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VU faculty member to host ‘Remembering the Refusniks’ with local activists

Dec. 11, 2017—Shaul Kelner, associate professor of sociology and Jewish studies, will moderate "Remembering the Refuseniks," a Dec. 14 discussion with Nashville activists who helped Soviet Jews escape the Iron Curtain.

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Gaps in required curricula may explain differences in climate change views among college graduates

Dec. 7, 2017—The average American college student has a 17 percent chance of learning about climate change before graduation through required core courses.

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The unexpected way international business influences U.S. politics

Dec. 1, 2017—Corporations in different industries tend to donate to the same political candidates when their board members serve on the boards of international companies, too.

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South African prison life: The importance of religion to inmates and ex-offenders

Nov. 9, 2017—Many incarcerated South Africans find religion in prison, found undergraduate Zoe Psakis.

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Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning offers new fall classes

Aug. 4, 2017—Architectural treasures, Broadway plays on film, and a first-time preview of a Nashville Ballet performance are among the rich subjects offered this fall by Vanderbilt's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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National assessment overstates public access to safe drinking water in Bangladesh

May. 12, 2017—According to the latest national assessment, 85 percent of the people in Bangladesh have access to safe drinking water. However, a new study raises serious questions about the nation's water security.

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Curb Center measures public opinion on federal funding for arts

May. 1, 2017—A significant majority of U.S. adults oppose eliminating federal funding for arts and culture, according to survey questions fielded by the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy.

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Class of 2017: Melissa De La Torre promotes human rights and a path to citizenship

Apr. 24, 2017—The current discourse in this country about immigration policy and reform is much more than political rhetoric for College of Arts and Science senior Melissa De La Torre.

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Noble named director of Black Cultural Center, faculty head of Stambaugh House

Mar. 30, 2017—Sociology lecturer Rosevelt Noble has been named director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center and a faculty head on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.

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Four Vanderbilt graduate, professional schools score in top 20 in ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Mar. 14, 2017—"U.S. News & World Report" rankings are out for graduate schools and programs. See how Vanderbilt did this year.

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You are what you eat – and who you know

Mar. 6, 2017—New research shows being surrounded by high-status people may help you stay slim – but only if you're a woman.

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Civil rights activist, sports sociologist Harry Edwards to give annual Walter Murray Lecture Feb. 19

Feb. 14, 2017—Renowned sports sociologist and activist Harry Edwards will give Vanderbilt University’s annual Walter Murray Lecture Sunday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Student Life Center.

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