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Rabbi David Dalin discusses, signs recent book Jan. 25 at bookstore

Jan. 11, 2018—Barnes and Noble at Vanderbilt presents historian and rabbi David Dalin, who will discuss and sign his recent book, 'Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan,' in the bookstore Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m.

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Holocaust Lecture Series seeks volunteers for genocide prevention simulation Jan. 20–21

Jan. 5, 2018—The Vanderbilt Holocaust Lecture Series seeks participants in a realistic genocide prevention simulation.

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Cobb, staff writer for ‘The New Yorker,’ to discuss racial protest in America Jan. 17

Jan. 4, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion on Wednesday, Jan. 17, featuring Jelani Cobb, the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University and a staff writer for "The New Yorker" magazine. Cobb's talk is titled “From Louis Armstrong to the NFL: Racial Protest in America.”

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Advocate for nurses and Americans 50-plus to give VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture Jan. 9

Dec. 12, 2017—Alicia Georges, a leading nursing advocate and the national volunteer president-elect of the 38 million-member AARP, will be the first speaker in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 2018 Dean's Diversity Lecture series.

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VU faculty member to host ‘Remembering the Refusniks’ with local activists

Dec. 11, 2017—Shaul Kelner, associate professor of sociology and Jewish studies, will moderate "Remembering the Refuseniks," a Dec. 14 discussion with Nashville activists who helped Soviet Jews escape the Iron Curtain.

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Save the date for 2018 MLK lecture for medicine, nursing

Dec. 8, 2017—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and School of Nursing, in conjunction with the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series, will present Debra J. Barksdale of Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Nursing on Jan. 15.

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Food for Thought presents ‘Nick Cave: Feat.’ Dec. 12

Dec. 4, 2017—In partnership with The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Vanderbilt University presents “Food for Thought,” a series of lunchtime conversations with Vanderbilt professors, Frist Center curators, and other members of the Nashville community. The Dec. 12 session, inspired by the exhibition "Nick Cave: Feat.," will delve into how contemporary performance art can offer powerful and transformative opportunities for communities.

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International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to deliver Senior Day address

Nov. 30, 2017—British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will receive Vanderbilt's prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2018, when she will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.

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Women’s Center presents workshop on maintaining physical health at work Nov. 30

Nov. 27, 2017—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center concludes its fall schedule of Work-Life Workshops for faculty, staff and graduate students on Thursday, Nov. 30, with “Working Fit: How to Maintain Physical Health at Work,” featuring Katherine Drotos Cuthbert, student well-being coordinator at the Vanderbilt Center for Student Wellbeing.

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ORNL science and technology deputy to speak Dec. 1

Nov. 22, 2017—Michelle Buchanan, deputy for science and technology at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will discuss ORNL's "Current Capabilities and Future Directions" from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Engineering and Science Building.

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Williams to moderate sports panel featuring VU basketball great, former Titans Dec. 8

Nov. 22, 2017—Former Tennessee Titans stars Chris Sanders and Chris Hope will be joined by Vanderbilt basketball record-setter Shan Foster for a panel discussion Friday, Dec. 8, titled “Life After Sports: Giving Back.” Vice Chancellor and Athletics Director David Williams will moderate the event at Vanderbilt's McGugin Center.

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‘Navigating the MNPS school choice application’ Dec. 5

Nov. 22, 2017—Staff members from the Office of School Options at Metro Nashville Public Schools will talk about the school choice application process for the 2018-19 school year from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Sarratt Student Center, Room 327.

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