Arts and Science Notebook

National Recognition for Student Scholars
Arts and Science NotebookFall 2011
Anyone who thinks undergraduates can’t be serious scholars had better think again. Three College of Arts and Science students have been selected as top scholars by prestigious national institutions.

Katie Ullmann has been named a 2011 Udall Scholar in recognition for her past commitment to environmental issues and her demonstrated commitment to a career in the environmental field. An American Studies major and Ingram Scholar, Ullmann has focused on social movements and their effect on environmental and climate protection policies. Now a junior, the [...]

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Robert Penn Warren Unveiled
Arts and Science NotebookSpring 2011

It’s not often that the governors of two states make a big deal about highway signs, which says something about the signs’ subject: alumnus Robert Penn Warren, BA’25. In late fall, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (left) and Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen (right, blue tie) unveiled signs that direct travelers to the Robert Penn Warren Birthplace [...]

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We’re Where Scientists Like to Work
Arts and Science NotebookSpring 2011

The Scientist magazine named Vanderbilt one of the best places to work in academia for life scientists (those who study living organisms). The university leaped to the No. 12 spot on a list headed by Princeton University, ranking ahead of other institutions including Stanford, Emory and Yale universities. In 2009, Vanderbilt ranked No. 34 in [...]

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Renowned Anthropologist is Holder of New Rebecca Webb Wilson Chair
Arts and Science NotebookSpring 2011

Tom D. Dillehay, internationally recognized for groundbreaking and highly interdisciplinary scientific research, has been named the Rebecca Webb Wilson University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Religion and Culture at Vanderbilt University. Dillehay is the first holder of the chair, established by Spence Lee Wilson, BA’64 and his wife, Rebecca Webb Wilson, BA’65. Both are graduates of [...]

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Recognition for Faculty of Distinction
Arts and Science NotebookSpring 2011

Five outstanding professors have been honored with new endowed chairs in the College of Arts and Science, and a sixth has been designated a University Distinguished Professor. Sokrates T. Pantelides, William A. and Nancy F. McMinn Professor of Physics and professor of electrical engineering, has been named University Distinguished Professor of Physics and Engineering, an [...]

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High Distinction
Arts and Science NotebookFall 2010

At Vanderbilt, scholars of exceptional national and international stature may be honored with distinguished professorships. The title signifies that these professors are leaders in scholarship, distinction, discovery and teaching in their disciplines. The College of Arts and Science is pleased to announce that three professors were named to distinguished professorships in 2009-2010. Lynn E. Enterline [...]

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New Department Chairs
Arts and Science NotebookFall 2010

Two academic departments started the 2010-2011 year with new leaders, while several others welcomed new faculty and celebrated promotions of other faculty. Mark Schoenfield, professor of English, is the new chair of the English department and John Geer, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, will chair political science. Schoenfield, an expert in romanticism and literature and [...]

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But Are the Chairs Silver?
Arts and Science NotebookFall 2010

Traditionally those who mark 25-year anniversaries at Vanderbilt receive a school chair as a token of appreciation. In the coming year, the following faculty will celebrate their silver anniversaries in the College of Arts and Science: Karen E. Campbell, associate professor of sociology; Vivien Green Fryd, professor of history of art; Jon W. Hallquist, associate [...]

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Peer Recognition
Arts and Science NotebookFall 2010

For the second year in a row, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) recognized Arts and Science, the alumni magazine of the College of Arts and Science, in its annual District III competition. The magazine won an award of excellence in the alumni magazines division for schools of less than 5,000 students. CASE is the [...]

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Faculty Promotions
Arts and Science NotebookFall 2010

Promoted to Professor Katherine Crawford, history William Franke, comparative literature and Italian Jane Landers, history Anna Roe, psychology Mark Schoenfield, English Virginia Scott, French Robert Talisse, philosophy Newly Named Associate Professors with Tenure Brandt Eichman, biological sciences Shane Hutson, physics Richard Lloyd, sociology Richard McGregor, religious studies Nancy Reisman, English Elizabeth Zechmeister, political science New [...]

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