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Vanderbilt partnership with Nashville Ballet examines changing ideas of masculinity and gender

Jun. 24, 2020—Original story by Amy Wolf Jun. 24, 2020 A spring 2020 seminar immersed students in a unique academic experience examining gender stereotypes, masculinity and identity through the lens of dance as part of a special partnership between the Nashville Ballet and Vanderbilt University. The class asked students to think not only about the gender norms constructed...

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Register for Discussion with Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Vanderbilt Alumni, Moderated by Professor King

Jun. 15, 2020—Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will host a series of virtual gatherings for members of the Vanderbilt community, during which he will discuss what he believes sets Vanderbilt apart and share his vision for positioning the university for even greater success in the future. Each gathering, in the form of a webinar, will stream live on...

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Professor King Organizes Pandemic Help for Healthcare Workers

May. 4, 2020—Written by Kathryn Royster for Vanderbilt College of Arts & Science News Claire Sisco King will be the first to say that she isn’t an activist. But, looking at her pursuits over the past six weeks, you might have a hard time envisioning her as anything but. From working with physicians to create a petition for stay-at-home...

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CMST Summer 2020 Courses—1002 & 1500

Apr. 10, 2020—This summer the Department of Communication Studies is offering sections of CMST 1500: Fundamentals of Public Speaking in the Maymester and Summer Session I. In addition, CMST 1002: Introduction to Communication Studies will be offered in Summer Session I. All sections will be taught in an online format. About CMST 1002: Introduction to Communication Studies The intro course is...

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New Internships Available

Jan. 31, 2020—Beyond the Bomb Recruiting for Summer 2020 Fellowship Beyond the Bomb is a people-powered campaign working to free the world from nuclear violence and war by harnessing the power of grassroots organizing and mobilizing people to create change. The organization is currently recruiting organizers across the country for our  #FutureFirst Summer 2020 Fellowship, the focus...

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Fall 2019 Houston Contest Winners

Jan. 6, 2020—The Fall 2019 Frank K. Houston Public Speaking Contest took place on Tuesday, December 3. Thanks to all the students who participated, and congratulations to this semester’s winners: Veronica Smith Cecilia Williams Tommy Oswalt Videos of their speeches and of all the speeches at this semester’s contest can be found here.

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Spring 2020 Courses in CMST

Oct. 16, 2019—Below are the courses offered in CMST for Spring 2020. For more information, log into YES and search “cmst” in “class search.” For details on how these courses relate to parts of the CMST major, click here. CMST 1002: Introduction to Communication Studies-01 MWF, 10:10a – 11:00a Stob, Paul H. CMST 1500: Fundamentals of Public Speaking-01...

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Meet, Greet, & Eat with CMST Alums!

Oct. 7, 2019—Join us Friday, October 18, 12:00–1:30, for lunch and discussion with former CMST students Luke Anapolis, Emily Frost, and Kristen Mosley. Hear about their experiences moving from communication studies at Vanderbilt to various careers. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Stephanie Covington <stephanie.a.covington@vanderbilt.edu> by October 15. When: Friday, October 18, 12:00–1:30 pm (drop by...

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Struggles for Suffrage: Past, Present, Future

Sep. 30, 2019—Interested in issues of voting? Disfranchisement? The 20th Amendment? Voting rights in Nashville? Then join us Monday, October 7, 4:10-5:30 pm in the E. Bronson Ingram Great Room. Flyer available here. Panelists Pippa Holloway (Middle Tennessee State University), Tiffany Lewis (Baruch College), and Charlane Oliver (The Equity Alliance) will explore voting-rights advocacy in the past,...

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Jeffrey Bennett shows how much words matter in the treatment of diabetes

Sep. 25, 2019—“The way you think about health and the way you think about medicine has a direct effect on how you understand disease, and as a result, how you treat it,” says Jeffrey Bennett, associate professor of communication studies. “For example, we use a lot of war metaphors when we talk about cancer, but we find...

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