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Vanderbilt historian offers unsettling look at bioengineered near future

Dec. 1, 2015—Historian Michael Bess said that he found a whole new world of imminent advances in biotechnology that promise to transform society while he was researching 'Our Grandchildren Redesigned.'

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Race to preserve slavery-era records to be discussed at VU conference

Oct. 13, 2015—Scholars interested in saving fast-disappearing slave records with digital archiving will gather at Vanderbilt's Jean and Alexander Heard Library Oct. 15-17 to compare notes.

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History is repeating itself with current immigration issues, says Vanderbilt historian

Sep. 30, 2015—NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Immigration must be stopped before newcomers overwhelm our generous welfare system, producing babies with full citizenship rights who add even more strain on social services. So goes a familiar argument for sealing the borders of the United States. “In a lot of respects we have the discussion about immigration and the economy...

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Expert: History is repeating itself with current immigration issues

Sep. 30, 2015—Paul Kramer explains why history is repeating itself in the battle over immigration. Kramer has written about immigration and border issues for the New Yorker and Slate, and been featured on National Public Radio. He has spent the last decade studying U.S. immigration history, and he’s working on a book about the forces that push people into leaving their home countries and immigrating, including the United States’ influence.

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Civil rights focus of new John L. Seigenthaler Chair at Vanderbilt

Aug. 27, 2015—Honoring and building upon the contributions of the late John L. Seigenthaler to the civil rights movement is the goal of a new endowed chair being established at Vanderbilt University through a gift from the James Stephen Turner Family Foundation.

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Courses on Vietnam, Woody Allen films part of fall MLAS curriculum

Aug. 5, 2015—An open house for Vanderbilt's master’s degree program for working adults is set for Aug. 11 on campus.

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Vanderbilt experts can provide context on black church history and significance, mass shootings and mental health

Jun. 19, 2015—Dennis Dickerson, Sandra Barnes and Jonathan Metzl are available to provide valuable context to the tragedy in Charleston.

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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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Op-ed: Cuba: notes from a frequent visitor

Dec. 22, 2014—Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, says that the breakthrough in U.S.-Cuban relations is long overdue, but Cuba must still address its profound social problems.

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Vanderbilt expert: U.S. normalization of relations with Cuba ‘hugely important, long overdue’

Dec. 18, 2014—The breakthrough in Cuban-United States relations is important and overdue, says historian Jane Landers of Vanderbilt.

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VU Center for Latin American Studies and Nashville Opera announce collaboration

Nov. 14, 2014—A new collaboration between the Center for Latin American Studies and Nashville Opera will expand programming around the first opera in Spanish to be presented in Nashville.

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Vanderbilt experts can speak about Berlin Wall anniversary

Nov. 6, 2014—Two Vanderbilt professors are available to speak about the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which is Nov. 9.

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