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A Public Lecture and Conversation with Rev. Alexia Salvatierra

Mar. 10, 2017—An Evening with Rev. Alexia Salvatierra, a public lecture and conversation hosted by the Faith Matters Network, Scarritt Bennett Center, and Vanderbilt Divinity School. Rev. Jennifer Bailey will speak with Rev. Salvatierra in an interview-style format about her community organizing work around immigrant justice. Alexia is an ELCA Lutheran pastor with over 35 years of...

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Meet the Astronomer: Dr. Keivan Stassun

Mar. 3, 2017—During this talk, Dr. Keivan Stassun summarizes the promise of the TESS mission for detecting other worlds like our own and identifying other places in the universe where life just might be possible. This talk took place at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory on March 3rd, 2017.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School 2017 Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh Lecture delivered by Stacey Floyd-Thomas

Mar. 2, 2017—Watch video of the Vanderbilt Divinity School 2017 Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh Lecture delivered by Stacey Floyd-Thomas, “It’s a Surreal World After All: Social Sin and Sacred Silence in a Trumped Era.”

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The Chaplain’s Speaker Series: Nouman Ali Khan

Feb. 28, 2017—Named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre of Jordan, Nouman Ali Khan is the founder and CEO of Bayyinah. Nouman served as a professor of Arabic at Nassau Community College until 2006, since then he has taught more than 10,000 students through traveling seminars...

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Trade and Migration with Mexico: Facts vs. Rhetoric

Feb. 27, 2017—A discussion centered around issues of trade and migration with Mexico was held on Monday, Feb. 27, at the First Amendment Center in Nashville. The event was co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, the Vanderbilt International Legal Studies Program, and the Turner Family for Social Ventures. The discussion was moderated by Spring Miller,...

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Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South – Andrew Maraniss, 2.22.17

Feb. 22, 2017—Watch video of ‘Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South’ by Andrew Maraniss on February 22, 2017. “STRONG INSIDE: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South” with instructor Andrew Maraniss is being offered as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s Winter 2017 curriculum. Course...

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New DIVE website launched

Feb. 20, 2017—The Office of the Provost has launched a new website and video to promote and share information about Vanderbilt’s Quality Enhancement Plan: Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience, or DIVE.

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What Trump Means to Native America: Lecture by a Native American Lawyer and Activist

Feb. 13, 2017—Special guest lecture by Albert Bender, attorney of Indian law and Standing Rock activist in North Dakota. Albert Bender stood on the front lines of the #NoDAPL protest at its very beginnings and has lent his expertise to a variety of news outlets on this important issue. He will give his first-person perspective in an...

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The Student/Faculty Relationship

Feb. 9, 2017—Hear from Vanderbilt students about what Vanderbilt faculty are really like and how small classes with research faculty and immersive experiences lead to future-changing opportunities.

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Scholarship in the Public Square: A Conversation with The Atlantic’s Yoni Appelbaum

Feb. 7, 2017—Yoni Appelbaum earned his Ph.D. in U.S. history and taught at Harvard before becoming Senior Editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the politics section. In this conversation with fellow historian Heath W. Carter he discussed his journey to The Atlantic and the role of the public intellectual in today’s America. Q & A with...

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Vanderbilt kicks off ‘GO THERE’ campaign around mental health and well-being

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.

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Early experience with federal health coverage suggests how future Medicaid reforms may work

Feb. 1, 2017—Proposed Medicaid reforms are similar to the capped federal financing system in place during the '50s and early '60s, when states generally reimbursed a much smaller proportion of health care for the needy.

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