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Center for Sports and Society Archives

Faculty invited to apply for micro-grants to explore connections between sports, society

Apr. 13, 2018—Faculty proposals for micro-grant funding are due May 21 to support research and curricular enrichment on topics related to sports and society in areas including race, law, gender and more.

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Cobb reflects on racial justice, First Amendment on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Feb. 26, 2018—Professor and author Jelani Cobb talked with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos about the historical narratives of race in America in the latest episode of the podcast.

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What’s On My Mind: Lessons of Black History Month inform our vision for the future

Feb. 8, 2018—A number of remarkable African American leaders have moved Vanderbilt forward, and it’s their legacy upon which we continue to build our beloved community. In this week’s “What’s On My Mind,” Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses their potent combination of courage and determination.

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‘Hip-hop intellectual’ Michael Eric Dyson shares thoughts about MLK, ‘core American ideals’ on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Jan. 22, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos converses with author and MLK Commemorative Series keynote speaker Michael Eric Dyson about racial justice, American values, and sports and society on "The Zeppos Report."

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Vanderbilt University to launch Center for Sports and Society

Jan. 11, 2018—As sports continues to serve as an important venue for spotlighting societal issues, Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has unveiled plans for a new academic center to explore the intersection of sports, race, gender and culture in society.

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What’s On My Mind: Lessons that sports teach our society

Jan. 11, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos looks at sports as a gateway to social change in this week's edition of "What's On My Mind."

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