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Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative Launches New Website

Written by Seth Bordenstein, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology The Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative, established in 2017 with the support of a Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) award, recently launched a new website. This initiative, which includes 135 members (both faculty and students) from five schools and colleges, aims to coordinate and accelerate…

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in News, TIPs 2017


The Beef-Headed Parson, George Cruikshank. British Museum

A Culture of Litigation: Arguing Daily Life

Written by Mark Schoenfield, Professor of English In Samuel Foote’s 1770 The Lame Lover, a neophyte attorney explains that “a great lawyer’s business is always to make the choice of the wrong,” since “a good cause can speak for itself, whilst a bad one demands an able counsellor to give it a colour.” Aided by a Vanderbilt…

Posted by on April 18, 2018 in News, Research Scholar Grants


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Race, Place and Power Students Visit Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage (Third Installment)

On February 3, the students enrolled in the Race, Place and Power University Course visited Andrew Jackson’s mansion and plantation, commonly known as the Hermitage. They were accompanied by archeologist Larry McKee and specialist librarian Deborah Lilton. Larry has conducted excavations at the site that have unearthed valuable information about the slaves who lived and worked…

Posted by on April 9, 2018 in News, Race, Place and Power


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Race, Place and Power Students Visit Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage (Second Installment)

On February 3, the students enrolled in the Race, Place and Power University Course visited Andrew Jackson’s mansion and plantation, commonly known as the Hermitage. They were accompanied by archeologist Larry McKee and specialist librarian Deborah Lilton. Larry has conducted excavations at the site that have unearthed valuable information about the slaves who lived and worked…

Posted by on April 4, 2018 in News, Race, Place and Power


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Building the smallest recording studio in Nashville

Written by Kate T. Snyder, PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences, Graduate Researcher advised by Dr. Nicole Creanza Watch video about the songbirds When springtime finally arrives in Nashville, our city becomes even more musical. I’m not referring to the upcoming concerts in the park or downtown by the river, though. For the past month or…

Posted by on April 2, 2018 in News, TIPs 2015


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Race, Place and Power Students Visit Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

On February 3, the students enrolled in the Race, Place and Power University Course visited Andrew Jackson’s mansion and plantation, commonly known as the Hermitage. They were accompanied by archeologist Larry McKee and specialist librarian Deborah Lilton. Larry has conducted excavations at the site that have unearthed valuable information about the slaves who lived and worked…

Posted by on March 27, 2018 in News, Race, Place and Power


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Innovating Change

Written by Alexa Levitt, Vanderbilt Class of 2020 The Initiative for Autism, Innovation and the Workforce (AIW) recently expanded its team by adding two undergraduate students. My name is Alexa Levitt and I am student ambassador at the Wond’ry. I discovered AIW on my very first day, and was intrigued by the center’s mission, which looks beyond…

Posted by on March 7, 2018 in News, TIPs 2017


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Undergraduate Immersion in Nanotechnology: Working in the VINSE Cleanroom

Written by Alice Leach, Research Assistant Professor and Cleanroom Immersion Leader (Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science & Engineering) If you have taken a stroll over to Vanderbilt’s new Engineering and Science Building on the west side of campus, you may have seen a rather strange sight. On the ground floor, behind impressive floor-to-ceiling windows, are…

Posted by on February 27, 2018 in News, TIPs 2016


Dr. Reyna Gordon (Assistant Professor, Departments of Otolaryngology and Psychology), Dr. Miriam Lense (Research Instructor, Department of Otolaryngology), and Brett Myers (Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology) at the Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop in Birmingham, UK.

Music and Language: Finding the Link through Interdisciplinary Collaborations

Written by Brett Myers, MA, CCC-SLP and PhD Candidate Music is everywhere – we’ve all heard that before. But music really inundated my world when I joined the Music Cognition Lab in the Department of Otolaryngology as a graduate student. Lab Director Dr. Reyna Gordon encourages her team to be active thinkers and musicians, and praises…

Posted by on February 21, 2018 in News, TIPs 2015


11-29-2017  - Photos of world-famous opera singer, Renee Fleming, speaking with Dr Reyna Gordon and researchers about Music & the Mind in the Wyatt Rotunda on Peabody College campus. (Vanderbilt University / Steve Green)

Fine Tuning the Mind

Written by Delphanie Wu, First-Year Doctor of Audiology student The mind in music has always fascinated me. My earliest musical memory dates back to my first day of Kindermusik. I recall walking in circles as I hit blocks with sticks and shook mini tambourines with the rest of the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed little ones in…

Posted by on February 15, 2018 in News, TIPs 2015