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    Storybook Endings: New book by former basketball student-athlete Barry Goheen

    Barry Goheen, BA’89, JD’94, the Vanderbilt basketball player who became nationally known for his numerous clutch shots that lifted the ’Dores to victory, is author of the new book about his playing days. Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

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    On Fire

    Nothing to See Here (2019, Ecco/HarperCollins), the latest novel by Kevin Wilson, BA’00, explores female friendship, along with the question of how to raise spontaneously combustible twins. In its review, Kirkus says, “One of his greatest strengths is the ability to craft an everyday family drama and inject it… Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

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    Accolade: Mel Chin named ‘genius’ artist

    Chin, shown creating in his workshop, is known for his large-scale art installations. Photo courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Visionary artist Mel Chin, BA’75, was named Sept. 25 among the class of 26 MacArthur Fellows for 2019. Given by the John D. and Catherine T. Read More

    Nov. 7, 2019

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    Accolades

    Michael Alec Rose, associate professor of composition, had the premiere of his musical drama, Lolly Willowes, based on the novel by Sylvia Townsend Warner, in April at the MATCH–Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston. In July he was interviewed about the work and his life as a composer by Nashville… Read More

    Nov. 7, 2019

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    Accolades: JJ Bleday and Kristin Quah

    The Miami Marlins selected junior right fielder JJ Bleday with the fourth overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft on June 3, and bowler Kristin Quah, BE’19, became just the third student-athlete in Vanderbilt history to win the H. Boyd McWhorter Award in April. Read More

    Aug. 20, 2019

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    Accolade: Blair Big Band ‘biblical’ honor

    The Blair Big Band, Photo by Susan Urmy The Blair Big Band is the undergraduate collegiate winner in the category Large Jazz Ensemble in DownBeat magazine’s 42nd annual Student Music Awards, announced April 23. This is the Blair School of Music’s first award from DownBeat, which is widely considered the… Read More

    Aug. 20, 2019

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    Accolade: Nafissa Thompson-Spires, MA’05, PhD’09, one of 10 Whiting Award winners

    Adrianne Mathiowetz Photography Nafissa Thompson-Spires, MA’05, PhD’09, was announced as one of 10 Whiting Award winners March 20 at a ceremony at the New York Historical Society. Thompson-Spires’ short story collection Heads of the Colored People (2018, Atria/37 INK) has been honored with a PEN Open Book Award,… Read More

    May. 23, 2019

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    Accolade: Shadle wins inaugural Cohen/RIPM Award

    Photo by Anne Rayner Douglas Shadle, assistant professor of musicology, was presented with the American Musicological Society’s inaugural H. Robert Cohen/RIPM Award at this year’s annual meeting in San Antonio for his book Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Enterprise (2015, Oxford University Press). The award honors… Read More

    Feb. 19, 2019

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    Hamblet award recipients

    Joshua Austin Forges The Vanderbilt University Department of Art awarded its prestigious Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award for 2018 to Joshua Austin Forges, BA’18, from Davie, Florida. He received a $25,000 prize that provides for a year of art research and travel, culminating with a solo exhibition in Space… Read More

    Sep. 6, 2018

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    Alumnus Raviv in Tony-winning musical

    Photo by Matt Murphy The Band’s Visit, a musical about an Egyptian orchestra stuck for a night in a remote Israeli town, swept the Tony Awards on June 10, winning 10 awards, including Best Musical. Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub (above, seated) both won Tony Awards for their… Read More

    Sep. 6, 2018

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    Blair MTNA national competition winners

    Lauren Urquhart, photo by Steve Green For the second year in a row, Blair undergraduates won national honors competing against both undergraduate and graduate students at the 2017–18 Music Teachers National Association annual competition March 17–21 in Orlando, Florida. To compete at nationals, musicians have already won their state… Read More

    Sep. 6, 2018

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    Milestone Victory: Tim Corbin becomes baseball program’s all-time winningest coach

    Head Baseball Coach Tim Corbin became the program’s all-time winningest coach March 4 when the ’Dores defeated Houston 9–4. Read More

    Jun. 8, 2018

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    Down-Under Wonder

    Astra Sharma, a redshirt senior on the women’s tennis team, lived out a dream of many aspiring tennis stars in January when she competed in her first-ever Grand Slam. Read More

    Feb. 26, 2018

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    Accolades

    Mark L. Schoenfield, professor of English, is among 173 scholars, artists and scientists in the United States and Canada to be awarded a 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Arts Jonathan Rattner’s film The Interior won the Michael Moore Award for… Read More

    Sep. 7, 2017

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    SEC Champs: Women’s Tennis and Men’s Golf

    The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team and men’s golf team both won the Southeastern Conference tournament championships in their respective sports in April. Read More

    May. 29, 2017

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    Arts and Culture Accolades, Fall 2016

    Read about noteworthy accomplishments by Vesna Pavlović, associate professor of art, and Cecelia Tichi, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English. Read More

    Nov. 20, 2016

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    Kentucky Commodore: John R. Hall, BE’55, Honored

    enior Vanderbilt administrators, including vice chancellors David Williams, Susie Stalcup and Beth Fortune, attended a recent reception honoring emeritus Board of Trust Chair John R. Hall, BE’55. Read More

    Nov. 20, 2016

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    Accolade: In High Esteem

    Vanderbilt boasts two winners of Guggenheim fellowships this year: Beth Bachmann, writer-in-residence in English, received a fellowship in poetry, and John Powers, BA’01, assistant professor of sculpture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, received a fellowship in the fine arts division for his sculpture. Read More

    Aug. 12, 2016

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    Draft Picks

    Two players from the Vanderbilt men’s basketball team were selected in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft: point guard Wade Baldwin (No. 17 overall to the Memphis Grizzlies) and center Damian Jones (No. 30 overall to the Golden State Warriors) Read More

    Aug. 10, 2016

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    Lois Gunden Clemens, MA’39: Righteous Among the Nations

    Lois Gunden Clemens, MA’39, was honored posthumously by the Israeli government in January for her actions to save Jewish children during the Holocaust while establishing a refugee children’s home in southern France. Read More

    Aug. 10, 2016