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Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens

Three Vanderbilt STEM students named Goldwater Scholars for 2020

Apr. 2, 2020—Sophomores Ashwin Kumar and Abinaya Ramakrishnan and junior Amelia Taylor have been awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarships for their exceptional promise of being the next generation of research leaders.

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Alumnus and philanthropist Brownlee O. Currey Jr. has died

Mar. 27, 2020—Brownlee O. Currey Jr., an alumnus, emeritus trustee, financial services executive and entrepreneur noted for his philanthropic leadership at Vanderbilt University and in the community, has died. He was 91.

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Vanderbilt Divinity and VA partner on doctor of ministry for chaplains

Mar. 6, 2020—A new partnership between the Divinity School and Mental Health and Chaplaincy, a national program of the Veterans Health Administration, will relaunch a doctor of ministry program at Vanderbilt.

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Celebration honors nine new endowed chair holders

Feb. 28, 2020—Nine Vanderbilt faculty members who have been awarded endowed chairs were recently honored by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, deans, colleagues and family members.

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CANCELED: Chancellor’s Lecture with Anderson Cooper moved to March 29

Feb. 27, 2020—Anderson Cooper, a prominent journalist, CNN anchor and best-selling author who often reports from around the world, will be at Vanderbilt University for a Chancellor’s Lecture on Sunday, March 29. Cooper had to reschedule his appearance from March 15 due to unforeseen circumstances.

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CANCELED: Sign up now for Vanderbilt Osher spring 2020 classes

Feb. 24, 2020—Political bipartisanship, the impact of ‘70s television, and issues surrounding race, gender and sports are among the spring classes being offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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Faculty named to Global Voices Fellowship for fall 2020

Feb. 21, 2020—Erin Calipari, Kelly Haws and Marybeth Shinn have been selected as Global Voices Fellows for the fall 2020 semester.

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Bolton, Rice offer expert view of U.S. foreign policy process at Chancellor’s Lecture

Feb. 20, 2020—Ambassadors Susan Rice and John Bolton agreed during the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Wednesday evening that significant improvements are needed in the current decision-making process on national security issues, but the two sharply differed in their opinions on the recent presidential impeachment process.

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Mihal, who elevated Vanderbilt’s Asian art resources, has died

Feb. 19, 2020—Milan Mihal, a noted Asian art historian who shared his expertise with the community during a time of rapidly developing cultural ties between Japan and Tennessee, has died at the age of 91.

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French Ambassador Philippe Étienne to visit Vanderbilt Feb. 21

Feb. 14, 2020—Philippe Étienne, the French ambassador to the United States, will discuss “French-American Relations in 2020” at a lunch-and-learn event open to all Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff on Friday, Feb. 21.

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VU Theatre performs classic ‘Uncle Vanya’ with modern twists Feb. 14-22

Feb. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt University Theatre will perform an acclaimed translation of Anton Chekhov’s tragicomedy "Uncle Vanya" Feb. 14-22 at Neely Auditorium.

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Jill Stratton named assistant provost for experiential learning

Feb. 10, 2020—Jill Stratton, an experienced university leader at Washington University, will join Vanderbilt June 1 as assistant provost for experiential learning and associate dean for Residential Colleges.

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