Ann Marie Deer Owens

  • Vanderbilt University

    Zombie images focus of March (Lunch) Box lecture March 7

    James McFarland, assistant professor of German and film, will speak on the historical beginnings of the zombie image and the reasons why it remains pervasive today in literature, film and other areas of current culture. His talk is titled “Profane Apocalypse: The Zombie Image as a Historical Symptom.” Read More

    Mar 1, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: Philosophy talks continue with Robert Talisse

    Robert Talisse   A new series of talks – the Berry Lectures in Public Philosophy – continues March 1 with Robert Talisse, professor and chair of philosophy. He will discuss “Must Life Be Tragic?” Video of Talisse’s lecture is scheduled to be posted afterward at In addition,… Read More

    Feb 28, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    John Lachs: “Why Is Good Enough Not Good Enough for Us?”

    Watch video of Vanderbilt University Centennial Professor of Philosophy John Lachs on Feb. 23 kick-off a new series of talks that aims to make philosophy accessible and relevant for the public. Lachs discussed “Why Is Good Enough Not Good Enough for Us?”, which addressed the human drive for perfection. “It is… Read More

    Feb 28, 2012

  • 1980s Nissan truck

    Vanderbilt forum to explore outlook for Tennessee auto industry

    Sen. Lamar Alexander will join other key players from the history of Tennessee’s auto industry March 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. for “The Auto Industry Comes to Tennessee,” a panel discussion at Vanderbilt University’s Central Library. Read More

    Feb 23, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Symposium explores ties between sustainability and creative writing

    The Vanderbilt Creative Writing Spring Symposium will take place Thursday, Feb. 23 at Vanderbilt University's Buttrick Hall. Poets Alison Hawthorne Deming and John Lane will lead the discussion on sustainability as applied to creative writing. Read More

    Feb 22, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Geology walk with Mayor Dean and Molly Miller draws crowd

    Earth and environmental sciences professor Molly Miller (left) gets assistance from Mayor Karl Dean while pointing out some geological features hikers could expect to see during the geology walk Feb. 18. (Image courtesy of Metro Photographer Gary Layda) Clouds and temperatures in the 50s on a Saturday afternoon were… Read More

    Feb 22, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Owens to discuss ‘Six Ways We Kill Innovation’

      David Owens (Vanderbilt University) Owen Graduate School of Management professor David Owens will give a talk, “Creative People Must Be Stopped: Six Ways We Kill Innovation,” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at the Central Library Community Room. The lecture is open to the… Read More

    Feb 20, 2012

  • Rebecca Traister

    Big Girls Don’t Cry: Vanderbilt lecture looks at 2008 campaigns

    Rebecca Traister, a senior writer who covered the 2008 presidential race from a feminist and personal perspective, will speak at Vanderbilt University’s Stevenson Center at 7 p.m. Feb. 22. Read More

    Feb 16, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt philosophy department launches new lecture series

    Vanderbilt University Centennial Professor of Philosophy John Lachs is the lead-off speaker Feb. 23 for a new series of talks that aims to make philosophy accessible and relevant for the public. Read More

    Feb 14, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: Vanderbilt’s Dave Perkins debuts movie soundtrack

    Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Dave Perkins will debut the soundtrack for the new independent feature film Deadline on Feb. 3. The plot of Deadline, which premieres Feb. 15 in Nashville, is inspired by the true events of the unsolved murder of an African American teen in rural Alabama. Perkins, a… Read More

    Feb 10, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Velázquez, Rembrandt and Vermeer topics of Goldberg lecture

    "Art of Painting" by Jan Vermeer Giles Knox, associate professor of history of art at Indiana University, will discuss “Paragone and the Hand of the Artist: Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer” at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Cohen Memorial Hall, Room 203. His talk, which is free and… Read More

    Feb 10, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Black migration focus of Vanderbilt-Fisk symposium

    (Image courtesy of the Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco) A range of issues relative to the challenges, possibilities and tensions that have emerged from the migration and settlement of black people in North America, the Caribbean and Europe will be discussed at a symposium co-hosted by Vanderbilt… Read More

    Feb 9, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: Jane Austen dances attract large crowd to Alumni Hall

    Novelist Jane Austen loved to dance and so does the Vanderbilt community, judging by the large turnout for “An Evening of Jane Austen Dances,” taught by Susan Kevra, senior lecturer in French and American Studies Feb 2 in the Alumni Hall Ballroom. Read More

    Feb 8, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: International Lens continues free film series this spring

    Nashville (1975)   Outstanding dramatic and documentary works are free and open to the public through the acclaimed International Lens film series, which has announced its spring line-up of films. Listen to InterVU with Marci Angevine, International Lens co-chair.        … Read More

    Feb 6, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    María Elisa Velásquez: “Africans and Afrodescendant Women in Mexico City during Colonial Times”

    Watch video of María Elisa Velásquez delivering the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities’ 2012 Black Atlantic Lecture Feb. 2. Renowned experts on preservation of African and Afro-descended slave records gathered at Vanderbilt Feb. 2-4 to launch the university’s new Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies digital archive and… Read More

    Feb 3, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Black Migration Symposium set for Feb. 10-11

    (Image courtesy of the Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco) Vanderbilt and Fisk universities will co-host the Black Migration Symposium Feb. 10-11 on both university campuses. Sessions will be held Friday, Feb. 10, at Vanderbilt’s Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. Sessions… Read More

    Feb 2, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Preserving endangered slave records focus of Vanderbilt conference

    Renowned experts on preservation of African and Afro-descended slave records will gather at Vanderbilt Feb. 2 - 4 to launch the university's new Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies digital archive and website. Read More

    Jan 31, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: Website offers window into daily life in Civil War Tennessee

    Little-known stories of how Civil War-era Tennesseans lived their lives away from the battlefield are now accessible on the Shades of Gray and Blue website, created through a collaborative effort of Vanderbilt Libraries, Middle Tennessee State University Walker Library and the Center for Historical Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University. Read More

    Jan 30, 2012

  • John Lachs

    John Lachs leads off spring Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box talks

    Vanderbilt University Centennial Professor of Philosophy John Lachs will discuss “The Cost of Comfort” Feb. 1 when Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box starts its new series at the Nashville Public Library. Read More

    Jan 24, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    $5 million Lilly Endowment grant expands Vanderbilt Divinity model program

    A unique program created by Vanderbilt University Divinity School to reshape the training for professors who prepare future ministers will expand under a $5 million grant awarded by Lilly Endowment Inc. Read More

    Jan 19, 2012