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Listen: Farley’s memoir highlights pivotal era at Vanderbilt Divinity School

Jul. 11, 2014—Retired Vanderbilt Divinity Professor Ed Farley's memoir speaks to the next generation of theologians.

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Listen: ‘Syriac Gazetteer’ preserves endangered Middle East cultures

Apr. 23, 2014—Key moments in the development and interaction of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and other religions are being preserved through, an international collaboration edited by scholars at Vanderbilt and Princeton universities.

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Listen: Eastwood embodies America’s moral quest, says Vanderbilt professor

Mar. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt Professor of English Sam Girgus traces the career of Clint Eastwood in a new book that lauds the director's more recent films for showing a keen insight into Americans' search for meaning and purpose.

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Cal Turner Fellows laid groundwork on Nashville housing fund

Jun. 10, 2013—A group of Cal Turner Fellows who brought renewed attention through a two-year research project to Nashville's dire need for more affordable housing help lay the foundation for Mayor Karl Dean’s recent announcement on a housing trust fund.

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Listen: Vanderbilt Libraries’ exhibit spotlights beloved entertainers

Sep. 13, 2012—“Stage & Screen: The Star Quality of Vanderbilt’s Performing Arts Collections,” now open at Vanderbilt University’s renovated Central Library and Special Collections, invites viewers to step “behind the curtain” of some of the world’s most memorable productions.

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Vanderbilt University professor writes memoir on bipolar son

Jul. 12, 2012—Charlotte Pierce-Baker, a professor of women's and gender studies and English, has written the memoir "This Fragile Life: A Mother's Story of a Bipolar Son."

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Listen: Philosophy talks continue with Robert Talisse

Feb. 28, 2012—  A new series of talks – the Berry Lectures in Public Philosophy – continues March 1 with Robert Talisse, professor and chair of philosophy. He will discuss “Must Life Be Tragic?” Video of Talisse’s lecture is scheduled to be posted afterward at In addition, Jeffrey Tlumark will address “Do We Have Free Will?...

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Listen: Vanderbilt’s Dave Perkins debuts movie soundtrack

Feb. 10, 2012—Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Dave Perkins will debut the soundtrack for the new independent feature film Deadline on Feb. 3. The plot of Deadline, which premieres Feb. 15 in Nashville, is inspired by the true events of the unsolved murder of an African American teen in rural Alabama. Perkins, a noted blues-rock musician, will perform at...

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Listen: International Lens continues free film series this spring

Feb. 6, 2012—  Outstanding dramatic and documentary works are free and open to the public through the acclaimed International Lens film series, which has announced its spring line-up of films. Listen to InterVU with Marci Angevine, International Lens co-chair.        

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Listen: Stay green over the holidays

Dec. 20, 2011—  Many folks look forward to holiday traditions like decorating, shopping and entertaining this time of year. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office has put together a list of 15 actions that can tweak your traditions to make them a little greener.                          ...

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Listen: Vanderbilt scholars explore Bible’s relevance to today’s world

Nov. 9, 2011—The Bible can draw politically and religiously polarized groups closer together if they view scripture through the lenses of different beliefs and interpretations, say Vanderbilt University Divinity School professors Amy-Jill Levine and Doug Knight.

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Listen: Making astronomy meaningful

Oct. 25, 2011—Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub wanted his students to remember more of what they learned in his introductory class than the answers to typical questions on a quiz show. That was a strong impetus for his book How Old Is The Universe? It strives to make astronomy understandable for all students…not only science majors. Ann...

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