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M. Fräncille Bergquist, ‘Heart’ of Arts and Science

Feb. 17, 2020—M. Fräncille Bergquist, a beloved professor of Spanish, emerita, and retired College of Arts and Science administrator who devoted much of her life to advising and mentoring thousands of undergraduate students, died Nov. 17 in Nashville. She was 74. “Fräncille had a wonderful talent for believing in our students and motivating them to do their...

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Myriam Moscona, award-winning Mexican poet, to give CLAS Distinguished Lecture Feb. 17

Feb. 11, 2020—Mexican poet, journalist and visual artist Myriam Moscona will open the Center for Latin American Studies' Distinguished Lectureship Series on Monday, Feb. 17, with a public lecture titled “Judeo-Spanish: A Torch Lit 500 Years Ago that is Extinguishing in my Hands.” The talk will begin at noon in Buttrick Hall, Room 162.

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Emerita professor who was ‘heart’ of Arts and Science experience dies

Nov. 22, 2019—M. Fräncille Bergquist, a professor of Spanish, emerita, and retired College of Arts and Science administrator who devoted much of her life to mentoring thousands of undergraduate students, has died.

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Vanderbilt Osher 2018 summer term features Fisk courses

May. 4, 2018—A survey of world art featuring Fisk collections, Nashville's diverse musical history, and cast-iron cooking are among summer classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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Three receive university’s highest staff honors at Service Award Ceremony

Jan. 31, 2018—Two Vanderbilt University staff members received the 2017 Commodore Award, and the inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Distinguished Leadership Award was handed out at the annual Service Award Ceremony Tuesday at the Student Life Center.

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

Dec. 5, 2017—Read about the latest faculty, staff, student and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.

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

Oct. 5, 2017—Read about the latest faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and staff awards and achievements

Jul. 27, 2017—Read about the latest faculty and staff awards and achievements.

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

Mar. 1, 2017—Read about the latest faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements.

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TIP SHEET: Experts can comment on Olympics in Brazil

Jun. 7, 2016—Three sources available from Vanderbilt University for stories about the 2016 Olympics are put forward to journalists

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Curb Public Scholars develop evidence-based public policies

May. 25, 2016—The "People's Guide to Nashville," an album of children's music with prosocial messaging, and the inaugural Accessibility Map-a-Thon at Vanderbilt are among projects created and implemented by the 2015-16 Curb Center Public Scholars.

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Vanderbilt mourns former Graduate School dean Russell Hamilton

Mar. 4, 2016—The first African American dean of a Vanderbilt school or college has died. Russell G. Hamilton was 81.

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