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Memorial celebration honoring John and Marjorie Compton set for June 14

Apr. 23, 2014—A memorial celebration in honor of John and Marjorie Compton is planned for Saturday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m. in Benton Chapel on the Vanderbilt campus.

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Class of 2014: Domonique Bragg and Cody Stothers are Aspirnaut pioneers

Apr. 22, 2014—Seniors Domonique Bragg and Cody Stothers, who both hail from rural Arkansas, followed a similar path to Vanderbilt.

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Relevance of philosophy’s history to contemporary life focus of Berry Lectures

Feb. 4, 2014—The public is invited to engage with Vanderbilt University philosophers on thought-provoking questions about the nature of human existence at the 2014 Berry Lectures in Public Philosophy starting Feb. 11.

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John Compton, charter faculty member of Vanderbilt philosophy department, has died

Jan. 21, 2014—John J. Compton, who taught philosophy at Vanderbilt University for more than four decades, died Jan. 18. He was 85.

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Vanderbilt professors pen ultimate guide on political argument

Dec. 11, 2013—Scott Aikin and Robert Talisse, two Vanderbilt University philosophy professors who are passionate about the importance of political argument to democracy, have written a step-by-step guide that blasts many of the so-called debates in current media.

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‘Difficult Art’ focus of December (Lunch) Box talk

Dec. 2, 2013—Martin Rapisarda will discuss the "Difficult Art" exhibition at the Dec. 4 "Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a Philosophical Flavor with David Wood" at the Nashville Public Library.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and student awards and achievements

Nov. 7, 2013—Read about faculty and student awards and achievements.

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New Vanderbilt Latino and Latina studies program launched

Oct. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University will celebrate the fall launch of Latino and Latina Studies, a new multidisciplinary program, with several events during Hispanic Heritage Month, including an Oct. 15 talk by author Joy Castro.

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Saturday University at Vanderbilt offers answers to life’s big questions

Sep. 4, 2013—The fall 2013 edition of Saturday University at Vanderbilt will feature members of the philosophy department lecturing on “Life’s Big Questions and Philosophy’s Answers to Them” on four October Saturday mornings.

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(Lunch) Box series resumes with memoir of bipolar son

Sep. 3, 2013—Charlotte Pierce-Baker will discuss her memoir This Fragile Life: A Mother's Story of a Bipolar Son when Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a Philosophical Flavor with David Wood resumes Sept. 4.

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Fulbright winner James Crimmins to research at Vanderbilt

Aug. 20, 2013—A leading scholar of political theory is using his Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at Vanderbilt to research the relationship between rights and utility in American political and philosophical thought since 1776.

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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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