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.
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.
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.
Apr. 30, 2010— Watch video of a talk by Jonathan Culler of Cornell University.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Apr. 19, 2010— Angela Hsiau-mei Lin, a Vanderbilt German professor and musician, has died after a long illness. She was 40.
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.
Apr. 15, 2010— Poet Ciaran Carson will read from his work at Vanderbilt University.