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Frank Parker Lecture to explore earthquakes coupled with fires’ effect on buildings

Mar. 23, 2018—Amr Elnashai, vice chancellor and vice president for research and technology transfer at the University of Houston, will discuss "Coupled Fire and Earthquake Loading Effects on Buildings" Thursday, March 29. The Frank Parker Lecture in Civil and Environmental Engineering will take place in Jacobs Believed In Me Auditorium at Featheringill Hall.

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Amitav Ghosh to speak on ‘Commodities, Conflict and Climate Change’ April 4

Mar. 20, 2018—Author Amitav Ghosh will examine how historical conflicts over resources in Asia have become a major driver of climate change in the Indian Ocean during an April 4 lecture presented by Asian Studies.

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Vice President Joe Biden to speak at Vanderbilt University April 10

Mar. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will welcome former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in conversation on Tuesday, April 10. The talk is free and open to the public.

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Final Neuroscience Graduate Seminar Series lecture set for March 28

Mar. 15, 2018—Margaret Livingstone, Ph.D., the Takeda Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, will present this year's final Neuroscience Graduate Seminar Series Lecture on March 28.

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‘Dangers of Climate Change Denial’ topic of lecture March 20

Mar. 14, 2018—Michael Mann, a Distinguished Professor at Penn State whose work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change led to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, will give a talk beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20.

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Enabling Innovation Initiative to feature MIT’s Wittrup March 23

Mar. 13, 2018—The next Enabling Innovation Initiative (el2) lecture will feature MIT's Dane Wittrup discussing "Respecting Expertise: How Humility and a Decade of Effort Built the Best Antibody Discovery Platform." The talk is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, March 23, in Light Hall, Room 214.

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Matthews, Minhaj, Carbino headline Vanderbilt University’s Impact Symposium March 26–28

Mar. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt's Impact Symposium, one of the oldest university lecture series of its caliber in the nation, this year features Chris Matthews, best-selling author and host of MSNBC’s "Hardball"; Hasan Minhaj, comedian, actor and senior correspondent for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"; and Jessica Carbino, sociologist for the social and dating app Bumble.

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‘The Archaeology of Interactions: Christians, Jews and Muslims in Late Antique Palestine and Jerusalem’ March 14

Mar. 12, 2018—The Vanderbilt Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies presents Gideon Avni, head of the Israel Antiquities Authority, who will address "The Archaeology of Interactions: Christians, Jews and Muslims in Late Antique Palestine and Jerusalem" beginning at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in Cohen Memorial Hall, Room 203.

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Mixing hard science and humanities focus of visiting scholar’s talk

Mar. 9, 2018—A Swarthmore biology professor who is working to bridge the gap between science and humanities will speak at Vanderbilt Law School March 15.

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VUIIS Center for Small Animal Imaging open house March 23

Mar. 9, 2018—The Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science's Center for Small Animal Imaging is having an open house March 23.

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Career Center hosts sessions on competitive student scholarships, fellowships

Mar. 8, 2018—The Career Center will present several informational sessions and workshops throughout March and April for students interested in applying for competitive national honors scholarships and fellowships.

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South African scholar to discuss Black Consciousness Movement founder Steve Biko March 14

Mar. 7, 2018—Renowned South African scholar Tendayi Sithole will give a talk about Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14,  in Buttrick Hall, Room 102.

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