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MLK Day events include march and convocation, teach-ins and blood drive

Jan. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt's MLK Commemorative Series, which honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., continues today with the annual MLK Day march, convocation and campus teach-ins.

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Open Mind: Telling our stories of diversity and hope

Jan. 13, 2020—In her latest "Open Mind" column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente reflects on the words carved into the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.: “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”

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Holocaust Lecture Series to hold online keynote event with Deborah Lipstadt March 31 at 7 p.m.

Jan. 13, 2020—The 42nd annual Holocaust Lecture Series, which will take place throughout the spring semester, will focus on the theme “It Can’t Happen Here?” The series, sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life in partnership with Vanderbilt Hillel, will include numerous programs, lectures, gallery talks and more.

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InclusAbility initiative to host series of educational events and forums throughout 2020

Jan. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt’s InclusAbility initiative is expanding its offerings in 2020 through a series of monthly events and programs to engage community members across the university.

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Cooper, Ferrera, Bolton, Rice to speak at spring Chancellor’s Lecture Series

Jan. 10, 2020—The 2019-20 Chancellor’s Lecture Series returns this spring with a stellar lineup of accomplished thought leaders—including a renowned journalist, an award-winning actress and activist, and prominent international experts—all of whom are driving conversations on global issues.

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VU Pride game is Sunday vs. South Carolina

Jan. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt Athletics will host the university’s first-ever Pride game on Sunday, Jan. 12, when the women’s basketball team takes on South Carolina beginning at 4 p.m. in Memorial Gym.

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MLK Commemorative Series kickoff event set for Jan. 17 at Black Cultural Center

Jan. 10, 2020—The MLK Commemorative Series kickoff begins at noon today at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. Events continue through Monday, with the Joint Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 18, the MLK keynote event at Langford Auditorium featuring Janelle Monáe and Yusef Salaam on Sunday, Jan. 19, and the MLK Day march, convocation and teach-ins on Monday, Jan. 20.

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Vanderbilt researchers featured prominently in 2020 Edu-Scholar rankings

Jan. 8, 2020—Seven professors from Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development are on the 2020 list, as well as one from the College of Arts and Science.

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Janelle Monáe and Yusef Salaam to speak at Vanderbilt’s 2020 MLK Commemorative Series

Dec. 16, 2019—Janelle Monáe, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, performer, producer and actor, and Yusef Salaam, one of the Exonerated Five, formerly known as the Central Park Five, will speak at Vanderbilt University on Jan. 19 as the featured panelists for the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series keynote event in Langford Auditorium.

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Vanderbilt will host screening of ‘Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace’ Dec. 12

Nov. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt will host a screening of the documentary film "Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace" on Thursday, Dec. 12, in Sarratt Cinema. The event is free and open to the public, and free popcorn, soft drinks and hot chocolate will be provided.

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From ‘Vanderbilt Magazine’: A Blaze of History

Nov. 24, 2019—Roger Williams University, a prominent black university that endured two fires, once was located on the present-day Peabody College campus.

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University launches new series of unconscious bias workshops

Nov. 22, 2019—In support of Vanderbilt’s ongoing commitment to fostering a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion on campus, the university has announced a new series of educational workshops on unconscious bias. The workshops are customized to meet the unique needs of and issues affecting the Vanderbilt community.

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