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In Vanderbilt’s new simulation lab, nursing and divinity students train together

May. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing's $23.6 million expansion includes the state-of-the-art Simulation and Skills Lab, where nurse practitioner students and divinity students learn together.

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The Rev. Christopher Donald to lead Office of Religious Life

Apr. 1, 2019—Following a national search, Vanderbilt University has named The Rev. Christopher Donald, an experienced college chaplain, as university chaplain and director of the Office of Religious Life.

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Patterns: Visual artist Alicia Henry challenges conventions of femininity

Feb. 19, 2019—Paper dolls have long been used to emphasize cultural norms regarding femininity and beauty. As often happens, childhood play subtly reinforces society’s notions of the “ideal.” Once these playthings are cast off and one enters adulthood, these romanticized notions should fall out of our conscience as easily as clothes from paper dolls. Yet, somehow, they...

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Rev. Donald F. Beisswenger, Faith into Action

Feb. 19, 2019—The Rev. Donald F. Beisswenger, a Vanderbilt Divinity School emeritus professor who lived out his faith as a dedicated community activist—serving six months in federal prison for a nonviolent protest—died Nov. 26, 2018. He was 88. As a professor of church and community, he taught for nearly three decades at the Divinity School. Beisswenger became...

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Wendland Cook Program in Religion and Justice launches at Vanderbilt Divinity School

Jan. 28, 2019—A new program that will examine economic and ecological justice through the lens of theological and religious reflection has been launched at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

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Bridge over I-440 named for Vanderbilt professor, community activist

Nov. 18, 2018—A bridge over I-440 has been named in memory of a Vanderbilt Divinity School professor who worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life in urban neighborhoods.

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Commuter Collective celebrates children’s art on Nashville buses

Nov. 8, 2018—Metro bus riders can enjoy children's art with a social justice theme—thanks to Vanderbilt Divinity School students.

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New faculty: Stephanie Budwey

Nov. 2, 2018—Stephanie Budwey is Luce Dean’s Faculty Fellow Assistant Professor of the History and Practice of Christian Worship and the Arts.

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Vanderbilt faculty, alumni to present at Southern Festival of Books

Oct. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt faculty and alumni are featured at the free Southern Festival of Books, happening this weekend at War Memorial Plaza and the downtown Nashville Public Library.

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Hundreds convene for ‘MLK to BLM: 50 Years of Struggle’ symposium

Sep. 27, 2018—Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members gathered on campus last week to listen, learn and be inspired during “Martin Luther King Jr. to Black Lives Matter: 50 years of Struggle.”

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James Sandlin, former Sarratt director who championed arts on campus, dies

Sep. 20, 2018—James Sandlin, a former Sarratt Student Center director who worked tirelessly to expand cultural offerings on campus, died Sept. 18 after a brief illness.

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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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