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Grandin rejects low expectations, insists workforce critically needs people with autism in VU lecture

Nov. 30, 2018—Temple Grandin—inventor, speaker, author and perhaps the autism community’s best-known advocate—encouraged her audience at Vanderbilt University on Thursday to embrace the diagnosis of autism for what it can do: add diverse thinkers to a workforce that not only can accommodate them, but desperately needs them.

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Grandin, advocate on autism, to give conference keynote, Chancellor’s Lecture Nov. 29

Nov. 12, 2018—Temple Grandin, a world-renowned author, inventor and spokesperson about the autism spectrum, will participate in a daylong conference in Nashville on Nov. 29, capped off with a keynote and conversation with Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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Chancellor’s Lecturer: Ethical challenges accompany genetic ‘fixes’

Nov. 2, 2018—Would you feel differently about learning your risk for cancer if there were a 5 percent chance of your genetic information being leaked? That was the opening question posed by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, an oncologist and preeminent science communicator, to the large audience attending the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series on Thursday evening.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author, oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee to give Chancellor’s Lecture Nov. 1

Oct. 16, 2018—Siddhartha Mukherjee will discuss his latest work, "The Gene: An Intimate History," at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in Langford Auditorium as part of the Chancellor's Lecture Series.

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Hayden discusses challenges facing intelligence community under Trump administration in CLS appearance

Sep. 28, 2018—The international intelligence community is flummoxed by America right now, former CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden revealed Thursday evening in a discussion led by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham.

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What’s On My Mind: Chancellor’s Lecture Series is rooted in principles of civil discourse

Sep. 24, 2018—Through the chancellor's signature lecture series and partner events like a newly announced book club, Vanderbilt aims to expand opportunities for students, faculty and staff to engage in meaningful dialogue with the leaders shaping global conversations today, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column.

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Chancellor launches book club; first discussion set for Sept. 27

Sep. 18, 2018—Gen. Michael V. Hayden's latest book will be the first discussed by the new Chancellor's Book Club on Sept. 27. Free copies of the book are available for the first 25 students, faculty and staff who request a copy.

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Chancellor’s Lecture Series announces fall lineup, kicks off with former NSA, CIA director

Sep. 11, 2018—The 2018-19 Chancellor’s Lecture Series will kick off Sept. 27 with Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency.

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What’s On My Mind: Modeling a Conversation Ethic

May. 3, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the host of notable speakers Vanderbilt has welcomed this academic year, and the university's role as a convener of critical conversations and facilitator of civil discourse, in this week's column.

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Former defense secretary Gates talks presidents he’s served, relations abroad

Apr. 26, 2018—Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates demonstrated his encyclopedic knowledge both of presidents since Lyndon B. Johnson and of U.S. relations around the world, sharing his views with Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and a crowd at Langford Auditorium April 24.

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What’s On My Mind: Public service is a cornerstone of democracy

Apr. 16, 2018—The principles of public service and civil discourse helped build the foundation of our democracy, and America’s universities play an important role in keeping those values thriving, Chancellor Zeppos says in his latest column.

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Writer Amitav Ghosh discusses conflict and climate change on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Apr. 16, 2018—Amitav Ghosh, a best-selling author whose work puts Asia at the center of global history, culture and environmental challenges, joins Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on "The Zeppos Report."

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