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Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning winter term

Nov. 16, 2017—African American pioneers in sports and entertainment, media in a time of fake news, and climate change and human health are among the winter offerings of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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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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Vanderbilt opens new Student Center for Social Justice and Identity

Sep. 21, 2017—Students, staff and even some administrators could not resist moving to the beat of the Latin music that filled the third floor of Sarratt Student Center Sept. 19, as guests gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Vanderbilt’s new Student Center for Social Justice and Identity.

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Race and America discussion is March 1

Feb. 28, 2017—A forum about race in America is scheduled for March 1 at the John Seigenthaler Center.

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Vanderbilt to host events observing Constitution/Citizenship Day Sept. 16

Sep. 8, 2016—A discussion of America’s future and a campus read-a-thon of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights are among the Vanderbilt events that will observe Constitution Day.

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Dean of Students expanding diversity, social justice and identity services

Aug. 18, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has approved a reorganization and expansion of the Office of the Dean of Students to better support Vanderbilt’s rapidly changing student body.

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Inside The Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt University

Aug. 8, 2016—What's life really like inside Vanderbilt’s renowned first-year residential college system? Hear from students and faculty heads of house and see what makes The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons a true home away from home.

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Dobson named associate dean of students

Feb. 15, 2016—Frank Dobson's new role will facilitate the integration of the mission and programming of the Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence with that of the Black Cultural Center as Vanderbilt seeks to address issues of diversity, inclusion and intercultural sensitivity.

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Listen: Register now for Vanderbilt Osher winter 2016 classes

Dec. 14, 2015—Learn how to play the steel drums, watch a performance of "King Lear," and much more during the Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning winter classes, open to all adults 50 and older.

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New Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence to promote cultural inclusivity, awareness

Jul. 23, 2015—IICC aims to help students develop the skills necessary to promote social justice and to have constructive conversations surrounding differences. Assistant Dean of Students Tina Smith has been promoted to associate dean and will lead IICC.

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Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center director named assistant dean of students

Jul. 20, 2015—Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Director Frank Dobson has been named an assistant dean of students, effective Aug. 1.

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Vanderbilt marks African American milestones

Oct. 8, 2014—It's been 50 years since eight African American students first enrolled as undergraduates at Vanderbilt. The university is marking this and other milestones with a new website and with banners displayed in a central location on campus.

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