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Anti-sex trafficking activist Rachel Lloyd to deliver Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society March 24

Mar. 20, 2015—Rachel Lloyd, founder of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, one of the largest providers of services to sexually exploited and domestically trafficked youth in the United States, will give the 2015 Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society March 24.

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Chaplain’s Speaker Series presents Barbara Brown Taylor March 31

Mar. 18, 2015—The Chaplain’s Speaker Series will welcome Barbara Brown Taylor for a special engagement on Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in Benton Chapel.

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Callie House Research Center launched with inaugural lecture

Mar. 16, 2015—A celebratory event to launch the Callie House Research Center, housed within African American and Diaspora Studies, featured a lecture by author, historian and public servant Mary Frances Berry.

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Five questions with entrepreneur Jonn Kim, to give engineering lecture March 16

Mar. 11, 2015—Jonn Kim, founder and CEO of Geeks and Nerds Corporation in Huntsville, Alabama, will deliver the School of Engineering’s spring 2015 Chambers Family Entrepreneurial Lecture March 16.

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Urban historian who studies water infrastructure to speak

Mar. 9, 2015—The March 12 Goldberg Lecture will be delivered by Katherine Rinne, an urban designer and historian who has written an award-winning book on water infrastructure in 16th-century Rome.

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Next-generation advanced composite materials topic of Hall Engineering Lecture

Mar. 3, 2015—A globally recognized polymer sciences researcher will deliver the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture March 30.

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Freedom Rider Jerry Moore featured at Vanderbilt Religion in the Arts event

Feb. 10, 2015—Musician Ivor "Jerry" Moore, one of the original Freedom Riders, will be featured at a Feb. 23 performance event sponsored by Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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‘Synchromism’ topic of Vanderbilt art history lecture

Nov. 20, 2014—University of Pennsylvania visual arts scholar Michael Leja will discuss the early 20th-century art movement known as Synchromism when he delivers the Goldberg Lecture Dec. 4 at Cohen Hall.

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Overcoming challenges to scientific innovation topic of (Lunch) Box talk

Nov. 4, 2014—Environmental scientist Chris Vanags will discuss overcoming obstacles to scientific innovation at the Nov. 5 Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box talk at the Nashville Public Library.

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Harrod Lecture looks at impact of food trends on Native American culture

Nov. 3, 2014—A University of Iowa professor will discuss the impact of renewed popularity of a bison-based diet on Native American communities when she delivers the Howard L. Harrod Lecture at Vanderbilt Divinity School Nov. 6.

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‘New Yorker’ cartoonist, humor writer to speak at Vanderbilt

Oct. 17, 2014—Liza Donnelly, a writer and cartoonist for "The New Yorker" magazine, will speak at Vanderbilt's Student Life Center on Monday, Nov. 10.

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Vanderbilt Libraries plan Open Access Week celebration

Oct. 17, 2014—Vanderbilt Libraries' celebration of Open Access Week includes an Oct. 23 talk by Duke University Law School Associate Dean Richard Danner.

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