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Celebrate International Education Week Nov. 13–17; event proposals now accepted

Oct. 12, 2017—International Education Week (IEW) is Nov. 13–17, 2017. An opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, IEW is now accepting event proposals through Oct. 25.

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Campus remembers and mourns victims of Las Vegas tragedy

Oct. 4, 2017—The Office of the Dean of Students has organized several campus events to remember and mourn the victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas.

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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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Grand opening for Student Center for Social Justice and Identity Sept. 19

Sep. 14, 2017—Join Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Provost Susan R. Wente for the grand opening of the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity (SJI) Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Sarratt Student Center, Room 335.

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Free ‘Hidden Figures’ screening and discussion March 19

Mar. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt will host a screening of the Academy Award-nominated film Hidden Figures on Sunday, March 19, in Sarratt Cinema. The screening will begin at 2 p.m. and will be followed by a discussion led by Nicole Joseph, assistant professor of mathematics education.

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EDI office launches new webpage on unconscious bias

Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt's Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has launched a new webpage and series of workshops to support a campuswide initiative to combat unconscious bias.

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Training around issues of diversity and inclusion available to Vanderbilt community members

Aug. 29, 2016—The Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence is offering a series of diversity and inclusion trainings for the Vanderbilt community.

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Learn to negotiate salaries at Women’s Center talk March 17

Mar. 9, 2016—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center's Work-Life Workshops for faculty, staff and graduate students presents “Always Negotiate” on Thursday, March 17.

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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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Center for Student Wellbeing, assistant director for access and inclusion at Psychological and Counseling Center announced

Nov. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has announced an immediate expansion in staff that have experience and skills working with people of varying racial and cultural backgrounds, and the opening of a new Center for Student Wellbeing.

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WOW Nov. 11: ‘The Importance of Increased Multicultural Competence’

Oct. 29, 2015—International Student and Scholar Services invites you to World on Wednesdays, where the Vanderbilt community engages in presentations, informal conversations and topical lectures on global issues.

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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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