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Best-selling author, higher ed thought leader Beverly Daniel Tatum to give Crawford Lecture

Sep. 13, 2018—Beverly Daniel Tatum, a best-selling author and president, emerita, of Spelman College, will deliver the fifth annual Crawford Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 20. Her talk will explore the importance of leading through the lens of inclusion.

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Data Science Institute hosts ‘Visual Trumpery’ seminar and workshop

Sep. 9, 2018—Alberto Cairo, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami, will bring his "Visual Trumpery" national tour to Vanderbilt Sept. 20-21.

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Panel discussing ‘I AM’ exhibit scheduled for Sept. 12

Sep. 9, 2018—Programming for "I AM: Middle Eastern Women Artists and the Quest to Build Peace" continues with a discussion about the influential role of Middle Eastern women in the global arts community.

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Five questions with Marvel Comics writer Gabby Rivera ahead of VU visit

Sep. 4, 2018—Gabby Rivera, the award-winning writer of "Juliet Takes a Breath" and the Marvel Comics series "America," will visit the Vanderbilt community Sept. 24-25 for a keynote and Q&A, meet and greet and writer’s workshop presented by the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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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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