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Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens

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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Listen: American Civil War course takes non-traditional approach

Dec. 9, 2010—This spring Vanderbilt undergraduates will study the political, social and economic events associated with the U.S. Civil War in a special course co-taught by Professor of History Richard Blackett and Professor of English Michael Kreyling. “The American Civil War” is one of several classes on campus that are related to the sesquicentennial of the beginning...

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Video: David Weinberger, expert on impact of technology on society

Dec. 9, 2010—David Weinberger, a noted expert on the increasing impact of technology on business and society, spoke at Vanderbilt University Dec. 6, 2010. Weinberger is the author of The Cluetrain Manifesto and Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder. Weinberger is also an NPR commentator, technology columnist, weblogging pioneer and dot com entrepreneur....

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Lessons learned from urban cultural tax plans focus of Vanderbilt study

Dec. 7, 2010—Proponents of creating a cultural tax district for Nashville would need to identify community-specific goals that address voters’ shared values and ideals, according to a report prepared by the Vanderbilt Center for Nashville Studies. Merely stating a need for greater funding for the arts is not enough for many voters to justify an increase in...

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Listen: Concert highlights music of Ariel Ramirez

Dec. 2, 2010—Misa Criolla – a performance of musical works by the late Argentine composer and pianist Ariel Ramirez – will take place Dec. 5 in the Scarritt Bennett Center’s Wightman Chapel. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5 p.m. The English translation of Misa Criolla is Creole Mass. The term...

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Free Sunday concert features Andean indigenous musical elements

Dec. 2, 2010—Misa Criolla – a performance of musical works by the late Argentine composer and pianist Ariel Ramirez – will take place Dec. 5 in the Scarritt Bennett Center’s Wightman Chapel. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5 p.m. The English translation of Misa Criolla is Creole Mass. The term...

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