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MLK Day events include march and convocation, teach-ins and blood drive

Jan. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt's MLK Commemorative Series, which honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., continues today with the annual MLK Day march, convocation and campus teach-ins.

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42nd annual Holocaust Lecture Series to include photo gallery, lectures, educational programming

Jan. 13, 2020—The 42nd annual Holocaust Lecture Series, which will take place throughout the spring semester, will focus on the theme “It Can’t Happen Here?” The series, sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life in partnership with Vanderbilt Hillel, will include numerous programs, lectures, gallery talks and more.

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InclusAbility initiative to host series of educational events and forums throughout 2020

Jan. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt’s InclusAbility initiative is expanding its offerings in 2020 through a series of monthly events and programs to engage community members across the university.

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MLK Commemorative Series kickoff event set for Jan. 17 at Black Cultural Center

Jan. 10, 2020—The MLK Commemorative Series kickoff begins at noon today at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. Events continue through Monday, with the Joint Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 18, the MLK keynote event at Langford Auditorium featuring Janelle Monáe and Yusef Salaam on Sunday, Jan. 19, and the MLK Day march, convocation and teach-ins on Monday, Jan. 20.

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Janelle Monáe and Yusef Salaam to speak at Vanderbilt’s 2020 MLK Commemorative Series

Dec. 16, 2019—Janelle Monáe, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, performer, producer and actor, and Yusef Salaam, one of the Exonerated Five, formerly known as the Central Park Five, will speak at Vanderbilt University on Jan. 19 as the featured panelists for the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series keynote event in Langford Auditorium.

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Wente surprises Peabody’s Armstead, Housing and Residential Experience’s Clark with Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Awards

Dec. 16, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente recently presented the final two Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards of the year to Randy Clark, area maintenance supervisor in the Office of Housing and Residential Experience, and Ally Armstead, education coordinator in the Department of Psychology and Human Development.

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Vanderbilt will host screening of ‘Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace’ Dec. 12

Nov. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt will host a screening of the documentary film "Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace" on Thursday, Dec. 12, in Sarratt Cinema. The event is free and open to the public, and free popcorn, soft drinks and hot chocolate will be provided.

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From ‘Vanderbilt Magazine’: A Blaze of History

Nov. 24, 2019—Roger Williams University, a prominent black university that endured two fires, once was located on the present-day Peabody College campus.

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University launches new series of unconscious bias workshops

Nov. 22, 2019—In support of Vanderbilt’s ongoing commitment to fostering a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion on campus, the university has announced a new series of educational workshops on unconscious bias. The workshops are customized to meet the unique needs of and issues affecting the Vanderbilt community.

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Jiang named Vanderbilt’s 2019 Outstanding Senior

Nov. 18, 2019—With a passion for science, business and education, Troy Jiang works to serve and empower others in a way that makes a lasting difference. Community members recognized Jiang’s impact throughout his time at Vanderbilt when he was named Outstanding Senior on Oct. 19.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony set for Nov. 20 at Scarritt Bennett

Nov. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt community members are welcome to attend a vigil in honor of International Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. at Scarritt Bennett Center.

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Acorn School teachers, chemistry department administrator honored with Chancellor’s Heart and Soul awards

Nov. 15, 2019—Kennadria Lloyd and Crystal Macias, two teachers at The Acorn School, and Magdalena Paszewska, administrative officer in the Department of Chemistry, are the latest recipients of the Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award.

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