Daniel Sharfstein

  • Vanderbilt University

    150th anniversary of Gettysburg Address to be marked at Vanderbilt

    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. Read More

    Oct. 25, 2013

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    Vanderbilt represented at Southern Festival of Books

    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… Read More

    Oct. 8, 2013

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    Gore, Bernard receive research awards at Faculty Assembly

    "Vanderbilt's Nobel Prize," the Earl Sutherland Prize for achievement in research, was awarded to John Gore at the Fall Faculty Assembly, while Gordon Bernard received the Thomas Jefferson Award for distinguished service to Vanderbilt. Read More

    Aug. 22, 2013

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    Three Vanderbilt professors awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

    Three Vanderbilt University professors are among 175 scholars, artists and scientists named the 2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellows. Read More

    Apr. 15, 2013

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    Listen: Lifelong learners invited to sign up for Osher winter classes

    Online registration is now open for the 2013 winter term of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University. Read More

    Nov. 27, 2012

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    Sharfstein awarded 2012 Cromwell book prize

    Daniel J. Sharfstein has received the 2012 Cromwell Book Prize for The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White, published in 2011 by Penguin Press. Read More

    Nov. 15, 2012

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    Sharfstein wins James Willard Hurst Prize

    Daniel J. Sharfstein has been awarded the 2012 James Willard Hurst Prize for sociolegal history by the Law and Society Association. The prestigious prize, which is awarded annually, goes to the author of the best work in sociolegal history published during the previous calendar year. Sharfstein was recognized for … Read More

    Jun. 27, 2012

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    Leonard Folgarait, professor of history of art, delivered the keynote address on Mexican photography at the Art History Graduate Student Symposium held at Duke University. Nancy Godleski has been named assistant dean for collections at Central Library. Previously, Godleski was the Kaplanoff Librarian for American History and American Studies at… Read More

    Apr. 5, 2012

  • Kudos


    Anilkumar (Vanderbilt) Amrutur Anilkumar, professor of the practice of mechanical engineering, and Sankaran Mahadevan, the John R. Murray Sr. Professor of Engineering, have been elected associate fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Peter Cummings, the John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been appointed to… Read More

    Mar. 1, 2012

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    Sharfstein awarded AALS Scholarly Paper Prize

    Daniel Sharfstein (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) Daniel Sharfstein enjoys exploring the ways in which history and historical analysis can contribute to theoretical and doctrinal debates in property law. Sharfstein, an associate professor who teaches courses in property law and American legal history, wrote his most recent article, “Atrocity, Entitlement and… Read More

    Feb. 10, 2012

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    Sharfstein to read from ‘The Invisible Line’ Feb. 7

    Daniel Sharfstein (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) Daniel J. Sharfstein, associate professor of law, will read from and discuss his book The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey From Black to White, now out in paperback. The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday,… Read More

    Jan. 31, 2012

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    Faculty featured at Southern Festival of Books Oct. 14-16

    Several Vanderbilt faculty members will be featured at this year’s Southern Festival of Books, a celebration of authors, writing and reading. The annual three-day event takes place in downtown Nashville at Legislative Plaza and the Tennessee Capitol Building Oct. 14-16. The festival will feature dozens of authors, including novelists… Read More

    Oct. 11, 2011

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    Abdiweli Mohamed Ali (photo courtesy of Niagara University)     Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, a Vanderbilt master’s degree graduate in economics, has been named prime minister of Somalia. Michael Burcham, lecturer in management; John Howser, director of medical center… Read More

    Aug. 1, 2011

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    Sharfstein awarded Alphonse Fletcher Sr. Fellowship

    Daniel J. Sharfstein, associate professor of law, has been awarded an Alphonse Fletcher Sr. Fellowship by the Fletcher Foundation. Read More

    Jul. 7, 2011

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    VUCast: Black and gold… black and gold…

    A Vandy freshman creates a hip hop tribute to campus life. Watch this, plus more stories, in this week’s VUCast. [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Mar. 11, 2011

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    The Invisible Line: American families’ journeys from black to white

    African Americans have continually crossed the color line and assimilated into white communities since the 17th century, without science or surgery. A new book reveals how, and why. Read More

    Feb. 17, 2011