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Teacher, activist Acosta to speak on rights and education of Chicanx and Latinx youth Dec. 7 at Vanderbilt

Nov. 17, 2017—Activist Curtis Acosta's talk is titled “Victory in Arizona: Defending the Rights and Education of Chicanx/Latinx Youth."

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Special evening InsideOut of the Lunchbox event: ‘A Christmas Carol’ Nov. 28

Nov. 10, 2017—In this special evening Lunch Box event, we will enjoy Mark Cabus’ one-man performance of the Charles Dickens classic novella A Christmas Carol. In this one-hour version, Cabus plays 18 different parts, acting as both the narrator and the characters that have come to signify the holiday season.

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‘Knowledge on Demand’ topic of Engineering’s Schmidt Lecture Nov. 15

Nov. 8, 2017—David E. Wilson, who leads a global team at National Instruments responsible for defining and promoting the software technologies of the company's platform in education and industry, will deliver the School of Engineering’s annual Schmidt Family Educational Technologies Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

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Vanderbilt presents ‘Food for Thought’ lunchtime conversation at Frist Center

Nov. 3, 2017—In partnership with The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Vanderbilt University presents “Food for Thought,” a three-part series of lunchtime conversations with Vanderbilt professors, Frist Center curators, and other members of the Nashville community. The next event is Nov. 14 at noon.

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Army Research Lab scientist discusses ‘intelligent things on the future battlefield’ Nov. 2

Nov. 1, 2017—Alexander Kott, chief of the Network Science Division of the Army Research Laboratory headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland, will speak beginning at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Engineering and Science Building. The event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research in coordination with the School of Engineering.

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Herculano-Houzel featured at (Lunch) Box talk Nov. 1

Oct. 30, 2017—A noted neuroscientist who studies the number of neurons present in the brains of different species, including humans, will discuss her groundbreaking work during a lunchtime talk Wednesday, Nov. 1.

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Goldberg Lecturer to offer ‘bird’s eye view’ of Roman art

Oct. 27, 2017—Bettina Bergmann, a leading expert on Greek and Roman art who creates three-dimensional models to explore the visual and intellectual world of the ancient Romans, will speak at Cohen Hall Nov. 2.

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Faculty, students and alumni will deliver ‘ideas worth sharing’ at TEDx event Nov. 12

Oct. 26, 2017—The Office of Student Leadership Development is hosting the third annual TEDxVanderbiltUniversity event from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in Sarratt Cinema.

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TESOL president to speak at Peabody Nov. 2

Oct. 25, 2017—Luciana de Oliveira, president of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and professor in the Language and Literacy Learning in Multilingual Settings program at the University of Miami, will speak at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College on Thursday, Nov. 2.

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Emmy-nominated actor Tituss Burgess to speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 30

Oct. 25, 2017—The "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "30 Rock" star will speak at Langford Auditorium in a lecture sponsored by the Office of LGBTQI Life.

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Yale’s Pinelopi Goldberg presents the 2017 Steine Lecture in Economics Nov. 16

Oct. 20, 2017—Pinelopi Goldberg of Yale University will present the 2017 Steine Lecture in Economics, “Trade Policy in an Era of Growing Inequality," Nov. 16 at 4 p.m.

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University of Chicago’s Manasi Deshpande presents Emerging Scholars Lecture Nov. 6

Oct. 20, 2017—Manasi Deshpande, assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago, will present the College of Arts and Science Emerging Scholars Lecture Nov. 6.

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