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Negative political ads focus of October (Lunch) Box talk

Sep. 25, 2014—A talk at the Nashville Public Library Oct. 1 will feature Vanderbilt's John Geer and spotlight research on negative political ads.

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(Lunch) Box series resumes with Divinity Dean Emilie Townes

Aug. 29, 2014—Vanderbilt Divinity Dean Emilie Townes will lead off the fall 2014 Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box series Sept. 3 at the downtown library.

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‘Nashville for All of Us’ topic of November (Lunch) Box talk

Nov. 4, 2013—Vanderbilt University professors Dan Cornfield and Alistair Newbern will discuss "Nashville for All of Us" at the Nov. 6 Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a Philosophical Flavor with David Wood.

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(Lunch) Box talk: Lessons learned from Occupy Wall Street

Sep. 28, 2012—“Occupy Wall Street, Democratic Process and Lessons for November” will be the focus of the Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a Philosophical Flavor with David Wood event on Oct. 5.

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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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Tea Party’s role in upcoming presidential election topic of lunchtime lecture

Apr. 6, 2012—The Tea Party is a formidable force in American politics, but the movement will actually help President Obama win re-election in 2012, according to John Geer, chair of Vanderbilt’s political science department. Geer will discuss “Why the Tea Party is Obama’s Ace in the Hole” during a lunchtime lecture Wednesday, April 18, at the downtown...

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Zombie images focus of March (Lunch) Box lecture March 7

Mar. 1, 2012—James McFarland, assistant professor of German and film, will speak on the historical beginnings of the zombie image and the reasons why it remains pervasive today in literature, film and other areas of current culture. His talk is titled “Profane Apocalypse: The Zombie Image as a Historical Symptom.”

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John Lachs leads off spring Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box talks

Jan. 24, 2012—Vanderbilt University Centennial Professor of Philosophy John Lachs will discuss “The Cost of Comfort” Feb. 1 when Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box starts its new series at the Nashville Public Library.

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Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box returns Feb. 1 with John Lachs on ‘The Cost of Comfort’

Jan. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt University Department of Philosophy and the Nashville Public Library present Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a philosophical flavor with David Wood, the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt. The latest installment of the series takes place Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 11:30 a.m. at the downtown Nashville Public Library at...

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