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Class of 2016: Connor D. Henderson advocates for human rights and the arts

May. 4, 2016—In his four years at Vanderbilt, Connor D. Henderson has become a strong advocate for expanded campus space and resources for student productions. Some of his favorite memories are of cultural showcases by the Vanderbilt performing arts community filled with music, dance and food.

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Vanderbilt students contribute to mass incarceration exhibit

Apr. 21, 2016—The traveling exhibit "States of Incarceration" features a contribution from philosophy students at Vanderbilt. It will be displayed in Nashville in spring 2018.

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Hudson, Emeson top faculty honorees at fall assembly

Aug. 27, 2015—The Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement and Thomas Jefferson Award for distinguished service were among those awarded Aug 27 at Fall Faculty Assembly in the Student Life Center.

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Nashville Scene “People” Issue 2015: The Professor

Mar. 20, 2015—Associate professor of philosophy Lisa Guenther isn't afraid to think hard about the dark side: She studies issues related to mass incarceration, police violence and the death penalty, and facilitates a philosophy workshop with prisoners on death row.

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Noted prison reform experts to share insights at Turner conference

Mar. 11, 2015—"Re-Visioning Justice in America," an April 17-19 public conference on prison reform sponsored by Vanderbilt Divinity School's Cal Turner Program, will feature keynote talks by Michelle Alexander, Bryan Stevenson and Howard Zehr.

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VU Divinity Riverbend classes help transform prison culture

May. 16, 2013—Amy-Jill Levine forgot "after about the first 12 minutes" that she was inside a prison back in 2005 when she first taught at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution.

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Vanderbilt prison conference to rethink justice system

May. 1, 2013—More than 100 prison scholars, activists and practitioners from across the United States and other nations will gather at Vanderbilt University May 3-5 to explore issues ranging from prison rehabilitation and education to the impact of racism, gender and sexuality on incarceration.

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Lisa Guenther: “Is Solitary Confinement a Living Death Penalty?”

Mar. 22, 2013—There is good reason to think that long-term solitary confinement has debilitating psychological effects which render people unable to engage socially, says Lisa Guenther, associate professor of philosophy.

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Listen: Join philosophical conversation at Vanderbilt Berry Lectures

Mar. 4, 2013—Thought-provoking questions about the morality of war, treatment of others and obligations toward the dead will be explored during the 2013 Berry Lectures in Public Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.

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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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Curb Center names Creative Campus grant recipients

Sep. 14, 2012—Creativity. Innovation. Change. The Curb Center at Vanderbilt is pleased to announce the winners of its signature Creative Campus Innovation Grant Program, which provides Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students the opportunity to produce original ideas, experiment and innovate in the classroom, and harness their creativity as a force for positive social change. In 2012-13, the...

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Fall (Lunch) Box series opens with wrongful conviction story

Aug. 28, 2012—Ndume Olatushani and Anne-Marie Moyes will discuss “Coming Back to Life: One Man’s Story of Wrongful Conviction” when Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a Philosophical Flavor with David Wood resumes Sept. 5.

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