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MEDIA ADVISORY: U.N. speaker to link human rights and fake news

Apr. 4, 2017—A United Nations official will speak at Vanderbilt Law School about "fake news" as a human rights problem.

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United Nations official to deliver Charney Lecture at Vanderbilt

Mar. 15, 2017—This year's Charney Lecturer is United Nations official Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who will discuss “Global Challenges to Human Rights” April 5 at Vanderbilt Law School.

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Landers added to UNESCO slave route committee

Jan. 13, 2016—History professor Jane Landers has been appointed to an international scientific committee working to identify important historic sites related to the slave trade.

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Engineering dean joins nationwide pledge to train next-gen engineers

Mar. 27, 2015—Vanderbilt's School of Engineering joins the nationwide effort to equip a new generation of engineers to tackle the most pressing issues of the day.

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Alvey, Weintraub address United Nations on music and astronomy

Apr. 24, 2012—Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory Director Rocky Alvey celebrated two things he cares about deeply at the United Nations on April 12: music and astronomy. Singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman and Alvey’s collaborative album project The Mighty Sky was featured at the U.N.’s celebration of the International Day of Human Space Flight. Hit songwriter Annie Roboff, another album collaborator, joined them...

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New rules on international detainees needed, says Vanderbilt law professor

Jan. 10, 2012—As the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp passes this month, a Vanderbilt law professor and former U.S. adviser on detainee cases says it’s time for new rules on deciding what to do with detainees whose allegiances are unclear.

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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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