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Smith Hall honors legacy of influential Nashville preacher

Aug. 8, 2014—A new Vanderbilt residence hall pays tribute to the legacy of civil rights pioneer and former Vanderbilt Divinity School assistant dean Kelly Miller Smith.

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Vanderbilt Libraries spotlight golden age of sports journalism

May. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt Libraries pay tribute to renowned sports writers and alumni Grantland Rice and Fred Russell in a new exhibition.

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Listen: Sign up online for 2014 Vanderbilt Osher winter classes

Nov. 25, 2013—Early 20th-century Nashville history, the French films behind American remakes, and key discoveries about physics are among the 2014 winter term offerings from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University.

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Listen: Marionette show at Vanderbilt brings ancient Maya tales to life

Sep. 20, 2013—The adventures of ancient Maya mythical heroes will be dramatized in a free marionette show that premieres Sept. 26 at Vanderbilt University's Central Library.

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VU News and Communications wins three awards at state conference

Jun. 19, 2013—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,” which airs during Vanderbilt football and basketball game radio broadcasts, received...

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Listen: Join philosophical conversation at Vanderbilt Berry Lectures

Mar. 4, 2013—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.

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Listen: Vanderbilt senior to read from her published novel

Sep. 26, 2012—  Kat Zhang, a senior in the College of Arts and Science, will read from her new novel, What’s Left of Me (HarperCollins), at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be in Buttrick Hall, Room 101. Zhang, who is majoring in English, completed What’s Left...

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

Mar. 23, 2012—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, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English and president of the professional support...

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

Nov. 17, 2011—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.

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Listen: Go green for Valentine’s celebration

Feb. 11, 2011—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.

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Listen: Recycle during basketball games

Dec. 31, 2010—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, residential and events operations.

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