International Lens Film Series

It only took me until my third year at Vanderbilt to finally take advantage of the Cinema & Media Arts departments International Lens Film Series. Every month throughout the school year iLENS presents weekly films with a global perspective in Vanderbilt’s Sarratt...

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Introduction to the 2019-2020 Curb Writing Fellows

In addition to pursuing their projects at the Curb Center, our Creative Writing Fellows are active in Nashville’s arts community. This past Sunday, Creative Campus Writing Fellow poet Joshua Moore read his work at the Scarritt Bennett Center in honor of the release of...

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Review: Big Freedia at the Cannery Ballroom

Certain cultural artifacts help to define the customs of a community — language, painting, cooking, song, and dance. But of all these emblems, music is perhaps the most accessible. An artform that bypasses physical boundary and communicates through sound. They say the...

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Review: North Nashville Murals Exhibit at the Frist

Nashville’s myriad murals often tell pieces of the story of the city’s rapid transformation—tourists wait in line to snap selfies within the angel wings in the Gulch, and the “I Believe in Nashville” mural in 12 South has become an icon of the new development in that...

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Preview: Americana Fest 2019

Next week, from Tuesday, September 10 through Sunday September 15, the streets and venues of Music City will host some of the finest folk, blues, and roots acts in the world. Just like any other week in Nashville—but this is even better, because it’s Americana Fest...

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Food: The Great Unifier by Sam Stollenwerck

I have always been fascinated by other cultures, religions, and political beliefs, as each of these human constructs play a fundamental role in our day to day lives. Often times, we segregate ourselves based upon the groups we identify with, yet even through this...

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Summertime Science: Synthesizing A New Antibiotic

My name is Harrison Thomas, and I am a rising junior studying Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry.  This summer for my Curb Scholars Internship I am working in an organic chemistry synthesis lab in the Vanderbilt Chemistry Department.  My specific project...

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An ArtLifting Summer Internship

This summer I had a social enterprise internship in Boston with an organization called ArtLifting. I want to first and foremost say that I am having an awesome experience, one that is full of new learning, challenges, and friendships, and I would not have been able to...

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A US vs. Irish Education – Summer Edition

My name is Griffin Schwab and since my return from studying abroad in Ireland, various people have asked me a litany of questions about the experience. Unsurprisingly, questions about the actual educational experience seem to be placed low on everyone’s list of...

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Nuance Comes Slowly by Jackson Mejia

It seems that whenever I chance a footfall in nature, I need an acclimation period. This probably holds true for many urban residents, but I know that I cannot simply saunter into one of the earth’s few remaining sanctuaries for the natural and expect to maintain the...

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Curb Scholars 2017 Fall Retreat

A new year has arrived, and to kick it off the Curb Scholars came together for the opening retreat.  It was week filled with exploring, writing, hiking, improvising, and, most importantly, getting to know one another. On Tuesday, the new Scholars honed their improv...

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Alejandro Arango: Digital Story

Check out this fantastic digital story created by Alejandro Arango at the Mellon Summer Institute in Digital and Public Humanities in May 2016. The event was organized and hosted by the Curb Center, in partnership with the Robert Penn Warren Center and the Center for...

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Ben Scheer: My Summer in Philly

Ben Scheer here! As a Curb Scholar who is studying Human & Organizational Development, Economics, and Computer Science, I have had the opportunity to live in work in Philadelphia this summer.

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