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University launches effort to support faculty public engagement

Jan. 4, 2018—The university has named a committee charged with finding ways to assist Vanderbilt faculty who seek to further the impact of their achievements by communicating their research to broader audiences.

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New faculty: David Ikard, professor of African American and diaspora studies

Oct. 19, 2017—While literary luminaries Toni Morrison and James Baldwin are among the top influencers on David Ikard’s research, he credits everything from political rhetoric to popular television series for sparking his scholarship.

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Black girlhood focus of Vanderbilt symposium

Oct. 18, 2017—A rapidly growing body of research regarding black girls on issues ranging from media stereotypes to teacher bias is the focus of an Oct. 20 symposium sponsored by the Callie House Research Center.

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Post-Election 2016: Beyond the headlines

Oct. 20, 2016—Vanderbilt professors John Geer, Efrén Pérez and Tracy Sharpley-Whiting discuss the 2016 presidential election.

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Expert: Anger, insecurity complicate presidential race

Oct. 17, 2016—Believing Donald Trump's only constituency is white working class men is an incorrect assumption.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements

Jan. 26, 2016—Read about the latest faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements.

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Callie House Research Center launched with inaugural lecture

Mar. 16, 2015—A celebratory event to launch the Callie House Research Center, housed within African American and Diaspora Studies, featured a lecture by author, historian and public servant Mary Frances Berry.

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Vanderbilt center named for ex-slave turned social justice pioneer

Mar. 9, 2015—The new Callie House Research Center for the Study of Black Cultures and Politics, named for a former slave who led a group for reparations, will be celebrated March 12 with the inaugural lecture by Mary Frances Berry.

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Vanderbilt faculty name their favorite reading this year

Dec. 15, 2014—MyVU asked a handful of Vanderbilt faculty members to name the book that left a lasting impression on them this year. Their diverse recommendations span fiction, nonfiction, history, thriller, biography, memoir and more.

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Event celebrates Vanderbilt endowed chair holders

Aug. 30, 2012—Twelve Vanderbilt University faculty members were honored for extraordinary contributions to their respective fields during an Aug. 28 celebration of endowed chair holders at the Student Life Center.

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Paris conference to celebrate international collaboration between Vanderbilt and Sorbonne

Nov. 30, 2011—The Sorbonne/Vanderbilt Baudelaire Conference will be held Dec. 9 and 10 in Paris and will explore the theme “Baudelaire: Translation, Criticism, Reception.” Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, director of the W. T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies, director of African American and Diaspora studies and Distinguished Professor of French at Vanderbilt, is one of the...

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Vanderbilt series explores the black experience in Europe

Feb. 4, 2011—The lives and challenges of being black or of African descent in Europe are explored this semester in the Black Europe and the African Diaspora lecture and film series at Vanderbilt University. Convened by Trica Danielle Keaton, associate professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, and co-sponsored by a number of units at Vanderbilt, the...

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