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Vanderbilt Divinity to offer master of theology degree

Sep. 18, 2018—Students pursuing advanced theological study will soon have a new degree program option at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Black Lives Matter co-founder to speak at Vanderbilt symposium

Sep. 9, 2018—Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors will deliver the evening keynote address during a Sept. 20 symposium exploring the impact of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy on struggles for racial and social justice.

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Beverly Asbury, ‘conscience’ of Vanderbilt University, dies

Aug. 31, 2018—The Rev. Beverly A. Asbury, who worked tirelessly as Vanderbilt's first chaplain to eliminate racial- and religious-based hatred and to promote inclusion and respect for others, has died.

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Mars, Kissinger, jazz among rich topics for Vanderbilt Osher fall term

Aug. 17, 2018—The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt will offer fall classes about life on Mars, the 2018 midterms, American gun culture, and an Oz Arts production on human connections to the environment.

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History’s Lake elected to British Academy

Jul. 23, 2018—Vanderbilt historian Peter Lake is recognized as a major voice in the history of post-Reformation politics and the history of the English Civil Wars of the 17th century.

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New scholarship honors legacy of civil rights leader James Lawson

Jun. 25, 2018—The new Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. Scholarship provides need-based financial support for underrepresented minority students who demonstrate a commitment to civil rights and social justice.

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Dean of Disciples Divinity House stepping down

Jun. 13, 2018—Mark Miller-McLemore will retire as dean of the Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt June 30 after leading this model living–learning community for future Disciples of Christ leaders for 23 years.

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Rep. Jim Cooper: Voting is path to power

Jun. 6, 2018—Forgetting to pay a traffic ticket is just one of the little-known things that could make it harder to vote, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper told those attending a five-day institute at Vanderbilt designed to engage the community on racial justice.

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Summer Institute to engage community on racial justice

May. 30, 2018—Five free public events are part of the Summer Institute presented by Vanderbilt's Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative June 4-8.

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Seven interdisciplinary programs land TIPs awards for 2018

May. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s transformational Trans-Institutional Programs initiative heads into a fourth year with grants awarded to seven interdisciplinary projects that involve more than 60 faculty members.

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‘Welcome table’ key to understanding the South’s dominant religion

May. 9, 2018—Extending "Southern hospitality" to everyone—including strangers—is a priority shared by most Christian congregations in the South, according American religious historian James Hudnut-Beumler.

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Emilie M. Townes reappointed as dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School

May. 7, 2018—Emilie M. Townes, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, has been reappointed as dean of the Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

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