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Writer Lorrie Moore to speak at Vanderbilt Jan. 19

Dec. 21, 2011—The Chancellor's Lecture Series will host Lorrie Moore Jan. 19 at the Central Library Community Room. Moore, the author of Like Life, Birds of America and A Gate at the Stairs, will discuss "Creative Writing and the Customer Survey."

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Francis Fukuyama: “The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution”

Nov. 15, 2011—Watch video of Stanford professor Francis Fukuyama, the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and resident in FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, speaking about his latest book, The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution, Nov. 15 as part of the 2011-12 Chancellor’s...

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Author Francis Fukuyama available to media after Nov. 15 talk at Vanderbilt

Nov. 14, 2011—Francis Fukuyama, Stanford professor and author of The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution, will be available to media immediately following his hour-long talk on Tuesday, Nov. 15, that begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Law School’s Flynn Auditorium.

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Nov. 15 Chancellor’s Lecture to feature Francis Fukuyama

Nov. 1, 2011—The Nov. 15 Chancellor's Lecture will feature Stanford University professor Francis Fukuyama, who will discuss his latest book, "The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution."

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Jim Lovensheimer: “Why Musicals Matter”

Sep. 12, 2011—Watch video of the Sept. 6 Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Associate Professor of Musicology at the Blair School of Music Jim Lovensheimer presented “Why Musicals Matter” Sept. 6 at Vanderbilt University as part of the 2011-12 Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Lovensheimer illustrated how we can learn a lot about ourselves as a society by paying attention to the...

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Musicologist Jim Lovensheimer will discuss the scholarly attributes of musicals at Vanderbilt University Sept. 6

Aug. 18, 2011—The first lecture of the 2011-12 Chancellor’s Lecture Series will recognize the research of Associate Professor of Musicology Jim Lovensheimer, who will present “Why Musicals Matter” on Sept. 6. The lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Turner Hall at the Blair School of Music.

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Michael Burry: “Inside the Doomsday Machine with the Outsider who Predicted and Profited from America’s Financial Armageddon”

Apr. 13, 2011—Read a transcript of this talk » Watch video of Michael Burry speaking April 5 on “Missteps to Mayhem: Inside the Doomsday Machine with the Outsider who Predicted and Profited from America’s Financial Armageddon,” as part of the 2010-2011 Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Burry, a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine alumnus profiled in author Michael Lewis’ bestselling...

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Transcript of Michael Burry’s talk, “Missteps to Mayhem: Inside the Doomsday Machine with the Outsider who Predicted and Profited from America’s Financial Armageddon”

Apr. 13, 2011—Michael Burry spoke April 5, 2011 on “Missteps to Mayhem: Inside the Doomsday Machine with the Outsider who Predicted and Profited from America’s Financial Armageddon,” as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series Burry, a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine alumnus profiled in author Michael Lewis’ bestselling book “The Big Short,” is best-known as the first financial...

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First analyst to predict the financial collapse to speak at Vanderbilt University April 5

Mar. 24, 2011—Alumnus Michael Burry, the first analyst to predict the 2008 financial collapse, will be at Vanderbilt April 5 as part of this year's Chancellor's Lecture Series.

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“Prevention of Global HIV/AIDS: Old Challenges and New Paradigms”

Mar. 23, 2011—Watch video of the March 22 Chancellor’s Lecture Series talk. Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Director Sten Vermund presents “Prevention of Global HIV/AIDS: Old Challenges and New Paradigms” as part of the 2010-2011 Chancellor’s Lecture Series. HIV/AIDS continues to be a global medical emergency of unprecedented proportions with multiple challenges in prevention, care and treatment,...

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Vermund to address prevention of global HIV/AIDS March 22

Mar. 3, 2011—Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Director Sten Vermund will present “Prevention of Global HIV/AIDS: Old Challenges and New Paradigms” on March 22 at Vanderbilt University as part of the 2010-2011 Chancellor’s Lecture Series. HIV/AIDS continues to be a global medical emergency of unprecedented proportions with multiple challenges in prevention, care and treatment, research, infrastructure and...

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Video: “The Commodore’s Patriotism”

Sep. 30, 2010—Watch video of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian T.J. Stiles speaking on “The Commodore’s Patriotism: Cornelius Vanderbilt’s Path to the Founding of Vanderbilt University.” Cornelius Vanderbilt, arguably the richest man in America when he died in 1877, played a major role in the development of the modern United States, according to historian and biographer T.J. Stiles....

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