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Poet Mary Leader to give reading at Vanderbilt

Nov. 8, 2006— Acclaimed poet Mary Leader will read from her work this month at Vanderbilt University.Leader, author of the award-winning collections Red Signature and The Penultimate Suitor, will read at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, in Room 101 of Buttrick Hall on the Vanderbilt campus. The reading is free and open to the public.

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Brother Salvage: Repacking Pandora‘s Box; First book by Vanderbilt poet Rick Hilles released

Oct. 26, 2006— Fleeting mercies, painful secrets, the living and the dead find asylum - even sanctuary - throughout Rick Hilles‘ first published book of poetry.

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Vanderbilt’s Holocaust Lecture Series enters 29th year, 2006 schedule includes lectures, films and theatre production

Sep. 21, 2006—The Holocaust Lecture Series at Vanderbilt, the longest continuous holocaust lecture series at an American university, turns its attention this year to damage intentionally wrought upon their victims' rich cultures by Nazi Germany and other genocidal regimes.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt experts can discuss problems with Metro Nashville “English only” resolution

Sep. 14, 2006—Two Vanderbilt Peabody College literacy and language experts are available to discuss why a resolution under consideration by the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County to ban the use of bilingual services by many Metro agencies will not help non-English speakers learn the language and could in fact further isolate them from speakers of English and necessary services.

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Op-ed: On becoming a ‘real American’

Sep. 14, 2006—From adolescence on, I heard a constant refrain from my Indian father: "Don't ever believe that you're really American." I found his advice peculiar, especially as I had been living in America since age 8 and had largely forgotten my time in India. To him, it didn't matter that the only language in which I could think a complex thought was English. It didn't matter that the only music I listened to was Michael Jackson, the Bee Gees and Billy Joel.

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Broccoli & Desire explores connections between Maya farmers, American consumers

Sep. 1, 2006—Have you considered how many hands it took to get the broccoli you just purchased from the field to your table? Did you know that it quite possibly came from Guatemala? Did you ever consider that someone grew that broccoli for you so they could send their kids to a better school?

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New Vanderbilt Center for Ethics to ask the hard questions

Aug. 17, 2006—Things will start getting a little less comfortable around Vanderbilt University this fall — and that's a good thing.

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Five prominent African American literature scholars to move to Vanderbilt; Hortense Spillers, Houston Baker among new hires

May. 25, 2006—Vanderbilt University has hired five prominent African American literature scholars in a blockbuster recruiting coup that advances its efforts to be a major player in the study of African American literature and deepen scholarship of Southern and American literature.

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