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How old is the universe? (part 2)

Mar. 31, 2011—Watch video of Vanderbilt Professor David A. Weintraub speaking March 30 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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David Blight: Gods and Devils Aplenty: Robert Penn Warren’s Civil War

Mar. 28, 2011—Watch video of the talk “Gods and Devils Aplenty: Robert Penn Warren’s Civil War,” by David Blight. Blight, professor of American history and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University, delivered the Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture March 24. Blight recently authored A Slave No...

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Writer Etgar Keret to speak at Vanderbilt

Mar. 25, 2011—Keret’s work, noted for its dark, tragicomic sensibility, has been translated into 22 languages.

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Sponsored Research awards for February 2011

Mar. 25, 2011—The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in February that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded: Theodore A. Bapty, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $899,438 by the Department of Defense for “BCTM-Battle Command Systems Prototype.”  Sandeep Neema and Jason M. Scott are co-principal...

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The Americas in the Age of Revolution, 1776-1836 (part 1)

Mar. 24, 2011—Watch video of Marshall Eakin, professor of history at Vanderbilt University, speaking March 23 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 Boston...

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How old is the universe? (part 1)

Mar. 24, 2011—Watch video of Vanderbilt Professor David A. Weintraub speaking March 23 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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Vanderbilt writer Alice Randall accepted for Yaddo residency

Mar. 24, 2011—The history of the Yaddo property stretches back to a tavern where many writers including Edgar Allan Poe dined in the 19th century.

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Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile premieres April 7 at Vanderbilt University

Mar. 24, 2011—The Steve Martin play Picasso at the Lapin Agile, premieres at Neely Auditorium at Vanderbilt University on April 7.

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Latin American theologian with ecofeminist perspective visits VU

Mar. 23, 2011—Latin American theologian Ivone Gebara will be part of a March 28 panel discussion on "Ecology, Gender and Liberation in Brazil."

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Vanderbilt Political Science to relocate to The Commons

Mar. 18, 2011—Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science will build out the third floor of The Commons Center to house the entire Department of Political Science under plans recently approved by the Board of Trust.

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Stephanie McCurry: “Antigone’s Claim: Gender and Treason in the American Civil War”

Mar. 18, 2011—Watch video of the March 17 talk, “Antigone’s Claim: Gender and Treason in the American Civil War,” by Stephanie McCurry. McCurry is a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania whose areas of expertise include the American South and the Civil War era, and the history of women and gender. U.S. Civil War scholars...

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Osher spring term has invigorating curriculum for older learners

Mar. 10, 2011—The spring term 2011 of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt offers a diverse offering of non-credit classes for older adults with shared interests.

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