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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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Indigenous use of digital media focus of VU-MTSU conference March 26-28

Mar. 23, 2015—The InDigital Latin American Conference: Indigenous Engagement with Digital and Electronic Media will cover indigenous filmmaking as well as indigenous engagement with radio, television, DVDs, photography, social media and more.

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‘Third Wave’ coffee movement focus of Vanderbilt discussion

Feb. 2, 2015—The Vanderbilt Institute for Coffee Research will bring together a panel of experts to discuss the Third Wave coffee revolution and its impact on fair trade and other issues for workers.

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What is the good life?

Dec. 29, 2014—Looking at similarities between different cultures can tell us a lot about what "the good life" means for everyone, says anthropologist Ted Fischer.

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Vanderbilt student and staff member part of Obama Nashville visit

Dec. 11, 2014—A Vanderbilt doctoral student in Brazilian history and a staff member with the Center for Latin American Studies had a memorable day as drivers for President Obama's Dec. 9 visit to Nashville.

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VU Center for Latin American Studies and Nashville Opera announce collaboration

Nov. 14, 2014—A new collaboration between the Center for Latin American Studies and Nashville Opera will expand programming around the first opera in Spanish to be presented in Nashville.

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