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Levine to sign ‘The Marvelous Mustard Seed’ at Parnassus Books May 19

May. 16, 2018—Amy-Jill Levine will discuss and sign copies of her latest book, The Marvelous Mustard Seed, at Parnassus Books from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Based on the mustard seed parable in the Bible, this inspiring children's book shows young readers that one tiny seed—just like one small child—carries a world of potential. 

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Vanderbilt honors 2018 Founder’s Medalists

May. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt University recognized the top-graduating student from each of its undergraduate and professional schools on Friday, May 11, during annual Commencement ceremonies.

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‘Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds’ April 21

Apr. 18, 2018—Join the Divinity School for a workshop on Saturday, April 21, on the principles of "Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds," led by Adrienne Maree Brown. She will share tools and strategies to use in relationships, communities, organizations and ourselves as we build the world we want to live in.

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Alum’s research on Byzantine architecture paired with Divinity student project

Apr. 11, 2018—Jelena Bogdanović, a leading historian of medieval art and architecture at Iowa State University, will discuss "The Canopy and the Byzantine Church" April 14 at the Divinity School.

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Renowned homiletics professor and racial justice advocate dies

Jun. 27, 2017—Dale Andrews, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Distinguished Professor of Homiletics, Social Justice and Practical Theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School, died June 23 after a battle with cancer.

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Founder’s Medalists honored at Vanderbilt Commencement

May. 12, 2017—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos awarded the top scholars from each of the university’s undergraduate and professional schools with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 12.

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Future leaders learn how to ‘play’ in Vanderbilt class

Mar. 7, 2017—Playful practices that include the art of juggling are central to Play, Subversion and Change, a class geared toward Divinity School students preparing to lead communities of faith and learning.

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‘Faith Leaders Respond: Crises in Immigrant and Refugee Communities’ Feb. 24

Feb. 15, 2017—"Faith Leaders Respond: Crises in Immigrant and Refugee Communities" is scheduled from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the Vanderbilt Divinity School Reading Room.

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Preserving the history of Syriac Christianity in the Middle East

Feb. 8, 2017—An international collaboration that includes Divinity scholar David Michelson has published three new reference works to help preserve Syriac, an endangered Middle East language and culture.

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‘Invictus’ art exhibition inspired by Vanderbilt student’s African American studies

Jan. 25, 2017—An art exhibition inspired by a Vanderbilt undergraduate student's course work in African American history will be hosted by Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture at the Divinity School.

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Vanderbilt awarded $1 million grant on public theology and racial justice

Dec. 12, 2016—A $1 million grant from The Henry Luce Foundation will establish the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative at Vanderbilt Divinity School, to be directed by Dean Emilie M. Townes.

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African American religious historian to give Harrod Lecture

Oct. 26, 2016—Dennis Dickerson will focus on the impact of African American women who encountered Mohandas Gandhi during the struggle for civil rights when he delivers the Howard L. Harrod Lecture Nov. 10.

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