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‘I AM’ exhibit opening draws capacity crowd to Fine Arts Gallery

Sep. 4, 2018—More than 200 attendees filled the Fine Arts Gallery Aug. 30 for the opening reception of "I AM: Middle Eastern Women Artists and the Quest to Build Peace," hosted by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.

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‘ESPN The Magazine’ writer, best-selling author to visit Vanderbilt

Aug. 28, 2018—The Vanderbilt University Sports and Society Initiative will host best-selling author Howard Bryant on Tuesday, Sept. 11, as part of its new series, “A World of Possibilities: Examining the Olympics from Diverse Angles.”

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Author of ‘Cuz,’ a fierce family memoir, to deliver Howard Lecture

Aug. 27, 2018—Danielle Allen, a political theorist who has written a family memoir about the life and tragic death of her previously incarcerated first cousin, will deliver the Harry C. Howard Lecture Thursday, Aug. 30.

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Sports and Society Initiative launches new series examining Olympics from diverse angles

Aug. 16, 2018—“A World of Possibilities: Examining the Olympics from Diverse Angles” encompasses 14 thought-provoking, educational and entertaining events, including film screenings, panel discussions and presentations by scholars, journalists and authors.

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Health care workforce expert to give Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture

Aug. 13, 2018—Montana State University's Peter Buerhaus, a former longtime Vanderbilt School of Nursing professor and an internationally recognized health care economist and workforce expert, will give the School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

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Exhibit by Middle Eastern women artists opens

Aug. 8, 2018—A chancellor-sponsored exhibition opening Aug. 30 at the Fine Arts Gallery will showcase 31 premier Middle Eastern women artists whose work focuses on building peace.

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Nashville Pride Equality Walk set for Saturday, June 23

Jun. 11, 2018—The HR Diversity & Inclusion Committee is calling for volunteers to walk for the 2018 Nashville Pride Equality Walk on June 23 in downtown Nashville.

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Upcoming Flexner Deans’ Lectures: Churchill June 15, Chibale June 18

May. 30, 2018—Larry R. Churchill, Vanderbilt professor of medical ethics, emeritus, will discuss "What Moral Knowledge is Essential to Doctoring?" beginning at noon Friday, June 15, in Light Hall, Room 208. Kelly Chibale, professor of organic chemistry at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, will discuss "Diversity in Academia from a Personal African Perspective" at noon Monday, June 18, in Light Hall, Room 208.

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Diversity lecture on pregnancy and cardiovascular health set for June 4

May. 16, 2018—Pregnancy, cardiovascular disease and maternal mortality will be the topic when the University of Illinois at Chicago's Mulubrhan F. Mogos speaks Monday, June 4, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Nursing Annex, Room 162, as part of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series.

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Senior Day address by Amal Clooney open to all VU students, faculty and staff

May. 4, 2018—The entire Vanderbilt community is invited to hear British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney speak beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 10, in Memorial Gym. Clooney will receive Vanderbilt's prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal when she addresses graduating seniors, their families and other members of campus during Senior Day.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory deputy speaks May 3 about lab’s history and mission

Apr. 27, 2018—Oak Ridge National Laboratory's deputy for science and technology, Michelle Buchanan, will speak at Vanderbilt May 3 about the laboratory's 75-year history and its modern mission.

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Former defense secretary Gates talks presidents he’s served, relations abroad

Apr. 26, 2018—Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates demonstrated his encyclopedic knowledge both of presidents since Lyndon B. Johnson and of U.S. relations around the world, sharing his views with Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and a crowd at Langford Auditorium April 24.

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