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New analysis suggests lepers may not have been pariahs in Jesus’ time

Jan. 10, 2019—New insights into how disease and impurity were viewed in first-century Jewish society suggests scholars may need to reevaluate how they interpret Jesus' interaction with people affected by leprosy.

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‘Art, Democracy and Justice’ series with Campos-Pons to launch

Nov. 10, 2018—Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons has created a new lecture series that aims to connect Vanderbilt to a growing dialogue around the world about relationships between art, democracy and justice.

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New arts and humanities micro-grants target timely projects

Nov. 7, 2018—A new micro-grant fund designed to help faculty pursue time-sensitive projects that will amplify and advance Vanderbilt's arts and humanities has begun accepting applications.

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VU Theatre offers dark comedy with zombie-hunting video game

Nov. 1, 2018—VU Theatre will perform "Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom," a dark comedy centering on teens who become addicted to an online horror video game, Nov. 2-10.

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October issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

Oct. 25, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente discusses advancing the arts and humanities at Vanderbilt in this month's newsletter.

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Provost announces action plan to elevate Vanderbilt’s arts and humanities

Oct. 24, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has announced a dynamic and multifaceted plan to advance the arts and humanities both within and beyond Vanderbilt.

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Deep history of Nashville Public Square inspires sound artist

Oct. 19, 2018—The complex history of Nashville’s Public Square Park—including stories of Native and African Americans—has inspired a public performance by visiting sound artist Guillermo Galindo Oct. 25.

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Diverse voices speak out on the arts at Chancellor’s Town Hall

Oct. 4, 2018—Expanding trans-institutional collaborations and strengthening support for student research were among ideas voiced at a Chancellor’s Town Hall on the impact of the arts on campus and in society.

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‘The Language Archive’ leads off VU Theatre’s 2018-19 season

Oct. 3, 2018—VU Theatre will open its new season Friday with "The Language Archive," a thought-provoking comedy produced in collaboration with the Center for Second Language Studies.

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Chancellor’s Town Hall to focus on the arts, music and theatre

Sep. 27, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a town hall Oct. 3 to discuss the importance of the arts, music and theatre on campus and the potential for new collaborations among these disciplines.

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James Sandlin, former Sarratt director who championed arts on campus, dies

Sep. 20, 2018—James Sandlin, a former Sarratt Student Center director who worked tirelessly to expand cultural offerings on campus, died Sept. 18 after a brief illness.

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Panel discussing ‘I AM’ exhibit scheduled for Sept. 12

Sep. 9, 2018—Programming for "I AM: Middle Eastern Women Artists and the Quest to Build Peace" continues with a discussion about the influential role of Middle Eastern women in the global arts community.

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