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Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens

Takei shares powerful journey to social advocacy in Chancellor’s Lecture, encourages others to take action

Oct. 4, 2019—During his Oct. 2 Chancellor’s Lecture, actor George Takei shared how the challenges he endured from his family’s wrongful imprisonment during World War II have propelled his human rights activism.

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Wente launches new University Arts Council

Oct. 4, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has established a new University Arts Council to advocate for the arts and related scholarship at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt to host international music encoding workshop and hackathon

Oct. 2, 2019—Global leaders of the Music Encoding Initiative will be at Vanderbilt Oct. 24-27 for a free public workshop on the guidelines and tools for encoding music notation in computational form.

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Listen: VU Theatre production inspired by Vanderbilt women bowlers

Oct. 2, 2019—"Bowling for Beginners," a new play based partly on experiences of the Vanderbilt women’s bowling team—which has won two national titles—opens Friday at Neely Auditorium.

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New faculty Anthony Reed: The poetics and politics of black literature

Sep. 29, 2019—Associate Professor of English Anthony Reed’s deep interest in the intersections between black literary forms and politics was sparked during the 1980s, when, as a child, he discovered hip-hop and rap music.

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Maker Faire at the Wond’ry Oct. 5 celebrates inventive spirit

Sep. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt will host the seventh annual Nashville Mini Maker Faire—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness— Oct. 5 at the Wond’ry.

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Vanderbilt psychology professor who created Rotation Diet has died

Sep. 26, 2019—Martin Katahn, a retired psychology professor and best-selling author who wrote "The Rotation Diet" and other books promoting healthy weight loss and lifestyle, has died after an extended illness.

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Faculty named to Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship for spring 2020

Sep. 26, 2019—Tony Capra, Lisa Fazio and Renã A.S. Robinson have been selected as Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellows for the spring 2020 semester.

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Listen: Heard Libraries’ cookbooks exhibit showcases historical connection of cooking and medicine

Sep. 25, 2019—The evolution of cookbooks over hundreds of years and their connections to medicine and health are the focus of a new cross-disciplinary exhibit at the Vanderbilt Central Library.

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Eight new endowed chair holders honored

Sep. 20, 2019—Vanderbilt’s eight newest endowed chair holders were recognized by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, deans, colleagues, family members and donors Sept. 16 at the Student Life Center.

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Actor and activist George Takei to deliver Chancellor’s Lecture Oct. 2

Sep. 19, 2019—George Takei, an actor and social justice advocate who had a founding role in the original "Star Trek" television series, will speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 2 as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will host the free event at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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Chancellor Search Advisory Committee shares community feedback findings

Sep. 18, 2019—The Vanderbilt community broadly endorses the direction the university has taken in the last decade and wants the next chancellor to continue that momentum, according to an analysis of responses to an online survey and other feedback efforts in the search for Vanderbilt's next chancellor.

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