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    VU News and Communications wins three awards at state conference

    Vanderbilt News and Communications received three communication awards from the Tennessee College Public Relations Association at its spring meeting June 13-14. MyVU received the gold award for Best Newsletter (electronic). MyVU also was honored with the silver award for Best Newsletter (printed). “That’s Vanderbilt,”… Read More

    Jun. 19, 2013

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    Listen: Join philosophical conversation at Vanderbilt Berry Lectures

    Thought-provoking questions about the morality of war, treatment of others and obligations toward the dead will be explored during the 2013 Berry Lectures in Public Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. Read More

    Mar. 4, 2013

  • A scene from the book trailer for Kat Zhang's debut novel

    Listen: Vanderbilt senior to read from her published novel

      A scene from the book trailer for Kat Zhang's debut novel "What's Left of Me." (image courtesy of Mainstay Productions) Kat Zhang, a senior in the College of Arts and Science, will read from her new novel, What’s Left of Me (HarperCollins),… Read More

    Sep. 26, 2012

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    Vanderbilt digital archive recovers lost Civil Rights voices

    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. Read More

    Apr. 27, 2012

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    Listen: From barbecue to Burt, Southern lit conference covers the gamut

    Michael Kreyling (Steve Green/Vanderbilt) Approximately 150 professors and graduate students from across the nation with expertise in Southern writing and related topics will gather in Nashville March 29-31 for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s biannual conference. This year’s theme is anniversaries, according to Michael Kreyling,… Read More

    Mar. 23, 2012

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    Listen: Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning winter classes

    The schedule of winter 2012 non-credit classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt include aging and sexuality, reflections of life in Civil War Tennessee, the future of medicine and Humphrey Bogart film classics. Read More

    Nov. 17, 2011

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    Listen: Go green for Valentine’s celebration

    Flowers, sweets and time spent with a special someone are great Valentine’s traditions, but the Vanderbilt University Sustainability and Environmental Management Office has suggestions for protecting the earth while you celebrate. Read More

    Feb. 11, 2011

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    Listen: Recycle during basketball games

    Recycling at all Vanderbilt men’s and women’s basketball games  continues for the second year, thanks to a partnership between the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and Athletics. Sporting events provide the opportunity to recycle much material that otherwise ends up in local landfills, according to Lindsay Walker, recycling coordinator,… Read More

    Dec. 31, 2010

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    Listen: SustainVU offers holiday green tips

    One of the unintended side effects of holiday traditions is the significant increase in waste and over-consumption of natural resources. SustainVU offers a Holiday Greening Guide with tips on everything from wrapping gifts to cooking a turkey dinner. Read More

    Dec. 17, 2010

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    Listen: Concert highlights music of Ariel Ramirez

    Misa Criolla – a performance of musical works by the late Argentine composer and pianist Ariel Ramirez – will take place Dec. 5 in the Scarritt Bennett Center’s Wightman Chapel. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5 p.m. The English translation of Misa Criolla… Read More

    Dec. 2, 2010

  • VU undergrads present research on presidential appointments

    VU undergrads present research on presidential appointments

    Two Vanderbilt undergraduates had the rare opportunity to present their research findings on the influence of patronage on presidential appointments and government performance at the 2010 Midwest Political Science Association Conference. Read More

    May. 18, 2010

  • Listen: Osher Lifelong Learning spring term set

    Listen: Osher Lifelong Learning spring term set

    The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt offers spring classes for the community beginning March 15. The non-credit classes are geared toward older adults who want lectures and discussions in a relaxed and informal environment. Read More

    Mar. 11, 2010

  • Listen: Read the Bills!

    Listen: Read the Bills!

    Vanderbilt Centennial Professor of Philosophy John Lachs has proposed that legislators be tested on their specific knowledge of bills under consideration in Congress. Lachs is dismayed that several national lawmakers have admitted recently to not reading the material on which they are voting. Read More

    Jan. 4, 2010

  • Listen: Mentor TennisSee connects tennis to life skills for at-risk youth

    Listen: Mentor TennisSee connects tennis to life skills for at-risk youth

    Nashville inner-city youth are learning the lessons of tennis as well as life thanks to an after-school program founded by Vanderbilt University senior Jeff Berry. He is president of Mentor TennisSee, which brings at-risk children to the Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center three times a week. In addition to learning how to play tennis, the youngsters receive free academic tutoring from Vanderbilt students. Mentor TennisSee also uses the First Serve Life Skills program as part of its instruction. Read More

    Dec. 8, 2009

  • Listen: Improvisational art event evokes memories of 1960s

    Listen: Improvisational art event evokes memories of 1960s

    Vanderbilt students, faculty and other interested individuals came together recently for a unique improvisational art experience directed by renowned artist Oliver Herring. Participants worked with Herring to create a so-called TASK event on a Sunday afternoon in the Ingram Art Studio. Read More

    Nov. 6, 2009

  • Listen: Student Media Hall of Fame inaugural class inducted

    Listen: Student Media Hall of Fame inaugural class inducted

    Five alumni who have distinguished themselves through a variety of careers and have made significant contributions as staff members of the university's student media were inducted into the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame on Oct. 16, 2009. The event was held in conjunction with Homecoming/Reunion Weekend. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2009

  • VU Vietnam expert leads Asia’s Highway One alumni tour

    VU Vietnam expert leads Asia’s Highway One alumni tour

    Vanderbilt Professor of History Thomas Schwartz and a group of alumni who recently toured Vietnam and Cambodia found tremendous growth, including traffic jams, in major cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The 15-day journey from Hanoi to Siem Reap was sponsored by the Vanderbilt Alumni Association. Read More

    Dec. 19, 2008

  • Politicos, voters connect at Candidates’ Picnic

    Politicos, voters connect at Candidates’ Picnic

    More than 800 Vanderbilt employees and friends of the university enjoyed old-fashioned politicking under beautiful blue skies and sunshine during the Sept. 25 Meet the Candidates picnic on Olin Lawn. Read More

    Sep. 29, 2008