Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens
Jun. 2, 2011—Research by Vanderbilt and Claremont political scientists show a significant number of American voters remain biased against Mormons and other religious minorities.
May. 3, 2011—Domestic issues are likely to trump foreign policy successes in determining Barack Obama’s chances for re-election, says historian Thomas Alan Schwartz.
May. 2, 2011—Watch video of Pat Schroeder speaking at Vanderbilt April 29. Schroeder, an outspoken advocate for women’s and family issues while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives for 24 years, spoke at Vanderbilt University’s Central Library. The former congresswoman’s talk was titled “24 Years of House Work…and the Place Is Still a Mess.” From 1972...
Apr. 29, 2011—The role of language and books in current culture and the impact of reading material on personal experiences are among the themes for the installations, titled “heard mentality.”
Apr. 25, 2011—Eric Etheridge, Charles Euchner and Alex Heard – three Vanderbilt University alumni who have written important books about the early years of the Civil Rights Movement – returned to their alma mater for a discussion and book signing on April 21. Watch video of “From Jim Crow to the March on Washington: Alumni Authors Look Back on the...
Stephen Ash: “William G. Brownlow, Saint or Sinner? A Fresh Look at one of Tennessee’s Most Controversial Civil War Figures”
Apr. 25, 2011—Watch video of Stephen Ash discussing “William G. Brownlow, Saint or Sinner? A Fresh Look at one of Tennessee’s Most Controversial Civil War Figures” April 21. Ash, professor of history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is author of The Black Experience in the Civil War South and Firebrand of Liberty: The Story of Two Black Regiments That Changed...
Apr. 22, 2011—Quirky Colombian politician to discuss citizenship culture during talk sponsored by Center for Latin American Studies.
Apr. 21, 2011—After a Vanderbilt libraries survey of students, faculty staff and alumni generated more than 1,200 responses, the new café in Central Library has been named Food for Thought.
Apr. 20, 2011—Pat Schroeder, an outspoken advocate for women’s and family issues during her 12 terms in Congress, will speak at Vanderbilt’s Central Library on April 29.
Apr. 18, 2011—Holly Tucker, an associate professor of French, has written a fascinating early history of blood transfusions that reads like an eerie murder mystery. Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution has implications for modern ethical dilemmas such as cloning and stem cell procedures.
Bobby Lovett: “Nashville and the Civil War, 1860-1866, and the Economic, Social and Political Transformations”
Apr. 13, 2011—Watch the April 7 talk by Bobby Lovett, professor of history at Tennessee State University, “Nashville and the Civil War, 1860-1866, and the Economic, Social and Political Transformations.” Lovett’s areas of expertise include African-American history and Tennessee as well as Nashville history. His books include The African American History of Nashville, 1780-1930: Elites and Dilemmas...
Apr. 13, 2011—The North American premiere of Musica Campesina, shot by Chilean filmmaker Alberto Fuguet while he was a visiting resource professor at the Center for Latin American Studies, will be April 17 at the Nashville Film Festival.