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Prehistoric people also likely disrupted by environmental change

May. 24, 2018—A prehistoric community in the Mississippi Delta may have abandoned a large ceremonial site after the bayou it sits on began to dry up.

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Symposium suggests ways to make environmental regulations more palatable

Mar. 7, 2018—A March 12 panel of law and environmental experts will discuss making environmental regulations more palatable to conservatives by limiting where they’re enforced and moving responsibility from the federal level to state and local governments.

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Beyond Politics: Private industry needs to step up on climate change

Dec. 5, 2017—Two Vanderbilt experts say evidence shows that progress can continue to be made on environmental issues regardless of what the government is doing.

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Harrod Lecturer seeking ‘Beloved Community’ in 21st century

Nov. 6, 2017—Marcia Y. Riggs, whose areas of expertise include womanist ethics, moral education and public policy, will deliver the Howard L. Harrod Lecture at Vanderbilt Divinity School Nov. 9.

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Celebrate Campus Sustainability Month with SEMO/SustainVU in October

Oct. 6, 2017—In celebration of Campus Sustainability Month, join SustainVU for several sustainability-themed events in October.

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2017 Vanderbilt Divinity and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae named

Sep. 12, 2017—A senior rabbi who has worked tirelessly to promote racial and religious respect and a national leader in environmental efforts are the 2017 Divinity School and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae.

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Environmental chemist and citizen scientist David J. Wilson has died

Feb. 14, 2017—Professor Emeritus of Chemistry David James Wilson died peacefully Jan. 12 in Belleville, Michigan, following a three-year bout with melanoma. He was 86.

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Impact of regulation on our next meal topic of Williamson Library talk

Apr. 27, 2016—Vanderbilt Law Professor J.B. Ruhl will speak at the Williamson County Public Library May 24 about the impact of our vast and highly regulated global food system, with growing calls for reform through the New Food Movement.

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‘That national park in our backyard’ topic of Williamson Library talk

Mar. 16, 2016—A Vanderbilt alumnus who has provided strong leadership for the support and protection of the Natchez Trace Parkway will speak at the Williamson County Public Library March 22.

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Pope’s call for ecological action focus of cross-disciplinary talks

Jan. 12, 2016—Environmental experts from a variety of fields will come together at Vanderbilt Divinity School for three public events this spring to discuss and respond to Pope Francis' letter on climate change.

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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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People living in less affluent regions are more environmentally friendly in Latin America, Caribbean

Jul. 6, 2015—More people than surveyors expected think protection of the environment should be a priority in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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