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‘Dores for Haiti event is Feb. 16

Feb. 11, 2010—The Vanderbilt and Nashville communities are invited to the "Hope for Haiti: Holistic Perspectives on the Crisis" forum at Vanderbilt on Feb. 16 at Langford Auditorium. The 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. free event offers diverse, informed perspectives on the recent earthquake disaster in Haiti. Live video of this event will be streamed on VUCast, www.vanderbilt.edu/news.

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Listen: Vanderbilt Twain exhibit pays tribute to popular American author

Feb. 10, 2010—Vanderbilt University Libraries are remembering one of America's most beloved writers with the exhibit "Mark Twain: An American Original," now on display in Special Collections.

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Feb. 10 lecture on “Struggle for Women’s Equality in the Muslim World” canceled due to weather

Feb. 10, 2010—NOTE: Due to blizzard conditions in the D.C. area, Al-Suwaij is unable to travel to Nashville. The event has been canceled.

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Vanderbilt sociologist was pioneer in academic study of country music

Feb. 5, 2010—Richard A. "Pete" Peterson, one of the first professors to research country music from a sociological perspective, died Feb. 4. He was 77. Peterson, a professor of sociology, emeritus, at Vanderbilt University, was founding chairman of the American Sociological Association's culture section.

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Activist, musician Anderson Sa visits Vanderbilt week of Feb. 22

Feb. 4, 2010—Musician and recent Reebok Human Rights recipient Anderson Sa, who has used music to help lead Brazilian youth away from drug cartels, will spend a week at Vanderbilt University beginning Feb. 22 in a joint effort by Great Performances at Vanderbilt and the Center for Latin American Studies.

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Vanderbilt‘s Beth Bachmann wins The Kate Tufts Discovery Award

Feb. 3, 2010—Beth Bachmann of Vanderbilt University is the 2010 winner of The Kate Tufts Discovery Award, given to honor a poet‘s first book. Bachmann‘s Temper, published last year by the University of Pittsburgh Press, was called "an unforgettable first book" by poet Lynn Emanuel.

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Vanderbilt‘s Mark Twain exhibit on display as part of Twain and Twang

Feb. 3, 2010—Vanderbilt University Libraries are remembering one of America‘s most beloved writers with the exhibit "Mark Twain: An American Original," now on display in Special Collections through June 30. The exhibit is free and open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Special Collections is located at 419 21st Ave. S.

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Listen: Professor‘s year in Baghdad leads to unique course about the war in Iraq

Jan. 27, 2010—Last fall Vanderbilt students had the rare opportunity in an interdisciplinary class called "The War in Iraq" to take an in-depth look at the facts on the ground in Iraq between 2003 and the present. Humanities 161 was co-taught by political scientist Katherine Carroll and Mike Newton, professor of the practice of law.

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Listen: Professor’s year in Baghdad leads to unique course about the war in Iraq

Jan. 27, 2010—Last fall Vanderbilt students had the rare opportunity in an interdisciplinary class called "The War in Iraq" to take an in-depth look at the facts on the ground in Iraq between 2003 and the present. Humanities 161 was co-taught by political scientist Katherine Carroll and Mike Newton, professor of the practice of law.

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Vanderbilt releases schedule for free international film series

Jan. 12, 2010—The spring 2010 International Lens film series launches Jan. 20 at Vanderbilt University‘s Sarratt Cinema and continues through April. All the screenings are free and open to the public.

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Author Randall Kenan to give reading at Vanderbilt

Dec. 11, 2009—Randall Kenan, an acclaimed author of novels, short stories, memoir and commentary, will read from his work at Vanderbilt University on Jan. 28.

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Watch: “Poems and Poem-talk” with Rosanna Warren

Oct. 30, 2009—Watch video of the Harry C. Howard Lecture with renowned poet and critic Rosanna Warren.

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