Lectures and events Archives
Jan. 5, 2018—The Vanderbilt Holocaust Lecture Series seeks participants in a realistic genocide prevention simulation.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."