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Arts and Science undergrads advocate for the humanities in Washington, D.C.

Apr. 28, 2020—Before the COVID-19 outbreak necessitated the move to online and alternative learning earlier this spring, undergraduate students Barton Christmas and Miranda Cross traveled to Washington, D.C., and with guidance from the Office of Federal Relations, advocated for robust federal support for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Virtual Gatherings: Robert Penn Warren Center connects humanities scholars

Apr. 14, 2020—The Robert Penn Warren Center keeps humanities scholars connected during the coronavirus outbreak through online events that include weekly virtual happy hours.

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‘A Conversation with Jaquira Díaz’ moves online April 16

Apr. 10, 2020—A conversation with Jaquira Díaz, whose March talk on campus for the Harry C. Howard Lecture was canceled, has been moved online April 16 by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.

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CANCELED: ‘Ordinary Girls’ author to discuss memoir at Howard Lecture March 12

Feb. 25, 2020—Author Jaquira Díaz will read from her memoir, "Ordinary Girls," and discuss its writing on Thursday, March 12, as part of the annual Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture hosted by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt recognizing 19th Amendment centennial throughout 2020; new website launched

Feb. 19, 2020—Throughout 2020, Vanderbilt University will mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees women’s constitutional right to vote. Vanderbilt will recognize the anniversary through a new website, educational programming, lectures, community events, historical exhibits, art displays and more.

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American Historical Association, Modern Language Association directors to discuss ‘Humanities for the Next Generation’ Jan. 29

Jan. 27, 2020—James Grossman, executive director of the American Historical Association, and Paula M. Krebs, executive director of the Modern Language Association, will discuss "Humanities for the Next Generation" on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 4:10 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Central Library Community Room.

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‘Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom’ opens at Cohen Hall

Jan. 7, 2020—An exhibition bringing together 20 artists to interpret an extraordinary but lost "Book of Paintings" created by Afro-Cuban activist José Aponte opens Thursday at the Fine Arts Gallery.

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Steinem encourages collaboration, cross-generational dialogue for modern feminists during Vanderbilt talk

Nov. 4, 2019—Feminist activist and award-winning writer Gloria Steinem is hopeful about the future of feminism and its critical role in shaping society and policy around the world, she told a full house of Vanderbilt community members gathered at Central Library on Nov. 1.

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Janusek, Andean anthropologist noted for innovative teaching and discovery, dies

Oct. 30, 2019—John W. Janusek, an Andean anthropologist whose interests ranged from the development of complex societies in South America to the history of beer and brewing, died Oct. 22.

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‘Spooktacular Story Slam’ offers ghost stories and festive treats Oct. 30

Oct. 28, 2019—All are invited to the Vaughn Home for treats and scary stories, including tales of the building's resident ghosts, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Meet Vanderbilt authors at the Southern Festival of Books

Oct. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and alumni will be part of this weekend’s free Southern Festival of Books downtown at War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library.

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Women’s Center to host conversation with Gloria Steinem Nov. 1

Oct. 11, 2019—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, in partnership with the Chancellor’s Lecture Series, will host Gloria Steinem, an award-winning writer, feminist activist and co-founder of "Ms." magazine, for a conversation on Nov. 1. Tickets for the event are available at the Sarratt Box Office to those with a Vanderbilt ID.

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