Missy Pankake

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    Living History: Students Trace Nashville’s Black History as Part of a New Series of University Courses

    Thirteen students met during the fall semester for a class called Historic Black Nashville. Taught by Jane Landers and Daniel Sharfstein, the course is part of a new initiative known as the University Courses program, a collaborative model that brings together faculty from different parts of the university to teach students from a variety of majors. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2017

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    How to Buy Art: Advice from Jessica Tribble

    Jessica Tribble, BS’08, loves collecting art—so much so that she turned it into a business. She’s the founder of Clara Arts, a full-service art advisory and management firm in New York City that connects contemporary artists with collectors. We asked Tribble to give us some insider tips about collecting art, and here’s what she said. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2017

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    Readers’ Letters, Winter 2017

    Your article (wish it had been on the cover) caught my attention. I so appreciated the lessons learned—they seem timeless and still relevant. Thank you for taking time to share the story … and thanks, too, to the editor for including it. So important! Read More

    Mar. 7, 2017

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    Small World: HeLa Cell Photomicrography

    This magnified image of a cancer cell dividing into two daughter cells placed 12th in the international 2016 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2017

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    Bright Spot: Alumna Brings Solar Energy Technology to Vanderbilt’s Tennis Center

    When the sun shines at Vanderbilt’s Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center these days, it means a little more to former player Marie Casares, BE’15. Two years ago, while Casares was still in school, the civil engineering major wrote a proposal to install solar panels atop the Currey Tennis Center and submitted it to Vanderbilt’s Green Fund, which designates money for student-led energy conservation projects. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2017

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    Decorated ’Dores: For generations, U.S. military personnel around the world have started their careers at Vanderbilt

    As many as 3,000 living alumni are either active military personnel or veterans who attended Vanderbilt as an undergraduate, and many got their start in the university’s Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC programs. In this issue we talk to four alumni whose lives have been shaped in various ways by both Vanderbilt and their military experience. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2017

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    The Masters: Men’s Golf Earns Top Ranking as Season Begins

    The Vanderbilt men’s golf team is entering its spring season as the unanimous No. 1 team in the nation, earning the top ranking from Golfweek, the Golf Coaches Association of America and Golfstat.com. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2017

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    Message in a Bottle: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle—and Refuse

    In 2009 three friends and I co-founded Plastic Pollution Coalition at my dining room table, adding a fourth “R”—Refuse—to the traditional three: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Why “refuse”? Because disposable plastic is made from petroleum, is used for only brief periods and lasts forever, causing great harm to wildlife and humans. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2017

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    Motion on the Field: Vanderbilt Football Program Advances Under Mason

    After playing in only three bowl games during its first century of football, Vanderbilt has now reached the postseason five times in the past nine seasons—most recently at the Independence Bowl played Dec. 26, 2016, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2017

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    For Erica Santiago, It’s Good to Be G.O.L.D.

    Growing up in Staten Island, New York, Erica Santiago, BS’10, never dreamed of being able to attend Vanderbilt. A four-year, full-tuition Posse Scholarship she received through Vanderbilt’s partnership with the Posse Foundation changed that. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2017

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    Sykes Wilford, BA’02: Smoking the Competition

    Wilford launched Smokingpipes.com in the summer after his sophomore year. It was the dawn of the Internet era, and technology promised to jolt an industry bound by its tweedy tradition. Eighteen years later Smokingpipes.com is among the world’s top pipe retailers, with $15 million in sales in 2016—and this at a time when smoking is at an all-time low in the United States. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2017

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    From Generation to Generation: One Family’s Vanderbilt Legacy

    Five generations of Lillian Harpole Hazelton’s family have attended Vanderbilt—and higher education has played a particularly important role for the women in her family. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2017

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    Wes Powell, BA’91: Crusader for Justice

    After his law firm agreed to represent Guantánamo prisoners in 2004, Powell—a corporate litigator and antitrust lawyer for 20 years—received a phone call from the partner in charge of pro bono work at his firm. Hours later he was lead counsel to three French citizens who had been held in Guantánamo since early 2002. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2017

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    Obituary: Frances Isley Hardie, MLS’68, PhD’80, Woman of Mystery

    Frances Isley Hardie, former head of collections and acquisitions at Vanderbilt’s Jean and Alexander Heard Library, of Nashville, died Jan. 8, 2017. She was 90. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2017

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    Obituary: Dr. Arthur S. Booth Jr., BA’62, Surgeon of Service

    Dr. Arthur S. Booth Jr., a prominent member of the Atlanta medical community for more than 30 years, died June 18, 2016, at Hospice Atlanta, which he co-founded. He was 76. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2017

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    #Vandygram, Winter 2017

    In each issue, Vanderbilt Magazine publishes a handful of social media posts from alumni, students, faculty, staff and Commodore fans that include the hashtag #Vandygram. Check out social.vanderbilt.edu anytime to see what’s happening in the Vanderbilt community. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2017

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    Obituary: J. Dewey Daane, Giant of Finance

    An international monetary expert and one of the most esteemed economic minds of the last century, J. Dewey Daane died Jan. 3 in Nashville at the age of 98. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2017

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    Teaching Touchstones: New Product Design and Development

    For the past 15 years, David Owens, professor of the practice of management and innovation at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, has taught a course on New Product Design and Development, designed primarily for MBA candidates and engineering undergraduates—but available to any students with an interest in the subject. With the recently opened makerspace at the Wond’ry, this year marked the first time the class was able to spend most of its time actually building and refining prototypes rather than taking in lectures and PowerPoint slides. Read More

    Mar. 7, 2017

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    Transformative Times: Editor’s Letter, Fall 2016

    Like most readers of Vanderbilt Magazine, I often flip to the Class Notes section first. After scouring the Class of ’96 for any juicy nuggets, I branch out to overlapping years, searching for names that ring a faint bell. Read More

    Nov. 20, 2016

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    How to Network: Advice from Katharine Brooks

    Networking opportunities at Vanderbilt alumni chapter events, along with untold numbers of holiday parties, are right around the corner, so Vanderbilt Magazine reached out to Katharine Brooks, the Evans Family Executive Director of Vanderbilt’s Career Center, for some tips about how to work a cocktail-party crowd. Read More

    Nov. 20, 2016