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Longing for Home: A recent graduate from Wuhan, China, reflects on a pandemic that upended his life across two different worlds

May. 5, 2020—Qisen Song, BA'20, reflects on the unexpected ending of his senior year at Vanderbilt, and the meaning of home and family during difficult times.

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Mihal, who elevated Vanderbilt’s Asian art resources, has died

Feb. 19, 2020—Milan Mihal, a noted Asian art historian who shared his expertise with the community during a time of rapidly developing cultural ties between Japan and Tennessee, has died at the age of 91.

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Goldberg Lecturer Michael Yonan to discuss ‘Stories in Porcelain’ Nov. 14

Nov. 11, 2019—Goldberg Lecturer Michael Yonan will focus on a unique ceramic depiction of "The Judgement of Paris," a story in Greek mythology, when he speaks at Cohen Memorial Hall on Thursday, Nov. 14.

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Space archaeologist and TED Prize winner to deliver University Course special lecture on Sept. 26

Sep. 6, 2019—Archaeologist and Egyptologist Sarah Parcak, whose work on using modern satellite imagery to study ancient civilizations has received worldwide acclaim, will speak at Vanderbilt on Sept. 26 as part of a special University Course guest lecture. The free lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.

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Manuscript historian Kathryn Rudy to deliver Goldberg Lecture April 3

Mar. 25, 2019—Kathryn Rudy, manuscript historian and professor in the School of Art History at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, will deliver the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture on Wednesday, April 3.

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Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities names Mellon Fellows

Jun. 11, 2018—The College of Arts and Science has announced its Mellon Fellows in Digital Humanities for the 2018–19 academic year. The fellowships are administered through the Center for Digital Humanities.

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New center supports digital exploration in the humanities

Feb. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt's new Center for Digital Humanities in Buttrick Hall will be home to a cohort of faculty and students seeking digital approaches to humanistic scholarship.

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Student-curated exhibit ‘Out of the Vault’ on view at Fine Arts Gallery

Apr. 28, 2016—"Out of the Vault: Stories of People and Things," an exhibition curated by Vanderbilt students that explores the dynamic relationships among objects, individuals and communities, is currently on view through Sept. 9 at Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery.

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Eos Project funds environmental awareness planning and programming projects on campus

Feb. 12, 2016—Eos-funded projects include curriculum development, reading series, speakers, seminars and more.

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Artist Michelangelo to be focus of Art History’s Goldberg Lecture

Oct. 26, 2015—The artist known to the world simply as Michelangelo is the focus of a Goldberg Lecture in Art History by William Wallace, a distinguished professor and author, Nov. 5 at Cohen Memorial Hall.

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Protecting Syrian and Iraqi culture topic of Vanderbilt lecture and exhibit

Sep. 16, 2015—Efforts to stop the massive cultural destruction in Syria and Iraq will be discussed Sept. 22 during the Goldberg Lecture, with an accompanying exhibit in Cohen Memorial Hall.

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History of Art scholar organizes meeting in Greece on ancient water use

Aug. 17, 2015—Associate Professor of History of Art Betsey Robinson led a conference focused on lessons learned from water practices in the ancient Mediterranean.

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