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Listen: Irish storyteller discusses craft

Oct. 6, 2011—An Irish storyteller who has traveled the world with her dynamic performances recently visited Vanderbilt on her way to the prestigious National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn. Clare Murphy is a strong believer in the value of storytelling in entertainment as well as entertaining audiences of all ages and abilities. Her performance on campus was...

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Listen: American Civil War course takes non-traditional approach

Dec. 9, 2010—This spring Vanderbilt undergraduates will study the political, social and economic events associated with the U.S. Civil War in a special course co-taught by Professor of History Richard Blackett and Professor of English Michael Kreyling. “The American Civil War” is one of several classes on campus that are related to the sesquicentennial of the beginning...

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Listen: “Sixties at 50” draws on Vanderbilt Libraries’ unique treasures

Nov. 8, 2010—“The Sixties at 50,” an exhibition of video, photos and other treasures from one of society’s most significant decades, is on display at the Vanderbilt University Central Library and Special Collections. The exhibition was curated by a team of Vanderbilt subject librarians and technology staff under the guidance of Celia Walker, director of special projects. “The...

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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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Listen: Owen professor says no ethical breach when companies “poach”

Mar. 26, 2010—A professor at the Owen Graduate School of Management believes that the practice of "poaching" other companies' employees should be accepted or even encouraged in the business world. Tim Gardner is the co-author of the paper "The Ethics of Lateral Hiring," which is being published in Business Ethics Quarterly.

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Listen: free acclaimed international film series continues at Sarratt

Feb. 22, 2010—International Lens, which uses film screenings as a forum to promote conversation in the diverse community of Vanderbilt and Nashville, is in its fifth semester on campus. All screenings are free and open to the public. International Lens has been named the best film series in Nashville by Nashville Scene film critic Jim Ridley.

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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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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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Listen: Commodore basketball fans requested to recycle

Jan. 7, 2010—The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and Vanderbilt Athletics have teamed up to launch a recycling program for all the remaining Vanderbilt men's and women's basketball games for the 2010 season.

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Listen: How voters view authority speaks volumes about political views

Dec. 9, 2009—Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics, co-authored by Vanderbilt political scientist Marc Hetherington, focuses on the reasons behind the political realignment of the past several decades. More liberals are voting for Democrats and more conservatives are choosing GOP candidates, Hetherington said.

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Listen: Vanderbilt professors find that household efforts are key to climate change efforts

Oct. 30, 2009—Vanderbilt professors Jonathan Gilligan and Michael Vandenbergh are among researchers who have identified 17 activities that individual households can do to significantly reduce overall carbon emissions. The steps are explained in the recently published article "Household actions can provide a behavioral wedge to rapidly reduce U.S. carbon emissions."

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