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Vanderbilt community to discuss origin, history, evolution of Memorial Hall

Aug. 26, 2015—The Vanderbilt community is invited to a panel discussion, “Memorial Hall: Its origin, history, evolution,” on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m. at the Student Life Center ballroom. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will kick off the event.

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New Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence to promote cultural inclusivity, awareness

Jul. 23, 2015—IICC aims to help students develop the skills necessary to promote social justice and to have constructive conversations surrounding differences. Assistant Dean of Students Tina Smith has been promoted to associate dean and will lead IICC.

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Five-year, $20 million TN-SCORE program boosts state’s energy research capacity

Jun. 24, 2015—For the last five years, scientists and engineers at Vanderbilt University have been collaborating closely with colleagues with other public and private universities and research centers throughout Tennessee in an effort to increase the state’s energy research capacity

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Watkins memorialized with establishment of new chair

Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University will establish the Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Chair, to be awarded to a medical school faculty member who is a leader in diversity, in honor of the 1970 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) who died earlier this month. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos made the announcement April 30 at a...

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Vanderbilt charters first SACNAS student chapter in Tennessee

Apr. 23, 2015—An organization devoted to increasing the number of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American undergraduate and graduate students who major in science and engineering has been chartered at Vanderbilt, the first in the state.

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Chancellor asks for faculty input during Spring Faculty Assembly address

Apr. 2, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos thanked faculty March 31 for their valued contributions to the university and exhorted all faculty members to add their voices as the university moves forward with its Academic Strategic Plan and other high-priority endeavors.

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Nominate a faculty or staff member for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Dec. 2, 2014—The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award will be presented Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, to a faculty or staff member in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or at Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her work.

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VUSM’s history of diversity efforts commemorated

Oct. 2, 2014—It has been nearly 50 years since the first black student entered Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), and Vanderbilt has come a long way since then.

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Trends indicate Asian Americans should be turning Republican – but they’re not

Jun. 11, 2014—It's a puzzler that political scientists want to understand and strategists want to exploit: Asian Americans lean decidedly to the Democratic Party, despite many factors that indicate they should be a natural fit for the Republicans.

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Plan offered for more inclusive Nashville

Mar. 20, 2013—A 25-year plan for Nashville's future includes a report on inclusivity written by Vanderbilt sociologist Dan Cornfield.

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VUSM student lands award from AMA

Jan. 24, 2013—Kristen Eckstrand, an M.D./Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association Foundation’s 2013 Leadership Award.

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Nominate medical faculty or staff for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Nov. 30, 2012—Martin Luther King Jr. Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award. The award is given to a faculty or staff member at the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her...

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