Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens
Feb. 3, 2020—*This event has been canceled. Ms. Ferrera had to withdraw from the event due to unforeseen circumstances.* A candid conversation with America Ferrera—an award-winning actress, producer and activist—will be the focus of a signature Chancellor’s Lecture Series event.
Feb. 3, 2020—Michelle Tellock, an accomplished attorney whose practice has focused on a range of issues affecting colleges and universities, has been named deputy general counsel at Vanderbilt University.
Jan. 27, 2020—A Feb. 4 town hall focused on the importance of integrating the arts and humanities with science, engineering, mathematics and medical curriculums will feature a panel with four College Arts and Science professors.
Jan. 23, 2020—A Vanderbilt Divinity School collaboration committed to harnessing the power of public theology to combat racism will expand its reach, thanks to renewed support from the Henry Luce Foundation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.