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Longtime prisoner Russell Maroon Shoats focus of discussion

Oct. 4, 2012—A panel of scholars and activists will discuss the impact of longtime prisoner, writer and activist Russell Maroon Shoats on grassroots political activism Oct. 11 at Vanderbilt University.

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Preserving endangered slave records focus of Vanderbilt conference

Jan. 31, 2012—Renowned experts on preservation of African and Afro-descended slave records will gather at Vanderbilt Feb. 2 - 4 to launch the university's new Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies digital archive and website.

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Significant Mexican capital investment in Tennessee, VU study shows

Nov. 16, 2011—A recent study by Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies suggests that a key to bringing more jobs to Tennessee might lie in recruiting investment from emerging markets such as Mexico.

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Scholarship established in honor of retiring Norma Antillón

Nov. 4, 2011—Norma Antillón, who colleagues say has been “the heart” of the Center for Latin American Studies for the past 25 years, received a delightful shock at her recent retirement party. Professor of History Marshall Eakin announced that faculty, students, alumni and others whose lives have been touched by the longtime manager in International Programs have...

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Panel on Cuba features artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Oct. 7, 2011—One of the most significant artists to emerge from the Cuban post-revolutionary era will lead a faculty discussion about race in her native country on Wednesday, Oct. 12. María Magdalena Campos-Pons, who is a visiting artist on campus Oct. 9-18, will participate in the panel discussion “Exile, Memory and Identity: A Conversation on Race in...

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New endowed chairholders celebrated

May. 18, 2011—Thirteen faculty members named this year to endowed chairs in the School of Medicine and College of Arts and Science were honored for outstanding academic achievements. The May 17 ceremony at the Student Life Center was the third in a series of celebrations that will be held in 2011 to recognize new chair holders. “The...

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Afro-Cuban history symposium April 15

Apr. 13, 2011—Two noted scholars of Afro-Cuban history will speak at an April 15 symposium at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.

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