Author: Princine Lewis
Civil rights activist, sports sociologist Harry Edwards to give annual Walter Murray Lecture Feb. 19
Feb. 14, 2017—Renowned sports sociologist and activist Harry Edwards will give Vanderbilt University’s annual Walter Murray Lecture Sunday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Student Life Center.
Feb. 8, 2017—The Chancellor’s Strategic Planning Committee on Mental Health and Wellbeing invites staff, faculty and students to share their thoughts at a series of targeted town hall-style listening sessions in February and March focusing on how the university can create a holistic and inclusive approach to supporting mental health and well-being at Vanderbilt.
Feb. 2, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente joined more than 500 students, faculty and staff to kick off the university’s campuswide campaign “GO THERE: Break the silence. Break the stigma” on Jan. 27 at the Student Life Center.
Jan. 30, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told students, faculty and staff gathered Jan. 26 for a town hall meeting on mental health and well-being, “Our community needs to talk about people who need help, attention, love and support.”
Jan. 20, 2017—The university’s Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence is offering a series of training sessions around issues of diversity and inclusion for members of the Vanderbilt community during the spring semester.
Chancellor invites campus community to series of January events promoting mental health and well-being
Jan. 12, 2017—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a series of January events designed to further conversations around healthy help-seeking behavior and creating a culture in which the stigma of seeking support can be eradicated.
Vanderbilt University explores theme of justice and democracy during annual MLK Day Commemoration Jan. 13-17
Jan. 6, 2017—The theme for this year’s commemoration is “Justice and Democracy? Revolutionizing our American Myths.”
Dec. 12, 2016—Critically acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, who has produced some of the most-watched documentaries on public television, will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.
Nov. 8, 2016—Students from Vanderbilt and schools such as Purdue, Georgia Tech and the University of Illinois will work around the clock during VandyHacks, a hackathon, or invention marathon, Nov. 11-13.
Oct. 24, 2016—As part of Vanderbilt’s commitment to enhancing its community members’ mental health and well-being, all undergraduate, graduate and professional students will be invited to participate in the Healthy Minds Study, a web-based survey designed to assess students’ mental health status, health behaviors and use of health services.
Oct. 20, 2016—Father Patrick Desbois, a Roman Catholic priest who has devoted his life to researching the Holocaust, will give the keynote address Tuesday, Oct. 25, for Vanderbilt's Holocaust Lecture Series.
Oct. 19, 2016—Rosalyn Durant, senior vice president of college networks at ESPN, will deliver the university’s Frank Armstrong Crawford Lecture on Sunday, Oct. 23.