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Mona Frederick

Celebrated A&S professor to lead the Robert Penn Warren Center

Feb. 8, 2019—Holly Tucker, a professor of French and acclaimed author who has embraced the trans-institutional culture of learning at Vanderbilt, has been named director of the Robert Penn Warren Center.

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Robert Penn Warren Center’s executive director shares legacy of Stella Scott Vaughn with USAC

Jan. 21, 2019—During its January meeting, the University Staff Advisory Council welcomed Robert Penn Warren Center Executive Director Mona Frederick and learned about the fascinating ties between the center’s office space and Stella Scott Vaughn, an important figure in Vanderbilt University history.

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Longtime leader of the Robert Penn Warren Center to retire in 2019

Oct. 16, 2018—Mona Frederick, who has played a leading role at the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities since its founding, has announced that she will retire in June 2019.

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Five honored by Women’s Center with annual awards

Mar. 28, 2018—Five individuals from the Vanderbilt community were recognized for their leadership, mentoring and contributions to the advancement of women during a lunch held at the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center March 27.

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Vanderbilt advocates for humanities funding

Mar. 13, 2018—Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Executive Director Mona Frederick and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations Christina West met with congressional delegates at the National Humanities Alliance’s recent annual meeting and advocacy day in Washington, D.C.

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African American history ‘transcribe-a-thon’ honors Frederick Douglass

Feb. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt students and faculty came together to transcribe digitized handwritten records from the 19th century about African American history Feb. 14 at the Center for Digital Humanities.

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Hoops Skirts: Stella Vaughn occupies a special place in Vanderbilt’s history—both on and off the court

Nov. 21, 2017—Few people in the university’s history have been as loyal to Vanderbilt as long and as selflessly as Stella Scott Vaughn. She grew up on campus and was one of Vanderbilt’s earliest woman graduates. She served as the university’s first female physical-education instructor and coach, working her first nine years without pay. She also took on the unofficial role as dean of women students.

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Learn about Fort Negley’s role in the civil rights struggle

Oct. 19, 2016—The story of African Americans who escaped from slavery during the Civil War and built Fort Negley will be told during an event co-sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.

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‘The Women of Selma’ panel discussion at Black Cultural Center March 24

Mar. 22, 2016—Three women who were civil rights activists during the 1960s will reflect on their roles in the movement during the March 24 panel discussion "At the Forefront of Freedom: The Women of Selma."

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Wernke, Frederick visit D.C. to advocate for humanities funding

Mar. 17, 2016—Mona Frederick, director of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, and Steve Wernke, associate professor of anthropology, recently attended the National Humanities Alliance’s annual meeting and advocacy day in Washington, D.C. and met with members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation.

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Mona Frederick named UNC Distinguished Alumna

Oct. 16, 2015—Mona Frederick, who oversaw the creation of a state-of-the-art digital archive at Vanderbilt related to Robert Penn Warren and the civil rights movement, has been named a 2015 Distinguished Alumna at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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THATCamp to offer inspiration, resources on digital humanities

Oct. 21, 2014—The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp), described as a collaborative "unconference" that focuses on promoting and developing skills related to digital humanities in an informal manner, is scheduled for Oct. 24 and 25 at the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy.

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