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Jane Landers

Helguera, rare book collector and longtime Vanderbilt history professor, has died

Apr. 21, 2015—Vanderbilt mourns the death of J. León Helguera, who taught history for 28 years and donated a treasure trove of books and other writings from Colombia to the university's library.

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Op-ed: Cuba: notes from a frequent visitor

Dec. 22, 2014—Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, says that the breakthrough in U.S.-Cuban relations is long overdue, but Cuba must still address its profound social problems.

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Vanderbilt expert: U.S. normalization of relations with Cuba ‘hugely important, long overdue’

Dec. 18, 2014—The breakthrough in Cuban-United States relations is important and overdue, says historian Jane Landers of Vanderbilt.

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Meet four fascinating historical characters at Saturday University

Oct. 2, 2014—Hear fascinating stories about politicians, slaves, military leaders, executioners and diplomats from the pages of history this fall during Vanderbilt University’s Saturday University lecture series.

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Landers, Fuchs win awards at Fall Faculty Assembly

Aug. 22, 2014—An international expert on slavery and emancipation during the 18th and 19th centuries was awarded the prestigious Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research during Vanderbilt University’s Fall Faculty Assembly.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and students’ awards and achievements

Apr. 16, 2014—Read about faculty, staff and students' awards and achievements.

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Historian Landers featured in new PBS series ‘The African Americans’

Oct. 11, 2013—Vanderbilt historian Jane Landers appears in the first episode of a new PBS documentary series about the history of African Americans, hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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Three Vanderbilt professors awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Apr. 15, 2013—Three Vanderbilt University professors are among 175 scholars, artists and scientists named the 2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellows.

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Five in history department recognized

Mar. 25, 2013—Faculty in the Department of History have received a variety of prestigious research awards and fellowships in recent months.

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Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning spring term

Feb. 5, 2013—Important Supreme Court decisions, the Nashville Ballet, and a “behind-the-scenes” look at special law enforcement agents are among the varied topics offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt this spring.

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2012 Southern Festival of Books features Vanderbilt faculty

Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt professors are well represented among the authors participating in the 2012 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word Oct. 12, 13 and 14 in downtown Nashville. The free festival, which began in 1989, is a three-day celebration of authors, writing and reading. Every author on the program takes part in a session, either...

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2012 Southern Festival of Books features Vanderbilt faculty

Oct. 5, 2012—Vanderbilt professors are well represented among the authors participating in the 2012 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word Oct. 12, 13 and 14 in downtown Nashville. The free festival, which began in 1989, is a three-day celebration of authors, writing and reading. Every author on the program takes part in a...

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