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‘Undocumented’ author Dan-el Padilla Peralta to deliver Hispanic Heritage Month lecture Oct. 15

Oct. 15, 2018—Dan-el Padilla Peralta, author of the memoir "Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League," will deliver a Hispanic Heritage Month lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in Sarratt Cinema.

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Film director, producer Tom Neff to lead discussion on Coach Ed Temple and TSU Tigerbelles Oct. 18

Oct. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Sports and Society Initiative will host a program centered on former Tennessee State University track and field coach Ed Temple and the famed TSU Tigerbelles on Thursday, Oct. 18.

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Virtual archaeologist to deliver Goldberg Lecture Thursday

Oct. 10, 2018—Bernard Frischer, a leading virtual archaeologist and director of the Virtual Heritage Program and professor of informatics at Indiana University, will deliver the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 11, in Cohen Memorial Hall.

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Anita Hill to speak at Vanderbilt University Oct. 28

Oct. 8, 2018—Best-selling author and legal scholar Anita Hill will deliver a lecture, “No Longer Silent: Underrepresented Narratives in Sexual Violence,” on Sunday, Oct. 28, in Langford Auditorium. Admission is free, but tickets are required for entry.

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Daymond John from ‘Shark Tank’ to speak Oct. 8

Oct. 5, 2018—“An Evening with Daymond John” is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 8, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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NROTC Alumni Association hosts 10th annual National Security Symposium

Oct. 4, 2018—The Vanderbilt NROTC Alumni Association will host its 10th annual National Security Symposium on Friday, Oct. 12. ADM (Ret) William Gortney will discuss “The Strategic Landscape.”

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Chaplain’s Speaker Series hosts Jim Wallis Oct. 9

Oct. 2, 2018—Jim Wallis, a "New York Times" best-selling author and the founder of "Sojourners Magazine," will speak at Vanderbilt University Oct. 9 as part of the Chaplain’s Speaker Series.

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Barrett Lecture: ‘Challenging Family Separation in the Courts’ Oct. 5

Sep. 27, 2018—Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project and director of the project’s Access to the Courts Program, will give Vanderbilt Law School's 2018-19 George Barrett Lecture on Friday, Oct. 5.

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Former ‘Teen Vogue’ editor-in-chief to give Cuninggim Lecture Oct. 4

Sep. 25, 2018—The 2018 Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society—presented Thursday, Oct. 4—will feature Elaine Welteroth, former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, who was responsible for the magazine’s increased focus on politics and social justice issues.

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Seigenthaler Series looks at impact of building ‘The Wall’

Sep. 20, 2018—Three "USA Today" journalists who won a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on the impact of building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico will speak Oct. 3 at the John Seigenthaler Center.

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National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute director to give annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture

Sep. 13, 2018—Gary H. Gibbons, director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, will present "Shaping the Science and Health of the Future" at noon Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Light Hall, Room 208. Gibbons' talk is the 17th annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture sponsored by the School of Medicine's Office for Diversity Affairs.

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Black athletes are cultural leaders, says Bryant in Sports and Society talk

Sep. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Sports and Society Initiative hosted best-selling author Howard Bryant for a lecture at the McGugin Center Sept. 11. Bryant’s talk centered on the heritage of the black athlete and the intersection of politics and patriotism from the perspective of black athletes.

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