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Saturday University

MLAS is reviving Saturday University! Come engage with Vanderbilt’s renowned faculty!

The most recent Saturday University was held March 2, 2024, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cohen Memorial Hall on the Vanderbilt Peabody Campus

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At this one-day symposium, six Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science faculty will give presentations on engaging topics relating to their research and teaching interests. There is no fee to attend; guests from the University and Middle Tennessee community are welcome. For prospective students interested in the MLAS program and its courses, this is an excellent opportunity to connect with its faculty and students. Presentations will be held in Cohen Hall 203 while the morning coffee and lunch reception will be held in the adjacent Grand Atrium. 


10:00 am:                            Coffee and Pastry

10:30 am - 12:00 Noon:     Faculty Presentations: Emily Greble, Mario Rewers, Celso Castilho

12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm:       Lunch Reception

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm:             Faculty Presentations: Thomas Schwartz, Chiara Sulprizio, Kevin Murphy

2:30 – 3:30 pm:                  Conclusion and Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery Visit (also located in Cohen Hall)


Participating Faculty:

Celso Thomas Castilho
Associate Professor of History and Director of The Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies
"A Latino History of the 1994 World Cup"


Emily Greble
Nelson O. Tyrone, Jr. Chair in History
Professor and Chair, Department of History and Professor of German, Russian and East European Studies
"Islam and Europe"


Kevin D. Murphy
Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities and Professor and Chair, Department of History of Art and Architecture
Interim Chair, Department of Classical and Mediterranean Studies
"Classics of Nashville Architecture"


Mario Rewers
Senior Lecturer in American Studies and Public Policy Studies
"What was American Civilization?"

Thomas Alan Schwartz
Distinguished Professor of History, Professor of Political Science and European Studies
"Vietnam 50 years later - Thinking about American Foreign Policy Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"
Vanderbilt Television News Archive

Kennedy Tapes

LBJ Tapes

Nixon Tapes--with Henry Kissinger


Chiara Sulprizio
Senior Lecturer of Classical and Mediterranean Studies
"Playing with Greek Myths in Soviet Animation" 



Parking will be available in lots 95 (in front of Cohen and Peabody Administration Building) and 77 (along 18th Ave South)  Campus Parking Map


Accessibility If entering Cohen Memorial Hall from the 21st Ave entrance, an elevator leads to the second/main floor, where the event will be held. 


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