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Actor and activist George Takei to deliver Chancellor’s Lecture Oct. 2

Sep. 19, 2019—George Takei, an actor and social justice advocate who had a founding role in the original "Star Trek" television series, will speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 2 as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will host the free event at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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Robert Bullard, ‘father of environmental justice,’ to give keynote lecture Oct. 1

Sep. 18, 2019—Robert Bullard, an award-winning author and Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University, will give a lecture to the Vanderbilt community on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

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Chancellor’s Lecturer Terry Crews urges Vanderbilt to embrace ‘culture of caring’

Sep. 11, 2019—Athlete, actor and activist Terry Crews shared his personal story as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series Monday evening, encouraging increased respect and compassion for others.

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Faculty Senate to host Sept. 10 community conversation follow-up to Terry Crews CLS event

Sep. 6, 2019—The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty and staff from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with Terry Crews taking place the prior evening.

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Actor, activist Terry Crews leads off 2019-20 Chancellor’s Lecture Series

Aug. 29, 2019—Actor, activist and former pro athlete Terry Crews will lead off the 2019-20 Chancellor’s Lecture Series on Monday, Sept. 9. The theme of the fall series is "Culture of Respect; Culture of Caring."

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Wente to host influencers for fall Chancellor’s Lecture Series

Aug. 23, 2019—A preeminent novelist, accomplished thought leaders and journalists on the frontlines of global issues, and pioneering cultural influencers comprise this fall’s Chancellor’s Lecture Series lineup at Vanderbilt University.

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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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