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Creating lifetime connections through tourism

Jun. 1, 2010—The thing that makes Israeli officials nervous about the program to keep their country connected with young American Jews may be the reason it’s working so well.

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NBC pioneer Julian Goodman places papers at Vanderbilt

May. 25, 2010—The papers of Julian Goodman, an NBC broadcast pioneer who helped bring to life the network news programs that we watch today, have been placed at Vanderbilt University Libraries’ Special Collections.

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Vanderbilt helps sponsor, organize Paris film festival

May. 11, 2010— Vanderbilt University is the primary organizer of a film festival in Paris that focuses on the experiences and contributions of blacks in French society.

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Watch: Baudelaire and the Theory of the Lyric

Apr. 30, 2010— Watch video of a talk by Jonathan Culler of Cornell University.

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Vanderbilt University history professor awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Apr. 30, 2010— A Vanderbilt University professor whose expertise is medieval and Renaissance European history has been named a 2010 Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

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Listen: Interdisicplinary project includes rising star in contemporary classical music

Apr. 29, 2010— An interdisciplinary research project at Vanderbilt, in partnership with the ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, has commissioned a piece of original music from award-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank. This fall the piece will be premiered and recorded by ALIAS, which includes musicians from the Blair School.

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Vanderbilt’s Pruitt named a Top 40 poet by Essence

Apr. 28, 2010— A poet at Vanderbilt University was named one of "Forty Favorite Poets" by Essence magazine in honor of its 40th anniversary. Stephanie Pruitt, who will receive her Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing May 14 at Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremonies, was listed alongside such luminaries as Maya Angelou, Lucille Clifton, former Poet Laureate Rita Dove, Marilyn Nelson and Gwendolyn Brooks.

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Fitting monstrous crimes into a legal framework

Apr. 26, 2010— "In the non-legal context, genocide has come to be thought of as the epitome of ’evil,’" writes Vanderbilt philosopher Larry May in his new book, Genocide. "Some authors have argued that we should regard genocide as merely a plain fact that should not be further investigated lest we risk that our explanations and conceptual inquiries will be mistakenly seen as forgiveness for the horror of what genocide is."

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Nashville civil rights leaders gather April 30 at Vanderbilt to discuss how ’The Movement’ can be used for social change today

Apr. 22, 2010— Efforts by Nashville’s civil rights activists were key to the historic national struggle for civil rights. On Friday, April 30, members of Nashville’s movement will gather at Vanderbilt University to discuss their experiences.

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Vanderbilt German professor Angela Lin has died

Apr. 19, 2010— Angela Hsiau-mei Lin, a Vanderbilt German professor and musician, has died after a long illness. She was 40.

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April 20 Vanderbilt reading by poet Ciaran Carson canceled

Apr. 19, 2010— An April 20 reading at Vanderbilt University by poet Ciaran Carson has been canceled because of travel difficulties. Carson was unable to travel to Nashville because of flight cancelations caused by volcanic ash from an eruption in Iceland.

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Poet Ciaran Carson to read from work at Vanderbilt

Apr. 15, 2010— Poet Ciaran Carson will read from his work at Vanderbilt University.

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