A brief look at what Arts and Science people are reading now Fall 2008 Open Book Junior Vivien G Haupt pictured psychology is reading Brain Sex by Anne Moir and David Jessel for her neuroscience class Other recent reads Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer as part of a

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  • Arts and Science Magazine » Rigor and Relevance
    off this swap switching families millions of years ago The discovery of this leap by Read more That s Heretical Talk Fall 2011 Rigor and Relevance As a speaker of English French Danish and German and who reads Swedish Norwegian Spanish and Italian Virginia Scott might be forgiven for thinking it s easy to become multilingual On the contrary she is dedicated to increasing awareness of how people can learn other languages Scott professor of French and academic director of the new Read more Briefs Fall 2011 Rigor and Relevance No Tea For GOP Gary Gerstle s essay Minorities Multiculturalism and the Presidency of George W Bush has attracted international media attention including the Washington Post and Financial Times Gerstle James G Stahlman Professor of American History examines Bush style conservatism and how it might have offered minorities reason to rethink their traditional hostility to the GOP Read more Briefs by Cindy Thomsen Rigor and Relevance Spring 2011 Your New TV is So Yesterday Think it can t get any better than that 52 inch flat screen plasma television on your wall Sorry it may be passé before long thanks to Associate Professor of Chemistry Piotr Kaszynski and graduate student Bryan Ringstrand The two have created a new class of liquid display crystals that could make Read more Got Shopping on the Brain Blame the Dopamine by Cindy Thomsen Rigor and Relevance Spring 2011 You probably know someone who just can t resist a good deal Chances are they re on a first name basis with their UPS delivery person have a closet full of unworn clothes and every gadget under the sun stuffed in their kitchen drawers Two College of Arts and Science researchers David Zald associate professor of psychology and Read more Repairs Better Than Duct Tape by

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  • Arts and Science Magazine » Spring 2010
    place Scholarship and Fellowship Through Irish Eyes I am a final year Ph D student from Queen s University Belfast Ireland and one of eight graduate student fellows at Vanderbilt s Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities We are a diverse bunch with varied interests ideas and opinions which makes for lively meetings open book Why I Said Yes To Guantanamo I m pretty sure I had never uttered the word Guantanamo before the summer of 2004 I had never even seen A Few Good Men the movie famously set on the U S Navy s base there Guantanamo Bay Naval Base first crossed my mind in early 2002 when the U S began transferring suspected al Qaida and Taliban members captured in the war in Afghanistan to the prison located there Read more Five Minutes With Molly Thompson Even as a high school student Molly Boland Thompson BA 99 knew that Vanderbilt University was the place for her She found her campus home in the College of Arts and Science first as an English major during her undergraduate matriculation and now as school registrar Read more The Craft of an Art Within the brick walls of Benson Hall s top floor lies an incubator for the next generation of writers Home to Vanderbilt s master of fine arts program in creative writing the fourth floor hallways are lined with books comfortable reading chairs and the workplaces of renowned authors mentoring some of the campus best student writers Read more Back in the Day The campus welcomes notable speakers each spring but none generated more excitement than President John F Kennedy did on May 18 1963 Dudley Field was packed as the president commemorated the university s 90th anniversary Read more Arts Science Notebook Lorraine López Named PEN Faulkner

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  • Arts and Science Magazine » Spring 2011
    flashlight Read more where are you Beyond Hardship Tragedy and Loss One Family s Legacy of Hope In Lacy Overby s final years he began telling his wife of 45 years and children stories they d never heard in place Crash Course in Sweet Entrepreneurship The hardest I have ever worked in my life was on the Fourth of July 2010 Yet after finishing hours upon hours of arduous work and eyeing the cash my brother and I had earned tremendous pride swept over me We had created our own success open book Arts and Science Shaped the Mind of This Late Night TV Comedy Writer Seriously I m ashamed to admit I haven t given Vanderbilt a dime post graduation Sure they ve asked for money even angrily at times Read more Five Minutes With Mary McClure Taylor BA 52 If Vanderbilt University could be characterized by one building it would have to be Kirkland Hall Up the stone stairs worn smooth by a century of foot traffic lies the heart of the university Read more In the Lab Early The typical undergraduate life isn t filled with lost sleep over curing cancer But for Joseph J Crivelli participation in research has done just that For Tesniem Fathi Shinawi her undergraduate life has featured the learning experience of juggling classes homework and research Read more Back in the Day One year s photo of gowned Arts and Science graduates can appear like that of any other year except for the hairstyles shoes glasses and of course the statistics Read more Arts Science Notebook Robert Penn Warren Unveiled We re Where Scientists Like to Work Renowned Anthropologist is Holder of New Rebecca Webb Wilson Chair Recognition for Faculty of Distinction Departments A View from Kirkland Hall And the Award Goes

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