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Winner of Hamblet Award, top student art prize, named for 2020

Apr. 30, 2020—The Department of Art announces senior Rebecca Arp as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award and will receive a $25,000 prize providing funds for a year of art research and travel, culminating in a solo show at Vanderbilt in one year. Senior Sydney Kaemmerlen is the recipient of the Merit Award and $10,000.

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Two Arts and Science professors named 2020 Guggenheim Fellows

Apr. 30, 2020—Two College of Arts and Science professors are among 175 scholars, artists and scientists to be awarded 2020 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships.

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Conversations to Empower and Build Community: Tommy Oswalt, BA’20

Apr. 30, 2020—Psychology and communications studies double-major Tommy Oswalt came to Vanderbilt as a first-generation college student with a dream of finding a creative and supportive community like the large Cuban family he left in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

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Qualities Applicable to Music and Medicine: Rachel Miles, BMUS’20

Apr. 30, 2020—When applying to colleges, Rachel Miles wanted to keep her options open. Vanderbilt proved to be the perfect fit for the Brunswick, Ohio, native, who majored in oboe performance through the Blair School and minored in chemistry and biological sciences through the College of Arts and Science.

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Exploring the Intersection of Art and Medicine: Eve Moll, BA’20

Apr. 30, 2020—In seventh grade Eve Moll was an active dancer, but then a diagnosis of adolescent scoliosis in her spine threw her for a curve—literally.

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A Bus Ride to Smile About: Dara Johnson, BA’20

Apr. 30, 2020—From Rosa Parks to the Freedom Riders, buses have been a potent symbol of change in Dara Johnson’s hometown, and she’s working to become the next person to deliver transformation through transportation—in the form of a mobile dental clinic.

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Ask an Expert: How does the economy restart?

Apr. 29, 2020—Kathleen McKiernan, assistant professor of economics, discusses how the economy can restart after the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Arts and Science undergrads advocate for the humanities in Washington, D.C.

Apr. 28, 2020—Before the COVID-19 outbreak necessitated the move to online and alternative learning earlier this spring, undergraduate students Barton Christmas and Miranda Cross traveled to Washington, D.C., and with guidance from the Office of Federal Relations, advocated for robust federal support for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Notable ’Dores drop in on Vanderbilt students during last week of classes

Apr. 27, 2020—As Vanderbilt students finished up their last full week of spring semester classes through online and alternative learning, a few familiar faces dropped in on some classes to show their support and share advice.

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Vanderbilt Board of Trust names four new members

Apr. 22, 2020—The president and CEO of Nasdaq and a respected leader in the health care industry are among the new elected members of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust.

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College boosts arts careers in surprising and important ways: report

Apr. 21, 2020—What you do in college has a surprising impact on your ability to sustain a career in the arts long-term, according to a new report co-authored by Alexandre Frenette, assistant professor of sociology and associate director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy. 

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Study: Effective legislators do better at the primary polls

Apr. 20, 2020—Primary voters prefer incumbents with a proven record of success, according to a new working paper from the Center for Effective Lawmaking, coauthored by Alan Wiseman.

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