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Francille Bergquist

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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Robert Birkby, a Vanderbilt student favorite, has died

Mar. 15, 2016—Vanderbilt is mourning the death of political science professor Robert H. Birkby, a popular teacher and respected administrator.

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Listen: Register now for Vanderbilt Osher winter 2016 classes

Dec. 14, 2015—Learn how to play the steel drums, watch a performance of "King Lear," and much more during the Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning winter classes, open to all adults 50 and older.

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Vanderbilt University honors 36 as emeriti faculty

May. 10, 2013—Thirty-six retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 10, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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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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Douglas Hall, noted astronomer and former director of Dyer Observatory, dies

Mar. 20, 2013—Douglas S. Hall, professor of physics and astronomy, emeritus, died March 16 after a brief illness. Hall was a distinguished astronomer and scientist credited with several significant discoveries.

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Share your stories of retiring Associate Dean Fräncille Bergquist

Feb. 22, 2013—After more than 35 years of helping undergraduates in the College of Arts and Science, Associate Dean M. Fräncille Bergquist has announced she will retire at the end of the current academic year. Colleagues, friends, students, alumni and parents are encouraged to submit stories, photos or congratulations for the dean.

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Venable, molecular biologist and Vanderbilt administrator, dies

Jul. 18, 2012—John “Jack” H. Venable, who ably served Vanderbilt University as a teacher and administrator for more than three decades, has died. He was 74.

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Board of Trust renames Commons for Martha R. Ingram

Apr. 29, 2011—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust has named the university’s living-learning community for first-year students for Martha R. Ingram.

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