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Kaufman discusses re-imagining disability for the 21st century during keynote address

Nov. 2, 2018—Jonathan Kaufman, a nationally recognized leader in the diversity and disability arena, discussed the importance of businesses, governments and education systems evolving to be more inclusive of people with disabilities during a recent Vanderbilt lecture.

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Former White House policy adviser on diversity and disability to speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 25

Oct. 17, 2018—Jonathan Kaufman will deliver a keynote talk on Oct. 25 as part of Vanderbilt’s InclusAbility campaign kickoff and Disability Awareness Month.

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InclusAbility campaign to bring awareness, more inclusive lens to disability identities

Sep. 28, 2018—Ensuring that all students, faculty and staff with disabilities, both visible and invisible, are provided with equal opportunities to fully avail themselves of all that Vanderbilt has to offer is the aim of a new campaign. The effort kicks off with a celebration Oct. 4.

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Paralympian, disability rights scholar to speak at McGugin Center Oct. 9

Sep. 27, 2018—Anjali Forber-Pratt, an elite wheelchair racer and Peabody College professor, will discuss "The Paralympic Movement" Oct. 9 as part of a new series sponsored by Vanderbilt's Sports and Society Initiative.

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Paralympian, disability rights scholar to speak at South Korean conference

Jan. 26, 2018—Forber-Pratt is an elite wheelchair racer who earned two bronze medals at the Paralympic Games.

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University of Chicago’s Manasi Deshpande presents Emerging Scholars Lecture Nov. 6

Oct. 20, 2017—Manasi Deshpande, assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago, will present the College of Arts and Science Emerging Scholars Lecture Nov. 6.

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‘Dismantling Ableism’ to feature panel of disability advocates Oct. 26

Oct. 4, 2017—Disability advocates will share their personal and professional journeys and discuss how to dismantle ableism.

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VKC workshops to discuss disability resources related to health care, HS transition, accessing services

Jan. 25, 2017—Disability resources related to health care, transition from high school, and accessing disability service information will be the focus of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Spring 2017 Britt Henderson Training Series.

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Professor, Paralympian chosen to evaluate Reeve Foundation’s Paralysis Resource Center

Sep. 29, 2016—Vanderbilt's Anjali Forber-Pratt has been awarded a grant to evaluate and bolster spinal cord injury resources.

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For women re-entering workforce, sharing personal information may get you hired

May. 19, 2016—New first-of-its-kind research from two Vanderbilt Law School economists contradicts conventional wisdom and finds a female applicant strongly raises her chances of getting hired if she gives personal information clarifying her resume gaps.

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Vanderbilt study on spinal cord injuries will guide interventions

Jun. 25, 2015—Traumatic spinal cord injuries are increasing with the population, and incidence is higher in older patients, according to a Vanderbilt study that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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VUCast: Students changing lives

Apr. 30, 2014—In the latest VUCast: Watch a senior erase stereotypes among young students in the Middle East; see how a senior is telling stories to change perceptions about disabilities; and learn how you can click your way to Commencement. All this and more in the latest VUCast, Vanderbilt's online newscast. Watch now.

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