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Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens

America’s readiness for a woman president focus of Vanderbilt political panel

Feb. 16, 2011—Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut will share insights from book Washington Post political reporter Anne Kornblut will be at Vanderbilt University’s First Amendment Center on Feb. 24 for a panel discussion of her book examining America’s readiness for a woman president. The forum “Is America Ready to Elect a Woman President? Sarah Palin and the 2012...

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Revolution in the Middle East subject of Vanderbilt forum

Feb. 15, 2011—Panelists for the forum “Revolution in the Middle East!” are Katherine Blue Carroll, assistant professor of political science; Richard McGregor, associate professor of Islamic Studies; Beverly Moran, professor of law; and Thomas Schwartz, professor of history. Cherie Fathy, a junior in the College of Arts and Science, will serve as moderator.

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Listen: Go green for Valentine’s celebration

Feb. 11, 2011—Flowers, sweets and time spent with a special someone are great Valentine’s traditions, but the Vanderbilt University Sustainability and Environmental Management Office has suggestions for protecting the earth while you celebrate.

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Listen: VU’s International Lens offers treasured films at no charge

Feb. 8, 2011—Vanderbilt’s International Lens continues to offer a wide variety of film screenings that go way beyond the standard movie-plex fare. Heather Jones and JoEL Loguidice have been very involved in the planning for the spring semester’s showings, which frequently include introductions by Vanderbilt faculty and other individuals connected to the films.

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Economy, including jobs, Tennesseans’ No. 1 priority in inaugural Vanderbilt Poll

Feb. 6, 2011—The top three priorities for Tennessee’s elected officials should be the economy, education and health care, according to a new poll launched by Vanderbilt University.

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Stanley Harrold: “Abolitionism and the Coming of the Civil War”

Jan. 31, 2011—Stanley Harrold, a Civil War historian at South Carolina State University, spoke Jan. 27, 2011, on “Abolitionism and the Coming of the Civil War.” Harrold has done extensive research on the complex dynamics leading to the Civil War. His most recent book, “Border War,” was published November 2010 by the University of North Carolina Press....

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State of the Union: Vanderbilt experts available for analysis

Jan. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt experts are available to comment on the State of the Union address.

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Public lecture series at Vanderbilt features renowned Civil War scholars

Jan. 20, 2011—U.S. Civil War scholars from across the nation will speak at Vanderbilt University this spring on a variety of themes, including the war’s impact on Nashville, during a series of public lectures.

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Vanderbilt expert: Keep partisan politics out of Tucson tragedy

Jan. 11, 2011—[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.] Blaming the Tea Party or heated political rhetoric in general for the Tucson mass shooting would be the wrong response to a terrible...

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Renowned Vanderbilt anthropologist holder of new Rebecca Webb Wilson chair

Jan. 10, 2011—Tom D. Dillehay, internationally recognized for ground-breaking and highly interdisciplinary scientific research, has been named the Rebecca Webb Wilson University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Religion and Culture at Vanderbilt University.

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Listen: Recycle during basketball games

Dec. 31, 2010—Recycling at all Vanderbilt men’s and women’s basketball games  continues for the second year, thanks to a partnership between the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and Athletics. Sporting events provide the opportunity to recycle much material that otherwise ends up in local landfills, according to Lindsay Walker, recycling coordinator, residential and events operations.

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Listen: SustainVU offers holiday green tips

Dec. 17, 2010—One of the unintended side effects of holiday traditions is the significant increase in waste and over-consumption of natural resources. SustainVU offers a Holiday Greening Guide with tips on everything from wrapping gifts to cooking a turkey dinner.

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