Lectures and events
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apr. 23, 2018—Skip Bayless, a noted sports journalist, television personality and Grantland Rice Scholarship recipient, credits a high school teacher and his Vanderbilt experience for launching his career path.
Apr. 20, 2018—The Office for Inclusive Excellence is sponsoring a workshop April 25 designed for instructors interested in focusing on nuanced classroom climate issues.
Apr. 20, 2018—The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology within the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine hosts its second Cell Dynamics Symposium May 24–25 in Wilson Hall.
Apr. 19, 2018—Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the School of Medicine's next Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture with the topic is "Genetic Interrogation of Neural Circuit Mechanisms for Pain."
Apr. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion on Tuesday, April 24, featuring former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham.
Apr. 11, 2018—Asa Radix, an internationally recognized medical expert and researcher on the health needs of transgender and LGBTQ people, will give the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Monday, May 7.
Apr. 4, 2018—The Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization's Alan Bentley will discuss emerging initiatives at Vanderbilt to engage industry more effectively, and a team from Deerfield Management will explain its collaborative approach to working with premier academic institutions to catalyze early stage therapeutic development.