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‘Sacrifice and Toil’: During the Great Depression, Chancellor Kirkland urged strength in adversity

Jul. 23, 2020—In his opening address to the university Sept. 24, 1930, Chancellor James H. Kirkland shared his thoughts on the serious purposes of university life during a time of country-wide unemployment and financial devastation.

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‘Mask’: A poem by Beth Bachmann

May. 14, 2020—The poem originally appeared in The New Yorker’s April 6, 2020, issue.

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Chancellor’s Lecture Series: 24 hours of climate reality

Feb. 17, 2020—Former Vice President Al Gore hosted a flagship presentation at Vanderbilt University on Nov. 20 as part of a worldwide event called “24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action.”

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Chancellor’s Lecture Series: The Meaning of Manhood

Nov. 7, 2019—Athlete, actor and activist Terry Crews shared his personal story as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series at Vanderbilt Sept. 9, encouraging increased respect and compassion for others.

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Chancellor’s Lecture Series: STEM Stars

Aug. 20, 2019—Two giants in the science world joined Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos on April 30 for the final 2018–19 Chancellor’s Lecture Series event, passionately advocating for an America that encourages its citizens to abandon simple opinion on big challenges and instead use evidence-based, critical thinking.

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Chancellor’s Lecture Series: President George W. Bush

May. 23, 2019—President George W. Bush spent the day at Vanderbilt on March 11, surprising a history class and visiting a student veterans club before speaking to a capacity crowd at Langford Auditorium that evening.

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Conscience of a Conservative: Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake speaks at Chancellor’s Lecture Series

Feb. 19, 2019—Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake drew a capacity crowd at Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium on Jan. 17 as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series, discussing shifts in the Republican Party, the midterm elections, and fiscal challenges facing the federal government.

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Top Tribute: H. Rodes Hart named Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumnus

Nov. 19, 2018—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association has named H. Rodes Hart, BA’54, the recipient of the 2018 Vanderbilt University Distinguished Alumnus Award.

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Vandy Goes to War

Sep. 6, 2018—Vandy Goes to War, an exhibition highlighting the dramatic effects of two world wars on Vanderbilt’s campus, are on display in the Central Library lobby through Oct. 16, Reunion and Homecoming Weekend.

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’Dores of Distinction

Jun. 8, 2018—To help ensure that Vanderbilt’s mission stays on track and is poised for future success, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has convened a broadly diverse group of alumni leaders called the ’Dores of Distinction.

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Enduring Spirit: Red-carpet event held for premiere of Perry Wallace documentary

Feb. 26, 2018—Just three days after Perry Wallace, BE’70, died, hundreds of people—including family, friends, teammates and fans—gathered at Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium on Dec. 4 for the premiere of Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace, a documentary about the late Wallace’s courage and struggles as a student-athlete breaking the color barrier in the SEC.

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A Faire to Remember: 2017 Nashville Mini Maker Faire

Nov. 21, 2017—More than 4,000 visitors interested in making everything from wool yarn and origami to robots and supercomputers visited Vanderbilt’s Wond’ry at the Innovation Pavilion on the first weekend in October for the Nashville Mini Maker Faire, the largest in the event’s five-year history.

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