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U.S. presidents focus of Vanderbilt library exhibit and lecture

Feb. 16, 2018—"The American Presidency" exhibition, drawing on rare memorabilia and biographies in the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries' Special Collections, will open with a talk by presidential historian Thomas Alan Schwartz Feb. 20.

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Vanderbilt experts available to discuss State of the Union

Jan. 24, 2018—A number of Vanderbilt University experts will be available to media in the days leading up to and after the State of the Union speech Jan. 30 to discuss a variety of topics that could be addressed during President Trump’s address next Tuesday. Will Trump “talk tough” about immigration? Vanessa Beasley, associate professor of communications...

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Seigenthaler Series: ‘The Vietnam War’ screening and discussion Sept. 7

Aug. 30, 2017—A discussion and Q&A on the role of the press during the Vietnam War will follow a one-hour screening of "The Vietnam War," a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, at the John Seigenthaler Center Sept. 7.

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Vanderbilt experts can talk about inauguration and transition

Jan. 12, 2017—President-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated Jan. 20. Several Vanderbilt professors have opinions about the inauguration and transition.

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Hot Streak: Alumnus Temple Baker takes an unexpected career path after being discovered by director Richard Linklater

Jul. 29, 2016—Temple Baker, BA’15, is not your typical Hollywood success story. He wasn’t a child star, shuffled from audition to audition by pushy parents, nor did he have much interest in becoming an actor during college. In fact, his only real stage experience was a fourth-grade production of Romeo and Juliet, in which all his lines were...

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Enjoy spring with new Vanderbilt Osher classes

Feb. 17, 2015—The 2015 Osher Lifelong Learning spring term at Vanderbilt, geared for those 50 and older, includes classes on religious beliefs and extraterrestrials, modern art, financial strategies, and diplomat Henry Kissinger.

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Maraniss returns to teach at Vanderbilt during spring 2015 semester

Nov. 12, 2014—Two lucky classes--on the Vietnam War and political biography--will get instruction from Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss in the spring.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt experts available to comment on Iraq

Aug. 12, 2014—Michael Newton and Thomas Schwartz are available to talk about the current situation in Iraq.

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A different D-Day would have meant a different world today

Jun. 6, 2014—The world would now be a very different place if D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, had gone badly, says Thomas Schwartz, professor of history.

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No surprise: Women worked behind the scenes to secure agreement

Oct. 17, 2013—Alan Wiseman's research shows that women lawmakers, particularly ones in the minority party, are more effective than their male counterparts when it comes to negotiating and getting things done--as they did to end the government shutdown.

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Thomas A. Schwartz: “America and the Vietnam War” (2/14/13)

Feb. 19, 2013—Watch video of “America and the Vietnam War” from the Osher Lifelong Lecture Series event on Feb. 14.  Thomas A. Schwartz, a professor of history and political science at Vanderbilt, examines the war’s history, United States’ involvement, anti-war protests and more. Lifelong learners aged 50 and above can sign up for the non-credit, six-week classes taught...

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Thomas A. Schwartz: “America and the Vietnam War” (2/7/13)

Feb. 19, 2013—Watch video of “America and the Vietnam War” from the Osher Lifelong Lecture Series event on Feb. 7.  Thomas A. Schwartz, a professor of history and political science at Vanderbilt, examines the war’s history, United States’ involvement, anti-war protests and more. Lifelong learners aged 50 and above can sign up for the non-credit, six-week classes taught...

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