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From the Moon to the Edge of the Visible Universe: An Astronomy Sampler II with Billy Teets, 4.4.17

Apr. 4, 2017—Through this Osher Lifelong Learning Institute series of six lectures, students will learn about the upcoming 2017 total solar eclipse, the Hubble Space Telescope, chemical evolution in the universe, and more.  

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Journey of an engineer turned entrepreneur: WiseWear CEO disrupts wearables market

Apr. 4, 2017—Jerry Wilmink traces his journey from research associate at the Air Force Research Laboratory to founder and CEO of WiseWear, a wearable technology company. WiseWear offers a line of luxury smart bracelets with standard fitness features and added safety features like phone notifications and distress messaging in urgent situations. Wilmink earned his bachelor’s, master’s and...

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The Truth and Reconciliation Project, Part 1

Mar. 28, 2017—Vanderbilt Divinity School, in partnership with Gideon’s Army and the Nashville community, will host four Truth and Reconciliation Hearings on Policing. We will invite all ethnicities to tell and listen to personal stories of police abuse and dehumanizing local policing practices. Those giving testimony will help uncover the experience of policing, its methodologies, and habits.

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Food for Thought – The Ugly Truth behind Mass Incarceration and Recidivism

Mar. 28, 2017—Watch video of the most recent presentation in the Food for Thought lunchtime series which took place on March 28. Part one of The Ugly Truth behind Mass Incarceration and Recidivism. Food for Thought is a community lunchtime program.

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“Online Learning Communities: A Vision of the Future of Vanderbilt” with Andy van Schaack

Mar. 27, 2017—Watch video of A “TED-style” talk by Dr. Andrew van Schaack – “Online Learning Communities: A Vision of the Future of Vanderbilt.” Through cross-departmental exchange, Peabody Common Ground seeks to enrich our educational experiences and strengthen our profession.  

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Women in STEM – Lecture and Panel Discussion

Mar. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt University celebrates and explores the accomplishments and stories of Women in STEM fields through a lecture and panel discussion. Keynote speaker and author, Rachel Swaby presents her lecture “From the Center of the Earth to the Stars: The Unknown History of Women in Science”, highlighting influential women from her book Headstrong: 52 Women Who...

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‘Virtuous Non-Knowing’ Keynote by Allan Young

Mar. 16, 2017—Watch video of ‘Virtuous Non-knowing’ by Allan Young, Marjorie Bronfman Professor in Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University, gave his keynote lecture on Thursday, March 16 for the conference organized by Medicine, Health and Society, entitled “The Global Psyche: Experiments in Ethics, Politics and Technoscience.” The talk was entitled “Virtuous Non-knowing” and Professor Stephan...

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InsideOut of the Lunch Box: A Raisin in the Sun

Mar. 16, 2017—Watch video of the most recent presentation in the InsideOut of the Lunch Box series, A Raisin in the Sun, which took place on March 16. Celebrate with us the classic play A Raisin in the Sun; written by Lorraine Hansberry, produced by Nashville Repertory Theatre, and featuring Eddie George as Walter Lee Younger. Artistic...

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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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