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Mark Schoenfield: “Love, Death, and Form in the Modern Sonnet”

May. 17, 2011—Watch video from the May 4 Thinking Out of the Lunchbox event. Mark Schoenfield, professor of English, spoke on “Love, Death, and Form in the Modern Sonnet.” Since the Renaissance, the sonnet has been an especially beloved form for the writers and readers of English poetry, and if these 14 lines monuments to a moment...

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Vanderbilt University honors top students during Commencement

May. 13, 2011—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented the Founder’s Medals to the top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools during Commencement on Friday, May 13.

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Vanderbilt University honors 16 faculty members as emeriti

May. 13, 2011—Sixteen retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s May 13 Commencement ceremony when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. Robert W. Blanning, professor of management, emeritus Blanning’s global experience combines the worlds of academia and business. He came to the Owen Graduate School...

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Expert on 75th anniversary of Gone With the Wind

May. 10, 2011—Michael Kreyling, a scholar of Southern literature at Vanderbilt, is available to discuss the pros and cons of the much-debated American classic by Margaret Mitchell.

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Three Stories

May. 5, 2011—Graduates Shannon Hoffman, Nehal Mehta and Karen White come from different backgrounds and have different interests, but each will use their significant talents and valuable lessons learned at Vanderbilt to affect change in the world.

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Domestic partisan politics remain key to presidential election

May. 3, 2011—Domestic issues are likely to trump foreign policy successes in determining Barack Obama’s chances for re-election, says historian Thomas Alan Schwartz.

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Board of Trust renames Commons for Martha R. Ingram

Apr. 29, 2011—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust has named the university’s living-learning community for first-year students for Martha R. Ingram.

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Students’ perspectives on books showcased at Vanderbilt Library

Apr. 29, 2011—The role of language and books in current culture and the impact of reading material on personal experiences are among the themes for the installations, titled “heard mentality.”

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“The Americas in the Age of Revolution, 1776-1836″ (part 6)

Apr. 28, 2011—Watch video of Marshall Eakin, professor of history at Vanderbilt University, speaking April 27 on “The Americas in the Age of Revolution, 1776-1836,” as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The revolution that created the United States was only one of many American revolutions. From 1776 to 1836, wars for independence erupted throughout the Americas—from...

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How old is the universe? (part 6)

Apr. 28, 2011—Watch video of Vanderbilt Professor David A. Weintraub speaking April 27 on “How Old is the Universe?” as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. David A. Weintraub is professor of astronomy, director of the Communication of Science & Technology program, and director of Undergraduate Studies for Department of Physics & Astronomy at Vanderbilt University....

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Stephen Ash: “William G. Brownlow, Saint or Sinner? A Fresh Look at one of Tennessee’s Most Controversial Civil War Figures”

Apr. 25, 2011—Watch video of Stephen Ash discussing “William G. Brownlow, Saint or Sinner? A Fresh Look at one of Tennessee’s Most Controversial Civil War Figures” April 21. Ash, professor of history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is author of The Black Experience in the Civil War South and Firebrand of Liberty: The Story of Two Black Regiments That Changed...

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“The Americas in the Age of Revolution, 1776-1836” (part 5)

Apr. 21, 2011—Watch video of Marshall Eakin, professor of history at Vanderbilt University, speaking April 20 on “The Americas in the Age of Revolution, 1776-1836,” as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The revolution that created the United States was only one of many American revolutions. From 1776 to 1836, wars for independence erupted throughout the Americas—from...

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