Leonard Folgarait

  • Vanderbilt University honored 33 retiring faculty members and four outgoing deans for their years of service during Commencement exercises at Bridgestone Arena on May 12. (John Russell/Vanderbilt)

    Vanderbilt University honors emeritus and emerita faculty, deans

    Vanderbilt University has honored 33 retiring faculty members for their years of service by bestowing upon them the title of emerita or emeritus faculty. Additionally, four outgoing deans were honored for their service as deans. They were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony. Read More

    May 12, 2023

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    F. Hamilton Hazlehurst, pioneering Vanderbilt History of Art chair, has died

    F. Hamilton Hazlehurst, a professor of fine arts, emeritus, whose longtime leadership helped transform the Department of History of Art and Architecture, died on Nov. 12. He was 95. Read More

    Dec 3, 2020

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    On the City’s Western Border: $600 million living–learning initiative to transform campus along West End Avenue

    Vanderbilt is replacing aging dormitories with residential colleges designed to encourage classmates from varying backgrounds to come together in shared communities, living alongside faculty members who help foster dialogue and discovery outside the classroom. Read More

    Feb 26, 2018

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    Recent Books, Winter 2017

    Painting 1909: Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Henri Bergson, Comics, Albert Einstein, and Anarchy (2017, Yale University Press) by Leonard Folgarait, professor of history of art In 1909, renowned artist Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) embarked on a series of stylistic experiments that had a dramatic effect on modern art. The book examines… Read More

    Mar 7, 2017

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    Folgarait shares French art expertise in Houston and Paris

    Leonard Folgarait, distinguished professor of history of art, joined the Houston Vanderbilt Chapter to discuss the work of Edgar Degas. Read More

    Jan 5, 2017

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    Register now for Osher 2017 winter classes at Vanderbilt

    The diverse classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt for winter 2017 include a look behind the scenes of 'Romeo and Juliet,' Perry Wallace's inspiring story, and steel drum band. Read More

    Nov 21, 2016

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    Stephanie Storey, BA’97: A Tale of Two Rivals

    Storey, a self-described art fanatic who has worked as a writer and television, film and news producer in Hollywood for the past 15 years, embarked on a national book tour last spring to promote her debut novel. In April she stopped at the Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt Bookstore for a signing and reading—coincidentally on the same weekend that a film she helped produce, called Broke*, was screened at the Nashville Film Festival. Read More

    Nov 20, 2016

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    Enjoy spring with new Vanderbilt Osher classes

    The 2015 Osher Lifelong Learning spring term at Vanderbilt, geared for those 50 and older, includes classes on religious beliefs and extraterrestrials, modern art, financial strategies, and diplomat Henry Kissinger. Read More

    Feb 17, 2015

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    Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning spring term

    Important Supreme Court decisions, the Nashville Ballet, and a “behind-the-scenes” look at special law enforcement agents are among the varied topics offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt this spring. Read More

    Feb 5, 2013

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    Leonard Folgarait, professor of history of art, delivered the keynote address on Mexican photography at the Art History Graduate Student Symposium held at Duke University. Nancy Godleski has been named assistant dean for collections at Central Library. Previously, Godleski was the Kaplanoff Librarian for American History and American Studies at… Read More

    Apr 5, 2012

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    Aurbach (Vanderbilt) Michael Aurbach, professor of art, has received the 2011 Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Contemporary Materials from the Southeastern College Art Conference. Meghan Burke, a doctoral student in special education at Peabody College and a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities… Read More

    Dec 5, 2011

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    Osher spring term has invigorating curriculum for older learners

    The spring term 2011 of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt offers a diverse offering of non-credit classes for older adults with shared interests. Read More

    Mar 10, 2011