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Stanley Harrold: “Abolitionism and the Coming of the Civil War”

Jan. 31, 2011—Stanley Harrold, a Civil War historian at South Carolina State University, spoke Jan. 27, 2011, on “Abolitionism and the Coming of the Civil War.” Harrold has done extensive research on the complex dynamics leading to the Civil War. His most recent book, “Border War,” was published November 2010 by the University of North Carolina Press....

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Schizophrenics better at some memory tasks

Jan. 28, 2011—Individuals with schizophrenia are better at some cognitive tasks than average people, new research from Vanderbilt University indicates. The findings open the door for potential new therapies for these individuals. “We found a pocket of spared or enhanced ability in patients with schizophrenia when almost everything else is impaired,” Vanderbilt psychologist Sohee Park, co-author of...

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Kids who think Dad works too much more likely to bully

Jan. 27, 2011—Do your children think you work too much and don’t spend enough time with them? If so, their perception could lead to bullying behavior, according to research by Vanderbilt University sociologist Andre Christie-Mizell. “Our behavior is driven by our perception of our world, so if children feel they are not getting enough time and attention...

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Documentary on rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Sam Phillips to be screened at Vanderbilt Feb. 9

Jan. 26, 2011—A documentary about seminal American musical figure Sam Phillips will be screened Feb. 9 at Vanderbilt University, with writer Peter Guralnick speaking after the presentation. The free showing of Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll, part of the International Lens series at Vanderbilt, is 7 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema on campus. The...

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Democracy remains strong in face of economic crisis

Jan. 24, 2011—Despite one of the worst worldwide economic crises in the past half-century, support for democracy among those in Latin America and the Caribbean has not been eroded, according to the results of the latest AmericasBarometer survey. The survey, conducted by the Latin American Public Opinion Project at Vanderbilt University, also found democratic attitudes and values...

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State of the Union: Vanderbilt experts available for analysis

Jan. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt experts are available to comment on the State of the Union address.

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Free performance of “Women of Will” at Vanderbilt Feb. 3

Jan. 20, 2011—Women of Will will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music, on the Vanderbilt campus. The performance is free and open to the public. This two-person show examines the evolution of the heroine in Shakespeare’s writing. Tina Packer, who plays all the female roles, is...

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Public lecture series at Vanderbilt features renowned Civil War scholars

Jan. 20, 2011—U.S. Civil War scholars from across the nation will speak at Vanderbilt University this spring on a variety of themes, including the war’s impact on Nashville, during a series of public lectures.

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Vanderbilt professor wins award for book about tours of Israel

Jan. 19, 2011—The Association for Jewish Studies has recognized a book by Vanderbilt professor Shaul Kelner as outstanding scholarship in the field of Jewish Studies. Kelner, assistant professor of sociology and Jewish studies, was presented the 2010 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award last month at the AJS conference in Boston for Tours That Bind: Diaspora, Pilgrimage and Israeli...

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Mason, Jarman among authors appearing at Vanderbilt this spring

Jan. 18, 2011—Novelists Bobbie Ann Mason and Tom Perrotta and poets Mark Jarman, Ciaran Carson and Frank Bidart are among the writers who will read from their work during the spring semester at Vanderbilt University.

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New director selected for Vanderbilt’s Center for Medicine, Health and Society

Jan. 12, 2011—Vanderbilt University’s innovative center that links the study of medicine to other disciplines will be headed by Dr. Jonathan M. Metzl, an expert in American culture, psychiatry and medical humanities. Metzl, currently director of the Program in Culture, Health and Medicine at the University of Michigan, begins work at Vanderbilt in the 2011 fall semester....

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Renowned Vanderbilt anthropologist holder of new Rebecca Webb Wilson chair

Jan. 10, 2011—Tom D. Dillehay, internationally recognized for ground-breaking and highly interdisciplinary scientific research, has been named the Rebecca Webb Wilson University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Religion and Culture at Vanderbilt University.

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