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Professor offers unsettling look at humanity with study of people and their dogs

Jan. 7, 2016—Stories of relationships between dogs and people and actions surrounding those relationships are relayed by Colin Dayan in a new book calling for greater empathy and engagement across class and racial lines.

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Tichi’s new play on Jack London to be unveiled at Neely Auditorium

Nov. 18, 2015—English professor Cecelia Tichi's passionate interest and research about Jack London has led to not only a book, but also a new play that actors will present in a Nov. 20 reading at Neely Auditorium.

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Emeritus English professor Leonard Nathanson has died

Nov. 6, 2015—Leonard Nathanson, an emeritus Vanderbilt English professor noted for his expertise on British poet John Milton, died Oct. 27.

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2015 Southern Festival of Books features Vanderbilt faculty

Oct. 7, 2015—The Vanderbilt community will be well-represented at the 2015 Southern Festival of Books, with several faculty and alumni discussing their work.

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New faculty: Jessie Hock mines relevance of early modern literature

Oct. 1, 2015—Jessie Hock knows how to make Shakespeare and Renaissance poetry relevant to Vanderbilt students.

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African Diaspora symposium hosts first local screening of ‘Dreams Are Colder than Death’

Sep. 17, 2015—A Sept. 24-26 symposium will include plenary speakers Nahum Chancler of UC-Irvine and Cheryl Wall of Rutgers University, as well as Vanderbilt faculty member Lucius Outlaw and others.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements

May. 15, 2015—Read the latest faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.

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Vanderbilt center named for ex-slave turned social justice pioneer

Mar. 9, 2015—The new Callie House Research Center for the Study of Black Cultures and Politics, named for a former slave who led a group for reparations, will be celebrated March 12 with the inaugural lecture by Mary Frances Berry.

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Orr awarded prestigious ACLS fellowship

Feb. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt Associate Professor of English Bridget Orr has been awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for her new book project, "England’s Enlightenment Theater."

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Vanderbilt poet gives voice to traumatic memories

Jan. 23, 2015—Beth Bachman's latest poetry collection focuses on the effect of traumatic memories on soldiers and others affected by war.

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Kudos: Read about faculty awards and achievements

Jan. 15, 2015—Read the latest roundup of Vanderbilt faculty awards and achievements.

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Two Vanderbilt researchers awarded NEH grants

Dec. 15, 2014—Vanderbilt's Marshall Eakin and Humberto Garcia are among the latest recipients of research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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