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Kudos: Read about faculty and student awards and achievements

Nov. 7, 2013—Read about faculty and student awards and achievements.

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Renowned MLK scholar to deliver 2013 Harrod Lecture

Oct. 31, 2013—Lewis Baldwin, who will retire in December after 30 years of scholarship devoted to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., will deliver the 2013 Harrod Lecture and then be honored at "The Voice of Conscience" conference.

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Historian Landers featured in new PBS series ‘The African Americans’

Oct. 11, 2013—Vanderbilt historian Jane Landers appears in the first episode of a new PBS documentary series about the history of African Americans, hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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New Vanderbilt Latino and Latina studies program launched

Oct. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University will celebrate the fall launch of Latino and Latina Studies, a new multidisciplinary program, with several events during Hispanic Heritage Month, including an Oct. 15 talk by author Joy Castro.

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Rethinking prisons subject of conference

Apr. 25, 2013—Rethinking Prisons conference brings together more than 100 scholars, activists, and practitioners from across the US, as well as Canada and Brazil, to discuss issues raised by prisons and the death penalty.

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Vanderbilt sponsoring events in conjunction with Carrie Mae Weems exhibition at Frist

Sep. 18, 2012—Vanderbilt University will host programming on campus and sponsor an event at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in conjunction with the opening at the Frist of Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, the first major museum retrospective devoted to the artist. The work of Weems, a photographer widely acclaimed as one of today’s...

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Vanderbilt sponsoring events for opening of Carrie Mae Weems exhibition at Frist

Sep. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt University will host programming on campus and sponsor an event at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in conjunction with the opening at the Frist of Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, the first major museum retrospective devoted to the artist. The work of Weems, a photographer widely acclaimed as...

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Event celebrates Vanderbilt endowed chair holders

Aug. 30, 2012—Twelve Vanderbilt University faculty members were honored for extraordinary contributions to their respective fields during an Aug. 28 celebration of endowed chair holders at the Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt University professor writes memoir on bipolar son

Jul. 12, 2012—Charlotte Pierce-Baker, a professor of women's and gender studies and English, has written the memoir "This Fragile Life: A Mother's Story of a Bipolar Son."

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Listen: Vanderbilt environment shapes Randall’s novel

May. 15, 2012—Vanderbilt University Writer-in-Residence Alice Randall credits the school’s creative and interdisciplinary approaches to obesity-related diseases like diabetes with providing “fertile ground” for her new novel, Ada’s Rules (Bloomsbury USA).

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A Way With Words

May. 1, 2012—Senior Nate Marshall’s passion for poetry helped him find his voice – and his calling Nate Marshall is all about the words. He started writing poetry in grammar school, and in the eighth grade, when a poem he wrote got him detention, Marshall realized two things: His words could have an impact, and he’d have...

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Former visiting artist’s grape hyacinth project now in bloom

Mar. 27, 2012—Acclaimed Cuban artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, in collaboration with the Vanderbilt senior art majors and other volunteers, participated in a campus art project last October, when they planted 4,400 grape hyacinth bulbs, mapping out Campos-Pons’ hometown. The flowers are now in bloom at the northeast corner of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human...

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