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Emilie Townes Archives

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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‘Gender and Violence’ panel discussion April 1

Mar. 27, 2015—Divinity School Dean Emilie Townes will lead a discussion with area faith leaders.

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Divinity dean addresses Rotary Club on managing change

Jan. 27, 2015—Students at Vanderbilt Divinity School “don’t get to shut the world out” and neither does the city of Nashville, Emilie Townes told the Rotary Club of Nashville on Monday.

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Renowned theology professor Edward Farley has died

Dec. 31, 2014—Edward Farley, a retired Divinity professor, prolific writer on theological education, and musician, will be remembered during a Jan. 3 memorial service at Second Presbyterian Church.

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Look what we were able to do together: The Turner Scholars program

Nov. 4, 2014—More than 40 Vanderbilt Divinity students have participated in a model program to develop congregational leaders for the United Methodist Church, thanks to generous support from Cal Turner Jr.

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New faculty: Sheppard examines womanist perspectives in psychoanalysis and religion

Oct. 10, 2014—Phillis Sheppard traces her early interest in the role of religion and culture in self-understanding to growing up in a family with some powerful church women.

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Panel discussion highlights life and legacy of Bishop Joseph Johnson

Oct. 2, 2014—An esteemed group of panelists will reflect on Bishop Joseph A. Johnson Jr. as a scholar, a bishop and a civil rights activist in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth and the 60th anniversary of his graduation as Vanderbilt’s first African American student.

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Open forum with Dean Emilie Townes at Divinity Community Breakfast

Sep. 17, 2014—Vanderbilt Divinity School's first community breakfast for the new academic year will be an open forum on Sept. 25 with Dean Emilie Townes.

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(Lunch) Box series resumes with Divinity Dean Emilie Townes

Aug. 29, 2014—Vanderbilt Divinity Dean Emilie Townes will lead off the fall 2014 Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box series Sept. 3 at the downtown library.

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Video: Vanderbilt Divinity School Opening Convocation

Aug. 21, 2014—Watch video of the Vanderbilt Divinity School Opening Convocation address by Emilie M. Townes, Dean of the Divinity School on August 22, 2014.

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