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Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens

Vanderbilt Communications receives seven awards

May. 31, 2017—The Tennessee College Public Relations Association honored Vanderbilt University with seven awards during the higher education organization's spring 2017 conference.

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‘I See Me’ film seminar to engage black teen boys

May. 16, 2017—Gilman Whiting, whose areas of research include psycho-social educational resilience, race and fatherhood initiatives will co-lead a Belcourt Theatre film series for black teenage boys.

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Class of 2017: Musbah Shaheen finds belonging and purpose in the college experience

May. 4, 2017—Growing up in Homs, Syria, Musbah Shaheen excelled in science, eventually enrolling at Damascus University Medical College at 17. After two years, he wanted to “stow away” that chapter of his life in the war-ravaged nation and explore something different.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School announces renovation and expansion

May. 4, 2017—A significant renovation and 13,641-square-foot addition to Vanderbilt Divinity School will begin May 5 with an official groundbreaking.

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Celebration honors 11 endowed chair holders

May. 2, 2017—The extraordinary academic achievements of 11 faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized during a celebration April 27 at the Student Life Center.

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Curb Center measures public opinion on federal funding for arts

May. 1, 2017—A significant majority of U.S. adults oppose eliminating federal funding for arts and culture, according to survey questions fielded by the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy.

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Lorrie Moore named 2017 Cullman Center fellow

Apr. 28, 2017—Distinguished fiction writer and professor Lorrie Moore has been awarded a prestigious fellowship at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.

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Renowned preaching professor at Vanderbilt dies

Apr. 27, 2017—A memorial service will be held at noon April 29 in Benton Chapel for David Buttrick, a Vanderbilt Divinity School emeritus professor who was passionate about the art of preaching.

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Students recognized for eye-catching data visualizations

Apr. 20, 2017—Blake Quigley and Ben Shapiro received first-place awards in a student visualization competition that was held in conjunction with the "Places and Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibition on campus.

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Vanderbilt English professor awarded 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship

Apr. 18, 2017—Professor of English Mark Schoenfield, an expert on Romantic periodicals and culture, has been awarded a 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in English literature.

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Teukolsky awarded NEH funding for Victorian ‘new media’ research

Apr. 13, 2017—Rachel Teukolsky, an English professor whose research bridges Victorian literature and the visual arts, has received a Summer Stipends award from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Goldberg Lecture: Religious art and early global exploration

Apr. 11, 2017—Jeffrey Collins will discuss the link between religious art and commerce for early global explorers when he delivers the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History April 13.

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