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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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Memorial service set for Vanderbilt professor of church history

Aug. 18, 2014—Dale Johnson, a retired Vanderbilt professor of church history who was editor of a book that traced the history of the Divinity School, has died.

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Vanderbilt professors reflect on legacy of Maya Angelou

May. 29, 2014—Alice Randall, Emily Townes and Tiffany Patterson reflect on the legacy of the late poet.

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Yale chaplain to deliver Vanderbilt Divinity Bogitsh lecture

Feb. 24, 2014—Yale University Chaplain Sharon M.K. Kugler will discuss committed interfaith work in a multi-faith world for the 2014 Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh Memorial Lecture Feb. 27 at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Divinity dean to host Chaplain’s Speaker Series Feb. 26

Feb. 21, 2014—Emilie Townes, the 16th dean of Vanderbilt’s Divinity School, will give a talk, “Does Your House Have Lions? Citizenship and Faith in Today’s World." The talk will occur Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in Benton Chapel, as part of the Chaplain’s Speaker Series.

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