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Looking to the 19th century for perspective on race and government

May. 8, 2017—Issues of race and government are explored in law professor Dan Sharfstein's new book, "Thunder in the Mountains."

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University Courses program wraps up successful first year

May. 1, 2017—Students participating in the first University Courses gave the initiative high marks, noting that the cross-campus curriculum created unique opportunities for students to tackle important subjects.

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Spring 2017 University Courses to examine health policy, mass incarceration and mobile cloud computing

Oct. 21, 2016—Enrollment opens Oct. 31 for three University Courses being offered this spring to tackle significant societal and technological issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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Learn about Fort Negley’s role in the civil rights struggle

Oct. 19, 2016—The story of African Americans who escaped from slavery during the Civil War and built Fort Negley will be told during an event co-sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.

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First set of University Courses announced

Feb. 22, 2016—Five classes ranging from the history of black Nashville to the impact of mobile cloud computing will be the inaugural set of University Courses at Vanderbilt University—a new initiative arising from the recent Academic Strategic Plan.

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Vanderbilt co-hosts D.C. reception to honor NEH

Oct. 26, 2015—Vanderbilt University participated in a reception and exhibition on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Vanderbilt Law’s Social Justice Program named for renowned civil rights attorney George Barrett

Aug. 26, 2015—The newly named George Barrett Social Justice Program at Vanderbilt Law School pays tribute to the late civil rights attorney through a generous gift to endow the program by 1993 alumnus Darren Robbins.

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Vanderbilt faculty name their favorite reading this year

Dec. 15, 2014—MyVU asked a handful of Vanderbilt faculty members to name the book that left a lasting impression on them this year. Their diverse recommendations span fiction, nonfiction, history, thriller, biography, memoir and more.

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Chancellor: University strikes bold path for the future

Apr. 3, 2014—New construction and the start of a new substantial academic venture capital fund were among the topics brought up by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos during his address at Spring Faculty Assembly.

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Spring Faculty Assembly is April 3

Mar. 31, 2014—Vanderbilt’s annual Spring Faculty Assembly is scheduled for April 3 in Langford Auditorium. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will give his annual address and present some of the university’s highest honors to faculty.

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150th anniversary of Gettysburg Address to be marked at Vanderbilt

Oct. 25, 2013—Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss and First Amendment Center founder John Seigenthaler will lead a conversation about the Gettysburg Address to mark its 150th anniversary.

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Vanderbilt represented at Southern Festival of Books

Oct. 8, 2013—The 25th Annual Southern Festival of Books will be held Oct. 11-13 at downtown Nashville’s Legislative Plaza. The event will feature several Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students and alumni, including: Stephen Doster, editor for the Institute of Chemical Biology, whose current book is Rose Bush;  Joel Harrington, professor of history, whose current book is The Faithful Executioner: Life...

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