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University Courses program wraps up successful first year

May. 1, 2017—Students participating in the first University Courses gave the initiative high marks, noting that the cross-campus curriculum created unique opportunities for students to tackle important subjects.

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New center supports digital exploration in the humanities

Feb. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt's new Center for Digital Humanities in Buttrick Hall will be home to a cohort of faculty and students seeking digital approaches to humanistic scholarship.

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Arts and Science honors 2016 faculty and graduate student award winners

Dec. 8, 2016—The College of Arts and Science celebrated some of its most talented professors, instructors and mentors during presentation of the 2016 Faculty and Graduate Student Awards.

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Students in University Course ‘Historic Black Nashville’ visit Fort Negley

Oct. 31, 2016—Students from the University Course "Historic Black Nashville" visited Fort Negley on Oct. 26 to gain a deeper understanding of the social, political and military forces central to Nashville and Middle Tennessee during the Civil War.

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A Decade of Digital Humanities at Vanderbilt

Oct. 27, 2016—This panel discusses some of the trials and triumphs of our international team who for longer than a decade have worked to preserve the oldest records for Africans in the Americas. The Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies Digital Archive holds more than 600,000 unique images dating from the 16th-19th centuries from Cuba, Brazil,...

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Spring 2017 University Courses to examine health policy, mass incarceration and mobile cloud computing

Oct. 21, 2016—Enrollment opens Oct. 31 for three University Courses being offered this spring to tackle significant societal and technological issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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Vanderbilt Libraries to host ‘Cultural Heritage at Scale’ symposium

May. 25, 2016—Scholars, students and other interested individuals are invited to a free Vanderbilt Libraries symposium on the challenges and opportunities for those who build national-scale digital cultural preservation projects.

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Slave records digital archive receives ACLS Extension Grant

May. 18, 2016—The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded a digital extension grant to a project historian Jane Landers has led since 2003 to preserve endangered African and Afro-descended slave records.

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Vanderbilt to host conference on historic and present-day conflicts in Colombia

Mar. 16, 2016—To mark Colombia's historic peace accord with rebels, scholars from around the world will gather at Vanderbilt to consider the history of conflict in Colombia and its prospects for peace moving forward.

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First set of University Courses announced

Feb. 22, 2016—Five classes ranging from the history of black Nashville to the impact of mobile cloud computing will be the inaugural set of University Courses at Vanderbilt University—a new initiative arising from the recent Academic Strategic Plan.

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Slavery historical records topic of Williamson Library talk

Jan. 25, 2016—Jane Landers, a Vanderbilt history professor who studies slavery from its inception to abolition, will give a free talk Feb. 26 at the Williamson County Public Library.

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Landers added to UNESCO slave route committee

Jan. 13, 2016—History professor Jane Landers has been appointed to an international scientific committee working to identify important historic sites related to the slave trade.

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