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Women’s Center and American Studies Program partner to amplify thought leadership among women and underrepresented groups

May. 24, 2019—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the American Studies Program recently partnered to host the OpEd Project, a social venture and leadership organization with a focus on increasing the number of women and underrepresented experts contributing to key commentary forums in their respective fields.

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Black masculinity in popular culture is topic of library forum

Feb. 24, 2016—The evolution of coolness and black masculinity will be discussed at a two-hour forum at the downtown Nashville Library Feb. 27.

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African Diaspora symposium hosts first local screening of ‘Dreams Are Colder than Death’

Sep. 17, 2015—A Sept. 24-26 symposium will include plenary speakers Nahum Chancler of UC-Irvine and Cheryl Wall of Rutgers University, as well as Vanderbilt faculty member Lucius Outlaw and others.

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Enroll now in Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning fall classes

Sep. 1, 2015—The Osher Lifelong Learning classes at Vanderbilt this fall draw from professors' research in areas that include earth science, Hebrew Bible, music history, urban planning and more.

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Tuttle Bell, Beasley honored by Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center

Apr. 9, 2015—Cara Tuttle Bell is this year's winner of the Mary Jane Werthan Award, while Vanessa Beasley has received the Mentoring Award.

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Beasley named dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Mar. 26, 2015—Vanessa Beasley, an expert in race, gender and diversity in U.S. political rhetoric, has been named the next dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt University, effective July 1.

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Family tradition helps expand environmental and sustainability studies

Jan. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt professor David Hess received the James Thornton Fant Chair in Sustainability Studies only this week, but the chair’s story dates to 1899.

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Goddu receives 2014 Chancellor’s Cup

Oct. 8, 2014—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented the 2014 Chancellor’s Cup to Associate Professor of English Teresa Goddu during a surprise ceremony Oct. 7 in Benson Hall with many of Goddu’s colleagues and students looking on.

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Vanderbilt professors reflect on legacy of Maya Angelou

May. 29, 2014—Alice Randall, Emily Townes and Tiffany Patterson reflect on the legacy of the late poet.

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Class of 2014: Katie Walden makes serious study of America’s pastime

May. 1, 2014—When Katie Walden came to Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, she believed a piano bench would always be in her future. But four years of learning and exploration have led her to a different kind of bench—a baseball bench.

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Event celebrates products of student learning

Apr. 22, 2014—The Center for Teaching's Celebration of Learning featured students and the products of their learning experiences in courses at Vanderbilt this year.

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Wyatt Award presented to Owen Jones; four others honored

Apr. 3, 2014—Owen Jones was named winner of the Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor Award at Spring Faculty Assembly. Also honored with awards were Teresa Goddu, Jay Clayton, Marc Hetherington and Leigh Gilchrist.

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