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Faculty committee proposes plan for investment in graduate education and research

Jun. 1, 2017—Following a collaborative rapid cycle process, an ad hoc faculty committee has released a report identifying four proposed thematic areas for future investment in graduate education and research at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School announces renovation and expansion

May. 4, 2017—A significant renovation and 13,641-square-foot addition to Vanderbilt Divinity School will begin May 5 with an official groundbreaking.

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Celebration honors 11 endowed chair holders

May. 2, 2017—The extraordinary academic achievements of 11 faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized during a celebration April 27 at the Student Life Center.

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University Courses program wraps up successful first year

May. 1, 2017—Students participating in the first University Courses gave the initiative high marks, noting that the cross-campus curriculum created unique opportunities for students to tackle important subjects.

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Renowned preaching professor at Vanderbilt dies

Apr. 27, 2017—A memorial service will be held at noon April 29 in Benton Chapel for David Buttrick, a Vanderbilt Divinity School emeritus professor who was passionate about the art of preaching.

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Nashvillians to testify about their experiences during traffic stops

Apr. 19, 2017—The second of four public hearings for Nashville residents to speak out about their experiences with local police will take place Saturday, April 22, at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Divinity School lecture April 13: Using liturgy to empower the oppressed

Apr. 7, 2017—Ann Hildalgo, a specialist in Latin American feminist theology, will deliver the inaugural Vanderbilt Divinity School Emerging Scholar Lecture April 13.

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Black girlhood as a theological problem focus of Antoinette Brown Lecture

Mar. 21, 2017—Eboni Marshall Turman, a womanist scholar with a strong passion for helping black women rise above gender bias and racism, will deliver the Antoinette Brown Lecture March 23.

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‘Triptych’ challenges cultural perceptions of self and others

Mar. 15, 2017—"Triptych," an exhibition inspired by the three-panel paintings of early Christian altars, is on display at Vanderbilt Divinity School March 16-April 28.

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A Public Lecture and Conversation with Rev. Alexia Salvatierra

Mar. 10, 2017—An Evening with Rev. Alexia Salvatierra, a public lecture and conversation hosted by the Faith Matters Network, Scarritt Bennett Center, and Vanderbilt Divinity School. Rev. Jennifer Bailey will speak with Rev. Salvatierra in an interview-style format about her community organizing work around immigrant justice. Alexia is an ELCA Lutheran pastor with over 35 years of...

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Future leaders learn how to ‘play’ in Vanderbilt class

Mar. 7, 2017—Playful practices that include the art of juggling are central to Play, Subversion and Change, a class geared toward Divinity School students preparing to lead communities of faith and learning.

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Jewish-Christian relations topic of Jesuit priest’s talk

Mar. 3, 2017—James Bernauer, a priest and expert on the Holocaust who will speak to a Vanderbilt Divinity class, also will give a public talk on Jewish-Christian relations March 13 at Christ the King Church.

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