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Sign up now for Vanderbilt Osher spring term

Feb. 17, 2014—Learning and memory, integrative medicine and the Salem witch hunts are a sampling of the spring 2014 class offerings available through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University.

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Proposals sought for international conference

Jan. 7, 2014—The Institute for Advanced Studies is seeking proposals for its upcoming conference “Shifting Attitudes: Radical Upheaval and its Legacies,” planned for June 19 and 20, 2014, in Toulouse, France. The conference’s keynote addresses will be presented by Yann Algan (Sciences-Po Paris) and Elise Snyder (Yale University). Learn more about the conference and the call for...

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Two Vanderbilt faculty participate in international conference

Jun. 21, 2013—Robert Barsky, professor of French and comparative literature and director of the W.T. Bandy Center at Vanderbilt, will co-host the international conference “Shifting Attitudes: Radical Upheaval and its Legacies” at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, France, on June 28. The daylong conference will explore changing attitudes from an array of perspectives in relation...

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Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning spring term

Feb. 5, 2013—Important Supreme Court decisions, the Nashville Ballet, and a “behind-the-scenes” look at special law enforcement agents are among the varied topics offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt this spring.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements

Sep. 12, 2012—Robert Barsky, professor of French and Italian and professor of English, will deliver “The Changing Role of the Public Intellectual: From the Buildup Toward World War II to the Occupy Movement,” the 10th Annual Elizabeth Killam Rodgers and Constance Killam Distinguished Public Lecture, as part of the fall orientation program for Killam Fellows and American...

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Four faculty named new heads of house at Ingram Commons

Apr. 6, 2012—Four new faculty heads of house will join The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons in August 2012. A committee of faculty, students and staff chaired by Dean of The Ingram Commons Frank Wcislo reviewed 20 applicants with a broad range of experience, interests and academic achievement and recommended finalists to Provost Richard McCarty, who made four...

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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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Kudos

May. 5, 2011—Learn about the latest awards, appointments and achievements of Vanderbilt's faculty and staff.

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Barsky to preview new book on linguist Zellig Harris April 22

Apr. 8, 2011—A new book about linguist and social activist Zellig Harris will be celebrated with a reading and reception April 22 featuring author and Vanderbilt University professor Robert F. Barsky. Barsky, professor of French and comparative literature, has written extensively about linguist Noam Chomsky. Chomsky recommended Harris as a subject to Barsky. The event marking the...

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