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Vanderbilt poet honored by Fellowship of Southern Writers

Oct. 12, 2010—Kate Daniels, author of the soon-to-be-published A Walk in Victoria’s Secret and three other poetry collections, has been named winner of the 2011 Hanes Award for Poetry by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Daniels, associate professor of English at Vanderbilt University, will receive the Hanes Award in April 2011 at the Fellowship’s Conference on Southern...

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Video: “Civility in a Fractured Society”

Oct. 11, 2010—Watch video of Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, speaking Oct. 8.   Read more >> Media Contact: Missy Pankake, (615) 322-NEWS missy.pankake@vanderbilt.edu

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Award-winning author, filmmaker M.K. Asante to deliver annual Murray Lecture at Vanderbilt University Oct. 20

Oct. 11, 2010—Hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “a rare, remarkable talent that brings to mind the great artists of the Harlem Renaissance,” M.K. Asante is the author of three celebrated books and films and will give a free, public talk at Vanderbilt University on Wednesday, Oct. 20. He will deliver the university’s annual Walter R. Murray...

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NEH Chairman James Leach to speak at Vanderbilt University

Sep. 30, 2010—As a part of the 2010 Southern Festival of Books, Humanities Tennessee and the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University, with additional support from Vanderbilt’s Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in the Professions, will host a series of sessions on Oct. 8 and 9 titled “Building Community in the 21st...

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New NRC report provides data on 31 Vanderbilt doctoral programs

Sep. 28, 2010—A new report from the National Research Council offers insights into 31 doctoral programs at Vanderbilt University, and finds the programs to be competitive with those at other top research institutions in the United States. The report is based on data collected for the 2005-2006 academic year on 20 key variables identified by the NRC...

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Pride and Prejudice premieres Oct. 7 at Vanderbilt

Sep. 27, 2010—Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen premieres at Neely Auditorium at Vanderbilt University for a one-week run on Oct. 7. Jane Austen’s beloved novel, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan, is transformed for the stage in this acclaimed adaptation.  The world of romantic complications takes center stage as the lively heroine Elizabeth Bennett and...

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Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies receives $2 million federal grant

Sep. 2, 2010—Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American Studies will expand its collaborations in Tennessee and beyond through world-class research, teaching and community service – thanks to a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Vanderbilt study looks at government shakeup in Honduras

Aug. 4, 2010—Based on surveys in Honduras, the combination of low levels of education for the masses and high levels of wealth among the elite is a good recipe for undermining democracy. The Latin American Public Opinion Project, a consortium of universities and research institutes based at Vanderbilt University which tracks attitudes about democracy in the Americas,...

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U.S. citizens didn’t lose hope during economic crisis, Vanderbilt survey finds

Jul. 27, 2010—People in the United States are more optimistic and resilient in hard times than is commonly believed, a new survey from Vanderbilt University indicates.

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Listen: Creation and evolution

Jul. 2, 2010—Listen to a podcast by Lenn Goodman, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and professor of philosophy. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian.

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Retired Vanderbilt professor who specialized in 17th century British history dies

Jun. 16, 2010—Paul Hoswell Hardacre, a retired Vanderbilt University professor noted for his expertise on the Stuart period of English history, died on April 10 in Pasadena, Calif., at the age of 94. The professor of history, emeritus, taught at Vanderbilt for 34 years. “Paul Hardacre served Vanderbilt long and ably as a teacher, scholar and participant...

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Surveillance methods can heighten fears and divisions

Jun. 8, 2010—Terrorist threats such as the failed bombing attempt in Times Square inevitably lead to calls for increased surveillance. Yet, instead of preventing threats, heightened security measures can widen divisions among people and lead to hidden social sorting, according to a new book by a Peabody College professor.

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