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2017 Southern Festival of Books, C-SPAN to feature Vanderbilt authors

Oct. 12, 2017—Two Vanderbilt Law School professors who are among featured authors at the Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word will be on panels to be broadcast live on C-SPAN Oct. 14.

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Investing in community: Melissa Thomas-Hunt is the inaugural vice provost for inclusive excellence

Oct. 9, 2017—Melissa Thomas-Hunt, Vanderbilt’s inaugural vice provost for inclusive excellence, sees a big part of her new role as breaking down the traditional notions of “diversity.”

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New office to coordinate Immersion Vanderbilt efforts

Sep. 7, 2017—The Office of Immersion Resources, to be located in the Student Life Center, will be the central support mechanism for students as they plan immersion experiences with faculty and campus partners.

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Vanderbilt celebrates historic eclipse

Sep. 3, 2017—The university community marked the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse with campus viewing parties, conducted research and prepared for the big day with months of educational and creative programming.

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Video: Relive the epic total solar eclipse

Aug. 23, 2017—Relive Monday's epic total solar eclipse across Vanderbilt's campus through the lenses of Vanderbilt Video.

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Vanderbilt Move-In 2017

Aug. 19, 2017—Watch the cheers and the tears as returning Vandy students move in the Class of 2021 at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.

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Time Machine: Old technology finds new life in first-year student programming

May. 1, 2017—When first-year students arrived last August at Stambaugh House, a residence hall on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, no doubt much of what they encountered was brand new. But a relic from the past awaited them in the Stambaugh lobby.

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Free ‘Hidden Figures’ screening and discussion March 19

Mar. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt will host a screening of the Academy Award-nominated film Hidden Figures on Sunday, March 19, in Sarratt Cinema. The screening will begin at 2 p.m. and will be followed by a discussion led by Nicole Joseph, assistant professor of mathematics education.

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Commons Reading announced for 2017-18

Feb. 23, 2017—"Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South" will serve as the Commons Reading for a second year in 2017-18, with members of the incoming first-year class exploring additional themes of the book and participating in new and expanded programming.

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Third annual Commons Unplugged week celebrates sustainability

Feb. 14, 2017—The third annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week—from Saturday, Feb. 18, to Saturday, Feb. 25—will celebrate sustainability, natural resource conservation and energy conservation through various events focusing on Vanderbilt’s first-year student population.

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Civil rights activist, sports sociologist Harry Edwards to give annual Walter Murray Lecture Feb. 19

Feb. 14, 2017—Renowned sports sociologist and activist Harry Edwards will give Vanderbilt University’s annual Walter Murray Lecture Sunday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt issues call for residential faculty

Feb. 6, 2017—As Vanderbilt University moves forward with the expansion of the College Halls, it anticipates an increase in the need for new and replacement residential faculty members.

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