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2017 Southern Festival of Books, C-SPAN to feature Vanderbilt authors

Oct. 12, 2017—Two Vanderbilt Law School professors who are among featured authors at the Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word will be on panels to be broadcast live on C-SPAN Oct. 14.

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Cinema and media arts professor’s Alaskan dog mushing film to be screened at Nashville festival

Oct. 9, 2017—Jonathan Rattner's passion for creating films that draw the audience into places often unseen or forgotten is reflected in "The Interior," to be screened at the Southern Festival of Books.

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Eat and learn about the history of violence at lunchbox talk

Sep. 27, 2017—A historian of early modern Europe will compare violence in the 16th and 17th centuries with conditions today during a lunchtime talk Wednesday, Oct. 4.

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Get the lowdown on Nashville’s Food Waste Initiative Feb. 1

Jan. 26, 2017—A citywide effort to feed hungry people with food that otherwise would be wasted will be explained Feb. 1 at the downtown Nashville Public Library.

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Can America be reinvented in the Donald Trump era?

Dec. 1, 2016—Will the Trump era be one of despair or hope? Vanderbilt professors will discuss it Dec. 7 at Nashville's downtown public library.

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Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box resumes with Wood and Bess

Sep. 1, 2016—Historian Michael Bess, who writes about the social and cultural impact of technological change, leads off this year's free Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box series Sept. 7 at the downtown library.

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Lowe to discuss interactive theatre at (Lunch) Box talk

Apr. 29, 2016—Leah Lowe will discuss "Immersive Theatre and the Audience of the Future" when she speaks May 4 as part of the Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a Philosophical Flair series at the Nashville Public Library.

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Next library lunch talk is about deception

Feb. 29, 2016—The topic will be lying at the next Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box talk at the downtown Nashville library March 9.

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Bush biographer, Vanderbilt professor honored

Nov. 16, 2015—Author and Visiting Distinguished Professor Jon Meacham was recognized as the 2015 Nashville Public Library Literary Award Honoree.

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Quality pre-K subject of downtown roundtable discussion

Sep. 12, 2015—The issues surrounding prekindergarten expansion in Tennessee and other states is the subject of a roundtable discussion among education researchers and practitioners to be held Sept. 24 at the Nashville Public Library's main branch downtown.

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Vanderbilt provost speaks Sept. 2 at downtown public library

Aug. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt Provost Susan Wente speaks Sept. 2 at the downtown Nashville Public Library about the workings of a research institution.

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Homeless advocates gather to discuss new housing study

Aug. 28, 2015—Housing vouchers work best, but landlords often are unwilling to accept them in Nashville's strong rental market.

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