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Expert panel to discuss past and present-day suffrage movements Oct. 7

Sep. 30, 2019—An Oct. 7 panel discussion will explore the connections between the women’s suffrage movement and current voting rights activism. The panel is free and open to the public and will take place from 4:10 to 5:30 p.m. in the Great Room of E. Bronson Ingram College.

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New faculty John Sides: Interpreting politics’ impact on daily life

Sep. 29, 2019—How ordinary people think about political issues and make political decisions—especially at the ballot box—stands at the center of Professor of Political Science John Sides’ scholarship.

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New faculty Anthony Reed: The poetics and politics of black literature

Sep. 29, 2019—Associate Professor of English Anthony Reed’s deep interest in the intersections between black literary forms and politics was sparked during the 1980s, when, as a child, he discovered hip-hop and rap music.

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New faculty Emily Lordi: At the intersection of black expressive culture

Sep. 29, 2019—Black feminist scholars. Bessie Smith. James Baldwin. Beyoncé. All have been the subject of Associate Professor of English Emily Lordi’s academic and public scholarly work.

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New faculty Diana Heney: ‘Ethics Backwards and Forwards’

Sep. 29, 2019—Assistant Professor of Philosophy Diana B. Heney studies the history of philosophy and how people have grappled for thousands of years with questions like, “What is it to be human?” and “What is it to be a good human?”

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Vanderbilt psychology professor who created Rotation Diet has died

Sep. 26, 2019—Martin Katahn, a retired psychology professor and best-selling author who wrote "The Rotation Diet" and other books promoting healthy weight loss and lifestyle, has died after an extended illness.

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Faculty named to Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship for spring 2020

Sep. 26, 2019—Tony Capra, Lisa Fazio and Renã A.S. Robinson have been selected as Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellows for the spring 2020 semester.

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Find Your Impact: Jeffrey Bennett shows how much words matter in the treatment of diabetes

Sep. 24, 2019—Communication studies professor Jeffrey Bennett wants everyone to understand how the way we talk about health shapes the way we understand and treat disease.

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Actor and activist George Takei to deliver Chancellor’s Lecture Oct. 2

Sep. 19, 2019—George Takei, an actor and social justice advocate who had a founding role in the original "Star Trek" television series, will speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 2 as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will host the free event at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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Provost’s Women’s AdVancement and Equity Council town hall is Sept. 25

Sep. 13, 2019—A progress report on efforts to ensure that women engaged in research, teaching and learning at Vanderbilt are supported and succeeding will be the focus of a town hall on Sept. 25.

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NSF funds Vanderbilt graduate trainee program to develop workplace innovations for those with autism

Sep. 11, 2019—A $3 million NSF grant will establish a new graduate program to train students focused on innovations connecting workforce needs to the talents of neurodiverse individuals.

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‘A Short History of Anger’ explores legacy of genocide, displacement

Sep. 5, 2019—"A Short History of Anger," centering on the devastating and lasting impact of state-sponsored ethnic cleansing and forced migration, will be performed Sept. 14 at the Blair School of Music.

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