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Listen: From barbecue to Burt, Southern lit conference covers the gamut

Mar. 23, 2012—Approximately 150 professors and graduate students from across the nation with expertise in Southern writing and related topics will gather in Nashville March 29-31 for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s biannual conference. This year’s theme is anniversaries, according to Michael Kreyling, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English and president of the professional support...

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Vanderbilt Theatre presents David Ives’ adaptation of ‘The Liar’

Mar. 22, 2012—The Vanderbilt University Department of Theatre will present David Ives’ adaptation of The Liar beginning at 8 p.m. April 6 at Neely Auditorium.

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From barbecue to Burt, Southern lit conference covers the gamut

Mar. 21, 2012—More than 150 professors and graduate students from across the nation with expertise in Southern writing and related topics will gather in Nashville March 29-31 for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s biannual conference.

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Jeffrey Tlumak: “Do We Have Free Will? Why Does It Matter?”

Mar. 19, 2012—Watch video of the most recent presentation in the Berry Lectures in Public Philosophy that took place on March 15 with Jeffrey Tlumak, associate professor of philosophy. He discussed “Do We Have Free Will? Why Does It Matter?” “The Berry Lectures in Public Philosophy provide a wonderful opportunity to reach a broader audience beyond our students and...

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Barrier to faster graphene devices identified and suppressed

Mar. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt physicists report that they have nailed down the source of the interference inhibiting the rapid flow of electrons through graphene-based devices and found a way to suppress it.

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Americas Quarterly: The effect of skin color in the Americas

Mar. 6, 2012—Because racial identification is much more fluid in Latin America and the Caribbean than it is in the United States, researchers with Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project used actual skin color rather than racial identity to examine the effect of ethnicity on equality issues like class and educational attainment.

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Zombie images focus of March (Lunch) Box lecture March 7

Mar. 1, 2012—James McFarland, assistant professor of German and film, will speak on the historical beginnings of the zombie image and the reasons why it remains pervasive today in literature, film and other areas of current culture. His talk is titled “Profane Apocalypse: The Zombie Image as a Historical Symptom.”

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Teach Twice Takes Off

Mar. 1, 2012—Teach Twice shares stories from other cultures to create opportunities for change What do those in developing countries – where poverty is widespread and material possessions few – inherently have that is of value to the rest of the world? How can it be used to improve access to education, and ultimately, lead to a...

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Vanderbilt physicist wins Sloan research fellowship

Feb. 28, 2012—Physicist Kirill Bolotin is one of 126 researchers who received Sloan Foundation research fellowships this year.

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TIPSHEET: Experts on affirmative action Supreme Court case

Feb. 22, 2012—The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case this fall that could put new limits on the ability of colleges and universities to use race as a factor in admissions decisions. Legal and African American Studies experts from Vanderbilt are available to speak with media about these issues.

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Symposium explores ties between sustainability and creative writing

Feb. 22, 2012—The Vanderbilt Creative Writing Spring Symposium will take place Thursday, Feb. 23 at Vanderbilt University's Buttrick Hall. Poets Alison Hawthorne Deming and John Lane will lead the discussion on sustainability as applied to creative writing.

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Big Girls Don’t Cry: Vanderbilt lecture looks at 2008 campaigns

Feb. 16, 2012—Rebecca Traister, a Salon.com senior writer who covered the 2008 presidential race from a feminist and personal perspective, will speak at Vanderbilt University’s Stevenson Center at 7 p.m. Feb. 22.

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