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Vanderbilt professor shares history of Juneteenth and its significance today

Jun. 19, 2020—Celebrations of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration in the United States commemorating the end of slavery, will be shaped this year by the 2020 political landscape, according to Brandon Byrd, assistant professor of history at Vanderbilt.

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Two Arts and Science professors named 2020 Guggenheim Fellows

Apr. 30, 2020—Two College of Arts and Science professors are among 175 scholars, artists and scientists to be awarded 2020 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships.

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Harrington wins prestigious Arts and Letters Award in Literature

Apr. 8, 2020—Centennial Professor of History Joel Harrington has been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with a 2020 award in literature.

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GlobalVU workshop to examine impact of crises in West African Sahel

Feb. 14, 2020—“Terrorism, Healthcare and Displacement in the West African Sahel,” the second event in a series of workshops hosted by the GlobalVU initiative, will take place Feb. 21 at the Student Life Center.

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GlobalVU Initiative set to host spring workshop series

Jan. 13, 2020—The GlobalVU Initiative will launch a workshop series this spring showcasing Vanderbilt’s research to scholars, intellectuals and policymakers from around the globe.

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‘Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom’ opens at Cohen Hall

Jan. 7, 2020—An exhibition bringing together 20 artists to interpret an extraordinary but lost "Book of Paintings" created by Afro-Cuban activist José Aponte opens Thursday at the Fine Arts Gallery.

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Democracy can only improve a nation state, right?

Jul. 17, 2019—Many Nigerians feel democracy has failed them. History professor Moses Ochonu proposes three changes in order to save the nation's political framework.

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The Art of Social Change: Students learn practical skills to shore up democracy

Jun. 10, 2019—In response to what he sees as a “multi-decade crisis of democracy,” Paul Kramer, associate professor of history, has developed an undergraduate course aimed at “activating citizens.” “The skills we need to make democracy work need to be constantly renewed,” said Kramer. These skills include curious intelligence and an ability to be in-tune to the...

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Fort Negley receives international recognition thanks to the work of Vanderbilt scholars

May. 22, 2019—As communities throughout the South struggle to determine appropriate ways of recognizing Civil War history, Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, and Postdoctoral Fellow Angela Sutton have worked to draw attention to Fort Negley as a site that teaches the tragedy of slavery as well as celebrates the contributions of free and enslaved black people to Nashville and the nation’s history.

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Six new endowed chairs from Medicine, A&S, Owen and Law School honored

May. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt’s six newest endowed chairs were honored by colleagues, university leaders, family members and donors at a ceremony on April 30 in the Student Life Center.

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Symposium to discuss rise of right-wing authoritarianism March 29

Mar. 26, 2019—The recent rise of right-wing, authoritarian governments has inspired a unique one-day symposium with scholars from leading academic institutions. These researchers will explore the history and significance of this political phenomenon on Friday, March 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Sarratt 325/327. Featured speakers include: Sean Jacobs (New School), Lisa McGirr (Harvard University),...

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New committee advances research through limited submission opportunities

Aug. 16, 2018—Twenty faculty members have been appointed to the new Limited Submission Opportunities Plus review committee to help bring innovative research to the attention of external sponsors.

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