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Justice Edwin Cameron of South Africa to speak at Vanderbilt April 11

Mar. 22, 2013—Justice Edwin Cameron, the first senior South African official to publicly disclose his diagnosis of HIV, will discuss “South Africa’s Constitutional Transition and AIDS: A Personal Account” during an April 11 Chancellor's Lecture Series event at Vanderbilt.

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Video: Adam Goodheart, author of “1861: The Civil War Awakening”

Mar. 19, 2013—Tune in Thursday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m. for live streaming video of award-winning historian, essayist and journalist Adam Goodheart discussing his book 1861: The Civil War Awakening. Goodheart will speak for approximately 20 minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience to be moderated by Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. Goodheart’s 2011 book introduces readers to...

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Civil War historian to discuss best-selling book at Vanderbilt

Mar. 7, 2013—Award-winning historian, essayist and journalist Adam Goodheart will discuss his book "1861: The Civil War Awakening" on March 21 at Vanderbilt University.

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‘Half the Sky’ author Nicholas Kristof to speak at Vanderbilt

Jan. 3, 2013—Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof will speak at Vanderbilt University Thursday, Jan. 31. Along with his wife, journalist Sheryl WuDunn, Kristof is author of the 2009 book "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide."

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Documentary ‘Half the Sky’ to screen Nov. 5, 7

Nov. 2, 2012—Half the Sky, a documentary film inspired by the acclaimed book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, will be screened in two parts Monday, Nov. 5, and Wednesday, Nov. 7, in conjunction with the International Lens Film Series at Sarratt Cinema. The screenings will begin...

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Dorothy E. Roberts: Fatal Invention: The New Biopolitics of Race

Oct. 30, 2012—Watch video of Dorothy E. Roberts –  recently named Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor at the University of Pennsylvania – presenting “Fatal Invention: The New Biopolitics of Race” based on her latest book Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century. An acclaimed scholar of race, gender, and the law, Roberts examines contemporary issues in health,...

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Biology, race and politics explored in upcoming Chancellor’s Lecture

Oct. 10, 2012—Is race a biological category written in our genes? Or are genomic scientists and biomedical researchers mistakenly using race to explain away health disparities among different population groups? Dorothy Roberts, the Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, will explore this issue in an upcoming Chancellor’s Lecture at Vanderbilt University.

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Dan Roden: “Genomes, Hype, and a Realistic Pathway to Personalized Medicine”

Sep. 12, 2012—Watch video of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series, featuring a talk by Dr. Dan Roden: “Genomes, Hype, and a Realistic Pathway to Personalized Medicine” Roden is widely-recognized for his expertise in clinical, genetic, cellular, and molecular basis of arrhythmia susceptibility and variability responses to arrhythmia therapies. Over the past decade, he has led Vanderbilt’s broader efforts in...

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Personalized medicine focus of Chancellor’s Lecture

Sep. 6, 2012—The first Chancellor’s Lecture of the academic year, entitled “Genomes, Hype and a Realistic Pathway to Personalized Medicine,” will be given Wednesday, Sept. 12, by Dan Roden, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University.

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Human Identities: Vanderbilt to explore gender and sexuality through campuswide initiative

Sep. 5, 2012—A tradition among first-year students to read and discuss a common text has inspired a campuswide initiative called “Human Identities: Global, Local, Personal,” designed to raise nuanced dialogue about gender and sexuality across the Vanderbilt community.

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Director of Vanderbilt’s DNA databank to discuss reality and hype of personalized medicine

Aug. 30, 2012—The director of Vanderbilt’s DNA databank will discuss the possibilities of personalized medicine in the first Chancellor’s Lecture of the academic year.

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Chancellor’s Lecture Series presents Lorrie Moore Jan. 19

Jan. 17, 2012—Nationally known author Lorrie Moore will discuss “Creative Writing and the Customer Survey” Thursday, Jan. 19, at Vanderbilt University. The lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Library Community Room. A reception and book signing will precede the lecture in the lobby of Central Library at 4:30 p.m. The event is free...

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