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Save the date for 2018 MLK lecture for medicine, nursing

Dec. 8, 2017—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and School of Nursing, in conjunction with the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series, will present Debra J. Barksdale of Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Nursing on Jan. 15.

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Food for Thought presents ‘Nick Cave: Feat.’ Dec. 12

Dec. 4, 2017—In partnership with The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Vanderbilt University presents “Food for Thought,” a series of lunchtime conversations with Vanderbilt professors, Frist Center curators, and other members of the Nashville community. The Dec. 12 session, inspired by the exhibition "Nick Cave: Feat.," will delve into how contemporary performance art can offer powerful and transformative opportunities for communities.

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International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to deliver Senior Day address

Nov. 30, 2017—British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will receive Vanderbilt's prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2018, when she will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.

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Women’s Center presents workshop on maintaining physical health at work Nov. 30

Nov. 27, 2017—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center concludes its fall schedule of Work-Life Workshops for faculty, staff and graduate students on Thursday, Nov. 30, with “Working Fit: How to Maintain Physical Health at Work,” featuring Katherine Drotos Cuthbert, student well-being coordinator at the Vanderbilt Center for Student Wellbeing.

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ORNL science and technology deputy to speak Dec. 1

Nov. 22, 2017—Michelle Buchanan, deputy for science and technology at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will discuss ORNL's "Current Capabilities and Future Directions" from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Engineering and Science Building.

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Williams to moderate sports panel featuring VU basketball great, former Titans Dec. 8

Nov. 22, 2017—Former Tennessee Titans stars Chris Sanders and Chris Hope will be joined by Vanderbilt basketball record-setter Shan Foster for a panel discussion Friday, Dec. 8, titled “Life After Sports: Giving Back.” Vice Chancellor and Athletics Director David Williams will moderate the event at Vanderbilt's McGugin Center.

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‘Navigating the MNPS school choice application’ Dec. 5

Nov. 22, 2017—Staff members from the Office of School Options at Metro Nashville Public Schools will talk about the school choice application process for the 2018-19 school year from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Sarratt Student Center, Room 327.

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Teacher, activist Acosta to speak on rights and education of Chicanx and Latinx youth Dec. 7 at Vanderbilt

Nov. 17, 2017—Activist Curtis Acosta's talk is titled “Victory in Arizona: Defending the Rights and Education of Chicanx/Latinx Youth."

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Special evening InsideOut of the Lunchbox event: ‘A Christmas Carol’ Nov. 28

Nov. 10, 2017—In this special evening Lunch Box event, we will enjoy Mark Cabus’ one-man performance of the Charles Dickens classic novella A Christmas Carol. In this one-hour version, Cabus plays 18 different parts, acting as both the narrator and the characters that have come to signify the holiday season.

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‘Knowledge on Demand’ topic of Engineering’s Schmidt Lecture Nov. 15

Nov. 8, 2017—David E. Wilson, who leads a global team at National Instruments responsible for defining and promoting the software technologies of the company's platform in education and industry, will deliver the School of Engineering’s annual Schmidt Family Educational Technologies Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

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Vanderbilt presents ‘Food for Thought’ lunchtime conversation at Frist Center

Nov. 3, 2017—In partnership with The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Vanderbilt University presents “Food for Thought,” a three-part series of lunchtime conversations with Vanderbilt professors, Frist Center curators, and other members of the Nashville community. The next event is Nov. 14 at noon.

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Army Research Lab scientist discusses ‘intelligent things on the future battlefield’ Nov. 2

Nov. 1, 2017—Alexander Kott, chief of the Network Science Division of the Army Research Laboratory headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland, will speak beginning at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Engineering and Science Building. The event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research in coordination with the School of Engineering.

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