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Sep. 12, 2017—The Alison Piepmeier Memorial Lecture is set for Sept. 25, featuring speaker George Estreich, author of a book about raising his daughter who has Down syndrome.
Sep. 3, 2017—Specialists on Islam will come together Sept. 7-9 at Sarratt Student Center to discuss the historical and contemporary facets of being Muslim in a wide variety of locales and language communities.
Mar. 9, 2017—The next Open Dore On Location, informal discussion sessions with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at the Robert Penn Warren Center. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.
Jan. 24, 2017—Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes will discuss "A Writer's Many Selves" when she delivers the Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Feb. 2 at the Central Library.
Jan. 16, 2017—"The Banjo: A Conversation with Laurent Dubois and Dom Flemons" will include a musical performance by Flemons, a Grammy-winning musician, Jan. 26 in Alumni Hall.
Oct. 19, 2016—The story of African Americans who escaped from slavery during the Civil War and built Fort Negley will be told during an event co-sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.
Mar. 22, 2016—Three women who were civil rights activists during the 1960s will reflect on their roles in the movement during the March 24 panel discussion "At the Forefront of Freedom: The Women of Selma."
Mar. 17, 2016—Mona Frederick, director of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, and Steve Wernke, associate professor of anthropology, recently attended the National Humanities Alliance’s annual meeting and advocacy day in Washington, D.C. and met with members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation.
Feb. 5, 2016—Vanderbilt Theatre invites the community to explore the impact of poverty and help shape a solution when it performs "How to End Poverty" Feb. 24-28 in Neely Auditorium.
Jan. 28, 2016—Author and alumnus Robert Penn Warren's impact on civil rights is among the topics of a Feb. 10 panel discussion with '60s activists Robert Moses and Ruth Turner Perot along with the Rev. Kelly Miller Smith Jr., pastor of the historic First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill.
Jan. 25, 2016—A series of public talks by renowned experts on Islam is taking place at Vanderbilt University in conjunction with an interdisciplinary faculty seminar striving to increase understanding and interest in Islam from a global perspective.