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Athletics hosts MLK Day visit to civil rights movement sites; annual trip to be named for David Williams

Jan. 28, 2019—The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day trip, now in its third year, provides members of the Vanderbilt community with the opportunity to learn more about the history of the civil rights movement and current efforts to further King’s legacy.

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VU community celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and impact

Jan. 23, 2019—The Vanderbilt community celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a number of events leading up to and on MLK Day on Monday.

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Olympics and Judaism subject of Sports and Society event with political scientist Bruce Oppenheimer Jan. 31

Jan. 22, 2019—Exploring the intersection of the Olympics and Judaism is the focus of a Jan. 31 lecture hosted by the Sports and Society Initiative and featuring Bruce Oppenheimer, professor of political science.

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Best-selling author Angie Thomas to speak Feb. 13 in Langford Auditorium

Jan. 11, 2019—Tickets for "The Hate U Give" author Angie Thomas’ Feb. 13 lecture in Langford Auditorium are sold out; however, there will be a live stream available in Light Hall, Room 202, for those who were not able to procure a ticket. If seats become available in Langford on the night of the event, admission to the lecture for those without tickets will be available on a first-come basis.

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MLK Commemorative Series kickoff set for Jan. 18

Jan. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series Jan. 18-21, providing numerous lectures, service learning opportunities and events for the university community. Political reporter April Ryan will deliver this year’s keynote address Jan. 21.

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Sports and Society Initiative continues yearlong Olympics series Jan. 15 with VU professor Lutz Koepnick

Jan. 7, 2019—The Vanderbilt University Sports and Society Initiative continues its yearlong series “A World of Possibilities: Examining the Olympics from Diverse Angles” on Jan. 15 with Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in German and Professor of Cinema and Media Arts Lutz Koepnick.

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Second town hall continues important conversations about equity, diversity and inclusion

Dec. 17, 2018—Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer James E. Page Jr., and Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Melissa Thomas-Hunt hosted the second of two diversity town halls on Dec. 6. More than 100 members of the Vanderbilt community attended the 90-minute program, which was held in the Student Life Center Board...

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Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. program developing and mentoring next generation of STEM leaders

Dec. 10, 2018—A lively group of students, faculty, staff and postdocs participating in the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program recently gathered in the lobby of the Vanderbilt Engineering and Science Building for the program’s annual mentor mixer.

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Resources for recognizing and celebrating winter holidays within the Vanderbilt community

Dec. 7, 2018—The holidays provide an opportunity to honor and celebrate the rich and diverse tapestry of beliefs, cultures and traditions held by members of the Vanderbilt community and promote the values of generosity, community, inclusion and unity evident throughout.

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White House Correspondent April Ryan to give MLK Commemorative Series keynote

Dec. 7, 2018—White House Correspondent April Ryan will deliver the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series keynote address on Monday, Jan. 21, in Langford Auditorium.

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‘The Hate U Give’ author to deliver Feb. 13 lecture; book discussion set for Jan. 31

Dec. 5, 2018—Angie Thomas, author of the best-selling young-adult novel "The Hate U Give," will deliver a keynote lecture to the Vanderbilt community on Feb. 13. In addition, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer James Page Jr. will host a discussion of the book on Jan. 31 in advance of her visit.

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Community invited to town hall on equity, diversity, inclusion and respect Dec. 6

Nov. 26, 2018—The Vanderbilt community is invited to a town hall meeting with James Page Jr., vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, and Melissa Thomas-Hunt, vice provost for inclusive excellence, on Thursday, Dec. 6.

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