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Lauren Benton Archives

Celebration honors nine endowed chair recipients

Sep. 28, 2016—Nine faculty members who hold endowed chairs were honored and donors were thanked during a festive celebration Sept. 26 at the Student Life Center.

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Expanded vision for Arts and Science’s Classical and Mediterranean Studies

Sep. 26, 2016—The new Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies expands the scope of a venerable academic department by building on faculty strengths across disciplines.

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Influx of major NIH grants fuels growth of research enterprise

Jul. 14, 2016—During the past two weeks, researchers at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have brought in a number of new research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that together achieve $137 million in new funding. The funding is a trans-institutional accomplishment of the Schools of Engineering and Medicine and the College of Arts and Science.

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Grundy to lead Health Professions Advisory Office

May. 11, 2016—College of Arts and Science Dean Lauren Benton has announced that Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration Michelle M. Grundy will become director of the Health Professions Advisory Office July 1. The office provides guidance to undergraduate students interested in attending health professions graduate schools.

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Vanderbilt’s W.T. Bandy Center new home for Verlaine Collection

Apr. 11, 2016—An extraordinary collection of works by and about Paul Verlaine, one of France's most celebrated poets of the late 19th century, has been acquired by Vanderbilt University's W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and French Studies.

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Vanderbilt poet awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Apr. 9, 2016—Beth Bachmann, a Vanderbilt writer-in-residence who has published two poetry collections, has been selected from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants for a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

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Pirates: Hear the real story at April 6 library talk

Mar. 30, 2016—The next Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box talk at the downtown Nashville Public Library will discuss "Pirates Through History." College of Arts and Science Dean Lauren Benton will be the speaker.

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Mellon Foundation awards $1.5 million to Vanderbilt for new Center for Digital Humanities

Mar. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt University has received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Digital Humanities. The trans-institutional initiative will further Vanderbilt’s commitment to becoming a national hub of innovative digital humanities scholarship.

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Arts and Science Dean’s Office appoints divisional deans

Mar. 23, 2016—Dean of the College of Arts and Science Lauren Benton has announced the appointment of two senior faculty members as divisional deans in the college. The new positions will facilitate academic planning in departments and programs within the three Arts and Science divisions: humanities, social sciences and sciences.

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Christie-Mizell to lead undergraduate education in Arts and Science

Mar. 17, 2016—College of Arts and Science Dean Lauren Benton has announced that sociology professor André Christie-Mizell will join her office at the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year as the senior associate dean for undergraduate education.

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Bush biographer, Vanderbilt professor honored

Nov. 16, 2015—Author and Visiting Distinguished Professor Jon Meacham was recognized as the 2015 Nashville Public Library Literary Award Honoree.

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Dean Lauren Benton: Moving her field and Arts and Science forward

Oct. 8, 2015—Lauren Benton grew up surrounded by scholars and teachers. Her father was a faculty member and dean at Johns Hopkins University. Despite that, she didn’t plan on becoming an academic.

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