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Autism and Innovation

May. 14, 2019—Peabody College senior Claire Barnett, left, poses with autism advocate Temple Grandin before Grandin’s appearance at Vanderbilt in November as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series. A senior majoring in human and organizational development, Barnett, who learned a year ago that she is on the autism spectrum, works as an intern at Vanderbilt’s Frist Center...

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Jemison, Holt push for science literacy at year’s final lecture series event

May. 1, 2019—Two giants in the science world joined Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos onstage Tuesday for the academic year’s final 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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NFL executive shares his path to professional success during campus talks

Apr. 26, 2019—Adolpho A. Birch III, an NFL executive who is a Law School alumnus and secretary of the Board of Trust, spent the days leading up to the 2019 NFL draft sharing his experiences and advice with the campus community.

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Former astronaut, congressman to join Zeppos for discussion on STEM education April 30

Apr. 22, 2019—Science advocacy and innovation will be the theme of the final Chancellor’s Lecture of the 2018-19 season, set for Tuesday, April 30, in Langford Auditorium. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host Mae Jemison and Rush Holt, two scientists with storied careers in government and public service.

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Former congressman, journalist explore complex processes of financial legislation in Chancellor’s lecture

Apr. 12, 2019—The Chancellor’s Lecture Series partnered with The Center for Effective Lawmaking to bring Kaiser and Frank to campus. As part of the visit, the two met with students and faculty across different departments on Thursday.

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Zeppos hosts NFL executive, board secretary Adolpho A. Birch III for special campus visit April 23-24

Apr. 10, 2019—National Football League executive and Vanderbilt Board of Trust secretary Adolpho A. Birch III will visit campus for a suite of engaging lectures and activities April 23-24. The events are part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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Barney Frank, Bob Kaiser to join Zeppos, Meacham for April 10 lecture

Mar. 26, 2019—The Chancellor's Lecture Series is partnering with The Center for Effective Lawmaking to bring former congressman Barney Frank and journalist Bob Kaiser to campus for an in-depth discussion about the U.S. legislative process on Wednesday, April 10.

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Abrams talks resiliency, the power of young voters in Vanderbilt appearance with chancellor

Mar. 20, 2019— Stacey Abrams discussed politics, resiliency and optimism with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Tuesday evening after visiting with students during the day.

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What’s On My Mind: The Lessons of Civil Discourse

Mar. 13, 2019—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses President George W. Bush's recent visit to campus and the lessons to be learned by engaging in civil discourse.

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President Bush visits Vanderbilt students before candid, humorous lecture series appearance

Mar. 12, 2019—President George W. Bush surprised a Vanderbilt University history class and visited a student veterans club before enthralling a capacity crowd at Langford Auditorium on Monday, discussing economic policy, last year’s deaths of his famed parents, and his newly developed love, painting.

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Ticketing information announced for Abrams lecture

Mar. 11, 2019—On Tuesday, March 19, Stacey Abrams will visit campus for a full day of activities and a one-on-one moderated discussion with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium. Free tickets for the lecture will be available via TicketWeb starting at noon on Tuesday, March 12.

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Zeppos to welcome distinguished guests to campus for spring lectures

Feb. 20, 2019—A former United States president, groundbreaking political figures, and nationally renowned science advocates are among the speakers to be featured in the coming weeks of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series at Vanderbilt.

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