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Students to hold vigil for disaster victims in Japan

Mar. 15, 2011—Vanderbilt University students will hold a candlelight vigil Friday, March 18, at 6 p.m. at Benton Chapel for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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Feminist author Jessica Valenti to give Vanderbilt’s Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society

Mar. 14, 2011—Feminist author Jessica Valenti will deliver annual Cuninggim Lecture on Women and Culture and Society March 16 at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt students’ winning essays and video chronicle MLK Day experiences

Mar. 3, 2011—Vanderbilt University has recognized four students –Kirsten Ayers, Chelsea Goodly, Marwah Shahid and Ravi Singh – with a monetary award for excellence in capturing the spirit of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., through video and essays about their experiences on the MLK holiday. The winning essays submitted by Goodly, Shahid and Singh, along with Ayers’...

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Pawlenty, Romer to speak at Vanderbilt’s 2011 Impact Symposium tonight

Mar. 2, 2011—Tim Pawlenty, former governor of Minnesota, and Christina Romer, former chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, are speaking as part of the university’s annual Impact Symposium.

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Noted photographer, environmental activist J Henry Fair talks ‘Industrial Scars’ March 1 at Vanderbilt University

Feb. 17, 2011—  Noted photographer and environmentalist J Henry Fair will give a talk on and do a slide presentation of images from “Industrial Scars,” his exploration of the detritus of consumer society through large-scale aerial photographs and documentary research, Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. at Vanderbilt University. The event is free and open to the...

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Arianna Huffington, Tim Pawlenty among headliners at Vanderbilt University’s 2011 Impact Symposium

Feb. 16, 2011—PLEASE NOTE that Arianna Huffington and William Kristol’s talk was rescheduled and took place Monday night. Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post; Tim Pawlenty, former governor of Minnesota; Christina Romer, former chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, and William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, will deliver public lectures at Vanderbilt University...

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Country singer John Rich kicks off Dance Marathon at Vanderbilt University

Feb. 15, 2011—Students dance all night to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Country music artist John Rich will kick off Vanderbilt University’s Dance Marathon, an annual event where students dance all night to benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Friday, Feb. 18, at the Student Recreation Center. Dance Marathon will last 13.1...

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Vanderbilt University students dance all night for a good cause

Feb. 3, 2011—13.1-Hour Dance Marathon benefits Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Hundreds of Vanderbilt students will dance the night away Friday, Feb. 18, at the Student Recreation Center during the annual all-night Vanderbilt University Dance Marathon. A portion of the donations will help fund a new endowment to support the most critical needs of the...

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Vanderbilt marks JFK visit to university with free event, renewed call for public service Feb. 16

Feb. 1, 2011—It has been 50 years since John F. Kennedy began his presidency and Vanderbilt is commemorating his 1963 visit to the university with a free, public symposium Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. “Answering Kennedy’s Call: Vanderbilt Students and Public Service in the 21st Century” will be held in the ballroom of the Student Life...

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VUCast gets regional Emmy

Feb. 1, 2011—Vanderbilt University’s video newscast, VUCast, received a regional Emmy during the Jan. 29 televised ceremony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

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Kids who think Dad works too much more likely to bully

Jan. 27, 2011—Do your children think you work too much and don’t spend enough time with them? If so, their perception could lead to bullying behavior, according to research by Vanderbilt University sociologist Andre Christie-Mizell. “Our behavior is driven by our perception of our world, so if children feel they are not getting enough time and attention...

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Events featuring daughter of Malcolm X, first African American to play in the NBA scheduled at Vanderbilt University during Black History Month

Jan. 25, 2011—Ambassador Atallah Shabazz, daughter of civil rights leader Malcolm X, will give a talk, “Melting Pot: Cultural Diplomacy/Multi-National Patriotism,” at Vanderbilt University Thursday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. in Room 103 of Wilson Hall. Her lecture is among several free, public events scheduled at Vanderbilt University during February – Black History Month.

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