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Vanderbilt University honors 20 as emeriti faculty

May. 9, 2014—Twenty retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 9, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Vanderbilt panel on changing media to feature Geist, Plotz, Thompson

Apr. 4, 2014—Noted journalists and new media pioneers Willie Geist, David Plotz and Nick Thompson will discuss the state and future of their career field April 11 at the First Amendment Center.

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Poetry night marks first anniversary with new English department partnership

Mar. 26, 2014—Over the past year, Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt has seen its monthly poetry night grow into a standing-room-only event. Local poet and author Ciona Rouse has compiled a strong roster of local poets and continues to add great artists each month. This month the series will welcome members of Vanderbilt English department. Barnes &...

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Irish contemporary storyteller to perform at Vanderbilt

Mar. 25, 2014—Dynamic storyteller Clare Murphy returns to Vanderbilt April 1 for a free performance sponsored by the Vanderbilt Department of English.

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Vanderbilt’s Peabody No. 1 education school for fifth consecutive year

Mar. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development was named the top graduate school of education in the country for the fifth consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report.

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Zeppos reflects on first five years as chancellor

Mar. 1, 2013—The One Vanderbilt transformation continues as Nicholas S. Zeppos marks five years as chancellor. Read the story and watch video of Zeppos discussing the opportunities and challenges facing Vanderbilt today.

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Dever reappointed dean of College of Arts and Science

Feb. 28, 2013—Carolyn Dever has accepted a second five-year term as dean of the College of Arts and Science, announced Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Richard McCarty.

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Professors tweak their pedagogical style with blogs

Nov. 26, 2012—Social media tools have changed the way people communicate, learn and share ideas—and the academic world is no exception. More than ever before, professors, including some here at Vanderbilt, are using blogs to supplement more traditional teaching and grading methods. Blogs are an ideal teaching tool because they provide a virtual interactive gathering place where...

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Vanderbilt University to offer free courses online through Coursera

Sep. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt University will make its first institution-wide foray into offering worldwide, free, digital courses by some of its leading faculty members in spring 2013 via the digital learning consortium Coursera.

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Still Transformative After All These Years: Vereen Bell changed the face of the English department…and continues to change lives

Jul. 31, 2012—Vereen Bell, an iconic figure in the Department of English, has been making waves at Vanderbilt for 50 years. And he shows no signs of letting up. “He’s a brilliant and caring teacher, a productive and admired scholar, a supportive if sometimes provocative and crabby colleague, and a witty, refreshingly naughty presence around the department,”...

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Jarman’s ‘Bone Fires’ wins Balcones Poetry Prize

Jun. 12, 2012—'Bone Fires: New and Selected Poems' has earned Austin Community College's annual Balcones Poetry Prize.

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Pierce-Baker to read from and sign new book

Jun. 1, 2012—Charlotte Pierce-Baker has authored This Fragile Life: A Mother’s Story of a Bipolar Son, now available in bookstores and by digital download. Pierce-Baker is a professor of women’s and gender studies and a professor of English at Vanderbilt. At 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, Pierce-Baker will read from and sign her book at Barnes & Noble...

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