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Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens

Prominent Peabody scholar on education for visually impaired dies

Jan. 17, 2020—Randall Harley, a retired professor of special education at Peabody College who was noted for his scholarship on visual impairment education, has died.

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VU Press launches Little Free Library as part of 80th-year celebration

Jan. 17, 2020—A new Little Free Library, designed to resemble the historic Kirkland Hall, offers a selection of books published by Vanderbilt University Press and other titles donated by community members.

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‘Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom’ opens at Cohen Hall

Jan. 7, 2020—An exhibition bringing together 20 artists to interpret an extraordinary but lost "Book of Paintings" created by Afro-Cuban activist José Aponte opens Thursday at the Fine Arts Gallery.

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Barbara Bowen, prominent Renaissance scholar at Vanderbilt, has died

Dec. 19, 2019—Barbara C. Bowen, professor of French, emerita, and a distinguished Renaissance scholar who was the first woman to chair a College of Arts and Science department, has died.

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Vanderbilt faculty member’s empathy project awarded NEA funding

Dec. 17, 2019—The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded funding to OZ Arts Nashville to support its collaboration with Vanderbilt Department of Art faculty member Jana Harper. Her project, "This Holding," encourages empathy for the shared human experience.

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‘Trash Heap of History’ exhibit spotlights 1989 fall of Communism in Romania

Dec. 4, 2019—Previously trashed items that offer insight into Romanian life during the overthrow of its totalitarian dictatorship in 1989 comprise a new exhibit at the Divinity Library.

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Lifelong learners over 50 invited to sign up for Vanderbilt Osher winter classes

Nov. 26, 2019—Winter 2020 classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt include the history of Fort Negley, memoir writing, brain disorders and a Shakespeare production.

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Emerita professor who was ‘heart’ of Arts and Science experience dies

Nov. 22, 2019—M. Fräncille Bergquist, a professor of Spanish, emerita, and retired College of Arts and Science administrator who devoted much of her life to mentoring thousands of undergraduate students, has died.

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Al Gore leads off 24 Hours of Reality climate crisis events at Vanderbilt

Nov. 22, 2019—Former Vice President Al Gore delivered the "flagship" presentation by The Climate Reality Project on the global climate crisis to a filled Langford Auditorium on Nov. 20.

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Little, Pinker and Zimmer to discuss global challenges at Chancellor’s Lecture

Nov. 20, 2019—Amanda Little, Steven Pinker and Carl Zimmer will discuss with moderator Jon Meacham "2020 and Beyond: Tackling Global Issues in the Decades to Come" at the Dec. 3 Chancellor's Lecture Series event.

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Sallie McFague, Vanderbilt Divinity School dean, emerita, has died

Nov. 20, 2019—Sallie McFague, the first woman to lead Vanderbilt Divinity School and an influential scholar on feminist Christian theology and alternatives to the traditional model of God, has died.

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Caroline Kennedy to deliver Vanderbilt Graduates Day address

Nov. 20, 2019—Best-selling author, attorney and former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will receive the Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal when she speaks to Vanderbilt graduating students and their families in May 2020.

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