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.
Nov. 7, 2019—It wasn’t the unfamiliarity of a new city or the intimidation of a new faculty position that stood out to Fräncille Bergquist when she first came to Vanderbilt in 1977. The new professor of Spanish was taken aback by the rolling hills and green trees of Middle Tennessee—a stark contrast from the dry, flat landscape...
Mar. 15, 2016—Vanderbilt is mourning the death of political science professor Robert H. Birkby, a popular teacher and respected administrator.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apr. 29, 2011—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust has named the university’s living-learning community for first-year students for Martha R. Ingram.