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Smallwood joins Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative

Jul. 11, 2017—Teresa Smallwood, a public theologian and attorney with a strong commitment to scholarship and activism, is the new associate director of the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School announces renovation and expansion

May. 4, 2017—A significant renovation and 13,641-square-foot addition to Vanderbilt Divinity School will begin May 5 with an official groundbreaking.

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Celebration honors 11 endowed chair holders

May. 2, 2017—The extraordinary academic achievements of 11 faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized during a celebration April 27 at the Student Life Center.

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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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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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Love and Malloy honored as Divinity and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae

Nov. 17, 2016—The Rev. Harold Love Jr. and the Rev. Edward "Monk" Malloy were praised for their commitment to social justice as they were awarded the 2016 Divinity School and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae awards.

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Hispanic role models integral to success of VU’s HTI scholars

Nov. 8, 2016—The opportunity to learn from Latino/a role models in the academy is among the benefits of being a Hispanic Theological Initiative fellow, according to two Vanderbilt Graduate Department of Religion students.

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Interfaith activist Ingrid Mattson to deliver 2016 Cole Lectures

Oct. 3, 2016—Ingrid Mattson, a prominent Islamic studies scholar and Muslim religious leader, is the 2016 Cole Lecturer at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Celebration honors nine endowed chair recipients

Sep. 28, 2016—Nine faculty members who hold endowed chairs were honored and donors were thanked during a festive celebration Sept. 26 at the Student Life Center.

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Divinity School makes list of ‘Seminaries that Change the World’

Sep. 16, 2016—Vanderbilt Divinity School is included on a short list of "Seminaries that Change the World" for its programs and opportunities for students to engage in social justice and service work.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School dean to reflect on troubling times

Sep. 14, 2016—The public is invited to hear Dean Emilie Townes speak at a Vanderbilt Divinity School community breakfast Sept. 20 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

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Curb Public Scholar aims to reduce subtle bias in social interactions

Jul. 20, 2016—A Divinity School student has been awarded a Curb Public Scholarship to develop a game-based tool for reducing bias in group interactions.

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