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Listen: Marionette show at Vanderbilt brings ancient Maya tales to life

Sep. 20, 2013—The adventures of ancient Maya mythical heroes will be dramatized in a free marionette show that premieres Sept. 26 at Vanderbilt University's Central Library.

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Listen: VU Arts and Science professor discusses ‘unsayable’

Jul. 24, 2013—William Franke, professor of comparative literature, Italian and religious studies, discusses the research behind his forthcoming book, "A Philosophy of the Unsayable."

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Listen: How the Bible shapes American wars is the focus of Vanderbilt research

Jul. 9, 2013—Scripture has played a pivotal role in shaping the United States’ justification for going to war from the nation's earliest beginnings, according to research from James P. Byrd, assistant professor of American religious history at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

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Listen: Vanderbilt professor studies image of dog in Jewish history

Jun. 18, 2013—A new book that explores the cultural manifestations of the relationship between dogs and Jews from ancient to contemporary times has been co-edited by Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman, assistant professor of Jewish studies and law at Vanderbilt.

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Cal Turner Fellows laid groundwork on Nashville housing fund

Jun. 10, 2013—A group of Cal Turner Fellows who brought renewed attention through a two-year research project to Nashville's dire need for more affordable housing help lay the foundation for Mayor Karl Dean’s recent announcement on a housing trust fund.

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Listen: Join philosophical conversation at Vanderbilt Berry Lectures

Mar. 4, 2013—Thought-provoking questions about the morality of war, treatment of others and obligations toward the dead will be explored during the 2013 Berry Lectures in Public Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.

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Listen: Sandra Barnes: Live Long and Prosper

Feb. 18, 2013—Listen to an interview with Sandra Barnes, Professor of Sociology of Religion and Professor of Human and Organizational Development, about her recent book, Live Long and Prosper:  How Black Megachurches Address HIV/AIDS and Poverty in the Age of Prosperity Theology. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian.

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Listen: Computer scientist Doug Schmidt discusses MOOCs

Jan. 10, 2013—Listen to Doug Schmidt, professor of computer science and of computer engineering, discuss the impact and implications of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, on this episode of the Software Engineering Radio podcast.

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Listen: Festschrift pays tribute to divinity professor Doug Knight

Jan. 3, 2013—Former graduate students and colleagues of Douglas Knight from around the globe recently surprised the Vanderbilt University professor with a “festschrift,” or book of original essays, on the occasion of his 40th year of teaching.

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Listen: Lifelong learners invited to sign up for Osher winter classes

Nov. 27, 2012—Online registration is now open for the 2013 winter term of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University.

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Listen: Paul Lim: “Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England”

Oct. 24, 2012—Listen to an interview with Paul Lim, Associate Professor of the History of Christianity, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, and Affiliated Faculty, Department of History, about his new book, Mystery Unveiled:  The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian.

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Listen: Vanderbilt senior to read from her published novel

Sep. 26, 2012—  Kat Zhang, a senior in the College of Arts and Science, will read from her new novel, What’s Left of Me (HarperCollins), at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be in Buttrick Hall, Room 101. Zhang, who is majoring in English, completed What’s Left...

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