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Five-part series to explore the Arab Spring

Mar. 12, 2012—A series of events at Vanderbilt will provide cross-disciplinary perspectives on the Arab Spring.

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HHS’ Hughes to discuss health policy March 7

Mar. 5, 2012—Dora Hughes, a Vanderbilt School of Medicine alumna and counselor for science and public health to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, will discuss “Achieving Health Equity: An Update on Federal Policies, Programs and Progress” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Meharry Medical College. The...

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Rick Steves to discuss “Travel as a Political Act” March 19

Feb. 29, 2012—Rick Steves, author of more than 50 European travel guidebooks and host of the public television series Rick Steves’ Europe, will discuss how thoughtful travel expands our world view and shapes how we address the challenges confronting our nation politically Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of Vanderbilt University’s Student Life Center.

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Grammy award-winning recording artist and philanthropist John Legend to speak at Vanderbilt University March 16

Feb. 23, 2012—John Legend, Grammy award-winning recording artist and philanthropist, will be at Vanderbilt's Student Life Center ballroom Friday, March 16. Tickets for "A Conversation with John Legend" are available now at all Ticketmaster locations.

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Lamar Alexander, Wesley Clark, Jon Huntsman, Vicente Fox, Bill Richardson headline 2012 Impact Symposium at Vanderbilt University

Feb. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt University's annual Impact Symposium will take place March 19-21. The theme of this year’s lectures is “Rise of the Rest: What is the Future of American Foreign Policy?” This year's participants include United States Sen. Lamar Alexander; retired Gen. Wesley Clark; Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who has served as ambassador to Singapore and China; Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, and Bill Richardson, a former governor of New Mexico who has served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and as secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core Eboo Patel to speak at Vanderbilt University Feb. 21

Feb. 9, 2012—Named one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009 by U.S. News & World Report, Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, will give a talk, “Acts of Faith: Interfaith Leadership in a Time of Global Religious Crisis,” Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at Vanderbilt University’s Langford Auditorium.

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Eugene Richardson on the Tuskegee Airmen

Feb. 1, 2012—Watch video of Eugene Richardson of the Tuskegee Airmen. Their stories dramatized in George Lucas’ current film, Red Tails, the Tuskegee Airmen were an all African American pursuit squadron formed in 1941 and based in Tuskegee, Ala. Before 1940, African Americans were barred from flying for the U.S. military, but pressure exerted by civil rights leaders...

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Tuskegee Airman Eugene Richardson to speak at Vanderbilt Jan. 30

Jan. 24, 2012—Former Tuskegee Airman Eugene Richardson will speak at Vanderbilt's Sarratt Cinema Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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Town hall meeting on non-discrimination policy set for Jan. 31

Jan. 23, 2012—Update: In anticipation of there being greater interest than the available venue will accommodate for this evening’s town hall meeting on the university’s nondiscrimination policy, the university has scheduled a live webstream of the event. It should be accessible at 6:15 p.m. to anyone on the Vanderbilt network. Watch the live stream. Current Vanderbilt students,...

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U.S. Congressman John Lewis delivers MLK Day keynote

Jan. 16, 2012—Civil rights legend U.S. Congressman John Lewis delivered the keynote address at Vanderbilt University’s commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 16. The theme for Vanderbilt’s commemoration is “Fostering the Beloved Community,” which will carry through to Lewis’ address. Inspired by the activism surrounding the Montgomery bus boycott and the words...

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U.S. Congressman John Lewis to speak at Vanderbilt University’s MLK Day commemoration

Jan. 3, 2012—U.S. Congressman and legendary civil rights activist John Lewis will deliver the keynote address Jan. 16 at an event commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Vanderbilt students to learn firsthand about presidential election process at Iowa Caucus

Dec. 29, 2011—About 20 Vanderbilt University students will get a firsthand lesson in politicking by participating in the Iowa Caucus in early January. Students will attend political rallies, volunteer for candidates’ campaigns and generally observe the Republican caucuses.

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