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Mixing hard science and humanities focus of visiting scholar’s talk

Mar. 9, 2018—A Swarthmore biology professor who is working to bridge the gap between science and humanities will speak at Vanderbilt Law School March 15.

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Bruce Morrill to discuss vital role of music in worship rituals

Jan. 12, 2018—Key findings on the bodily effects of music during the shared human action of divine worship will be explored during a noon Religion in the Arts talk by Bruce Morrill Jan. 18.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School 2017 Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh Lecture delivered by Stacey Floyd-Thomas

Mar. 2, 2017—Watch video of the Vanderbilt Divinity School 2017 Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh Lecture delivered by Stacey Floyd-Thomas, “It’s a Surreal World After All: Social Sin and Sacred Silence in a Trumped Era.”

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Johnson recounts lessons from parents, Watkins

Oct. 13, 2016—As the guest speaker for the 15th annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., Lecture, Kevin Johnson, M.D., M.S., provided an energetic and entertaining overview of how his personal and professional accomplishments were influenced by “Lessons and Other Things My Parents Didn’t Teach Me.”

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NEH chair to deliver Warren Center’s Howard Lecture

Oct. 23, 2015—NEH Chair William Adams, who was a strong supporter of higher education projects relating to the humanities while serving as president of Colby College, will deliver the Harry C. Howard Lecture at Vanderbilt University Oct. 27.

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Janus Press founder to lecture at Vanderbilt Central Library

Nov. 1, 2013—Claire Van Vliet, founder of an independent press dedicated to the finest quality craftsmanship and collaborative spirit, will speak at Vanderbilt University Central LibraryNov. 7.

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Speaker creates game theory framework to tackle terrorism

Nov. 1, 2013—Milind Tambe will speak Thursday, Nov. 14, at Featheringill Hall on "Security and Game Theory." He will outline key algorithmic principles, research results and discuss deployed systems and lessons learned. This event is limited to faculty and students only.

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Alumnus, Arkansas legislator returns Oct. 28 to speak at Vanderbilt Law School

Oct. 8, 2013—Arkansas lawmaker Darrin Williams will speak at the law school Oct. 28.

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‘Vicar of Baghdad’ to speak at VU on extraordinary ministry

Sep. 5, 2013—Canon Andrew White, pastor of one of the largest churches in Iraq, will discuss "Faith and Leadership Under Fire in the Middle East" Sept. 12 at Vanderbilt University Divinity School as part of the Cal Turner Program Lecture Series.

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Vatican II is subject of annual Cole lectures at Vanderbilt

Oct. 7, 2010—The Rev. John W. O’Malley speaks Oct. 21-22 The Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, or Vatican II, put the condition and future of the Catholic faith on the table for discussion. Nearly 45 years after the three-year council ended, the effects of Vatican II are still being felt, from the role of laity to...

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New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak to speak at Vanderbilt

Sep. 7, 2010—[Media Note: Vanderbilt has a 24/7 TV and radio studio with a dedicated fiber optic line and ISDN line. Use of the TV studio with Vanderbilt experts is free, except for reserving fiber time. A video of Liptak’s talk will be posted on, and ] Highly acclaimed national legal correspondent for The...

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Berry Lecture focuses on end of life issues

Mar. 19, 2010—Sensitive issues about medical care for dying patients will be addressed in this year's Berry Lecture, sponsored by the philosophy department at Vanderbilt University.

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