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Melissa Thomas-Hunt named vice provost for inclusive excellence

Aug. 14, 2017—In this role, Thomas-Hunt will help advance equity, diversity and inclusion in the trans-institutional research and educational missions of the university, building on the numerous efforts currently underway in the provost’s office and across academic affairs to create a welcoming environment for students, faculty and academic staff.

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School of Medicine programs enhancing diversity of applicants

Jul. 27, 2017—For students, summer is typically associated with freedom from schoolwork. But for a handful of future medical school applicants, summertime means hitting the books, conducting research and participating in rounds.

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Facilities celebrates inaugural Field Day

Jul. 24, 2017—The Vanderbilt University Facilities Department held its inaugural Field Day July 21 at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center.

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VU’s Osher Lifelong Learning launches partnership with Fisk

Jul. 14, 2017—For the first time, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt is offering a series of classes taught by Fisk University faculty on the Fisk campus.

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Smallwood joins Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative

Jul. 11, 2017—Teresa Smallwood, a public theologian and attorney with a strong commitment to scholarship and activism, is the new associate director of the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative.

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Thousands gather for Nashville Pride Equality Walk

Jul. 1, 2017—Vanderbilt University colleagues and friends gathered among thousands June 24 to celebrate at the Nashville Pride Equality Walk.

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Barnett honored by AHA for minority student advocacy

Jun. 29, 2017—Joey Barnett, Ph.D., professor of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt and director of the Office of Medical Student Research, has received the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Louis B. Russell Jr. Memorial Award for his efforts as an advocate for the career advancement of minority students and trainees in cardiovascular science, and for increased representation of underserved communities among the AHA volunteer base.

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New internship programs set to benefit diverse group of students

Jun. 8, 2017—This summer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will be the site for two internship programs geared to connect diverse students interested in health care.

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‘I See Me’ film seminar to engage black teen boys

May. 16, 2017—Gilman Whiting, whose areas of research include psycho-social educational resilience, race and fatherhood initiatives will co-lead a Belcourt Theatre film series for black teenage boys.

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Anderson, Vanderbilt recognized for leadership in diversity

May. 5, 2017—The Nashville Bar Association has recognized Vice Chancellor, General Counsel and University Secretary Audrey J. Anderson and Vanderbilt University with its highest honor, the Leadership Award, for leadership in diversity.

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Health care, research and Latino populations subject of lecture May 11

May. 2, 2017—Nilda Peragallo Montano, dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak on culturally appropriate ways for practitioners and researchers to reach out to and work with Latino subjects. The lecture will be Thursday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in Godchaux Nursing Annex, Room 161.

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Vanderbilt, peer institutions file new amicus brief opposing travel ban

Apr. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt joined 29 other top universities in filing a joint amicus brief April 20 urging the U.S. Court of Appeals to uphold the injunction against the Trump administration's travel ban.

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