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Contemporary Debates in Criminal Justice: Government Surveillance

Oct. 26, 2012—Watch video of Christopher Slobogin presenting “Contemporary Debates in Criminal Justice: Government Surveillance” as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute lecture series. The course explores a number of the hottest topics in criminal justice: the death penalty, the insanity defense, preventive detention, surveillance and other topics relating to investigation of crime and its punishment....

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Sign up online for Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning fall classes

Aug. 28, 2012—Contemporary debates in criminal justice, the impact of rhythms and music among different cultures, and democracy in America are among the diverse classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt this fall.

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Protests and Social Change: Anti-war Protests of the 60’s

Apr. 25, 2012—Watch video of Steve Cobb and Mike Murphy speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Protests and Social Change: Anti-war Protests of the 60’s”. Today, protests seem to be a way of life. Have you ever wondered if protests really accomplish anything? During the past 150 years, protests have shifted from those focused on economic inequality...

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Protests and Social Change: The Sociology of Protests and the Tea Party

Apr. 25, 2012—Watch video of Steven Tepper, assistant professor of sociology, speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Protests and Social Change: The Sociology of Protests and the Tea Party”. Today, protests seem to be a way of life. Have you ever wondered if protests really accomplish anything? During the past 150 years, protests have shifted from...

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Protests and Social Change: The Women’s Movement

Apr. 19, 2012—Watch video of Carole Bucy, Professor of History, Volunteer State Community College, speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Protests and Social Change: The Women’s Movement”. Today, protests seem to be a way of life. Have you ever wondered if protests really accomplish anything? During the past 150 years, protests have shifted from those focused...

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Protests and Social Change: Civil Rights of the ’60s

Mar. 20, 2012—Watch video of John Seigenthaler, Founder, First Amendment Center, speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Protests and Social Change: Civil Rights of the 60’s”. Today, protests seem to be a way of life. Have you ever wondered if protests really accomplish anything? During the past 150 years, protests have shifted from those focused on...

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Apocalypse Now? Modern Maya and Ancient Prophecies

Mar. 20, 2012—Watch video of Mareike Sattler, senior lecturer, Anthropology Department, and Avery Dickins de Girón, assistant director of the Center for Latin American Studies, speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Apocalypse Now? Modern Maya and Ancient Prophecies”. This seminar introduces students to Maya culture from ancient to modern times. Maya people and culture have been featured...

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Listen: Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning spring term

Mar. 5, 2012—The schedule has been announced for the spring 2012 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University. The healthcare reform crisis, American protest movements, classical music appreciation and Maya culture from ancient to modern times are among subjects that will be covered in spring session.

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Dr. Gina Walton: “The Pathology of Common Back Pain”

Feb. 16, 2012—Watch video of Dr. Gina Walton speaking about “The Pathology of Common Back Pain.” Walton spoke Feb. 15 as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Medical Advances.” The course is presented by faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and focuses on what the future of medicine holds. Physicians are now able to use a...

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Marc Hetherington: “Polarization and Congress”

Feb. 10, 2012—Watch video of Marc Hetherington, professor of political science, speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Politics in a Polarized Polity.” The Feb. 8 class, “Polarization and Congress,” focuses on the branch of government where polarization first took hold, tracing the evolution of the regional bases for the parties and how it has lead to...

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Dr. Howard Kirshner on stroke prevention

Feb. 10, 2012—Watch video of Dr. Howard Kirshner speaking about stroke prevention. Kirshner spoke Feb. 8 as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Medical Advances.” The course is presented by faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and focuses on what the future of medicine holds. Physicians are now able to use a patient’s DNA to select...

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Dr. Michael Neuss: “How much progress has been made in the fight against cancer?”

Feb. 2, 2012—Watch video of Dr. Michael Neuss speaking about the fight against cancer. Neuss spoke Feb. 1 as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Medical Advances.” The course is presented by faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and focuses on what the future of medicine holds. Physicians are now able to use a patient’s DNA...

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