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Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning Institute announces spring classes

Feb. 26, 2019—Pirates in the Atlantic world, religion in prison, and a workshop on jazz great Cole Porter are among the classes offered this spring by the Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Vanderbilt Osher winter term: Innovation, ‘Julius Caesar’ and more

Dec. 21, 2018—Innovative thinking in the digital age, women in the civil rights movement and acting for opera are among the winter 2019 classes offered by Vanderbilt’s Osher Institute for Lifelong Learners.

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Mars, Kissinger, jazz among rich topics for Vanderbilt Osher fall term

Aug. 17, 2018—The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt will offer fall classes about life on Mars, the 2018 midterms, American gun culture, and an Oz Arts production on human connections to the environment.

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Enroll now in Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning spring classes

Feb. 23, 2018—Nashville's thriving sports scene, 21st-century American cities and the latest brain research are among the spring 2018 classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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Listen: Register now for Vanderbilt Osher winter 2016 classes

Dec. 14, 2015—Learn how to play the steel drums, watch a performance of "King Lear," and much more during the Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning winter classes, open to all adults 50 and older.

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Enroll now in Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning fall classes

Aug. 20, 2014—Interested individuals 50 and older are invited to sign up for the Vanderbilt Osher lifelong learning fall classes, which begin Oct. 5.

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University saves more than $200,000; Commons Center is Energy Bowl winner

Jan. 23, 2014—Energy conservation measures taken on the Vanderbilt campus during December’s Energy Bowl Challenge resulted in more than $200,000 in energy savings, according to Vanderbilt Plant Operations and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office.

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Latest LEED certification is Vanderbilt’s lucky 13th

Mar. 8, 2013—The top floor of The Commons Center recently achieved LEED Gold Certification, making it the 13th certified project on campus.

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Vanderbilt ranked sixth among ‘America’s Top Universities for Food Lovers’

Apr. 24, 2012—Internet magazine The Daily Meal re-ranked the U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 top 20 colleges and universities based on their food options. Vanderbilt, which is ranked 17th by US News this year, came in sixth, according to The Daily Meal, for best dining options among its peers.

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‘Black-Jew Dialogues’ at Commons Center April 11

Apr. 6, 2012—The two-actor play The Black-Jew Dialogues will be performed in the Vanderbilt Commons Center Multipurpose Room (237) on Wednesday, April 11. The play, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., highlights issues of racism and diversity and features improvisation, puppetry, multimedia and a game show. A discussion will follow the performance. “We hope to provide a...

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Listen: International Lens continues free film series this spring

Feb. 6, 2012—  Outstanding dramatic and documentary works are free and open to the public through the acclaimed International Lens film series, which has announced its spring line-up of films. Listen to InterVU with Marci Angevine, International Lens co-chair.        

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University Redux

Jan. 1, 2012—Students at Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute are proof that learning never stops Tucked away in a second-floor meeting space at The Commons Center, not far from the bustle of freshmen finishing up meals in the dining hall, checking mail or just passing through on the way to class, convenes a bright-eyed group of students eager to discuss...

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