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Author: Princine Lewis

Training around issues of diversity and inclusion offered to Vanderbilt community

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.

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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.

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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.”

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Award-winning documentarian Ken Burns to deliver Senior Day address during 2017 VU Commencement

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.

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Over 350 college students team up for weekend of hacking Nov. 11-13 at Vanderbilt

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.

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Students invited to participate in Healthy Minds Study

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.

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Noted Holocaust researcher Father Patrick Desbois to give talk at Vanderbilt

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.

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ESPN Senior Vice President Rosalyn Durant to give Crawford Lecture Oct. 23

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.

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Mental health and well-being services expanded for graduate and professional students and postdoctoral fellows

Oct. 3, 2016—Ensuring that graduate and professional students and postdoctoral fellows have access to mental health and well-being support is the aim of new enhancements being launched this fall.

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First-year students learn lessons on race and inclusion at 10th annual Lawson Lecture

Sep. 29, 2016—A reunion 50 years in the making made a significant impact on first-year students at the 10th annual Lawson Lecture Sept. 27, when Vanderbilt alumni Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard shared their stories of being young African American basketball recruits and students on campus in the late-1960s.

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Annual reports on crime statistics, security and fire safety available after Sept. 30

Sep. 29, 2016—The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information related to universitywide security and safety, including related policies, procedures and criminal statistics.

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Mental health and well-being focus of chancellor’s committee, new campuswide initiative

Sep. 22, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has empaneled a committee to consider and make recommendations on how the university can further support holistic and inclusive approaches to supporting mental health and well-being.

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