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Author: Jim Patterson

Open house for MLAS program set for Dec. 12

Dec. 1, 2016—Working adults interested in taking classes at Vanderbilt are encouraged to attend the open house of the Master of Liberal Arts and Science program Dec. 12.

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How copying is done should matter in copyright infringement complaints

Nov. 30, 2016—The method of reproduction should figure into copyright law questions, says Vanderbilt law professor Joseph Fishman.

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Vanderbilt expert predicted rise of white nationalism in 2002

Nov. 21, 2016—The rise of white nationalism was predicted in a book written by Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain in 2002

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Watch Vanderbilt University summit of music writers

Nov. 14, 2016—Watch prominent music writers reflect on Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Presley.

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Expert: Meeting with Russia early in presidency would be a mistake

Nov. 14, 2016—The temptation to quickly arrange a summit between President-elect Trump and Vladimir Putin of Russian should be avoided, says Tom Schwartz of Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt professors on the new president’s first 100 days

Nov. 4, 2016—Vanderbilt experts in political science, sociology, history and law are available to discuss the all-important first 100 days of the new presidency.

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Expert: Overhaul of ‘crazy’ presidential appointee system needed

Nov. 4, 2016—Overhaul of how political federal employees are appointed is urgently needed, says Vanderbilt Professor David Lewis

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White supremacist activity spikes when Trump talks anti-immigration: Vanderbilt researcher

Oct. 26, 2016—Internet posts by white supremacists websites have spiked in concert with the presidential campaign.

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Library talk: Is the democratic process working?

Oct. 21, 2016—As Election Day approaches, members of the community are invited to discuss the future of democracy at the downtown Nashville Public Library Nov. 2.

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Expert: Trump’s refusal to commit to honor vote has dangerous precedent

Oct. 20, 2016—There is historical precedent for Donald Trump's refusal to confirm he will accept the results of the presidential election. It happened in 1860 and resulted in the Civil War.

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Music writer summit features biographers of Springsteen, Dylan and Elvis

Oct. 18, 2016—A summit of three of the most prominent music writers in the country will take place at Vanderbilt Oct. 27.

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New faculty: Sara Mayeux studies criminal law and advocates for social justice

Oct. 17, 2016—While the biggest legal questions are debated before the U.S. Supreme Court, new Assistant Professor of Law Sara Mayeux is more interested in what happens in less prestigious settings.

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