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Distinguished Shakespeare scholar Ann Cook Calhoun dies

Aug. 18, 2017—Ann Cook Calhoun, an internationally renowned Shakespeare scholar and a powerful force for making the Bard's plays accessible to everyone, died Aug. 13 at the age of 82.

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McSeveney, historian of the Gilded Age, dead at 86

Aug. 8, 2017—Retired history professor Samuel T. McSeveny has died at the age of 86.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of pharmacologist H. Alex Brown

Jul. 26, 2017—H. Alex Brown, Ph.D., the Bixler-Johnson-Mayes Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, died from cancer Tuesday, July 25, at his home. He was 56.

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Retired engineering professor integral to early success of materials science program dies

Jun. 29, 2017—William Frances Flanagan, who taught at Vanderbilt University for more than 30 years and was renowned for his research on the causes of stress corrosion cracking in alloys and metals, died June 15 in Maryland. He was 90.

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Retired mechanical engineering professor, sailing team coach remembered for patience with students

Jun. 28, 2017—Johnny Hall Dunlap, a Vanderbilt University alumnus and professor emeritus of mechanical engineering known for his devotion to students, died June 17 in Nashville. He was 85.

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Renowned homiletics professor and racial justice advocate dies

Jun. 27, 2017—Dale Andrews, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Distinguished Professor of Homiletics, Social Justice and Practical Theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School, died June 23 after a battle with cancer.

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Webb, mentor to students in the biological sciences, has died

May. 31, 2017—Donna J. Webb, professor of biological sciences and of cancer biology who mentored graduate students and undergraduate researchers in the Department of Biological Sciences and served on the Steering Committee of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program, died May 15.

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Remembering Floyd Dennis, disability civil rights advocate

May. 17, 2017—H. Floyd Dennis, professor of special education, emeritus, died April 17 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was 89. As a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center researcher, Dennis was founding director of the Kennedy Center Institute on Youth and Social Development.

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Renowned preaching professor at Vanderbilt dies

Apr. 27, 2017—A memorial service will be held at noon April 29 in Benton Chapel for David Buttrick, a Vanderbilt Divinity School emeritus professor who was passionate about the art of preaching.

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Philip Dikeman, associate professor of flute, has died

Apr. 21, 2017—Philip Dikeman, associate professor of flute at the Blair School of Music and acting principal flute of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, died at home from cancer April 20.

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VUMC mourns loss of Transplant Center’s Payne

Apr. 6, 2017—Jerita Payne, MSN, ACNP, MMHC, director of Clinical Transplant Services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), died March 22 after a brief illness. She was 54.

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Statement from Chancellor Zeppos regarding the death of Sen. Douglas Henry Jr.

Mar. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos remarks on the death of Vanderbilt alumnus and Tennessee state Sen. Douglas Henry Jr.

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