Archive for the 'News' Category

Nov 20 2014

New volume on Race and Access to Higher Education In Brazil

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Over the past ten years Vanderbilt has hosted a series of FIPSE/CAPES exchanges with Brazilian universities focused on comparative issues of race.  History graduate student Max Pendergraph has compiled a collection of essays from these student projects looking at how affirmative action programs play out in Brazil, a country with its own long and tumultuous [...]

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Oct 21 2013

Potholes, Parks, and the PRI: One Reporter’s Understanding of the Roots of Mexico’s Drug War

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Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies and the Casa Azafrán Community Center are proud to welcome Sam Quinones for a lecture on the roots of Mexico’s drug war. Quinones is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times covering immigration, drug trafficking, and gangs, and the author of two books of creative nonfiction about Mexico and [...]

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May 07 2013

Music City Baroque: Playing New World music with Old World grace

Published by robfuller under News

Music City Baroque was stretching its programmatic wings on Sunday afternoon, presenting a concert devoted entirely to early music from the Spanish New World. The performance at Vanderbilt University’s Benton Chapel featured a variety of works, choral and instrumental, sacred and secular. Everything was played with rhythmic vitality and joy.

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Sep 26 2012

Bogota stint gives oral surgery resident glimpse of global need

Published by Alma Paz-Sanmiguel under News

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Aug 02 2012

Test flight over Peru ruins could revolutionize archaeological mapping

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Archaeological sites that currently take years to map will be completed in minutes if tests underway in Peru of a new system being developed at Vanderbilt University go well.

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Jul 17 2012

VUCast Newscast: Skull Sessions

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Vanderbilt archaeologist leads students on skull sessions

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Jul 12 2012

Likely return of PRI to power in Mexico raises questions

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The potential return to power of The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in Mexico after a 12-year hiatus poses important questions for the future of a nation whose fate is physically and otherwise attached to the United States, says a Vanderbilt University expert.

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Jun 22 2012

U.S. conference highlights slaves’ southern path to freedom

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Scholars gathering this week for the National Underground Railroad Conference will head south to St. Augustine, Fla., home to the former capital of Spanish Florida and a flight-to-freedom story rooted in the 17th century that is unknown to most Americans. Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, is quoted.

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