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Four Vanderbilt graduate, professional schools score in top 20 in ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Mar. 14, 2017—"U.S. News & World Report" rankings are out for graduate schools and programs. See how Vanderbilt did this year.

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Vanderbilt launches programming for total solar eclipse

Mar. 6, 2017—The first total solar eclipse to sweep across the United States in 99 years will occur on Aug. 21, with Nashville in its direct path. The Office of the Vice Provost for Learning and Residential Affairs, in partnership with a variety of internal and external partners, including Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, is coordinating a series of student competitions, curricular and co-curricular programs, and special events to celebrate.

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Enroll in Vanderbilt Osher spring 2017 classes

Feb. 24, 2017—The August total solar eclipse, digital humanities and moral intelligence are among the diverse topics covered during the spring term of Vanderbilt's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Hortense Spillers to receive lifetime achievement award

Feb. 17, 2017—The Caribbean Philosophical Association will honor English professor Hortense Spillers with a lifetime achievement award at its June conference.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements

Jan. 31, 2017—Read about the latest faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements.

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Bhattacharya reads from ‘Good Girls Marry Doctors’ Feb. 15

Jan. 31, 2017—Piyali Bhattacharya, writer in residence in English, and students from the Nashville School of the Arts will conduct a reading of Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion, an anthology edited by Bhattacharya, at Barnes & Noble Vanderbilt Wednesday, Feb. 15.

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Arts and Science alumna is turning a love for literature into a career in art

Jan. 24, 2017—Lucy Mensah, who graduated with a Ph.D. in English in 2016, is drawing on her humanities training and taking a path less traveled.

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Ann Patchett leads off spring 2017 Vanderbilt Visiting Writers

Jan. 9, 2017—Author Ann Patchett will read and discuss her latest novel, "Commonwealth," at the Central Library Jan. 26 as part of the Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series.

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MFA graduate named NEA Creative Writing Fellow

Dec. 16, 2016—Edgar Kunz, a 2015 graduate of Vanderbilt's MFA Program in Creative Writing, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship in poetry for 2017.

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Register now for Osher 2017 winter classes at Vanderbilt

Nov. 21, 2016—The diverse classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt for winter 2017 include a look behind the scenes of 'Romeo and Juliet,' Perry Wallace's inspiring story, and steel drum band.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and student awards and achievements

Sep. 28, 2016—Read about the latest Vanderbilt University faculty and student awards and achievements.

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Tichi’s stage play based on her ‘Jack London’ book

Sep. 9, 2016—'The House That Jack Built," a play by Cecilia Tichi, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English, will be produced at the 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, California, Sept. 9-25.

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