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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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Recent Books, Summer 2018

Sep. 6, 2018—Renewed Energy: Insights for Clean Energy’s Future (2018, Kauffman Fellows) by John Weyant, Ernestine Fu and Justin Bowersock, BA’94 Renewed Energy sheds light on the recent history of clean energy between the 2009 recession and 2012, providing firsthand perspectives from the industry’s leading policy makers, technology investors and industry experts. These include Secretary of Energy...

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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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Passages: Gene TeSelle, Community Activist

Jun. 8, 2018—Eugene Arthur TeSelle Jr., Oberlin Professor of Church History and Theology, emeritus, and a strong advocate on community issues ranging from urban neighborhood preservation to integrated schools, died March 1. He was 86. TeSelle was born in Ames, Iowa, on Aug. 8, 1931. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor of arts from the...

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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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