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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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‘Virtual archaeology’ gives scholars a bigger perspective on the past

Apr. 15, 2020—A pair of international, collaborative online platforms developed by Steven Werkne and colleagues are helping archaeologists get a big-picture view of the Inka Empire and the Spanish invasion of the Andean region of South America.

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Visit ‘Dream for Light Years’ visual/musical exhibition online

Apr. 15, 2020—"Dream for Light Years," a collaboration between contemporary artist Ali Smith and Blair School of Music's Michael Alec Rose, can now be enjoyed online.

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Virtual Gatherings: Robert Penn Warren Center connects humanities scholars

Apr. 14, 2020—The Robert Penn Warren Center keeps humanities scholars connected during the coronavirus outbreak through online events that include weekly virtual happy hours.

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College of Arts and Science converts thriving academic programs to departments

Apr. 13, 2020—The College of Arts and Science will convert four programs and one center into full departments, following approval from the Board of Trust.

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New residential faculty announced for Zeppos College, The Ingram Commons

Apr. 13, 2020—Three new residential faculty have been appointed to help enrich the Vanderbilt educational experience beyond the classroom and build supportive and diverse communities on campus.

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Transgender Americans experience significant economic, health challenges: Study

Apr. 13, 2020—Transgender adults experience considerably greater economic hardship and worse health than cisgender adults, according to the first study to document the socioeconomic struggles of this population in the United States. 

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Virtual Gatherings: Grad student in Earth & Environmental Sciences keeps group hangouts on schedule

Apr. 10, 2020—When COVID-19 threw a wrench in their plans for meeting up in person, graduate students in Earth and Environmental Sciences decided to take their weekly hangout online. 

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‘A Conversation with Jaquira Díaz’ moves online April 16

Apr. 10, 2020—A conversation with Jaquira Díaz, whose March talk on campus for the Harry C. Howard Lecture was canceled, has been moved online April 16 by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.

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Former Vanderbilt alumni trustee John Loomis has died

Apr. 9, 2020—John R. Loomis, a former alumni trustee on the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, philanthropist and investment adviser, died March 31 from long-term health issues. The Larchmont, New York, resident was 90.

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Virtual Gatherings: Zoom coffee hours help MHS students and faculty stay connected, consider current events

Apr. 9, 2020—Medicine, Health and Society's virtual Thursday coffee hours leverages the center’s academic focus on the social aspects of illness and health to help students process the impact of COVID-19 on the wider world—and to blow off steam with a short dance break, too.

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Harrington wins prestigious Arts and Letters Award in Literature

Apr. 8, 2020—Centennial Professor of History Joel Harrington has been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with a 2020 award in literature.

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