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October, 2012

Fall back one hour this weekend for Daylight Saving Time

Oct. 31, 2012—Don’t forget to set clocks back one hour before going to bed this Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time ends locally at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Daylight Saving Time – the practice of advancing clocks each spring so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less – was first mentioned by Benjamin Franklin in...

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Vanderbilt Divinity Harrod Lecture tackles unions, politics and ethics

Oct. 31, 2012—Melissa Snarr, a Vanderbilt University Divinity School professor who studies the intersection of religion, social change and political ethics, will deliver the 2012 Howard L. Harrod Lecture Nov. 8 in Benton Chapel.

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Cole Lecture Part 1: Race, Religion and the American Project

Oct. 31, 2012—Watch video of Anthea Butler, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and the Graduate Chair of Religion, University of Pennsylvania, for the second Cole Lecture when she expands on the way different communities have used the founders and their documents to open up religious and civic opportunities for all. The presentation is part of the Divinity School’s...

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Cole Lecture Part 2: The Religious Right and the Quest to Reframe American History

Oct. 31, 2012—Watch video of Anthea Butler, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and the Graduate Chair of Religion, University of Pennsylvania, as she discusses the implications of the reconstuctionist, revisionist history that permeates many conservative and fundamentalist Christian churches and political action organizations. The presentation is part of the Divinity School’s 2012 Cole Lectures. Since the election...

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Six named to Vanderbilt Law School Board of Advisors

Oct. 31, 2012—Vanderbilt Law School has welcomed six new members to its Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors plays a crucial role in carrying out the law school’s mission of providing an unparalleled legal education to its students and an intellectually vibrant community in which faculty can pursue teaching and scholarly excellence.

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Vanderbilt plays role in contests to build Marine combat vehicle

Oct. 31, 2012—The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently launched FANG Challenges, a set of three next-generation military vehicle design competitions with up to $4 million in prizes to build a new amphibious combat vehicle specifically for the Marine Corps. Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) is playing a significant role in the contests.

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Vanderbilt law professor to work on restatement of U.S. foreign relations law

Oct. 31, 2012—Vanderbilt University law professor Ingrid Wuerth will contribute her expertise on immunities to an influential guide to foreign relations law.

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Celebrate International Education Week Nov. 5-14

Oct. 31, 2012—International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange. This year, International Education Week is being celebrated at Vanderbilt Nov. 5–14 with 19 programs sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services, the Global Education Office and...

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Take a campus walk with senior leaders Nov. 6

Oct. 31, 2012—Join Vanderbilt senior leaders for walks starting at five campus locations and ending at Health Plus atop Kensington Garage, where healthy refreshments, music and activities designed to promote physical activity will be available. The Senior Leader Walk is scheduled from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. Leaders and starting locations: Vice Chancellor Jeff Balser...

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The Tennessean: Hobbyist puts concerts in homes

Oct. 31, 2012—If measured by Malcolm Gladwell’s rule of a 10,000-hour prerequisite, Peabody graduate student Larry Kloess has surpassed expert status into the territory of sheer fanaticism — but in the best way possible, by Music City standards. He has cultivated a passion for exposing Nashville to undiscovered talent through his blog and house concert series, Cause A Scene Music.

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Depiction of pregnancy in film topic of lecture

Oct. 31, 2012—Kelly Oliver, the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, will discuss her book Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down: Images of Pregnancy in Hollywood Films from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in Buttrick Hall, Room 123. The image of a heavily pregnant woman, once considered ugly and indecent, is now common to Hollywood film. No longer...

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Green tea found to reduce rate of some GI cancers

Oct. 31, 2012—Green tea may lower risk of some digestive cancers.

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