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Emilie Townes Archives

Bartley Scholarship to support future Methodist seminarians

Nov. 11, 2015—A new Divinity School scholarship pays tribute to a father and son who became noted Methodist ministers in the Missouri Conference after earning master of divinity degrees at Vanderbilt.

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Relevant Religion class looks at connection between faith and social justice

Nov. 10, 2015—How to sustain movements for social change is the focus of a Nov. 14 Relevant Religion class open to the community at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Leading scholar on religion and ecology to deliver Harrod Lecture

Nov. 5, 2015—Willis Jenkins will explore the relationship between food and religion, especially in the cultural work being done with everyday food practices, when he delivers the Howard L. Harrod Lecture Nov. 12 at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Vandy Cooks: ‘The Joy of Sharing Meals’

Oct. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt Divinity School Dean Emilie M. Townes joins the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and Health Plus to present "Vandy Cooks: The Joy of Sharing Meals" on Friday, Nov. 13.

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Poet Nikky Finney to deliver 2015 Cole Lectures

Sep. 28, 2015—An acclaimed poet who came of age in the South during the turmoil and unrest of 1960s and '70s civil rights struggles will deliver the 2015 Cole Lectures at Benton Chapel Oct. 8 and 9.

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Divinity School dean Emilie Townes featured at community breakfast

Sep. 1, 2015—Learn about Dean Emilie Townes' vision for the Divinity School at a Sept. 18 community breakfast.

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2015 Vanderbilt Divinity and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae named

Aug. 18, 2015—Tennessee's first African American state health commissioner and an internationally renowned scholar on the Old Testament will be honored Oct. 30 by Vanderbilt Divinity School and the Graduate Department of Religion.

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Listen: Vanderbilt Divinity partnership addresses affordable housing need

Aug. 10, 2015—Vanderbilt Divinity School is a partner in a new Nashville affordable housing initiative in which students and young adults with intellectual disabilities form friendships and share activities together.

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Watkins memorialized with establishment of new chair

Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University will establish the Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Chair, to be awarded to a medical school faculty member who is a leader in diversity, in honor of the 1970 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) who died earlier this month. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos made the announcement April 30 at a...

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Zeppos announces chair in diversity in Dr. Levi Watkins’ name

Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University will establish the Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Chair, to be awarded to a medical school faculty member who is a leader in diversity, in honor of the 1970 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine who died earlier this month.

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Emilie Townes is recipient of higher education Pacesetter Award

Apr. 20, 2015—Divinity School Dean Emilie Townes has received the Pacesetter Award from the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education.

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Divinity Distinguished Alumnus Gardner Taylor dies

Apr. 13, 2015—Divinity distinguished alumnus was strong voice for civil rights Divinity distinguished alumnus was powerful Christian personality and preacher

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