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Memorial for Barbara Schulz is May 31

May. 13, 2014—A memorial service to celebrate the life of Barbara Schulz is planned for 7 p.m. Saturday, May 31, in Benton Chapel on the Vanderbilt campus. Schulz was a longtime staff member in the Vanderbilt General Counsel’s office, retiring in 2011 after 22 years of service. She died March 8 after a lengthy illness. A 1967...

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Finance professor H. Martin Weingartner has died

May. 13, 2014—A memorial service is set for July 5 at Vanderbilt University for finance professor Martin Weingartner, who died May 6.

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Blair School of Music stalwart Billy Adair has died

Feb. 18, 2014—William “Billy” Adair, a teacher, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and backbone of the jazz program at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, has died. He was 66.

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Harry Howe Ransom, CIA expert, has died

Jan. 31, 2014—Harry Howe Ransom, a leading authority on the intelligence community in the United States, died Jan. 28 at home. He was 91.

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John Compton, charter faculty member of Vanderbilt philosophy department, has died

Jan. 21, 2014—John J. Compton, who taught philosophy at Vanderbilt University for more than four decades, died Jan. 18. He was 85.

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Ava Sellers, former longtime director of career planning and placement at Vanderbilt, has died

Dec. 4, 2013—Ava Foster Sellers, who in her nearly 50 years at Vanderbilt helped transform the university’s job placement office into a full-scale career planning service with a holistic approach for preparing students for the working world, died Nov. 25 in Nashville.

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Collins recalled as icon of medical education

Dec. 3, 2013—Robert D. Collins, M.D., professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Emeritus, died Nov. 28. He was 85.

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Memorial service for Clyde Walker Sept. 28

Sep. 26, 2013—Joseph “Clyde” Walker Jr., associate director of the Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships at Vanderbilt, died suddenly Sept. 23 after suffering from cardiac arrest. He was 59. A resident of Franklin, Tenn., Walker had worked in Vanderbilt’s student financial aid office since August 2000, except for a brief departure in late 2005-early...

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Former Vanderbilt professor Jean Elshtain dies

Aug. 14, 2013—Jean Bethke Elshtain, a renowned interdisciplinary scholar who was the first woman to hold an endowed professorship at Vanderbilt University, died Aug. 11 at the age of 72.

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Surface, original faculty member of Owen Graduate School of Management, dies

Aug. 2, 2013—James R. Surface, who was instrumental in planning the expansion of Vanderbilt’s Graduate School of Management in its early years and helping the school gain a more secure financial base, died Aug. 1.

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Community mourns death of former Graduate School dean

Aug. 1, 2013—Ernest Campbell, who was instrumental in revitalizing Vanderbilt's Department of Sociology and Anthropology and known nationally for his research in race relations, desegregation and education, died July 28.

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Jim Foglesong, music industry executive and Blair instructor, dies

Jul. 9, 2013—Jim Foglesong, a key figure in the rise of many country music stars including Garth Brooks and Barbara Mandrell who went on to build a second career as a beloved educator, died July 9.

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