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Donato appointed 2016-17 Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar

Jan. 26, 2016—While in residence, Katharine Donato will analyze how race and gender affect how immigrants find their place in the United States.

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Resolving the food-energy-water trilemma

Jan. 25, 2016—A computer model has been developed that provides new insights into the food-energy-water nexus and can help resource managers around the world do a better job of weighing food and energy tradeoffs when water is scarce.

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History journal launched by Vanderbilt undergraduates

Jan. 21, 2016—The "Vanderbilt Historical Review" is online and ready for readers, with a semiannual publication schedule planned from now on.

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Imagination Grants nurture Divinity students’ social justice passion

Jan. 15, 2016—Vanderbilt Divinity students can enhance their global education while learning leadership skills through creative, self-directed projects funded by Imaginations Grants.

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Landers added to UNESCO slave route committee

Jan. 13, 2016—History professor Jane Landers has been appointed to an international scientific committee working to identify important historic sites related to the slave trade.

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Professor offers unsettling look at humanity with study of people and their dogs

Jan. 7, 2016—Stories of relationships between dogs and people and actions surrounding those relationships are relayed by Colin Dayan in a new book calling for greater empathy and engagement across class and racial lines.

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Grant to Vanderbilt historian will help fund book on diabetes

Dec. 17, 2015—Vanderbilt historian Arleen Tuchman is getting some assistance with her work on a book about the cultural history of diabetes.

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New research puts spotlight on neglected American composers of the 19th century

Dec. 9, 2015—Vanderbilt music professor Doug Shadle wants American composers of the 19th century to finally get a fair hearing, more than a hundred years after they lived and worked.

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All together now: What makes Nashville’s music community so strong

Dec. 8, 2015—Successful arts communities are anchored by three types of "artist-activists," visionaries who create opportunities for artists to develop their craft.

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Blair School of Music’s library is new home for John Hartford music collection

Dec. 8, 2015—The family of the songwriter who wrote "Gentle on My Mind" has donated 2,500 books on musicians and Southern music to the library at Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt historian offers unsettling look at bioengineered near future

Dec. 1, 2015—Historian Michael Bess said that he found a whole new world of imminent advances in biotechnology that promise to transform society while he was researching 'Our Grandchildren Redesigned.'

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Vanderbilt offers new environmental sociology major

Nov. 23, 2015—The environmental sociology major is the first environmental and sustainability studies major outside of the sciences at Vanderbilt and one of the first such majors in the country.

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