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Cross-disciplinary paths to racial justice focus of Vanderbilt conference

Nov. 6, 2017—Experts from disciplines including divinity, education, law, medicine and nursing will come together at Vanderbilt Nov. 10 to collaborate strategically on achieving racial justice.

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New award aims to recognize staff for acts of compassion and inclusion

Nov. 3, 2017—Vanderbilt is filled with staff who are dedicated not only to their work, but also to making the university a better, more inclusive community. The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion wants to recognize these dedicated staff members in a significant way.

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Chancellor presents Facilities’ Knight and Bratton with Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards

Nov. 2, 2017—Joey Knight, a journeyman electrician at Vanderbilt for the last seven years, and Jeff Bratton, a power distribution specialist for 30 years, were recognized by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos during Facilities’ town hall meeting Nov. 1 at the Student Life Center.

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Chancellor Charter tour explores the immigrant and refugee experience in Nashville

Oct. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff joined Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on Saturday for a tour through the city's "international corridor" to hear from citizens and leaders in Nashville's immigrant and refugee communities.

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Emmy-nominated actor Tituss Burgess to speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 30

Oct. 25, 2017—The "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "30 Rock" star will speak at Langford Auditorium in a lecture sponsored by the Office of LGBTQI Life.

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Vanderbilt connects with North Nashville community that shaped Perry Wallace

Oct. 19, 2017—Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff have the opportunity this weekend to visit the North Nashville community that shaped Vanderbilt alumnus and civil rights pioneer Perry Wallace.

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Tennessee Hospital Association honors Ehrenfeld’s diversity efforts

Oct. 19, 2017—The Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) honored Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) with an Award of Excellence at the group’s annual meeting in Nashville last week.

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Black girlhood focus of Vanderbilt symposium

Oct. 18, 2017—A rapidly growing body of research regarding black girls on issues ranging from media stereotypes to teacher bias is the focus of an Oct. 20 symposium sponsored by the Callie House Research Center.

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New faculty: Rhonda Williams, John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History

Oct. 12, 2017—Middle Tennessee gains a community activist along with a respected historian with the addition of Rhonda Y. Williams to the Vanderbilt faculty.

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Vanderbilt welcomes most diverse, accomplished class in history

Oct. 9, 2017—The entering freshman class is the most diverse and academically accomplished to date, the result of university leadership's commitment to making a Vanderbilt education affordable and accessible.

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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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Submit nominations for Commodore Award and new diversity award

Oct. 6, 2017—Nominations will be accepted for two Vanderbilt University awards beginning Oct. 15: the 2017 Commodore Award and the new Distinguished Leadership Award to Recognize Staff Leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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