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Legacy of 2016 Rio Olympics to be examined at March 28 Sports and Society event

Mar. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt's Sports and Society Initiative will host “The Legacy of the Rio Olympics: Was it Worth it?” on Thursday, March 28, featuring Distinguished Professor of History Marshall Eakin and Chris Gaffney, clinical associate professor at the Tisch Center for Hospitality at New York University.

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Office of LGBTQI Life offers P.R.I.D.E. training March 27

Mar. 15, 2019—The Office of LGBTQI Life invites the Vanderbilt community to the last Pursuing Respect, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity training of the spring semester on March 27.

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Panel discussion on STEM career paths set for March 12

Mar. 8, 2019—The Vanderbilt community is invited to a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 12, titled “ZigZags: Honest STEM Career Paths.” The discussion will be held at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.

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Lunar New Year Festival uses the power of storytelling to bring people together

Mar. 8, 2019—Each year during the spring semester, Vanderbilt’s Asian American Student Association presents the Lunar New Year Festival, a cultural showcase of the celebration with numerous dances and performances.

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Women’s History Month kickoff March 11 at Sarratt Promenade; more events to follow

Mar. 6, 2019—The Vanderbilt community is invited to attend a Women's History Month kickoff event at Sarratt Promenade on March 11 featuring food, music, trivia, prizes and more, and the university will host a full calendar of events, film screenings, interactive workshops, lectures and panel discussions throughout March.

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Attorney who helped Atlanta win ’96 Olympic bid to give Sports and Society talk March 12

Mar. 6, 2019—Attorney Charlie Battle will share the inside story of how Atlanta became the first Southern U.S. city to host the Olympics in his March 12 talk, “The World Came to Atlanta; And What it Left Behind.”

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Vanderbilt celebrates Black History Month with dozens of events, programs and lectures

Mar. 1, 2019—More than a dozen lectures, programs, celebrations and gatherings took place across campus throughout the month of February to commemorate the nationally celebrated Black History Month.

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Learn how Olympic boycotts have impacted culture and society at Feb. 28 Sports and Society event

Feb. 24, 2019—What role did the Olympic ban on South Africa play in the demise of Apartheid? What made the U.S. movement to boycott the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin unsuccessful? Visiting author Andrew Maraniss will examine these questions at the next Sports and Society Initiative event on Thursday, Feb. 28.

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LGBTQI Life hosts 2019 OUT in Front Conference Feb. 23

Feb. 20, 2019—Vanderbilt's Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life will host the 2019 OUT in Front conference Feb. 23. The keynote speaker is award-winning author, musician and dancer Brontez Purnell.

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Angie Thomas, best-selling author of ‘The Hate U Give,’ discusses art as activism

Feb. 15, 2019—Hundreds of Vanderbilt and Nashville community members gathered in Langford Auditorium Wednesday evening for a lecture hosted by Equity, Diversity and Inclusion featuring best-selling author Angie Thomas. Her talk spanned several topics, including art as a medium for activism and the events and experiences that prompted Thomas to write her debut novel, "The Hate U Give."

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Upcoming Black History Month events will center on racial bias and injustice in America’s penal system

Feb. 13, 2019—The historical causes and current day implications of America’s incarceration system will be critically examined at three upcoming Black History Month events on Vanderbilt’s campus.

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Muhammad Ali topic of Sports and Society Initiative event Feb. 12

Feb. 4, 2019—Muhammad Ali, one of the most recognizable figures of the 20th century, is the subject of the next Sports and Society Initiative program, “Muhammad Ali and the Olympics,” on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the McGugin Center’s Football Meeting Room.

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