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African American religious historian to give Harrod Lecture

Oct. 26, 2016—Dennis Dickerson will focus on the impact of African American women who encountered Mohandas Gandhi during the struggle for civil rights when he delivers the Howard L. Harrod Lecture Nov. 10.

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Expert: Trump’s refusal to commit to honor vote has dangerous precedent

Oct. 20, 2016—There is historical precedent for Donald Trump's refusal to confirm he will accept the results of the presidential election. It happened in 1860 and resulted in the Civil War.

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Four alumni to join Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame in 2016

Aug. 30, 2016—Wendell "Sonny" Rawls, Pat Nolan, Vanessa Beasley and Andrew Maraniss will be inducted into the Student Media Hall of Fame for having demonstrated leadership in student media and then distinguished themselves in careers that include journalist, political analyst, Vanderbilt dean, and best-selling author.

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Judaeo-Arabic culture focus of cross-disciplinary conference

Aug. 9, 2016—Renowned experts across disciplines will speak on Judaeo-Arabic history and culture at an international conference at Vanderbilt University Aug. 15-18.

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Expert: Campaign will get uglier as election approaches

Aug. 1, 2016—More ugliness is in the forecast for the presidential campaign, says a Vanderbilt professor.

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Brazil: Impeachment, Zika, and the Summer Olympics 2016

May. 20, 2016—Latin American historian Marshall Eakin will discuss the impact of recent political and economic turmoil in Brazil on the Summer Olympics when he speaks at 6:30 p.m. June 6 at the Williamson County Library.

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Historian puts Trump and Sanders in context

Mar. 30, 2016—Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are both riding on the anger of the working class, although their messages and intentions couldn't be more different, says a Vanderbilt historian.

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Vanderbilt to host conference on historic and present-day conflicts in Colombia

Mar. 16, 2016—To mark Colombia's historic peace accord with rebels, scholars from around the world will gather at Vanderbilt to consider the history of conflict in Colombia and its prospects for peace moving forward.

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Slavery historical records topic of Williamson Library talk

Jan. 25, 2016—Jane Landers, a Vanderbilt history professor who studies slavery from its inception to abolition, will give a free talk Feb. 26 at the Williamson County Public Library.

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History journal launched by Vanderbilt undergraduates

Jan. 21, 2016—The "Vanderbilt Historical Review" is online and ready for readers, with a semiannual publication schedule planned from now on.

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Landers added to UNESCO slave route committee

Jan. 13, 2016—History professor Jane Landers has been appointed to an international scientific committee working to identify important historic sites related to the slave trade.

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Grant to Vanderbilt historian will help fund book on diabetes

Dec. 17, 2015—Vanderbilt historian Arleen Tuchman is getting some assistance with her work on a book about the cultural history of diabetes.

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