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Winter 2017

Accolades

Mar. 7, 2017—• The Blair Big Band, directed by Ryan Middagh, director of jazz studies, was invited to play the recent annual conference of the Jazz Education Network, the professional organization for jazz musicians and jazz educators, in New Orleans. The conference features the finest professional and educational jazz musicians and ensembles. To be invited, schools and...

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Healing arts: An alumna’s clients use art therapy in the recovery process

Mar. 7, 2017—An exhibit during the fall at Vanderbilt’s Department of Art displayed the works of clients from an outpatient mental health program in The Bronx, New York, that were completed as part of art therapy. Lindsey Lybrand, BS’09, a licensed creative art therapist who earned her bachelor’s degree in child and developmental psychology and studio art,...

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All together now: Chamber music groups at Blair proliferate

Mar. 7, 2017—Musicians learn not only how to play an instrument, but how to play in a group, be it a full orchestra or a quartet. Learning to play in both large and small ensembles is part of the core curriculum at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music. However, the number of small ensembles forming to play each...

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Recent Books, Winter 2017

Mar. 7, 2017—Painting 1909: Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Henri Bergson, Comics, Albert Einstein, and Anarchy (2017, Yale University Press) by Leonard Folgarait, professor of history of art In 1909, renowned artist Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) embarked on a series of stylistic experiments that had a dramatic effect on modern art. The book examines the ways in which Picasso’s...

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The Art of perception: Marilyn Murphy’s art is celebrated as she retires from teaching

Mar. 7, 2017—At the end of the spring 2017 semester, after 37 years of teaching Vanderbilt undergraduates drawing and painting, Professor of Art Marilyn Murphy will retire. From the beginning Murphy has brought an interesting point of view to her artwork, one expressed in her Realism Subverted exhibit, now on view at Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery...

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Heavy Mettle: Editor’s Letter, Winter 2017

Mar. 7, 2017—Our fair institution has always prided itself on academic rigor, deservedly so. And while the battle wounds inflicted on me by a well-armed set of microeconomic curves 20 years ago haven’t fully healed, more and more I appreciate the demands that were placed on us at Vanderbilt.

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The House That ‘Corbs’ Built: Former Vanderbilt Players Help Fund New Baseball Facilities to Honor Coach Tim Corbin

Mar. 7, 2017—To show their appreciation for Head Coach Tim Corbin and their confidence in the continued success of the Vanderbilt Baseball program, many of his former players—an impressive 60 percent of them, in fact—as well as a number of other donors, recently contributed to a $12 million fundraising effort to support the construction of new baseball facilities at the university.

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Generation Next: Trustee Alex Taylor Charts the Future of Cox Enterprises

Mar. 7, 2017—Last July, after having risen through the company ranks over a 16-year career, Alex Taylor, BS'97, was named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Cox Enterprises, one of the nation’s largest media companies, with annual revenue of around $18 billion and more than 60,000 employees.

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

Mar. 7, 2017—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.

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How to Buy Art: Advice from Jessica Tribble

Mar. 7, 2017—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.

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

Mar. 7, 2017—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.

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Small World: HeLa Cell Photomicrography

Mar. 7, 2017—This magnified image of a cancer cell dividing into two daughter cells placed 12th in the international 2016 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition.

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