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Robert Bullard, ‘father of environmental justice,’ to give keynote lecture Oct. 1

Sep. 18, 2019—Robert Bullard, an award-winning author and Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University, will give a lecture to the Vanderbilt community on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

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Third Friendship House connects young adults with disabilities and Divinity School students

Sep. 9, 2019—Friendship House, a residential community that brings together Vanderbilt Divinity School students and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, recently celebrated the opening of its third house in Nashville's Chestnut Hill area.

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Posse Scholars program celebrates 30 years of impact at Vanderbilt

Sep. 6, 2019—More than 50 people attended the Aug. 30 event, which included fellowship, celebratory desserts and remarks given by several Posse scholars and mentors on their experiences as part of the program.

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University launches centralized gender harassment web portal

Sep. 6, 2019—A new gender harassment web portal, a cross-campus collaborative effort led by the Office of the Provost, is designed to advance Vanderbilt’s prevention of and response to gender harassment.

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Senior leaders participate in daylong unconscious bias education workshop

Aug. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s senior leaders came together Aug. 28 for a daylong education workshop on unconscious bias. The event was conducted in support of the university’s commitment to embody the values of equity, diversity and inclusion and foster a culture of respect and belonging across campus.

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Find community and support at 6th annual Diverse ‘Dores Day Sept. 3

Aug. 29, 2019—Vanderbilt’s sixth annual Diverse ‘Dores Day will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Sarratt Student Center Promenade.

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Posse Scholars to celebrate 30th anniversary with Aug. 30 celebration

Aug. 16, 2019—The Posse Scholars program will recognize its 30th anniversary with a campus celebration on Friday, Aug. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sarratt Student Center Promenade. The entire Vanderbilt community is invited to join in the event.

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National student research symposium brings undergrads from across country to campus

Aug. 9, 2019—More than 150 undergraduates from across the nation who participated in the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy presented at the program’s 17th annual student research symposium on Aug. 1.

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Vanderbilt celebrates opening of Frist Center for Autism and Innovation

Jul. 29, 2019—The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation, a new center that brings engineers, business scholars and disabilities researchers together with experts in neuroscience and education to understand, maximize and promote neurodiverse talent, celebrated its grand opening on Thursday, July 25.

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Engineering and Science Building, Eskind Biomedical Library designated LEED Gold by USGBC

Jun. 26, 2019—U.S. Green Building Council President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam presented Vanderbilt with a plaque designating the university’s Engineering and Science Building and Eskind Biomedical Library with LEED Gold status at a community-wide gathering on Tuesday afternoon in the Engineering and Science Building lobby.

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Juneteenth cookout to be held at Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center courtyard

Jun. 11, 2019—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center invites all members of the Vanderbilt community to its Juneteenth cookout on Wednesday, June 19. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Black Cultural Center courtyard.

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Conversations center on racism, social justice at Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative Summer Institute

May. 31, 2019—Scholars, students, community members and public servants gathered at the Vanderbilt Divinity School last week to study and wrestle with some of the nation’s most pressing issues surrounding racism as part of the second Summer Institute of the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative.

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