Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens
Sep. 29, 2017—Filmmaker Raoul Peck, whose works include the Oscar-nominated 'I Am Not Your Negro,' will speak on campus Oct. 18, and two of his films will be screened at Sarratt Cinema Oct. 4 and 16.
Sep. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt University Theatre will perform "Kid Simple: A Radio Drama in the Flesh," an imaginative play that uses sound effects to help tell the story, for two weekends starting Sept. 29.
Sep. 27, 2017—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded funding to Vanderbilt for a workshop and planning effort to examine and address the challenges of preserving TV news in the 21st century.
Sep. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt Divinity School invites the community to help launch its new Luce Foundation-funded Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ruby.
Sep. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt Divinity School's Relevant Religion series, "Meanings and Implications of the Holocaust: Names/Dates/Numbers," will be led by Jay Geller and hosted by three West End congregations.
Sep. 12, 2017—A senior rabbi who has worked tirelessly to promote racial and religious respect and a national leader in environmental efforts are the 2017 Divinity School and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae.
Sep. 8, 2017—Eleven Vanderbilt faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized for their exemplary achievements during a celebration Sept. 6 at the Student Life Center.
Sep. 3, 2017—Specialists on Islam will come together Sept. 7-9 at Sarratt Student Center to discuss the historical and contemporary facets of being Muslim in a wide variety of locales and language communities.
Sep. 1, 2017—Andrew Maraniss, who wrote Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South, is working with Vanderbilt students from a unique position this academic year. He is spending part of his time as a writer-in-residence at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, where he is leading special programming with first-year students....
Aug. 30, 2017—A discussion and Q&A on the role of the press during the Vietnam War will follow a one-hour screening of "The Vietnam War," a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, at the John Seigenthaler Center Sept. 7.
Aug. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt has acquired the George Clulow and U.S. Playing Card Co. Gaming Collection—one of the world's premiere collections of books about card games, games of chance, playing cards and chess.
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.