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Alumnus and philanthropist Brownlee O. Currey Jr. has died

Mar. 27, 2020—Brownlee O. Currey Jr., an alumnus, emeritus trustee, financial services executive and entrepreneur noted for his philanthropic leadership at Vanderbilt University and in the community, has died. He was 91.

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Vanderbilt University names new dean of Blair School of Music following international search

Mar. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt University has tapped Lorenzo Candelaria, dean and professor of music at Purchase College, State University of New York, as the next dean of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music following an extensive international search.

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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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CANCELED: Employee Appreciation presents ‘A Night of Music: Moonrise and Aurora’ March 12

Feb. 20, 2020—Employee Appreciation will host “A Night of Music: Moonrise and Aurora” on Thursday, March 12, at the Blair School of Music's Ingram Hall. Vanderbilt University employees and their families are invited to attend a pre-concert reception at 7 p.m. followed by the performance at 8 p.m. by the Vanderbilt University Orchestra and the Vanderbilt University Singers.

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Workshop to examine impact of global marketplace on Western classical music

Jan. 31, 2020—A workshop hosted by the GlobalVU initiative to examine the impact of the global marketplace on Western classical music will take place Feb. 10-11 at the Blair School of Music and Alumni Hall.

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 ‘The Future of American Orchestra’ is focus of guest lecture at Vanderbilt Jan. 29

Dec. 13, 2019—Aubrey Bergauer, founding executive director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Center for Innovative Leadership, will deliver a guest lecture at Vanderbilt on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

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Lifelong learners over 50 invited to sign up for Vanderbilt Osher winter classes

Nov. 26, 2019—Winter 2020 classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt include the history of Fort Negley, memoir writing, brain disorders and a Shakespeare production.

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Blair School’s Ryan Middagh awarded 2019 Chancellor’s Cup

Oct. 16, 2019—Blair School of Music Senior Lecturer Ryan Middagh was awarded the 2019 Chancellor’s Cup by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in a surprise presentation during a Blair Big Band rehearsal on Oct. 15.

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Chancellor’s Lecture to feature presidential historians Goodwin and Meacham

Oct. 14, 2019—“Lessons of Presidential Leadership” will be the focus of a conversation between presidential historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham during a Chancellor’s Lecture Series event Oct. 31.

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Meet Vanderbilt authors at the Southern Festival of Books

Oct. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and alumni will be part of this weekend’s free Southern Festival of Books downtown at War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library.

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Five alumni join Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame for 2019

Oct. 9, 2019—The 2019 Student Media Hall of Fame class includes an acclaimed musical composer, "New York Times" editorial writer, two Grantland Rice Scholars and an attorney who played a significant role at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Wente launches new University Arts Council

Oct. 4, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has established a new University Arts Council to advocate for the arts and related scholarship at Vanderbilt.

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