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Exhibition to share life lessons of African American seniors

Apr. 7, 2017—An exhibition showcasing life stories of African American seniors—part of a project founded by Associate Provost Ifeoma Nwankwo—will be displayed April 13 at Sarratt Student Center.

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Undergraduate poets selected for prestigious Bucknell Seminar

Mar. 24, 2017—Two senior undergraduate creative writers have been awarded prestigious fellowships to the Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets.

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Spring Faculty Assembly set for April 6

Mar. 23, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Spring Faculty Assembly is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in Langford Auditorium. All faculty are encouraged to attend.

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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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