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Community Breakfast with Dean Emilie Townes

Oct. 8, 2013—Watch the Vanderbilt Divinity School Community Breakfast with Dean Emilie Townes, filmed September 24, 2013. To learn more about Vanderbilt, visit

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Townes: VDS positioned to be world divinity school

Oct. 4, 2013—New dean Emilie M. Townes Townes said she was drawn to Vanderbilt Divinity School because of its commitment to helping clergy and laity re-envision ministry to meet the needs of our times.

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New University Faculty 2013-14

Oct. 4, 2013—See a complete list of new university faculty for the 2013-14 academic year.

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Meet the new dean at Vanderbilt Divinity Community Breakfast

Sep. 19, 2013—The divinity school's first community breakfast for the new school year will be a Sept. 24 open forum with its new dean, the Rev. Emilie M. Townes.

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Politics of Health Conference is Oct. 3-4 at Vanderbilt

Sep. 9, 2013—The Politics of Health Conference Oct. 3-4 at Vanderbilt is a free event that will speak to the scale, urgency and intimacy of health as a critical American economic and political issue.

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Emilie Townes installed as Divinity School’s 16th dean

Aug. 26, 2013—Emilie M. Townes was installed Aug. 23 at Benton Chapel as the Vanderbilt Divinity School's 16th dean.

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Video: Vanderbilt Divinity School to install Townes as 16th dean

Aug. 22, 2013—The Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes will be installed as the 16th dean of Vanderbilt University Divinity School Aug. 23 at Benton Chapel. The school’s opening convocation and installation service, which is open to the public, begins at 5 p.m. and will be streamed live on this page. Update: Watch the video and read about the ceremony.  Townes holds the...

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Vanderbilt Divinity School to install Townes as 16th dean

Aug. 19, 2013—The Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes will be installed as the 16th dean of Vanderbilt University Divinity School Aug. 23 at Benton Chapel.

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New deans in place at three Vanderbilt schools as fall semester approaches

Jun. 27, 2013—Three of Vanderbilt’s graduate and professional schools have new deans effective July 1.

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Divinity dean ‘passes baton’ at baccalaureate service

May. 13, 2013—James Hudnut-Beumler, who is stepping down as dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School after 13 years, presented to his successor two gifts during an emotional celebration service.

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Divinity’s James Hudnut-Beumler reflects on 13 years as dean

May. 6, 2013—James Hudnut-Beumler sees a significantly larger, more diverse student population with much improved financial support at today's Vanderbilt Divinity School than he did when he arrived on campus 13 years ago.

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VUCast: Eat More, Lose Weight!

Jan. 16, 2013—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Eat more, lose weight! A Vandy nutritionist shows how it works Anger in the court! Why ticked-off judges may be better judges. See what inspires some of our professors to teach.

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