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Conservative philosopher Roger Scruton to lecture on religious freedom; April 16 lecture is last of ‘Democracy and Moral Conviction’ series

Apr. 10, 2007—Atheism is a religion and it is dominating public schools, says a British philosopher who will speak at Vanderbilt University. Roger Scruton will be the fourth and last speaker in the "Democracy and Moral Conviction" lecture series.

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Chief of Canada’s Supreme Court speaks at Vanderbilt; Beverley McLachlin talks about intolerance

Mar. 27, 2007—Will people learn to be more tolerant in the 21st century than we are now? That's the question the current chief justice of Canada's Supreme Court, Beverley McLachlin, will discuss when she speaks at Vanderbilt Law School April 5 at 3:30 p.m. in Flynn Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Vanderbilt Law School celebrates the 50th anniversary of racial integration; The first African American graduates will be honored

Mar. 19, 2007—Fifty years ago, two men took a bold step for themselves and for the future of Vanderbilt University Law School. Shortly after the landmark decision, Brown v. Board of Education, in which the Supreme Court ruled that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional, and after strong encouragement from the law faculty, Vanderbilt Law School broke the color barrier and became the first privately funded law school in the South to admit African American students.

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Apology and forgiveness in resolving conflicts; Experts come to Vanderbilt to learn how apology and dispute resolution interact with law

Mar. 9, 2007—Violent crime, racial oppression, ethnic tensions, mass atrocities and transitioning societies are all volatile situations that could be helped with effective conflict resolution techniques, including apology and forgiveness. But the complex emotional transition necessary for effective conflict resolution becomes even more complicated in the context of group conflicts. A conference being held at Vanderbilt Law School on March 30-31 will provide a unique opportunity to explore trends in conflict resolution.

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TIPSHEET: Think that conversation from your office phone is private? Think again

Mar. 6, 2007— Vanderbilt professor says Wal-Mart case calls attention to employer‘s right to eavesdrop on employee calls: Bruce Barry, professor of management and sociology, is available to comment on recent case.

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Vanderbilt‘s David Williams II named fellow of Tennessee Bar Foundation

Feb. 15, 2007— David Williams II of Vanderbilt University has been elected a fellow by the Tennessee Bar Foundation.

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Skin color and salary; Lighter and taller equals a bigger paycheck for immigrants

Jan. 25, 2007— A new study by a Vanderbilt University professor of law and economics found legal immigrants in the United States with a lighter skin tone made more money than those with darker skin.

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TIPSHEET: Saddam Hussein Execution: Vanderbilt Expert Back from Iraq

Dec. 29, 2006— Vanderbilt University Law Professor Mike Newton is an expert on the Saddam Hussein trial and has just returned from his fourth trip to Iraq.

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Vanderbilt Professors and Music Stars Testify Before FCC

Dec. 8, 2006— Two Vanderbilt University professors are taking on some country music celebrities in a debate over media ownership. Both sides will testify at a Federal Communications Commission public hearing Dec. 11 at Belmont University.

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TIPSHEET: International Criminal Court‘s Investigation of Darfur War Crimes Nearing End: Vanderbilt University International Criminal Law Expert

Nov. 28, 2006— With reports that the International Criminal Court prosecutor‘s investigation is nearing an end in the Darfur war crimes case, Mike Newton, Vanderbilt University‘s international criminal law expert, can discuss the legal issues surrounding crimes against humanity.

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Vanderbilt University experts available on the immigration debate

May. 15, 2006—President Bush's call for National Guard troops on the border is "a political move that flies in the face of reality," according to Robert Barsky, editor of AmeriQuests and an expert on refugee, border and migration issues. Delivering a nationally televised speech on immigration shows President Bush wants to act, not react, on the debate about cracking down on illegal immigrants, according to presidential expert John Geer.

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Vanderbilt graduate and professional programs maintain strong showing in latest U.S. News & World Report rankings

Mar. 31, 2006—Vanderbilt's Peabody College of education and human development was ranked 5th in the nation for the second consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of the leading graduate and professional schools. Peabody's Special Education program was ranked first in the nation for the fourth straight year, and, overall, the school saw seven of its programs ranked in the top 10.

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