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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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‘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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‘I Am Not Your Negro’ filmmaker to speak at Vanderbilt

Sep. 29, 2017—Filmmaker Raoul Peck, whose works include the Oscar-nominated 'I Am Not Your Negro,' will speak on campus Oct. 18, and two of his films will be screened at Sarratt Cinema Oct. 4 and 16.

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Yates emphasizes importance of civil discourse, public service on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Sep. 28, 2017—Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Joins Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on "The Zeppos Report" to discuss the importance of civil discourse and her 27-year career in the Department of Justice.

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March for Black Women in STEM slated for Sept. 30 at Vanderbilt

Sep. 18, 2017—In solidarity with the Black Women’s March in Washington, D.C., Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development will host a march for Black Women in STEM at Vanderbilt from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.

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