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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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Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry among spring Vanderbilt Visiting Writers

Feb. 11, 2013—Tracy K. Smith, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for her collection "Life on Mars," will read from her work Feb. 14 at Vanderbilt University’s Sarratt Cinema.

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Author Lorrie Moore to join Vanderbilt English department

Jan. 18, 2013—Lorrie Moore, a distinguished American fiction writer whose acclaimed short-story collections include "Birds of America" and "Like Life," will teach at Vanderbilt University with an endowed chair starting fall 2013.

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Listen: Vanderbilt senior to read from her published novel

Sep. 26, 2012—  Kat Zhang, a senior in the College of Arts and Science, will read from her new novel, What’s Left of Me (HarperCollins), at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be in Buttrick Hall, Room 101. Zhang, who is majoring in English, completed What’s Left...

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

Sep. 12, 2012—Robert Barsky, professor of French and Italian and professor of English, will deliver “The Changing Role of the Public Intellectual: From the Buildup Toward World War II to the Occupy Movement,” the 10th Annual Elizabeth Killam Rodgers and Constance Killam Distinguished Public Lecture, as part of the fall orientation program for Killam Fellows and American...

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Vanderbilt MFA Program in Creative Writing ranked among top 10

Sep. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt’s MFA Program in Creative Writing has been ranked among the top 10 programs in the country in a survey conducted by "Poets & Writers" magazine and reported in the September/October issue.

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Vanderbilt University professor writes memoir on bipolar son

Jul. 12, 2012—Charlotte Pierce-Baker, a professor of women's and gender studies and English, has written the memoir "This Fragile Life: A Mother's Story of a Bipolar Son."

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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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Vanderbilt honors top graduates during Commencement

May. 11, 2012—Top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools are being honored with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 11.

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New York Times op-ed: Black women and fat

May. 7, 2012—"My goal is to be the last fat black woman in my family," writes Alice Randall, writer in residence at Vanderbilt and author of "Ada's Rules."

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A Way With Words

May. 1, 2012—Senior Nate Marshall’s passion for poetry helped him find his voice – and his calling Nate Marshall is all about the words. He started writing poetry in grammar school, and in the eighth grade, when a poem he wrote got him detention, Marshall realized two things: His words could have an impact, and he’d have...

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Colin Dayan named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Apr. 18, 2012—Colin Dayan, the Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University, has been named to a distinguished class of leaders from academia, business, public affairs, humanities and the arts, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced April 17.

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