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Listen: Goodman co-authors book on the soul

Oct. 23, 2014—Lenn Goodman, professor of philosophy and the Andrew Mellon Professor of Humanities, has co-authored a new book, Coming to Mind: The Soul and Its Body (University of Chicago Press). Goodman and D. Gregory Caramenico contend that the soul works not as a rival, but in partnership with the brain. With this research, the co-authors strive...

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Listen: Elders save and share wisdom in Vanderbilt interdisciplinary study

Sep. 18, 2014—Life-changing lessons learned from seniors in the Wisdom of the Elders program will be on display at Sarratt Student Center Sept. 26.

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Listen: Earley’s new stories bring the extraordinary to aging characters

Aug. 22, 2014—Tony Earley describes his new short story collection, "Mr. Tall," as "more grown up" than some of his previous writings.

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Smith Hall honors legacy of influential Nashville preacher

Aug. 8, 2014—A new Vanderbilt residence hall pays tribute to the legacy of civil rights pioneer and former Vanderbilt Divinity School assistant dean Kelly Miller Smith.

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Listen: Farley’s memoir highlights pivotal era at Vanderbilt Divinity School

Jul. 11, 2014—Retired Vanderbilt Divinity Professor Ed Farley's memoir speaks to the next generation of theologians.

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Vanderbilt Libraries spotlight golden age of sports journalism

May. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt Libraries pay tribute to renowned sports writers and alumni Grantland Rice and Fred Russell in a new exhibition.

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Listen: Ackerman-Lieberman offers new perspective on Medieval Egypt

May. 1, 2014—Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman draws on legal documents from the Cairo Geniza in his new book, The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2014), for a better understanding of daily life in the Medieval Islamic world. Ackerman-Lieberman is an assistant professor of Jewish studies and law, assistant professor...

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Listen: ‘Syriac Gazetteer’ preserves endangered Middle East cultures

Apr. 23, 2014—Key moments in the development and interaction of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and other religions are being preserved through Syriaca.org, an international collaboration edited by scholars at Vanderbilt and Princeton universities.

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Listen: Religious Pluralism and Values in the Public Sphere

Apr. 3, 2014—Lenn Goodman, professor of philosophy and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, has a new book, Religious Pluralism and Values in the Public Sphere (Cambridge University, 2014), in which he argues that our commitments to our own ideals and norms need not mean dogmatism or intolerance. Goodman contends that we can respect one...

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Listen: Eastwood embodies America’s moral quest, says Vanderbilt professor

Mar. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt Professor of English Sam Girgus traces the career of Clint Eastwood in a new book that lauds the director's more recent films for showing a keen insight into Americans' search for meaning and purpose.

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Listen: Divinity professor offers new look at Book of Judges

Dec. 6, 2013—Jack M. Sasson, the Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible, offers a new appreciation of the first 12 chapters of the book of Judges in a forthcoming book that is part of the Anchor Yale Bible Commentary Series.

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Listen: Sign up online for 2014 Vanderbilt Osher winter classes

Nov. 25, 2013—Early 20th-century Nashville history, the French films behind American remakes, and key discoveries about physics are among the 2014 winter term offerings from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University.

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