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Summer Institute to engage community on racial justice

May. 30, 2018—Five free public events are part of the Summer Institute presented by Vanderbilt's Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative June 4-8.

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Emilie M. Townes reappointed as dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School

May. 7, 2018—Emilie M. Townes, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, has been reappointed as dean of the Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

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Vanderbilt Divinity professor and committed community activist dies

Mar. 7, 2018—Eugene TeSelle, a retired Divinity School professor who was a strong advocate on community issues ranging from urban neighborhood preservation to integrated schools, died March 1.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School launches new, more flexible curriculum

Feb. 6, 2018—Beginning fall 2018, the Divinity School launches a new curriculum featuring cross-disciplinary areas of concentration for its master of divinity and master of theological studies degrees.

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Cross-disciplinary paths to racial justice focus of Vanderbilt conference

Nov. 6, 2017—Experts from disciplines including divinity, education, law, medicine and nursing will come together at Vanderbilt Nov. 10 to collaborate strategically on achieving racial justice.

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VU Divinity School named a Seminary that Changes the World

Nov. 1, 2017—Vanderbilt Divinity School is among a select group of seminaries and divinity schools named a Seminary that Changes the World for 2017-18 by The Center for Faith and Service.

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Divinity School renovation to reflect its values, culture

Oct. 10, 2017—A significant portion of the front of the Vanderbilt Divinity School has been removed—one of many signs of progress on the building's $11.5 renovation and addition—scheduled to open August 2018.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School racial justice initiative to launch

Sep. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt Divinity School invites the community to help launch its new Luce Foundation-funded Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ruby.

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2017 Vanderbilt Divinity and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae named

Sep. 12, 2017—A senior rabbi who has worked tirelessly to promote racial and religious respect and a national leader in environmental efforts are the 2017 Divinity School and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae.

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Sept. 19 community breakfast facilitates discussion of new racial justice initiative

Sep. 12, 2017—Dean Emilie Townes will speak at Vanderbilt Divinity School’s community breakfast Sept. 19.

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Endowed chair holder celebration honors 11 professors

Sep. 8, 2017—Eleven Vanderbilt faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized for their exemplary achievements during a celebration Sept. 6 at the Student Life Center.

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Divinity School MOOC course addresses ethical challenge of mass incarceration

Aug. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt’s latest massive open online course (MOOC), presented by the Divinity School, addresses a central ethical challenge in American society today: mass incarceration.

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