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Beth Conklin

Janusek, Andean anthropologist noted for innovative teaching and discovery, dies

Oct. 30, 2019—John W. Janusek, an Andean anthropologist whose interests ranged from the development of complex societies in South America to the history of beer and brewing, died Oct. 22.

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The Embedded Psyche: The Anthropocene, Postgenomics and the Microbiome – Margaret Lock

Mar. 17, 2017—The Embedded Psyche: The Anthropocene, Postgenomics and the Microbiome– Margaret Lock, the Marjorie Bronfman Professor Emerita in Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University, delivered het keynote lecture on Friday, March 17 for the conference organized by Medicine Health and Society, entitled “The Global Psyche: Experiments in Ethics, Politics and Technoscience.” The Title of her...

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Anthropology celebrates year of big wins for graduate students

May. 25, 2016—Five Ph.D. students affiliated with the Department of Anthropology have landed significant grants this year, continuing a long trend of successes for the small department.

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Eos Project funds environmental awareness planning and programming projects on campus

Feb. 12, 2016—Eos-funded projects include curriculum development, reading series, speakers, seminars and more.

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Paris Climate Agreement subject of public lecture, roundtable at Vanderbilt Wednesday, Jan. 13

Jan. 8, 2016—The Paris Climate Agreement is the subject of a lecture by a Columbia University law professor and a roundtable discussion to be introduced by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. Both events will be held at Vanderbilt Law School Jan. 13.

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Tensions between religion and secular society explored in new class

Mar. 13, 2015—A professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish studies has created a cross-disciplinary course on secularism with the help of 29 faculty across eight schools.

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Department of Art initiative promotes artistic exchange with Brazil

Oct. 11, 2013—Conversations/Conversas, a collaborative project platform initiated by Vanderbilt’s Department of Art and the School of Visual Art and Communications at the University of São Paulo, is creating artistic connections with Brazil.

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Nashville’s local food movement topic of (Lunch) Box talk

Nov. 29, 2012—Local food initiatives that view urban farming as a path toward a healthier community will be the focus of “Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a philosophical flavor with David Wood” on Dec. 5. The event, which is open to the public, takes place at the Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St. Each...

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Voice your opinion about College Halls at Vanderbilt

Nov. 22, 2011—Vanderbilt is set to begin construction of the next phase of its residential college system – College Halls at Vanderbilt – and a special provost’s task force is seeking feedback from the Vanderbilt community. The College Halls Task Force recently completed a series of meetings with members of the Vanderbilt community and drafted a set...

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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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Video: “Is Global Warming on the Back Burner? Prospects for Change”

Dec. 9, 2010—Watch video of Mike Vandenbergh, professor of law and director, Climate Change Research Network; Michael Bess, Chancellor’s Professor of History; and Beth Conklin, associate professor of anthropology, speaking at the Dec. 8, 2010, Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box. The financial crisis and difficult economic times have shifted the cultural spotlight away from global warming and climate change. Can...

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