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Sacred Ecology symposium to explore complex ritual sites around the world

Aug. 27, 2013—"Sacred Ecology: Landscape Transformations for Ritual Practice," a symposium that explores the various experiences of complex ritual sites around the world and across all periods of history, takes place Aug. 30 at the Sarratt Student Center.

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Yeu-Matchuc observes World Environment Day with Vanderbilt performance

Jun. 6, 2013—Indigenous Yoreme dancers from Sinaloa, Mexico, constructed a ceremonial hut on Library Lawn and performed songs and dances in a sacred ceremony to mark World Environment Day June 5.

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Rethinking prisons subject of conference

Apr. 25, 2013—Rethinking Prisons conference brings together more than 100 scholars, activists, and practitioners from across the US, as well as Canada and Brazil, to discuss issues raised by prisons and the death penalty.

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Three days of activities will examine Russian punk protest group

Mar. 18, 2013—A Russian protest group whose videos have been banned in their home country while two of their members are imprisoned will be the topic of a symposium that includes a film screening, coffee house evening and roundtable discussion April 1-3 at Vanderbilt.

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Dever reappointed dean of College of Arts and Science

Feb. 28, 2013—Carolyn Dever has accepted a second five-year term as dean of the College of Arts and Science, announced Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Richard McCarty.

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The Leipzig Connection

Dec. 14, 2012—In the last five years a grassroots faculty collaboration with the University of Leipzig has flowered, making the historic German university one of Vanderbilt's half dozen strategic international partners.

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Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Series: Edward Ayers: “The Humanities in Our Times”

Oct. 25, 2012—Watch video of Edward L. Ayers, President and Professor of History at the University of Richmond, present this year’s Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture on Thursday, October 18 in Flynn Auditorium. His talk is entitled “The Humanities in Our Times.” Prior to his appointment at the University of Richmond, Ayers served as Buckner W. Clay...

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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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Vanderbilt honors top graduates during Commencement

May. 11, 2012—Top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools are being honored with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 11.

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Vanderbilt digital archive recovers lost Civil Rights voices

Apr. 27, 2012—Digitized versions of the original reel-to-reel recordings that author Robert Penn Warren conducted with Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and other key leaders in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement are now searchable through the Who Speaks for the Negro website housed at Vanderbilt University.

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Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: ‘Recovering Lost Voices’ May 2

Apr. 17, 2012—The “Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a Philosophical Flavor” series hosted by David Wood continues May 2 with a discussion led by Mona Frederick, executive director of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt, and Kate Rattner, the Warren Center’s activities coordinator. Mona Frederick The topic will be “Recovering Lost...

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Relevance of medieval water practices to today’s designs focus of talk

Apr. 3, 2012—James Wescoat, the Aga Khan Professor of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will address “Water and Work in the Mughal Landscape” at 4:10 p.m. in Cohen Hall, Room 203.

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