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Vanderbilt professor shares history of Juneteenth and its significance today

Jun. 19, 2020—Celebrations of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration in the United States commemorating the end of slavery, will be shaped this year by the 2020 political landscape, according to Brandon Byrd, assistant professor of history at Vanderbilt.

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Chief diversity officers of the SEC to present a COVID-19 webinar on health disparities, inequities and possible solutions June 24

Jun. 15, 2020—Chief diversity officers from across the Southeastern Conference will offer a webinar on Wednesday, June 24, exploring the intersection of race and the COVID-19 health crisis. The Vanderbilt-hosted webinar is free and open to the public.

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Divinity School hosts ‘Reclaiming Breath’ conversations June 17, 23

Jun. 4, 2020—Join Vanderbilt Divinity School and local and regional community members for a series of virtual conversations to process, organize and act. All who are committed to listening, learning and organizing for action are welcome to attend.

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Robinson named vice provost for academic advancement, executive director of Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence

Jun. 3, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente today announced the appointment of William H. Robinson as Vanderbilt’s vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence.

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Office of LGBTQI Life to offer P.R.I.D.E. training June 11 via Zoom

Jun. 1, 2020—The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life will offer its Pursuing Respect, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity training program on Thursday, June 11, via Zoom. The program is open to all Vanderbilt staff, students, faculty and postdoctoral scholars.

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Office of LGBTQI Life recognizes annual award winners

May. 20, 2020—The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life has announced the recipients of its annual LGBTQI Life awards, including the Allyship in Action, Advocate of the Year, Intersectional Advocate of the Year, and Spotlight awards.

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McKay, Gonzales are featured speakers for May 15 webinar on LGBTQ health in the age of coronavirus

May. 15, 2020—Vanderbilt faculty members Tara McKay and Gilbert Gonzales will be the featured speakers for a webinar at 1 p.m. today focused on LGBTQ health in the age of coronavirus.

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Vanderbilt joins national and regional councils to increase supplier diversity across the university

May. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt has joined two organizations, the TriState Minority Supplier Development Council and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, as part of the university’s efforts to increase engagement with diverse suppliers.

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New webpage shares stories of myriad ways Vanderbilt community is helping address COVID-19

May. 13, 2020—The university has launched Vanderbilt Responds to COVID-19, a webpage designed to share how the VU community is providing support, expertise and care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Next Steps at Vanderbilt celebrates first four-year class, 10th anniversary

May. 6, 2020—As Next Steps at Vanderbilt marks its 10th anniversary throughout 2020, the year also brings another significant milestone: The first class of Next Steps at Vanderbilt students will graduate from its expanded four-year program.

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Women’s Center to host May 11 conversation, May 19 film screening

May. 6, 2020—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is hosting two upcoming virtual programs for members of the Vanderbilt community in honor of National Women’s Health Month this May. Both programs are free to attend and will be held via Zoom.

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Wente launches University Continuity Working Group

Apr. 22, 2020—The University Continuity Working Group will advise university leadership by providing feedback and recommendations that allow the university to continue operating safely and productively in the coming months, fall semester and year ahead.

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