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50 years later, Vanderbilt University graduate walks stage at Commencement

May. 9, 2014—In 1964, soon-to-be Vanderbilt graduate Katherine Gorham missed Commencement because she was in the hospital, recovering from having her first child. On Friday, she walked across the platform in cap and gown after her husband and the university arranged for her to participate in Commencement with the Class of 2014.

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Alumni Association honors Geer for educational contributions

Apr. 17, 2014—John Geer, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, has been recognized for his significant contributions to educational programming as a speaker for Vanderbilt Reunion and other alumni events.

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Two Vanderbilt professors awarded 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships

Apr. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science professors Ken Catania and Helmut Smith are among 178 scholars, artists and scientists named 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellows.

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Chancellor: University strikes bold path for the future

Apr. 3, 2014—New construction and the start of a new substantial academic venture capital fund were among the topics brought up by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos during his address at Spring Faculty Assembly.

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Vanderbilt Sociology celebrates 80 years

Mar. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Department of Sociology celebrated its 80th anniversary Feb. 17 and 18 with visits from a civil rights lawyer and historian, and two prominent sociologists.

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Mellon Foundation president to deliver Vanderbilt’s Howard Lecture

Jan. 31, 2014—Earl Lewis, president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will deliver the 2013-14 Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Feb. 20 at Vanderbilt University's Central Library.

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Arts and Science Dean Dever named Dartmouth provost

Jan. 9, 2014—Carolyn Dever will become provost of Dartmouth College July 1, 2014, after six years as dean of the College of Arts and Science.

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Vanderbilt receives $1.475 million Mellon Foundation grant to create humanities partnership

Dec. 27, 2013—The Mellon Partners for Humanities Education initiative will support specialized training for new Vanderbilt Ph.D.s in preparing students for teaching at liberal arts colleges and historically black colleges and universities, as well as provide education regarding public and digital humanities.

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Memorial Oct. 21 for Ellen Fanning, ALS walk Oct. 26

Oct. 18, 2013—Please join in celebrating the life of Ellen Fanning, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences and a professor of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, on Monday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m., in Benton Chapel.

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‘Poets & Writers’ ranks Vanderbilt MFA Program in top nine

Oct. 9, 2013—Vanderbilt’s MFA Program in Creative Writing moved up one notch to ninth in the United States in a survey conducted by "Poets & Writers" magazine and reported in its September/October issue.

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Robert Penn Warren Center celebrates 25th anniversary Sept. 19-20

Sep. 18, 2013—The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University kicks off its 25th anniversary Sept. 19-20, with scholarship and celebration, including the premiere of a documentary, a reception and a series of panel discussions with former Warren Center fellows.

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Dean Dever on the intersection of teaching and research

Sep. 3, 2013—In a letter to faculty, Carolyn Dever, dean of the College of Arts and Science, reflects on how research informs teaching, and vice-versa.

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