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Author: Jim Patterson

Looking to the 19th century for perspective on race and government

May. 8, 2017—Issues of race and government are explored in law professor Dan Sharfstein's new book, "Thunder in the Mountains."

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Chancellor Zeppos, Ken Burns to address graduating seniors

May. 1, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will deliver Vanderbilt University’s traditional Commencement address May 12, the day after documentary filmmaker Ken Burns accepts a prestigious Vanderbilt award and offers his advice.

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Philosophy on the run: Vanderbilt professors host ‘Philosophy 15’ video podcast

May. 1, 2017—Got 15 minutes? Rob Talisse and Scott Aikin say that's enough time to get philosophical with the help of their podcast, "Philosophy 15."

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Michelitch named Carnegie fellow, receives $200,000 for research

Apr. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt researcher Kristin Michelitch was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow and will receive $200,000 for her research.

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Evans, Rothschild to assume leadership posts with Board of Trust in July

Apr. 21, 2017—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust will get a new chairman and vice chairman on July 1.

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Copyright system needs to be replaced: Vanderbilt professor

Apr. 20, 2017—The whole system governing copyrights should be revamped, says Vanderbilt law professor Daniel Gervais

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Lachs to lecture on death and self-importance

Apr. 10, 2017—This year's Berry Lecture is April 20 and features Vanderbilt philosopher John Lachs.

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Venezuelans oppose closing the legislature in government standoff

Apr. 7, 2017—A new survey in Venezuela shows that the public objects to efforts to curb the legislature's power.

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Six recognized during Spring Faculty Assembly

Apr. 7, 2017—Six faculty members were recognized for their teaching, research and service at the annual Spring Faculty Assembly April 6.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: U.N. speaker to link human rights and fake news

Apr. 4, 2017—A United Nations official will speak at Vanderbilt Law School about "fake news" as a human rights problem.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren tells law students to ‘use your voices’

Mar. 31, 2017—Vanderbilt law students were visited March 31 by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who urged them to fight for the uplifting of the middle class.

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Legal academy needs to embrace complexity science: Ruhl

Mar. 30, 2017—Law professor J.B. Ruhl says legal scholars should embrace a research approach that analyzes how the relationship between various parts of a system influence its behavior.

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