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College of Arts and Science 2013 Undergraduate Teaching Awards announced

Oct. 24, 2013—The College of Arts and Science recognized six faculty members with excellence in teaching and advising awards at its September faculty meeting.

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New Vanderbilt Latino and Latina studies program launched

Oct. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University will celebrate the fall launch of Latino and Latina Studies, a new multidisciplinary program, with several events during Hispanic Heritage Month, including an Oct. 15 talk by author Joy Castro.

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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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Vanderbilt represented at Southern Festival of Books

Oct. 8, 2013—The 25th Annual Southern Festival of Books will be held Oct. 11-13 at downtown Nashville’s Legislative Plaza. The event will feature several Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students and alumni, including: Stephen Doster, editor for the Institute of Chemical Biology, whose current book is Rose Bush;  Joel Harrington, professor of history, whose current book is The Faithful Executioner: Life...

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New faculty: Award-winning author Lorrie Moore will balance writing and teaching at Vanderbilt

Oct. 7, 2013—Lorrie Moore, a distinguished American fiction writer who was a 2012 Chancellor’s Lecturer at Vanderbilt, has kept the corner of her eye on the university’s storied English department over the years.

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Penny Arcade: 40,000 students worldwide are studying Lord of the Rings Online and you can too

Sep. 13, 2013—Professor Jay Clayton of Vanderbilt University is chatting with me over Skype, but he admits that his attention is slightly divided. He's got Lord of the Rings Online running on a second monitor, and countless players are sending him messages to say hello.

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Deborah Eisenberg leads off Vanderbilt Visiting Writers

Sep. 9, 2013—Acclaimed short fiction writer Deborah Eisenberg will read from her latest work Thursday, Sept. 12, as part of the Gertrude and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series, which is sponsored by the English Department’s Creative Writing Program.

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Free online course using online games to examine literature and new media launches Sept. 9

Sep. 5, 2013—A new, free massive open online course, or MOOC, from Vanderbilt University launching Sept. 9 uses J.R.R. Tolkien and “The Lord of the Rings Online” to explore what happens to stories and films when they are turned into online games.

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(Lunch) Box series resumes with memoir of bipolar son

Sep. 3, 2013—Charlotte Pierce-Baker will discuss her memoir This Fragile Life: A Mother's Story of a Bipolar Son when Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a Philosophical Flavor with David Wood resumes Sept. 4.

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Vanderbilt family shows CPR street smarts

Jul. 12, 2013—Mark Schoenfield, chair of Vanderbilt’s English department, and his family were a little behind schedule a few weeks ago as they prepared to drive to the airport. The slight delay may have saved Pastor Rob Taylor’s life.

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

Jul. 12, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.

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Longtime College of Arts and Science faculty named as emeriti

Apr. 24, 2013—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust has approved the awarding of emeriti honors to 14 distinguished, longtime College of Arts and Science faculty. The professors will be honored at Commencement ceremonies on May 10.

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