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College of Arts and Science 2013 Undergraduate Teaching Awards announced

Oct. 24, 2013—The College of Arts and Science recognized six faculty members with excellence in teaching and advising awards at its September faculty meeting.

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Historian Landers featured in new PBS series ‘The African Americans’

Oct. 11, 2013—Vanderbilt historian Jane Landers appears in the first episode of a new PBS documentary series about the history of African Americans, hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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New Vanderbilt Latino and Latina studies program launched

Oct. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University will celebrate the fall launch of Latino and Latina Studies, a new multidisciplinary program, with several events during Hispanic Heritage Month, including an Oct. 15 talk by author Joy Castro.

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Vanderbilt represented at Southern Festival of Books

Oct. 8, 2013—The 25th Annual Southern Festival of Books will be held Oct. 11-13 at downtown Nashville’s Legislative Plaza. The event will feature several Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students and alumni, including: Stephen Doster, editor for the Institute of Chemical Biology, whose current book is Rose Bush;  Joel Harrington, professor of history, whose current book is The Faithful Executioner: Life...

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Gerstle featured in PBS documentary series ‘Latino Americans’

Sep. 20, 2013—Vanderbilt history and political science professor Gary Gerstle was interviewed extensively for a landmark PBS documentary series on the experience of Latino Americans in the United States.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements

Sep. 16, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.

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Tom Schwartz on the crisis in Syria: Domestic politics as foreign policy

Sep. 5, 2013—“From a historical perspective, which looks at the American presidency since the end of World War II, Obama’s decision reflects a turning point, the clear triumph of domestic political considerations over foreign policy priorities,” according to Thomas Schwartz, a professor of history and political science at Vanderbilt.

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Fulbright winner James Crimmins to research at Vanderbilt

Aug. 20, 2013—A leading scholar of political theory is using his Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at Vanderbilt to research the relationship between rights and utility in American political and philosophical thought since 1776.

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The New Yorker: A useful corner of the world: Guantánamo

Aug. 1, 2013—Each time Gitmo’s relevance was called into question—by Cuban opponents, and by Americans worried about the base’s diminishing returns, the trouble of running it and the toll it took on global goodwill—new purposes had been found with unfailing ingenuity, writes Paul Kramer, associate professor of history.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements

Jul. 12, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.

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Tennessee statesman James Sasser donates papers to Vanderbilt

Jul. 1, 2013—James R. Sasser, a former three-term U.S. senator from Tennessee and ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, and his wife, Mary Sasser, have donated their papers to Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections.

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Can a torturer and killer live an honorable life?

Jun. 12, 2013—In the bygone era brought to life in a Vanderbilt history professor's new book, spending years in prison was considered excessively cruel and unusual while breaking every bone in a criminal's body while keeping him alive was reasonable punishment.

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