Vanderbilt Magazine

Vanderbilt Magazine

In Class

A spotlight on faculty and their work


Beyond Theory

Beyond Theory

Bob Whaley works at the intersection of theory and marketplace.

by Rob Simbeck

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The Body Electric

The Body Electric

A lifelong love of engineering fuels Michael Goldfarb’s drive to build a better robotic limb.

by Dwayne O’Brien, MA’05

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Heart of a Champion

Heart of a Champion

From grade schoolers to grad students, Virginia Shepherd’s tenacity changes lives.

by Dwayne O’Brien, MA’05

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Second Nature

Second Nature

From exciting students about science to wrestling crocodiles, Ken Catania brings a childlike curiosity to everything he does.

by Rob Simbeck

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Vox Populi

Vox Populi

For Jim Lovensheimer, popular culture has a lot to tell us about the world we live in.

by Jonathan Marx

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Harmonic Convergence

Harmonic Convergence

Marshall Eakin blends research, writing and service learning—all while 4,952 miles from the Vanderbilt campus.

by Paul Kingsbury, BA’80

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Lessons from the School of Life

Lessons from the School of Life

Family-centered care is at the heart of everything Dr. Judy Aschner does.

by Jessica Ennis

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Double Vision

Double Vision

Personalized strategies for children with learning disabilities add up to big benefits for everybody.

by Joanne Lamphere Beckham, BA’62

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Destinies Intertwined

Destinies Intertwined

On his journey of understanding, David Wasserstein has delved into three cultures and 22 languages.

by Taylor Holliday

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Purified Minds,  Sanctified Tongues

Purified Minds, Sanctified Tongues

More than technique, good preaching requires recognizing one’s own tenuous grasp on the truth.

by Frye Gaillard, BA’68

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Biology, Behavior, and the Tools of Law

Biology, Behavior, and the Tools of Law

At the intersection of two disciplines, Owen Jones explores how the law might help humans defy the old adage that biology is destiny.

by Whitney Weeks, BA'94

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To Dance, Perchance to Dream

To Dance, Perchance to Dream

From Katrina to the killing fields of Cambodia, Carol Etherington helps victims find courage to heal.

by Lisa A. DuBois

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