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Author: Amy Wolf

Get to know Vanderbilt’s residential faculty: Professor Sarah Igo

Jul. 17, 2020—As the new academic year approaches, Vanderbilt’s faculty heads of house are revealing some things about themselves in this special portrait series. Get to know Sarah Igo, Andrew Jackson Professor of History, director of American Studies in the College of Arts and Science, and faculty head of E. Bronson Ingram College.

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Get to know Vanderbilt’s residential faculty: Prof. Mumin Kurtulus

Jul. 17, 2020—Our faculty heads of house and colleges and their teams are excited to learn more about their new student residents! And they’re starting by revealing some things about themselves in this special portrait series. Get to know Associate Professor of Operations Management and Faculty Head of Moore College Mumin Kurtulus.

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Get to know Vanderbilt’s residential faculty: Prof. Alyssa Hasty

Jul. 17, 2020—Our faculty heads of house and colleges and their teams are excited to learn more about their new student residents! And they’re starting by revealing some things about themselves in this special portrait series. Get to know Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Associate Dean for Faculty in the Basic Sciences and Faculty Head of Murray House Alyssa Hasty.

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John Vrooman, revered professor of sports economics, has died

Jul. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt emeritus professor of economics John Vrooman, who had a passion for all things sports and taught one of the most popular classes at Vanderbilt focusing on sports economics, passed away on July 5. Before he passed, Vrooman asked that he not have an official obituary, but fellow economics professor Robert Driskill wrote this remembrance of Vrooman, who had a teaching career that spanned almost five decades.

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Vanderbilt partnership with Nashville Ballet examines changing ideas of masculinity and gender

Jun. 24, 2020—A spring 2020 seminar immersed Vanderbilt students in a unique academic experience examining gender stereotypes, masculinity and identity through the lens of dance as part of a special partnership between Nashville Ballet and the university.

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Diversity in chemistry professor’s lab creates opportunity, explores clues to Alzheimer’s

Jun. 3, 2020—Renã Robinson, associate professor of chemistry, has been immersed in science-related activities and classes since she was a child. Today, she is leading a diverse lab of researchers, using chemistry to uncover clues surrounding Alzheimer’s disease.

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Goodbye for Now: A message from Student Body President Frances Burton

May. 8, 2020—VSG Student Body President Frances Burton sends a heartfelt message to her fellow classmates as they prepare to graduate during this unprecedented time.

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Class of 2020 shares milestones and memories

May. 8, 2020—It wasn’t the end to senior year that anyone anticipated, but the memories of meaningful experiences, friendships and challenges linger.

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#VU2020 committee plans celebrations now and for 2021

May. 7, 2020—A volunteer team of undergraduate, graduate and professional students, along with university leadership, is leading the planning for this year's virtual celebrations and the in-person Commencement festivities slated for 2021.

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Songwriting seminar inspires personal tributes to Class of 2020

May. 6, 2020—Some students participating in a Blair School of Music songwriting seminar planned on penning songs about graduating from college. Then the novel coronavirus pandemic hit. The students left campus, and the desire to process their emotions through song increased exponentially.

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Living through history, Class of 2020 reacts to COVID-19

May. 6, 2020—As the world responds to COVID-19, Vanderbilt's Class of 2020 reflects on reaching the milestone of college graduation during such a tumultuous time.

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Class of 2020 dedicates memorable books to Bronson library

May. 4, 2020—A tribute to seniors living in the E. Bronson Ingram Residential College has taken on special significance now that students are away from campus.

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