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Vanderbilt celebrates grand opening of new National Pan-Hellenic Council House

Oct. 21, 2019—Members of the Vanderbilt community celebrated the grand opening of the new National Pan-Hellenic Council House on Oct. 18 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. The new house is part of the evolution of the West End Neighborhood.

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Five Vanderbilt Trailblazer portraits unveiled during Reunion Weekend

Oct. 19, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente unveiled the Vanderbilt Trailblazer portraits of Kate Lupton, David Williams II, Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips, K.C. Potter and Muhammad Yunus on Oct. 18.

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Staff and faculty from across VU participate in four-day unconscious bias workshop

Oct. 18, 2019—The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence hosted an intensive, four-day unconscious bias workshop for 16 faculty and staff members, equipping them to support others in fostering a culture of care, respect, inclusion and belonging at Vanderbilt.

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Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center to celebrate 35th anniversary during Reunion

Oct. 16, 2019—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center will celebrate its 35th anniversary during Reunion Weekend. The center, which was dedicated in April 1984, will mark the milestone with numerous events and programs.

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Women’s Center to host conversation with Gloria Steinem Nov. 1

Oct. 11, 2019—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, in partnership with the Chancellor’s Lecture Series, will host Gloria Steinem, an award-winning writer, feminist activist and co-founder of "Ms." magazine, for a conversation on Nov. 1. Tickets for the event are available at the Sarratt Box Office to those with a Vanderbilt ID.

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Sustainability efforts must address social inequalities first, environmental justice scholar says

Oct. 7, 2019—Robert Bullard, an award-winning author and distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University, described the economic and racial disparities inherent in environmental issues before a packed audience in Wyatt Rotunda Oct. 1.

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VU faculty receive $1.9M to study LGBT social networks, health issues among older adults

Oct. 4, 2019—The National Institute on Aging has awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to Vanderbilt faculty members Tara McKay, Kitt Carpenter, Lauren Gaydosh and Gilbert Gonzales to study the health effects of social and support networks on sexual and gender minorities 50 to 70 years old in the South.

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New faculty Lisa Thompson: ‘Love’ as an action word

Sep. 30, 2019—Lisa Thompson firmly believes that when the needs of those who are most underrepresented in society are attended to, everyone flourishes. It’s an approach she brings to her new role at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month theme explores power of the ‘extraordinary’

Sep. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt’s October celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month will focus on the theme “Extraordinary,” a celebration of the perspectives and moments that feel both ordinary and extraordinary.

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Expert panel to discuss past and present-day suffrage movements Oct. 7

Sep. 30, 2019—An Oct. 7 panel discussion will explore the connections between the women’s suffrage movement and current voting rights activism. The panel is free and open to the public and will take place from 4:10 to 5:30 p.m. in the Great Room of E. Bronson Ingram College.

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LGBTQI History Month begins Oct. 1

Sep. 30, 2019—In recognition of LGBTQI History Month, the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life at Vanderbilt, in collaboration with multiple campus and community partners, has developed a calendar of events.

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Project Safe Center marks five years of education, advocacy and impact

Sep. 30, 2019—The Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response marked its fifth anniversary earlier this month with a reception attended by students, faculty, staff and senior university leaders.

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