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    I Am Vanderbilt: Alyssa Aloyo

    Alyssa Aloyo, a program manager for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, works on strategic planning, program development and cultivating relationships with others across the university who are committed to equity, inclusion and belonging at Vanderbilt. Read More

    Feb 28, 2022

  • Women's History Month March 2022

    Vanderbilt celebrates Women’s History Month in March

    Vanderbilt University is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of events in March. Women’s History Month honors the struggles and achievements of women of all nations and cultures. Read More

    Feb 24, 2022

  • Danielle Dorvil cooking demonstration as part of Vanderbilt's annual Haiti Week.

    Vanderbilt Haiti Week is Feb. 22–24

    Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies, the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, the Caribbean Students Association and the Center for Second Language Studies will host the sixth annual Vanderbilt Haiti Week Feb. 22–24. Read More

    Feb 21, 2022

  • Patsy Takemoto Mink

    ‘First Woman of Color in Congress: Patsy Takemoto Mink, the Intersectional Feminist Behind Title IX’ is March 3

    "First Woman of Color in Congress: Patsy Takemoto Mink, the Intersectional Feminist Behind Title IX" is scheduled for Thursday, March 3, at 4 p.m. CT as part of Vanderbilt's celebration of Women's History Month. Read More

    Feb 20, 2022

  • LaWanda Ward

    14th annual Murray Lecture is Feb. 23

    LaWanda W. M. Ward, assistant professor of education and research associate at Pennsylvania State College of Education, will give the 14th annual Murray Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. CT via Zoom. Ward will discuss “Make it Make Sense: Racial Justice, Spirituality and Law” for the event co-sponsored by The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons and the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. Read More

    Feb 17, 2022

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    Watch: ‘Black Excellence in Research and the Future of Diversity in Academia’ virtual event

    In recognition of Black History Month, the School of Medicine Basic Sciences’ monthly virtual Lab-to-Table Conversation will celebrate Black excellence in research and discuss the future of diversity in academia. The event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. CT.  Read More

    Feb 16, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    Kelly Holley-Bockelmann receives Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for contributions to science and society

    Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Stevenson Professor of Astrophysics, has received the 2022 Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The award is for individuals who have mentored significant numbers of underrepresented students who are working toward doctorates in STEM. Read More

    Feb 9, 2022

  • Owen Forward conversation series

    Owen Forward: 4 Takeaways from Jan. 31 DEI Corporate Leadership Panel

    On January 31, André Churchwell (BE’75), Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University, led the Owen Forward: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Corporate Leaders Panel. Participants included Michele Ivey Frazier (MBA’93), Director of Operations and Leader of DEI of Music City Baseball, Chandra Vasser (MBA’97) Vice President and Chief EDI Officer at Nissan North America, and María del Carmen Triana, Cal Turner Chair in Moral Leadership and Professor of Management at Vanderbilt Business. Read More

    Feb 4, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt leaders issue statement regarding threats against HBCUs

    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer André L. Churchwell issue a statement in support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Read More

    Feb 2, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    Inaugural SCSJI Empowerment Summit set for March 20

    The Student Center for Social Justice and Identity invites students to attend its inaugural Empowerment Summit on Sunday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Student Life Center. This year’s summit, with the theme “Create, Act, Rest and Empower (C.A.R.E.),” will feature actor and activist Kendrick Sampson for a keynote address as well as several rounds of interactive sessions on the importance of community activism and holistic wellness. Read More

    Feb 1, 2022

  • Donna Woodley

    Vanderbilt Divinity School highlights works by Nashville portrait artist Donna Woodley for Black History Month

    "Enter Exit Enter," a Vanderbilt Divinity School art exhibition celebrating Black History Month, opens virtually Feb. 1. The portraits and photographs by visual artist Donna Woodley can be viewed online. Read More

    Jan 31, 2022

  • BIshop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center

    Vanderbilt to celebrate Black History Month with events in February

    Vanderbilt University will celebrate Black History Month—a time to acknowledge and appreciate the history, experience and accomplishments of Black people on the Vanderbilt campus, across the country and globally—with a series of events and activities throughout February. Read More

    Jan 28, 2022

  • David R. Williams

    2022 Satcher Lecture: ‘Reducing Racial Inequity in Health’ is Feb. 8

    David R. Williams, the Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will discuss “Reducing Racial Inequity in Health: The Fierce Urgency of Now” on Tuesday, Feb. 8, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. The virtual event is the 2022 Satcher Lecture sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Master of Public Health Program. Read More

    Jan 28, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    Book talk Jan. 24: ‘The Spirit of Our Work’

    Cynthia Dillard, the newly appointed dean of the College of Education at Seattle University, will discuss her book, "The Spirit of Our Work: Black Women Teachers (Re)member," at a virtual event on Monday, Jan.  24. Dillard’s talk is sponsored by the Peabody Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Read More

    Jan 23, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    Women’s Center seeks nominations for 2022 awards

    The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is seeking nominations for its annual awards that recognize and honor Vanderbilt community members for their contributions to the advancement of university women. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Feb. 25. Read More

    Jan 21, 2022

  • iDialogues

    iDialogues program accepting applications through Jan. 31

    The Student Center for Social Justice and Identity's iDialogues program is a 10-week educational series that creates an opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to engage in intergroup dialogue through the lens of social group identity, power dynamics, conflict and community. Read More

    Jan 21, 2022

  • LGBTQI Life

    Mahnke named director of LGBTQI Life

    Stephanie Mahnke, a higher education professional with extensive experience serving the LGBTQIA+ community and marginalized students, has been named director of the K.C. Potter Center and LGBTQI Life at Vanderbilt University. Read More

    Jan 7, 2022

  • Jean Edward

    Social determinants focus of VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture Jan. 11

    Jean Edward, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, will present “Integrating Medical, Financial and Legal Health Solutions to Positively Impact Social Determinants of Health” on Tuesday, Jan. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. The winter 2022 Vanderbilt School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture will be conducted via Zoom. Read More

    Jan 6, 2022

  • Martha Dawson

    National Black Nurses Association president to deliver MLK Commemorative Lecture Jan. 17

    Martha A. Dawson, president of the National Black Nurses Association, will present the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture on Monday, Jan. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. Co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt School of Nursing and Vanderbilt School of Medicine, this year’s MLK Day lecture will be held virtually via Zoom. Read More

    Jan 5, 2022

  • MLK Commemorative Event 2022 Nikky Finney

    Poet Nikky Finney to speak at virtual keynote event for 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Renowned poet, professor and author Nikky Finney will deliver a keynote address as part of Vanderbilt University’s 2022 commemoration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Finney is scheduled to speak Jan. 17 as part of a virtual program that will begin with a vigil and include remarks by Chancellor Daniel Diermeier. Read More

    Dec 22, 2021