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Class of 2016: Eunice Jun uses design to communicate visually and virtually

Apr. 20, 2016—Like many little girls, Eunice Jun was a ballerina growing up. But by the time the Los Angeles native arrived at Vanderbilt four years ago, she had traded in her toe shoes to cultivate twin interests in graphic design and technology, pursuing double majors in cognitive studies at Peabody College and computer science at the School of Engineering.

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Education Department official and Peabody alum speaks at Vanderbilt conference

Mar. 18, 2016—Mohamed Abdel-Kader, deputy assistant secretary in the International and Foreign Language Education Office at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education, spoke at Vanderbilt March 18.

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Vanderbilt to host conference on historic and present-day conflicts in Colombia

Mar. 16, 2016—To mark Colombia's historic peace accord with rebels, scholars from around the world will gather at Vanderbilt to consider the history of conflict in Colombia and its prospects for peace moving forward.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario to speak March 29

Mar. 14, 2016—The Center for Latin American Studies and the Peabody College Department of Teaching and Learning will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario to Nashville March 29-30. Nazario will speak about her book "Enrique’s Journey" as well as current issues regarding immigration.

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Vanderbilt to host distance-learning workshop for rarely taught languages

Mar. 9, 2016—Administrators and faculty from Latin American studies centers around the country will gather at Vanderbilt March 17-18 for a workshop on how to develop sustainable distance-learning course sharing promoting high-quality instruction in indigenous and other less commonly taught languages.

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VUCast Extra: Making a Difference in Latin America

Nov. 12, 2015—From a new product to combat childhood malnutrition in Guatemala to a low-cost capsule for stomach cancer screenings to preserving the history of slave societies, Vanderbilt is helping find solutions, making discoveries and changing lives.

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Journalist and author Sam Quinones visits Nashville Nov. 5-7 to discuss the U.S.-Mexico drug trade

Nov. 4, 2015—In a series of talks at the Frist, Vanderbilt and Parnassus Books, Quinones will discuss the heroin trade and the effects of drug-related violence.

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VUCast: How Ebola survivors are teaming with Vanderbilt to fight the deadly virus

Oct. 16, 2015—In the latest VUCast: Hear from Ebola survivors helping a Vanderbilt researcher fight the deadly virus; see the high-tech way an art exhibit is bringing VU students face to face with people across the world; and find out which country music star shot his latest video with Mr. Commodore! Watch now.

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U.S.-Cuban relations topic of Williamson County Library talk

Sep. 22, 2015—The history of U.S.-Cuban relations will be the focus of Frank Robinson's talk at the Williamson County Public Library Sept. 25.

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Listen: Vanderbilt Portal to Mexico City bridges cultures with video technology

Sep. 11, 2015—A custom-designed gold shipping container at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons will become the "Vanderbilt Portal to Mexico City" Sept. 18 through Oct. 12 for the Nashville community to engage across cultures with one-on-one conversations.

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Photography students explore Nashville’s modernist architecture through yearlong project

May. 1, 2015—"City in Progress," a photography exhibition resulting from a yearlong Vanderbilt student project exploring modernist architecture and its legacy in Nashville, is on display April 21-May 22 at the Nashville Civic Design Center.

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Helguera, rare book collector and longtime Vanderbilt history professor, has died

Apr. 21, 2015—Vanderbilt mourns the death of J. León Helguera, who taught history for 28 years and donated a treasure trove of books and other writings from Colombia to the university's library.

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