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Watch: “Civilizing” Haiti: Representation, and its Discontents

Apr. 8, 2010— Watch video of a Thinking Out of the Lunchbox discussion with Colin Dayan, professor of English, Robert Penn Warren Professor in Humanities; Jemima Pierre, visiting fellow, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities; and Jane Landers, associate professor of history.

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UPDATE: Google lecture at Vanderbilt canceled

Apr. 8, 2010— A lecture about Google’s effect on culture, commerce and community set for April 15 at Vanderbilt University has been canceled.

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Leading historian to address ‘Barack Obama and the Remaking of Black America’

Apr. 8, 2010— Ira Berlin, an American historian and author of The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations (Viking 2010), will speak at Vanderbilt University on April 16.

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel speaks April 12 at Vanderbilt University

Apr. 6, 2010—Elie Wiesel, author and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, will speak at Vanderbilt University Monday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at Langford Auditorium.

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Vanderbilt students launch literary journal

Apr. 2, 2010—A national literary journal, Nashville Review, has been launched by graduate creative writing students at Vanderbilt University. The journal will operate under a broad definition of literature, including fiction, poetry, comics, songs and films. There will also be interviews of distinguished artists.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: ‘Sweetie Face’ WWII fighter plane to fly over VU campus

Apr. 1, 2010—Students in Vanderbilt University's World War II history class will watch a P-51 Mustang, arguably the most potent and effective fight plane of that war, fly over the northern part of the Vanderbilt campus at noon on Friday, April 2.

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Is there a middle ground between creationism and evolution?

Mar. 23, 2010—The battle between creationists and Darwinians sometimes appears to be irresolvable. Pick science or religion – you can't have both.

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Berry Lecture focuses on end of life issues

Mar. 19, 2010—Sensitive issues about medical care for dying patients will be addressed in this year's Berry Lecture, sponsored by the philosophy department at Vanderbilt University.

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Prominent Latin American writer to give informal talk in Hillsboro Village

Mar. 16, 2010—Vanderbilt University's Center for Latin American Studies will host a public conversation and reception with Alberto Fuguet, an acclaimed Chilean author, journalist and filmmaker, on March 22 at Fido in Hillsboro Village. The event begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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Political historian of modern conservatism to lecture on Obama presidency

Mar. 15, 2010—Rick Perlstein, an author and political journalist who has written extensively about the history of conservatism in modern America, will speak at Vanderbilt University on March 22.

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Lecture on reggae, Rastafarian theology and Jamaica at Vanderbilt

Mar. 9, 2010—A Vanderbilt Divinity School professor will present his viewpoint on Rastafarian theology and reggae music March 16 during an event sponsored by the Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture program at the divinity school.

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Vanderbilt’s Lorraine Lopez nominated for 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Feb. 23, 2010—A short story collection by a Vanderbilt University professor described as "an amazingly original Flannery O'Connor/Loretta Lynn collision" is one of five nominees for the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

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