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‘Cultures in Clay’ exhibit showcases 4,000-year-old writing system

Dec. 11, 2017—"Cultures in Clay," a new exhibit at Vanderbilt Divinity Library, spotlights a 4,000-year-old cuneiform writing system on tablets used by ancient Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians.

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Divinity School renovation to reflect its values, culture

Oct. 10, 2017—A significant portion of the front of the Vanderbilt Divinity School has been removed—one of many signs of progress on the building's $11.5 renovation and addition—scheduled to open August 2018.

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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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Vanderbilt awarded $1 million grant on public theology and racial justice

Dec. 12, 2016—A $1 million grant from The Henry Luce Foundation will establish the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative at Vanderbilt Divinity School, to be directed by Dean Emilie M. Townes.

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Hispanic role models integral to success of VU’s HTI scholars

Nov. 8, 2016—The opportunity to learn from Latino/a role models in the academy is among the benefits of being a Hispanic Theological Initiative fellow, according to two Vanderbilt Graduate Department of Religion students.

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New Vanderbilt named scholarship to benefit theology students

Apr. 13, 2016—The Eva F. and Peter C. Hodgson Scholarship has been endowed by an emeritus theology professor and his wife to benefit Vanderbilt Divinity and Graduate Department of Religion students.

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Three VU students of African descent named ‘Rising Theological Educators’

Oct. 14, 2015—The Forum for Theological Exploration has awarded 2015 fellowships that support rising theological educators of color to Vanderbilt doctoral students Bridgett A. Green, Aaron Howard and Michael R. Fisher.

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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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Vanderbilt University honors 28 as emeriti faculty

May. 8, 2015—Twenty-eight retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 8, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Craddock remembered as extraordinary preacher

Mar. 12, 2015—Fred Craddock, who became an extraordinary preacher, writer and mentor to his students after earning his doctorate from Vanderbilt's Graduate School of Religion in 1964, has died.

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Vanderbilt Divinity community breakfast to focus on U.S.-Mexico border

Dec. 2, 2014—Vanderbilt students who traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border last May will discuss the impact of that trip on their concept of immigration during a Divinity School breakfast Dec. 4.

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Vanderbilt marks African American milestones

Oct. 8, 2014—It's been 50 years since eight African American students first enrolled as undergraduates at Vanderbilt. The university is marking this and other milestones with a new website and with banners displayed in a central location on campus.

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