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New York Times: Book Review: New and noteworthy books on military history, from Afghanistan to Waterloo
Thunder in The Mountains: Chief Joseph Oliver, Otis Howard and the Nez Perce War by Daniel Sharfstein, Tarkington Professor of Law and professor of history, offers a brisk narrative of one of the last major collisions between Native Americans and white America. His two main characters are complex and compelling — Chief Joseph, a thoughtful, powerful speaker who spent years trying to find a way for his people to live alongside American settlers, and General O. O. Howard, a moralistic liberal Army general whose fate it was to crush Joseph’s small Nez Perce tribe.
Archaeology: Ice Age camp discovered in Peru
According to a new study led by Vanderbilt University researchers, hearths, simple stone tools, the bones of land and marine animals, woven rushes, and plant remains dating back as early as 15,000 years ago have been found deep beneath Huaca Prieta, an earthen mound on the coast of northern Peru. Lead researcher Tom Dillehay, Rebecca Webb Wilson University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, is quoted. A related story was published by The Science Times.
Country Common: Musicians On Call, Southwest Airlines bring music to Vanderbilt Hospital patients
Musicians On Call has teamed up with Southwest Airlines to bring the healing power of music to families, patients and caregivers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The outreach also includes the two organizations hosting three Bedside Performance Programs at hospitals with grant recipients of the airlines’ medical transportation initiative, a program that provides complimentary, roundtrip tickets to non-profit hospitals and medical transportation organizations to benefit patients who need to travel for specialized, personal medical care.
Nashville Pride: OZ Arts 2017-18 brings phenomenal artists to Nashville
In a listing of OZ Arts Nashville’s upcoming cultural events for the 2017-18 season, the performance of Love Song to the Sun by Tracy Silverman and Robin Fountain, featuring 75 undergraduate musicians from Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, is included. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.
- The Christian Science Monitor: Would axing a loan-forgiveness program narrow options for graduates?
- Slate: “We only ask an even chance to live as other men live”
- Science Magazine (AAAS): Traces of some of South America’s earliest people found under ancient dirt pyramid
- CNBC: 6 leadership lessons you can learn over lunch
- The Tennessean: Why a Vanderbilt graduate who never knew his dad is traveling the globe to study fatherhood
- Nashville Scene: Barry releases transit blueprint
- Smithsonian: The namesake of Howard University spent years kicking Native Americans off of their land
- Futurity: These mystery creatures could go with the flow
- The American Conservative: Opinion: Congress must oppose the Saudi arms deal
- Bloomberg: President ‘Moon-bama’ enjoying a honeymoon in South Korea
- Nashville Business Journal: Announcing our 2017 Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement honoree
- NBC News: College students get ‘f’ for flu vaccinations — and that can be an issue
- Educause Review: The truth about your disastrous security awareness obsession
- Self: This popular video shows the absolute wrong way to remove a tick
- The Scientist: A triple threat
- WKNO 91.1: Why Tennessee law enforcement now describes prostitution as trafficking
- The Catholic Virginian: ‘Jesus, the Jewish storyteller…’ opens third annual Keane Institute lecture series
- Knoxville News Sentinel: As drug-related heart infections climb, doctors weigh ethics of operating — or not
- The Daily Times (Knoxville): Drug abuse grows, so do Cornerstone treatment facilities
- Herald Chronicle (Murfreesboro): Registration underway for Oct. 28 girls’ math-science event at MTSU
- Nashville Post: VU chemistry building lands upgrade
- The Tennessean: Mark Green to decide on entering 2018 race for governor by Memorial Day
- The Tennessean: 17 things to do in Nashville Memorial Day weekend, May 26-29, 2017
- Time: The big problem with President Trump’s record arms deal with Saudi Arabia
- UPI: Garden of the Ediacaran was more dynamic than previously thought, study suggests
- Inside Higher Ed: An affordable pathway to a bachelor’s degree
- Futurity: ‘Puffy planet’ has the same density as Styrofoam
- Live Science: Beyond fidget spinners: 10 ways to help kids concentrate
- The Telegraph (U.K.): What happens if Donald Trump is impeached and who would be the next president?
- Los Angeles Times: After years of silence, activists are forcing music festivals to take sexual assault seriously
- The Daily Times (Maryville, Tennessee): State researchers link pregnancy, hepatitis C
- The Tennessean: As White House stumbles, foreign policy power rests with Tennessee’s Bob Corker
- The Tennessean: CoreCivic sees volatility as ‘Trump trade’
- Nashville Public Radio: Why Tennessee law enforcement now describes prostitution as trafficking
- The Tennessean: Opinion: How transit-oriented development can provide affordable housing
- The Tennessean: Opinion: Lax recess requirement won’t help Tennessee students