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Vanderbilt leadership training for students makes ‘best’ list

Jan. 19, 2011—Leadership Excellence, a magazine founded by well-known leadership and management consultants Ken Blanchard, Stephen R. Covey, Charles Garfield and Ken Shelton, has named Vanderbilt University to its 2010-2011list of the best leadership development programs. Vanderbilt holds the 12th spot in the magazine’s ranking of universities and schools of management and business. The magazine recognized the...

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Videos: MLK Day 2011

Jan. 18, 2011—Watch videos of the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. events: Jan. 17 Keynote Event featuring the Vanderbilt gospel choir Voices of Praise; winners of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center’s MLK Essay and Oratorical contest; and the keynote address by Civil Rights leader and former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond. Jan. 17 Vespers and Candlelight Vigil...

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Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond headlines MLK celebration at Vanderbilt

Jan. 11, 2011—Civil rights leader and former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond will deliver the keynote address at a 4:30 p.m. event at Vanderbilt University commemorating the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 17. Watch it live.

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Focus on black, gay or Hispanic men troubling in study of the macho man

Jan. 6, 2011—We all know how to spot a macho guy – right? He’s a man’s man with a certain swagger and a way with the ladies. Well, social scientists have a different opinion – one that perpetuates stereotypes about black, Hispanic and certain homosexual men. In social science circles, a macho or hypermasculine man is thought...

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Tipsheet: State legislators pushing to limit power of public-employee unions could deal major blow to labor movement, widen income gap, slow pay gains for women

Jan. 6, 2011—“Efforts to weaken unions and cut wages and benefits among state and local government workers in the U.S. will reduce worker bargaining power and widen the gap between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ in the nation," says sociology professor Dan Cornfield.

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Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond to give keynote address during Vanderbilt University’s MLK Day celebration

Dec. 14, 2010—Civil rights leader and former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond will deliver the keynote address at a 4:30 p.m. event at Vanderbilt University commemorating the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 17. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Vanderbilt student tickets are...

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Nobel Peace Prize winner to deliver Senior Day address during Vanderbilt University’s Commencement

Dec. 3, 2010—Wangari Maathai, the 2004 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the environmentally conscious Green Belt Movement, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2011 when she will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.

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Video: Ingrid Betancourt talks about FARC

Nov. 29, 2010—Guerillas belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, kidnapped Ingrid Betancourt as she campaigned for the Colombian presidency in 2002. She was held captive six years in Colombia’s rain forest until she was liberated in  2008 with 14 other hostages in a daring rescue staged by the Colombian army. Listen to...

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International AIDS activist Stephen Lewis speaks Dec. 2 at Vanderbilt University as part of World AIDS Day commemoration

Nov. 24, 2010—International AIDS activist Stephen Lewis will talk about his experiences with the HIV/AIDS pandemic Thursday, Dec. 2, as part of Vanderbilt University’s commemoration of World AIDS Day.

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Former captive, global human rights activist Ingrid Betancourt speaks at Vanderbilt University Nov. 16

Nov. 5, 2010—Guerillas belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, kidnapped Ingrid Betancourt as she campaigned for the Colombian presidency in 2002. She was held captive six years in Colombia’s rain forest until she was liberated in 2008 with 14 other hostages in a daring rescue staged by the Colombian army. She brings...

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Award-winning author, filmmaker M.K. Asante to deliver annual Murray Lecture at Vanderbilt University Oct. 20

Oct. 11, 2010—Hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “a rare, remarkable talent that brings to mind the great artists of the Harlem Renaissance,” M.K. Asante is the author of three celebrated books and films and will give a free, public talk at Vanderbilt University on Wednesday, Oct. 20. He will deliver the university’s annual Walter R. Murray...

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt University expert on homosexuality and the black church available to media

Sep. 29, 2010—In light of the charges against Bishop Eddie Long, Vanderbilt sociologist Richard Pitt is available for comment to media. Pitt’s research interests include the intersection of sexual identity and religion. He looks specifically at homosexuality and the black church in his papers “Killing the Messenger: Gay Black Men’s Negotiation of Anti-Gay Religious Messages,” and “Still...

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