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Video: “Liberation Theology: 40 Years Later”

Nov. 11, 2010—Gustavo Gutiérrez, author of A Theology of Liberation; History, Politics, Salvation and other ground-breaking works on issues of spirituality and Latin American history, spoke on the Vanderbilt University campus Nov. 8, 2010. Gutiérrez’s address, “Liberation Theology: 40 Years Later,” was sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, which is hosting a series of events...

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Listen: “Sixties at 50” draws on Vanderbilt Libraries’ unique treasures

Nov. 8, 2010—“The Sixties at 50,” an exhibition of video, photos and other treasures from one of society’s most significant decades, is on display at the Vanderbilt University Central Library and Special Collections. The exhibition was curated by a team of Vanderbilt subject librarians and technology staff under the guidance of Celia Walker, director of special projects. “The...

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Father of Liberation Theology visits Vanderbilt on 40th anniversary of movement

Nov. 5, 2010—Gustavo Gutiérrez, author of A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, Salvation and other ground-breaking works on issues of spirituality and Latin American history, will speak on the Vanderbilt University campus Nov. 8. Gutiérrez’s keynote address, “Liberation Theology: 40 Years Later,” will be at 7 p.m. in Benton Chapel. The lecture is sponsored by the Center...

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Video: Thomas E. Mann on the 2010 Midterm Elections

Nov. 4, 2010—Noted congressional scholar Thomas E. Mann spoke at Vanderbilt University Oct. 28 about the outlook for the 2010 midterm elections. The public lecture was sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Mann, the W. Averell Harriman Chair and senior fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution, spoke five days before voters...

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Video: Health care reform in the community

Nov. 4, 2010—Dr. Bill Paul, Metro Nashville’s director of public health, discusses “health care reform in the community” with the Healthcare Delivery Systems course taught by Sharon Shields, professor of the practice of health promotion and education. Media Contact: Ann Marie Deer Owens, (615) 322-NEWS annmarie.owens@vanderbilt.edu

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Analysis of 2010 midterm elections: Vanderbilt experts

Nov. 3, 2010—[Vanderbilt has a 24/7 video and audio studio with a dedicated fiber optic line and ISDN line. Use of the TV studio with Vanderbilt experts is free, except for reserving fiber time.] Voters didn’t always look at incumbents’ political records: The continued weak economy, widespread public distrust and massive spending by special interest groups all...

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Listen: Vanderbilt center seeks to inform policy debate

Oct. 29, 2010—Vanderbilt’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions has a strong community outreach component that seeks to help citizens understand contemporary public policy issues and debates. Political scientists John Geer and David Lewis are among the four co-directors of the center that is housed within the Department of Political Science.

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Guatemalan ambassador to keynote workshop at First Amendment Center

Oct. 28, 2010—The Guatemalan ambassador to the United States, Francisco Villagrán de León, will speak at the First Amendment Center 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 29. The ambassador’s talk, “Challenges to Development in Guatemala,” is free and open to the public. Villagrán de León is a career diplomat with more than 25 years in the Guatemalan foreign service....

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“Sixties at 50” exhibition opens new gallery space in renovated Vanderbilt Library

Oct. 27, 2010—“The Sixties at 50,” an exhibition of unique video, photographs and other treasures from one of society’s most significant decades, is now open at the Vanderbilt University Central Library and Special Collections.

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Listen: VU competes in EPA Game Day recycling challenge

Oct. 25, 2010—Vanderbilt is one of 89 colleges and universities taking the EPA Game Day recycling challenge for Homecoming. Volunteers will assist the Commodore Nation in scoring off the field in the challenge that is taking place across the country.

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Brookings scholar lecture marks official opening of new Vanderbilt center

Oct. 20, 2010—Noted congressional scholar Thomas E. Mann will speak at Vanderbilt University on Oct. 28 about the outlook for the 2010 midterm elections. The public lecture marks the official launch of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, which is housed within Vanderbilt’s Department of Political Science.

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Listen: WRVU co-founder remembers early days of campus radio

Oct. 11, 2010—Dr. Raphael Smith, one of the co-founders of WRVU, is one of six Vanderbilt alumni who will be inducted into the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame on Oct. 22. Smith, who is now a Vanderbilt University professor of medicine, emeritus, provided most of the technical expertise for getting the station built and on the...

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