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Warren Center and OLLI partner to offer cultural history of pandemics

Jun. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt professor and author Holly Tucker will teach an online summer course focused on pandemics, thanks to a new partnership between the Robert Penn Warren Center and OLLI at Vanderbilt.

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‘This Holding’ premiere with Jana Harper moves online May 29

May. 26, 2020—The OZ Arts online premiere of "This Holding: Traces of Contact," a performance video emerging from an interdisciplinary collaboration led by Associate Professor of the Practice of Art Jana Harper, will be May 29.

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Writing seminar considers chivalry in the age of COVID-19

Apr. 28, 2020—Students in "King Arthur and the Literature of Chivalry," a writing seminar taught by University Librarian and Professor of English Valerie Hotchkiss, devoted recent class time to what 21st-century chivalry looks like, especially during COVID-19.

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Tracy Sharpley-Whiting wins SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Apr. 17, 2020—Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, a renowned scholar on race, gender and culture and chair of African American and Diaspora Studies, has won a Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.

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University Arts Council announces four areas of focus

Mar. 3, 2020—Four additional subcommittees of the University Arts Council have been created to focus on areas related to the council’s goals of advocating for the arts and related scholarship at Vanderbilt.

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VU Theatre performs classic ‘Uncle Vanya’ with modern twists Feb. 14-22

Feb. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt University Theatre will perform an acclaimed translation of Anton Chekhov’s tragicomedy "Uncle Vanya" Feb. 14-22 at Neely Auditorium.

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Vanderbilt to host ‘Stirring the Waters Across America’ Feb. 28 

Jan. 31, 2020—“Stirring the Waters Across America,” a multimedia production highlighting the Civil Rights Movement through captivating music, spoken word and dance, is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28 in Langford Auditorium.

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Vanderbilt researchers featured prominently in 2020 Edu-Scholar rankings

Jan. 8, 2020—Seven professors from Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development are on the 2020 list, as well as one from the College of Arts and Science.

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‘Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom’ opens at Cohen Hall

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.

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Vanderbilt faculty member’s empathy project awarded NEA funding

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.

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‘Trash Heap of History’ exhibit spotlights 1989 fall of Communism in Romania

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.

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Vanderbilt students manage $500K of $12M portfolio in TVA Investment Challenge Program

Nov. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University students in two business minor elective courses are getting hands-on experience in the investment world thanks to a unique program sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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