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Tichi named SEC Faculty Achievement Award recipient

Apr. 10, 2012—The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has announced the winners of its first-ever Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Awards, and Vanderbilt’s recipient was Cecelia Tichi, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English.

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Big Girls Don’t Cry: Vanderbilt lecture looks at 2008 campaigns

Feb. 16, 2012—Rebecca Traister, a Salon.com senior writer who covered the 2008 presidential race from a feminist and personal perspective, will speak at Vanderbilt University’s Stevenson Center at 7 p.m. Feb. 22.

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Listen: Jane Austen dances attract large crowd to Alumni Hall

Feb. 8, 2012—Novelist Jane Austen loved to dance and so does the Vanderbilt community, judging by the large turnout for “An Evening of Jane Austen Dances,” taught by Susan Kevra, senior lecturer in French and American Studies Feb 2 in the Alumni Hall Ballroom.

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An evening of Jane Austen dances Feb. 2

Jan. 24, 2012—The Vanderbilt community is invited to attend “An Evening of Jane Austen Dances” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in Alumni Hall’s Ballroom 203. Author Jane Austen loved to dance and references the English country dances of her time in her novels. Experience them yourself through a workshop taught by Susan Kevra, Vanderbilt senior lecturer in...

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‘Cultural commons’ focus of writer’s talk at Vanderbilt

Jan. 12, 2012—Cultural writer Lewis Hyde, who has a strong interest in the public life of the imagination, will speak at Vanderbilt University’s Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Jan. 19.

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Excellence in graduate teaching and mentoring recognized

Dec. 12, 2011—The College of Arts and Science honored four members of its community Dec. 6 for excelling in graduate teaching and mentoring. Farhana Loonat (political science) received the award for outstanding teaching assistant, and Matt Eatough (English) was honored as outstanding teacher. These awards are given annually in recognition of outstanding undergraduate teaching by graduate students....

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International Education Week Nov. 8-16

Nov. 3, 2011—International Education Week at Vanderbilt is Nov. 2-16. The week-long series of events are co-sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services, Global Education Office, and Vanderbilt International Office in coordination with Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, Holocaust Lecture Series, LGBTQI Life, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt Law School, Robert Penn Warren Center, Humphrey...

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Poet-memoirist Nick Flynn to read at Vanderbilt University

Nov. 2, 2011—Writer Nick Flynn will read from his poetry Nov. 10 as part of Vanderbilt Creative Writing Program’s Visiting Writing Series.

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Faculty featured at Southern Festival of Books Oct. 14-16

Oct. 11, 2011—Several Vanderbilt faculty members will be featured at this year’s Southern Festival of Books, a celebration of authors, writing and reading. The annual three-day event takes place in downtown Nashville at Legislative Plaza and the Tennessee Capitol Building Oct. 14-16. The festival will feature dozens of authors, including novelists Ann Patchett and Clyde Edgerton, and...

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Listen: Irish storyteller discusses craft

Oct. 6, 2011—An Irish storyteller who has traveled the world with her dynamic performances recently visited Vanderbilt on her way to the prestigious National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn. Clare Murphy is a strong believer in the value of storytelling in entertainment as well as entertaining audiences of all ages and abilities. Her performance on campus was...

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‘Polar Probings’ opens at Fine Arts Gallery Oct. 13

Oct. 4, 2011—Polar Probings: Sculpture by Gabriel Warren opens at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery with a gallery talk and reception on Thursday, Oct. 13. The reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m., with the talk at 6 p.m., at the Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen Memorial Hall. Warren creates sculptures using natural ice formations as source...

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Irish storyteller Clare Murphy to perform Oct. 4

Sep. 26, 2011—Clare Murphy, an Irish storyteller, will perform at Vanderbilt Oct. 4 in an event sponsored by the Department of English. The performance, scheduled for 7 p.m. in 126 Wilson Hall, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Murphy has taken her expressive voice and dynamic physical style to venues across her...

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