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Author Ibram X. Kendi to discuss racism at Vanderbilt forum

Jan. 26, 2017—The author of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction will speak at Vanderbilt Feb. 1.

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‘Invictus’ art exhibition inspired by Vanderbilt student’s African American studies

Jan. 25, 2017—An art exhibition inspired by a Vanderbilt undergraduate student's course work in African American history will be hosted by Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture at the Divinity School.

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Lecture: ‘Pants on Fire: A Fact-checker’s Tales of the 2016 Election’

Jan. 24, 2017—Bill Adair, founder of the PolitiFact website, will discuss "Pants on Fire: A Fact-checker's Tales of the 2016 Election" Feb. 2 at the First Amendment Center.

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Explore the consequences of 2016 election at Vanderbilt roundtable

Jan. 20, 2017—Six days after the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, Yale University's Jacob Hacker will join three Vanderbilt University professors to discuss the election that brought Trump to power and its political, economic and social consequences.

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Psychologist and author to discuss her experience with bipolar disorder at Chancellor’s Lecture Jan. 31

Jan. 18, 2017—Noted clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison, whose best-selling memoir chronicled her early experience with bipolar disorder, will speak at Vanderbilt Jan. 31.

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Join Women’s Center for Work-Life Workshop Jan. 24

Jan. 17, 2017—“Strengths Philosophy: Living Out What You Do Best” is scheduled for noon Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Sarratt Student Center, Room 363.

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‘The Banjo’ musical conversation features Dubois and Flemons

Jan. 16, 2017—"The Banjo: A Conversation with Laurent Dubois and Dom Flemons" will include a musical performance by Flemons, a Grammy-winning musician, Jan. 26 in Alumni Hall.

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Acting NCI director Lowy to present HPV research lecture

Jan. 11, 2017—Douglas R. Lowy, acting director of the National Cancer Institute, will deliver the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center George Daniel Brooks Lecture at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. in Light Hall, Room 208. The title of the presentation is “Preventing HPV-associated Cancers: Short-term and Long-term Approaches.”

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DuBois, Navarro, Steele to join Zeppos, Meacham to discuss Obama legacy Jan. 17

Jan. 3, 2017—In the final days of Barack Obama’s historic presidency, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a panel discussion reflecting on the 44th president’s legacy. “Beyond Obama: Race, Politics and America’s Future” is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 17.

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U.S. deputy surgeon general to speak Jan. 9

Dec. 12, 2016—Hear the deputy surgeon general of the United States, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, on Monday, Jan. 9, at 3 p.m. in Room 155 of the Godchaux Nursing Annex. Her talk is part of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series.

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Award-winning documentarian Ken Burns to deliver Senior Day address during 2017 VU Commencement

Dec. 12, 2016—Critically acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, who has produced some of the most-watched documentaries on public television, will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.

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Save the date: Gordon to give MLK Day lecture Jan. 16

Dec. 7, 2016—David Gordon, dean of the University of Akron College of Health Professions, will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in conjunction with the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series at Vanderbilt.

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