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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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Listen: Marionette show at Vanderbilt brings ancient Maya tales to life

Sep. 20, 2013—The adventures of ancient Maya mythical heroes will be dramatized in a free marionette show that premieres Sept. 26 at Vanderbilt University's Central Library.

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CLAS partners with Hillsboro High to share expertise, develop unique curriculum

Sep. 19, 2013—The relationship between Vanderbilt's Center for Latin American Studies and Nashville's Hillsboro High School has evolved from providing professional development workshops to an active exchange of expertise and curriculum.

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Yeu-Matchuc observes World Environment Day with Vanderbilt performance

Jun. 6, 2013—Indigenous Yoreme dancers from Sinaloa, Mexico, constructed a ceremonial hut on Library Lawn and performed songs and dances in a sacred ceremony to mark World Environment Day June 5.

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Yeu-Matchuc brings native dance celebration to Vanderbilt

May. 24, 2013—Yeu-Matchuc will perform ancient songs and dances from the indigenous Yoreme community of Sinaloa, Mexico, June 5 at noon on Vanderbilt University’s Library Lawn.

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Consumer taste for high altitude beans shifts opportunity to small farmers

Apr. 29, 2013—Economic prospects improved for small mountain farmers in Guatemala when consumers developed a taste for coffee brewed with beans grown at high altitude, according to a new study from the Vanderbilt Institute for Coffee Studies.

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Vanderbilt Guatemalan field station new interdisciplinary hub

Apr. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt University’s expanded commitment to research and sustainable development in Guatemala is reflected in this spring’s opening of a Guatemala City field station that is home to 13 projects.

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The accordion: the Rodney Dangerfield of instruments

Apr. 5, 2013—Helena Simonett, associate director of the Center for Latin American Studies and adjunct assistant professor at the Blair School of Music, both at Vanderbilt University, believes that the saga of the “the little man’s piano” can tell us something aboutAmerica, especially in terms of class.

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Upcoming Frist events to feature Vanderbilt anthropologists

Feb. 26, 2013—Several events planned in conjunction with an upcoming exhibition at The Frist Center for the Visual Arts will feature lectures by Vanderbilt anthropologists and be co-sponsored by Vanderbilt's Center for Latin American Studies.

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Celebrate Brazil Week with music, movies and futebol

Aug. 31, 2012—Multiple opportunities to experience Brazilian art and culture and learn about outstanding research collaborations between faculty at the University of São Paulo and Vanderbilt are all part of this year’s expanded Brazil Week celebration, Sept. 3 through 7 on campus.

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Two Vanderbilt humanities professors named Guggenheim fellows

Apr. 24, 2012—Two humanities professors in Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science have been named 2012 Fellows by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

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Former visiting artist’s grape hyacinth project now in bloom

Mar. 27, 2012—Acclaimed Cuban artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, in collaboration with the Vanderbilt senior art majors and other volunteers, participated in a campus art project last October, when they planted 4,400 grape hyacinth bulbs, mapping out Campos-Pons’ hometown. The flowers are now in bloom at the northeast corner of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human...

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