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‘I See Me’ film seminar to engage black teen boys

May. 16, 2017—Gilman Whiting, whose areas of research include psycho-social educational resilience, race and fatherhood initiatives will co-lead a Belcourt Theatre film series for black teenage boys.

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National assessment overstates public access to safe drinking water in Bangladesh

May. 12, 2017—According to the latest national assessment, 85 percent of the people in Bangladesh have access to safe drinking water. However, a new study raises serious questions about the nation's water security.

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Curb Center measures public opinion on federal funding for arts

May. 1, 2017—A significant majority of U.S. adults oppose eliminating federal funding for arts and culture, according to survey questions fielded by the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy.

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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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Vanderbilt English professor awarded 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship

Apr. 18, 2017—Professor of English Mark Schoenfield, an expert on Romantic periodicals and culture, has been awarded a 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in English literature.

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Teukolsky awarded NEH funding for Victorian ‘new media’ research

Apr. 13, 2017—Rachel Teukolsky, an English professor whose research bridges Victorian literature and the visual arts, has received a Summer Stipends award from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Vanderbilt’s first-ever Africa Week set for April 2–7

Mar. 29, 2017—To raise awareness of university opportunities to engage with Africa, Vanderbilt will host its first-ever Africa Week April 2-7, sponsored by the Trans-Institutional Program Africa at a Crossroads.

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Museum dedicated to Vanderbilt archaeologist’s work to be built in Chile

Mar. 23, 2017—Tom Dillehay's discoveries at Monte Verde in southern Chile revolutionized the understanding of how and when the Americas were first peopled.

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What happens when Western psychiatry goes global?

Mar. 6, 2017—A March conference at Vanderbilt about "The Global Psyche" will feature two keynote speeches open to the public

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You are what you eat – and who you know

Mar. 6, 2017—New research shows being surrounded by high-status people may help you stay slim – but only if you're a woman.

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Preserving the history of Syriac Christianity in the Middle East

Feb. 8, 2017—An international collaboration that includes Divinity scholar David Michelson has published three new reference works to help preserve Syriac, an endangered Middle East language and culture.

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New center supports digital exploration in the humanities

Feb. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt's new Center for Digital Humanities in Buttrick Hall will be home to a cohort of faculty and students seeking digital approaches to humanistic scholarship.

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