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Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens

New endowed chair holders recognized for achievements

Apr. 6, 2011—Eleven faculty members who have been named to endowed chairs were praised for their outstanding academic achievements during a celebration at the Student Life Center.

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Noted South Asian historian to deliver Vanderbilt’s Byrn Lecture

Apr. 1, 2011—Sanjay Subrahmanyam, a leading economic and cultural historian of South Asia, will deliver the 2011 Byrn Lecture on April 6.

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Historian Charles Delzell has died

Mar. 30, 2011—One of Delzell’s fondest memories was shaking hands at age 12 with Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was campaigning for president in Portland, Ore.

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Day on the Hill builds university relationships across Tennessee

Mar. 29, 2011—Vanderbilt’s 10th Day on the Hill offered state legislators the chance to learn about the wide-ranging impact of the university and the medical center on all 95 counties in Tennessee.

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David Blight: Gods and Devils Aplenty: Robert Penn Warren’s Civil War

Mar. 28, 2011—Watch video of the talk “Gods and Devils Aplenty: Robert Penn Warren’s Civil War,” by David Blight. Blight, professor of American history and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University, delivered the Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture March 24. Blight recently authored A Slave No...

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Jimi Hendrix and the cultural politics of race topic of VU talk

Mar. 24, 2011—Yale University cultural historian Matthew Jacobson will speak April 4 at Vanderbilt University on iconic 1960s rocker Jimi Hendrix in the context of the Civil Rights struggle.

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Latin American theologian with ecofeminist perspective visits VU

Mar. 23, 2011—Latin American theologian Ivone Gebara will be part of a March 28 panel discussion on "Ecology, Gender and Liberation in Brazil."

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Vanderbilt Political Science to relocate to The Commons

Mar. 18, 2011—Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science will build out the third floor of The Commons Center to house the entire Department of Political Science under plans recently approved by the Board of Trust.

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Stephanie McCurry: “Antigone’s Claim: Gender and Treason in the American Civil War”

Mar. 18, 2011—Watch video of the March 17 talk, “Antigone’s Claim: Gender and Treason in the American Civil War,” by Stephanie McCurry. McCurry is a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania whose areas of expertise include the American South and the Civil War era, and the history of women and gender. U.S. Civil War scholars...

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Osher spring term has invigorating curriculum for older learners

Mar. 10, 2011—The spring term 2011 of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt offers a diverse offering of non-credit classes for older adults with shared interests.

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New faculty endowed chairs celebrated

Mar. 3, 2011—Ten Vanderbilt University faculty members who have been named to new endowed chairs were recognized for their remarkable achievements and contributions on Feb. 28.

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Thavolia Glymph: “Disappeared… Enslaved Women and the Armies of the Civil War”

Feb. 25, 2011—Watch video of a lecture by Thavolia Glymph, associate professor of history at Duke University, on enslaved women who disappeared during the Civil War. The talk was sponsored by a College of Arts and Science interdisciplinary course on the Civil War.

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