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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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How old is the universe? (part 5)

Apr. 21, 2011—Watch video of Vanderbilt Professor David A. Weintraub speaking April 20 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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Listen: History of blood transfusion speaks to stem cell debate

Apr. 18, 2011—Holly Tucker, an associate professor of French, has written a fascinating early history of blood transfusions that reads like an eerie murder mystery. Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution has implications for modern ethical dilemmas such as cloning and stem cell procedures.

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Two Vanderbilt University students selected as Goldwater Scholars for 2010-2011 academic year

Apr. 18, 2011—Two Vanderbilt University students have been selected as Goldwater Scholars. Each will receive a two-year scholarship worth $7,500 a year for educational expenses. Each year, Vanderbilt and other four-year universities are given the opportunity to nominate up to four outstanding sophomore and junior students in the math, science and engineering fields. Two-year schools may nominate...

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Illegal immigrants finding it harder to pay taxes, submit tax returns

Apr. 14, 2011—Illegal immigrants are finding it increasingly harder to find work, pay taxes and submit tax returns because of tighter immigration restrictions.

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Memorial service set for Russian professor David Lowe

Apr. 14, 2011—David Lowe, an expert in Russian literature who taught at Vanderbilt for three decades, died April 9. He was 63.

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How old is the universe? (part 4)

Apr. 14, 2011—Watch video of Vanderbilt Professor David A. Weintraub speaking April 13 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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“The Americas in the Age of Revolution, 1776-1836” (part 4)

Apr. 14, 2011—Watch video of Marshall Eakin, professor of history at Vanderbilt University, speaking April 13 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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