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Judaeo-Arabic culture focus of cross-disciplinary conference

Aug. 9, 2016—Renowned experts across disciplines will speak on Judaeo-Arabic history and culture at an international conference at Vanderbilt University Aug. 15-18.

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Curb Public Scholar aims to reduce subtle bias in social interactions

Jul. 20, 2016—A Divinity School student has been awarded a Curb Public Scholarship to develop a game-based tool for reducing bias in group interactions.

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Antidepressants: A treatment for bad marriages?

Jul. 7, 2016—Psychiatrists usually treat marriage troubles by prescribing drugs meant for depression, a new study from Vanderbilt University shows.

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Patriotism among themes of Ziegler’s ‘Flag Exchange’ installation

Jul. 7, 2016—The Tang Teaching Museum is featuring Mel Ziegler's multiyear project "Flag Exchange," with 50 weathered American flags and the colorful stories behind them, through Jan. 1, 2017.

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‘Leaning in’ hurts poor women when childcare is scarce

Jun. 22, 2016—For women with low-wage jobs, a lack of childcare can be more harmful to their mental health than unemployment.

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English professor researches ‘tools’ of colorblind rhetoric

Jun. 16, 2016—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a postdoctoral fellowship to Assistant Professor of English Marzia Milazzo for her research on colorblindness as a global attempt to obscure the reality of racial inequality.

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Incarceration’s hidden wounds revealed

Jun. 6, 2016—There’s a stark and troubling way that incarceration may diminish the ability of a former inmate to empathize with a loved one behind bars, but existing sociological theories fail to capture it.

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In the Americas, one in four say violence is OK when chores aren’t done

May. 26, 2016—A new study from Vanderbilt's LAPOP researchers shows that a high percentage of men in the Americas approve of or 'understand' a man striking his wife if she neglects household chores

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Curb Public Scholars develop evidence-based public policies

May. 25, 2016—The "People's Guide to Nashville," an album of children's music with prosocial messaging, and the inaugural Accessibility Map-a-Thon at Vanderbilt are among projects created and implemented by the 2015-16 Curb Center Public Scholars.

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Anthropology celebrates year of big wins for graduate students

May. 25, 2016—Five Ph.D. students affiliated with the Department of Anthropology have landed significant grants this year, continuing a long trend of successes for the small department.

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Vanderbilt Libraries to host ‘Cultural Heritage at Scale’ symposium

May. 25, 2016—Scholars, students and other interested individuals are invited to a free Vanderbilt Libraries symposium on the challenges and opportunities for those who build national-scale digital cultural preservation projects.

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Brazil: Impeachment, Zika, and the Summer Olympics 2016

May. 20, 2016—Latin American historian Marshall Eakin will discuss the impact of recent political and economic turmoil in Brazil on the Summer Olympics when he speaks at 6:30 p.m. June 6 at the Williamson County Library.

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