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    Alvey, Weintraub address United Nations on music and astronomy

    Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory Director Rocky Alvey celebrated two things he cares about deeply at the United Nations on April 12: music and astronomy. Rocky Alvey (John Russell/Vanderbilt) Singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman and Alvey’s collaborative album project The Mighty Sky was featured at the U.N.’s celebration of… Read More

    Apr. 24, 2012

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    Melissa Snarr: All You That Labor: Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage Movement

    Listen to an interview with Melissa Snarr, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Divinity School and Associate Professor of Ethics and Society, about her new book, All You That Labor: Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage Movement. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity… Read More

    Mar. 28, 2012

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    Listen: From barbecue to Burt, Southern lit conference covers the gamut

    Michael Kreyling (Steve Green/Vanderbilt) Approximately 150 professors and graduate students from across the nation with expertise in Southern writing and related topics will gather in Nashville March 29-31 for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s biannual conference. This year’s theme is anniversaries, according to Michael Kreyling,… Read More

    Mar. 23, 2012

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    Listen: Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning spring term

    The schedule has been announced for the spring 2012 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University. The healthcare reform crisis, American protest movements, classical music appreciation and Maya culture from ancient to modern times are among subjects that will be covered in spring session. Read More

    Mar. 5, 2012

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    Listen: Philosophy talks continue with Robert Talisse

    Robert Talisse   A new series of talks – the Berry Lectures in Public Philosophy – continues March 1 with Robert Talisse, professor and chair of philosophy. He will discuss “Must Life Be Tragic?” Video of Talisse’s lecture is scheduled to be posted afterward at In addition,… Read More

    Feb. 28, 2012

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    Listen: Vanderbilt’s Dave Perkins debuts movie soundtrack

    Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Dave Perkins will debut the soundtrack for the new independent feature film Deadline on Feb. 3. The plot of Deadline, which premieres Feb. 15 in Nashville, is inspired by the true events of the unsolved murder of an African American teen in rural Alabama. Perkins, a… Read More

    Feb. 10, 2012

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    Feature film ‘Deadline’ has Vanderbilt ties on both sides of the camera

    Click arrow above to listen to an InterVU with Deadline music composer Dave Perkins.   (poster image courtesy of Film House) A locally produced feature film premiering Feb. 15 has several Vanderbilt connections. Deadline, based on the novel Grievances by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Mark Ethridge, features several… Read More

    Feb. 9, 2012

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    Listen: Jane Austen dances attract large crowd to Alumni Hall

    Novelist Jane Austen loved to dance and so does the Vanderbilt community, judging by the large turnout for “An Evening of Jane Austen Dances,” taught by Susan Kevra, senior lecturer in French and American Studies Feb 2 in the Alumni Hall Ballroom. Read More

    Feb. 8, 2012

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    Listen: International Lens continues free film series this spring

    Nashville (1975)   Outstanding dramatic and documentary works are free and open to the public through the acclaimed International Lens film series, which has announced its spring line-up of films. Listen to InterVU with Marci Angevine, International Lens co-chair.        … Read More

    Feb. 6, 2012

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    Superlative Celluloid

    Click arrow above to listen to an InterVU with International Lens co-chair Marci Angevine about the spring 2012 film schedule.   International Lens’ diverse line-up is pure gold for Nashville cinephiles JoEl Levy Logiudice (left) and Sherif Barsoum (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt) When Sherif Barsoum came to Vanderbilt in 2007 as… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2012

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    Listen: Website offers window into daily life in Civil War Tennessee

    Little-known stories of how Civil War-era Tennesseans lived their lives away from the battlefield are now accessible on the Shades of Gray and Blue website, created through a collaborative effort of Vanderbilt Libraries, Middle Tennessee State University Walker Library and the Center for Historical Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University. Read More

    Jan. 30, 2012

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    John McClure: Mashup religion – Pop music and theological invention

    Listen to an interview with John McClure, the Charles G. Finney Professor of Preaching and Worship, about his new book, Mashup Religion:  Pop Music and Theological Invention. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian. Read More

    Jan. 27, 2012

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    Listen: Vandy basketball fans encouraged to recycle

    (Steve Green/Vanderbilt) As SEC basketball heats up at Memorial Gym, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office has an important reminder for fans. Please take advantage of the opportunity to use those green bins awaiting your discarded plastic cups and containers. Read More

    Jan. 5, 2012

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    Listen: Stay green over the holidays

      Many folks look forward to holiday traditions like decorating, shopping and entertaining this time of year. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office has put together a list of 15 actions that can tweak your traditions to make them a little greener.   Tree of Knowledge sculpture decked out for… Read More

    Dec. 20, 2011

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    Listen: Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning winter classes

    The schedule of winter 2012 non-credit classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt include aging and sexuality, reflections of life in Civil War Tennessee, the future of medicine and Humphrey Bogart film classics. Read More

    Nov. 17, 2011

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    Listen: Vanderbilt scholars explore Bible’s relevance to today’s world

    The Bible can draw politically and religiously polarized groups closer together if they view scripture through the lenses of different beliefs and interpretations, say Vanderbilt University Divinity School professors Amy-Jill Levine and Doug Knight. Read More

    Nov. 9, 2011

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    Listen: Making astronomy meaningful

    Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub wanted his students to remember more of what they learned in his introductory class than the answers to typical questions on a quiz show. That was a strong impetus for his book How Old Is The Universe? It strives to make astronomy understandable… Read More

    Oct. 25, 2011

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    Listen: Irish storyteller discusses craft

    (photo courtesy of Clare Murphy) An Irish storyteller who has traveled the world with her dynamic performances recently visited Vanderbilt on her way to the prestigious National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn. Clare Murphy is a strong believer in the value of storytelling in entertainment as well… Read More

    Oct. 6, 2011

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    Listen: Daniel Patte on Christianity

    Join Daniel Patte, professor of religious studies and professor of New Testament and early Christianity, as he talks about his involvement with the Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity and about how his views of biblical interpretation and Christianity have changed over the years. Patte edited and contributed to the Dictionary. Read More

    Aug. 9, 2011

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    Listen: Robin Jensen on Early Christian Baptism

    Listen to an interview with Robin Jensen, Luce Chancellor’s Professor of the History of Christian Art and Worship. This is part of a series of interviews with Vanderbilt University Divinity School faculty. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian.      … Read More

    May. 13, 2011