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Edward Fischer Archives

Celebration honors new holders of endowed chairs at Vanderbilt

Mar. 2, 2017—Ten Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored Tuesday during a celebration at the Student Life Center. Their academic achievements range from imaginative scholarship on economics and development to groundbreaking discoveries about the role of DNA in memory formation.

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Class of 2016: Eunice Jun uses design to communicate visually and virtually

Apr. 20, 2016—Like many little girls, Eunice Jun was a ballerina growing up. But by the time the Los Angeles native arrived at Vanderbilt four years ago, she had traded in her toe shoes to cultivate twin interests in graphic design and technology, pursuing double majors in cognitive studies at Peabody College and computer science at the School of Engineering.

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Vanderbilt malnutrition project opens mass-production facility in Guatemala

Oct. 5, 2015—Years of interdisciplinary research by Ted Fischer, professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Latin American Studies, and more than a dozen Vanderbilt students from across the university went into the development of Mani+.

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What is the good life?

Dec. 29, 2014—Looking at similarities between different cultures can tell us a lot about what "the good life" means for everyone, says anthropologist Ted Fischer.

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New undergraduate and faculty research collaborations inspire, inform

Apr. 29, 2014—The Littlejohn Family Undergraduate Research Program enables Arts and Science undergraduates to conduct original research alongside faculty fellows.

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Significant Mexican capital investment in Tennessee, VU study shows

Nov. 16, 2011—A recent study by Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies suggests that a key to bringing more jobs to Tennessee might lie in recruiting investment from emerging markets such as Mexico.

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Edward Fischer: Cash on the Table: Anthropology Meets Economics

May. 17, 2011—Watch video of Edward Fischer, professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Latin American Studies, speaking at the Commencement 2011 Faculty Seminars. Professor Fischer has an impressive list of scholarly articles and has written or edited seven books, including Cultural Logics and Global Economies: Maya Identity in Thought and Practice and Broccoli and Desire:...

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Video: “Immigration in a Time of Economic Crisis: Downturns and Returns in US/Mexico Relations”

Sep. 23, 2010—The Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies, ConexiónAméricas and the Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute presented this Sept. 7, 2010, roundtable discussion of the effects of recent economic downturn on Mexican immigration to the U.S. The panel brought together leading experts to analyze the interrelation of immigration, economic crisis, and increased border security—and what this...

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Immigration in a time of crisis focus of Vanderbilt roundtable discussion

Sep. 3, 2010—Mexican immigration to the United States and the effects of the economic crisis and increased border security on U.S.-Mexico relations will be the subject of a Sept. 7 roundtable discussion at the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies, Conexión Américas and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

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Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies receives $2 million federal grant

Sep. 2, 2010—Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American Studies will expand its collaborations in Tennessee and beyond through world-class research, teaching and community service – thanks to a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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