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Gonzales, Totenberg to join Zeppos, Meacham for Supreme Court talk

Mar. 15, 2017—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host an in-depth look at the effort to fill the current vacancy to the United States Supreme Court. The event is scheduled for Thursday, March 30, as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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Sam discusses personal journey, ‘owning truth’ at Chancellor’s Lecture

Feb. 20, 2017—When University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam came out as gay ahead of the 2014 NFL draft, he was instantly branded a trailblazer and gay icon. But there is more to the story, said Sam during his Feb. 16 Chancellor's Lecture.

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Jamison discusses mental illness symptoms, overcoming stigma at Chancellor’s Lecture

Feb. 2, 2017—Depression and mania—the companion moods of bipolar disorder—are “ancient illnesses” and common among the general population, and successfully treating them is perhaps the best way to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness, said noted clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison Tuesday evening in Sarratt Cinema.

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NFL player and LGBT trailblazer Michael Sam to speak at Vanderbilt

Jan. 27, 2017—Michael Sam, an American football defensive end who made history when he came out as gay ahead of the 2014 NFL draft, will speak at Vanderbilt Thursday, Feb. 16, as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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Chancellor’s Lecture discusses Obama’s legacy on race, nation’s future with Trump

Jan. 19, 2017—Eight years after Barack Obama’s historic election as the nation’s first African American president, are race relations better or worse in the United States? Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos convened a panel of political experts Tuesday evening to discuss that question, as well as President-elect Donald Trump’s extraordinary ascent to the presidency.

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Psychologist and author to discuss her experience with bipolar disorder at Chancellor’s Lecture Jan. 31

Jan. 18, 2017—Noted clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison, whose best-selling memoir chronicled her early experience with bipolar disorder, will speak at Vanderbilt Jan. 31.

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Chancellor invites campus community to series of January events promoting mental health and well-being

Jan. 12, 2017—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a series of January events designed to further conversations around healthy help-seeking behavior and creating a culture in which the stigma of seeking support can be eradicated.

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Vanderbilt University explores theme of justice and democracy during annual MLK Day Commemoration Jan. 13-17

Jan. 6, 2017—The theme for this year’s commemoration is “Justice and Democracy? Revolutionizing our American Myths.”

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DuBois, Navarro, Steele to join Zeppos, Meacham to discuss Obama legacy Jan. 17

Jan. 3, 2017—In the final days of Barack Obama’s historic presidency, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a panel discussion reflecting on the 44th president’s legacy. “Beyond Obama: Race, Politics and America’s Future” is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 17.

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Political scientist discusses growing social gap between rich and poor at Chancellor’s Lecture

Dec. 1, 2016—Some 40 years ago, children born to families belonging to the upper third of American society and those born to families on the lower third of the economic scale had roughly equal chance of achieving success in life. Not so any more, said Harvard University political scientist Robert Putnam Monday evening at the Student Life Center.

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Zeppos, CLS speakers reflect on election’s outcome, Trump presidency

Nov. 17, 2016—One week after Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the 2016 presidential election, the Vanderbilt campus—and the nation—is still grappling with the outcome. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos hosted two prominent members of the national media as well as Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham Tuesday evening to discuss the 2016 race and their expectations for a Trump presidency.

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Harvard’s Putnam to discuss inequality gap at Chancellor’s Lecture Nov. 28

Nov. 16, 2016—Prominent political scientist Robert D. Putnam, whose latest book examines the widening class-based opportunity gap among young people and its long-term effect on social mobility, will speak at Vanderbilt University Monday, Nov. 28, as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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