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Kelly Oliver

Vanderbilt faculty, alumni to present at Southern Festival of Books

Oct. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt faculty and alumni are featured at the free Southern Festival of Books, happening this weekend at War Memorial Plaza and the downtown Nashville Public Library.

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Southern Festival of Books, C-SPAN feature Vanderbilt authors

Oct. 11, 2016—Vanderbilt University again has a strong presence at the Southern Festival of Books, to be held Oct. 14-16.

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Saturday University at Vanderbilt offers answers to life’s big questions

Sep. 4, 2013—The fall 2013 edition of Saturday University at Vanderbilt will feature members of the philosophy department lecturing on “Life’s Big Questions and Philosophy’s Answers to Them” on four October Saturday mornings.

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Rethinking prisons subject of conference

Apr. 25, 2013—Rethinking Prisons conference brings together more than 100 scholars, activists, and practitioners from across the US, as well as Canada and Brazil, to discuss issues raised by prisons and the death penalty.

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Depiction of pregnancy in film topic of lecture

Oct. 31, 2012—Kelly Oliver, the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, will discuss her book Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down: Images of Pregnancy in Hollywood Films from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in Buttrick Hall, Room 123. The image of a heavily pregnant woman, once considered ugly and indecent, is now common to Hollywood film. No longer...

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Faculty honored at 2012 Fall Assembly

Aug. 23, 2012—To see a slide show of photos, visit Vanderbilt’s Flickr page. Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research was presented to Peter Buerhaus, the Valere Potter Distinguished Professor in the School of Nursing and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, at the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 23. (Read myVU...

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Eischen, Oliver, Pierce-Baker to be honored by Women’s Center

Mar. 8, 2012—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center will present its Mentoring Award to Christine Eischen, associate professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology; and Kelly Oliver, the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, during the Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society Tuesday, March 13. The Women’s Center also will present its Mary Jane Werthan Award to Charlotte Pierce-Baker, professor...

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Oliver to give Frist gallery talk March 17

Mar. 8, 2012—Vanderbilt philosophy professor Kelly Oliver will give a gallery talk at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Oliver will discuss “Ambivalence Toward Animals and the Moral Community” in response to the Fairy Tales, Monsters and the Genetic Imagination exhibition currently on display. The talk is free with purchase...

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Vanderbilt expert can discuss Hollywood’s images of pregnancy in “Breaking Dawn”

Nov. 30, 2011—The 20-minute bloody birth scene in Breaking Dawn – Part One continues a long line of horror films featuring women giving birth to otherworldly creatures, says Kelly Oliver, a Vanderbilt University philosophy professor who is writing a book on images of pregnancy in recent movies and popular culture.

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