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Alumna, former faculty member Alison Piepmeier honored with Sept. 25 lecture

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.

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Experts to explore the ways of being Muslim across diverse environments

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.

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Join provost for Open Dore On Location at Robert Penn Warren Center March 16

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.

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Panel discussion on border walls Monday, Feb. 13

Feb. 10, 2017—“The Impact of Walls: Experiencing Borders in East/West Germany, Israel/Palestine, and U.S./Mexico,” will be moderated by Ted Fischer, director of the Center for Latin American Studies.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright to deliver Howard Lecture

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.

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‘The Banjo’ musical conversation features Dubois and Flemons

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.

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Learn about Fort Negley’s role in the civil rights struggle

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.

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‘The Women of Selma’ panel discussion at Black Cultural Center March 24

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."

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Wernke, Frederick visit D.C. to advocate for humanities funding

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.

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Vanderbilt Theatre engages audience to end Nashville poverty

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.

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1960s civil rights ‘voices’ to discuss Warren’s ‘Who Speaks for the Negro?’

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.

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Specialists on Islam to give public talks at Vanderbilt

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.

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