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Vanderbilt University honors 28 as emeriti faculty

May. 8, 2015—Twenty-eight retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 8, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Philosophers honor Lenn Goodman’s research in new book

Apr. 15, 2015—Lenn Goodman, whose philosophical research is being lauded in a book that includes his name in the title, will be honored by academic colleagues at an April 20 public celebration in Buttrick Hall.

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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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Renowned theology professor Edward Farley has died

Dec. 31, 2014—Edward Farley, a retired Divinity professor, prolific writer on theological education, and musician, will be remembered during a Jan. 3 memorial service at Second Presbyterian Church.

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Forget shouting: Guide to productive family arguments over holidays

Dec. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt philosophy professors Scott Aikin and Robert Talisse offer specific steps for managing what some dread most during the holidays: the heated arguments at the family dinner table.

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Tracking Jesus in popular music topic of (Lunch) Box talk

Dec. 2, 2014—Tracking Jesus in popular American music is the topic of the Dec. 3 Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box event with singer-songwriter Dave Perkins, an associate director at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Social media partly to blame for busybody culture, says professor

Nov. 21, 2014—Philosophy professor John Lachs blames the explosion of social media, talking heads on the airwaves, and "helicopter" parents for a busybody culture in which too many individuals meddle in other people's lives.

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Listen: Goodman co-authors book on the soul

Oct. 23, 2014—Lenn Goodman, professor of philosophy and the Andrew Mellon Professor of Humanities, has co-authored a new book, Coming to Mind: The Soul and Its Body (University of Chicago Press). Goodman and D. Gregory Caramenico contend that the soul works not as a rival, but in partnership with the brain. With this research, the co-authors strive...

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Negative political ads focus of October (Lunch) Box talk

Sep. 25, 2014—A talk at the Nashville Public Library Oct. 1 will feature Vanderbilt's John Geer and spotlight research on negative political ads.

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(Lunch) Box series resumes with Divinity Dean Emilie Townes

Aug. 29, 2014—Vanderbilt Divinity Dean Emilie Townes will lead off the fall 2014 Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box series Sept. 3 at the downtown library.

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Listen: Farley’s memoir highlights pivotal era at Vanderbilt Divinity School

Jul. 11, 2014—Retired Vanderbilt Divinity Professor Ed Farley's memoir speaks to the next generation of theologians.

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