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Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is a private research university of about 6,500 undergraduates and 5,300 graduate and professional students. The university comprises 10 schools, a distinguished medical center, a public policy center and The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center.

Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education and human development as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees.

The university is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 universities by publications such as U.S. News & World Report, with several programs and disciplines ranking in the top 10.

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White nationalist Dylann Roof appears in court on June 19, 2015, after his arrest in the mass shootings at a Black church in South Carolina. Grace Beahm-Pool/Getty Images

Fueled by virtually unrestricted social media access, white nationalism is on the rise and attracting violent young white men

Since 2017, the FBI has warned US Congress that the rise of white nationalism and the violence of extremist militia groups is a dangerous domestic terrorism threat.
A bridge and road submerged by floodwaters from the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Jackson, Kentucky, July 28, 2022. Leandro Lozada/AFP via Getty Images

What is a flash flood? A civil engineer explains

As recent deluges in St. Louis and Kentucky show, flash flooding can happen in urban and rural areas, with deadly results in either setting.
Abortion-rights protesters shout slogans after tying green flags to the fence of the White House in Washington, D.C. on July 9, 2022. AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe

Religious liberty has a long and messy history – and there is a reason Americans feel strongly about it

Historians of American religious history explain why the Supreme Court’s recent religious liberty rulings are an example of America’s long struggle to define religious freedom.
Some people are inherently better at tasks like reading X-rays. SDI Productions/E+ via Getty Images

People vary a lot in how well they recognize, match or categorize the things they see – researchers attribute this skill to an ability they call ‘o’

To achieve perceptual expertise, you may need more than smarts and hard work. Research suggests there’s a general ability that may help you succeed in jobs that depend on perceptual decisions.
Un miembro de las Fuerzas de Defensa Territorial de Ucrania abraza a un residente que sale de su pueblo tras un bombardeo de artillería rusa en Irpin, en las afueras de Kiev, Ucrania, el 9 de marzo de 2022. AP Photo/Oleksandr Ratushniak

Lo que cuenta la literatura clásica sobre los refugiados que huyen de la guerra

La literatura clásica está llena de temas que hablan de la experiencia de los refugiados en la actualidad, desde el Éxodo hasta ‘Las uvas de la ira’.
A Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces member hugs a resident leaving his hometown following Russian artillery shelling in Irpin on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, March 9, 2022. AP Photo/Oleksandr Ratushniak

What classic literature knows about refugees fleeing persecution and war

Classic literature is full of themes that speak to refugees’ experience today, from the Book of Exodus to ‘The Grapes of Wrath.’
Armed Salvadoran soldiers, following presidential orders, surrounded lawmakers in 2020. AP Photo/Salvador Melendez

Support for democracy is waning across the Americas

For the commitment to democracy to regain strength across the Americas, citizens need to become more confident in the integrity of their elections and their elected officials.
Memorial tanks at the Ukrainian Motherland Monument in Kyiv. Madeleine Kelly/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Why did Russia invade Ukraine?

Who are the Ukrainians and when were they part of the same empire as Russia? A scholar answers basic questions on war in Ukraine.

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