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February events at Vanderbilt celebrate, explore African American experience

Feb. 4, 2018—Events in February at Vanderbilt University are taking a look at the central role African Americans played in American history and their experiences today through art, discussion, lectures and portrayals in film.

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Seigenthaler Series: Pulitzer Prize winner to discuss cost of war Feb. 6

Feb. 1, 2018—C.J. Chivers, a Pulitzer Prize–winning writer who specializes in military coverage, will discuss “War and Its Costs” Feb. 6 at the John Seigenthaler Center.

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Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and GOP presidential candidate, to discuss leadership, civic virtues Feb. 20

Jan. 31, 2018—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion Tuesday, Feb. 20, featuring former Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham.

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NOW: Vanderbilt University’s annual Service Award Ceremony

Jan. 29, 2018—The 2017 employee Service Award Ceremony is tomorrow beginning at 2:45 p.m. in the Student Life Center Ballroom.

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Reminder: International Lens Film Series kicks off tonight

Jan. 25, 2018—The International Lens Film Series kicks off tonight with Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema.

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Tenth annual Murray Lecture is Feb. 5

Jan. 25, 2018—Linda Gordon, a professor at New York University and the author of "The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition," will discuss the themes of her book Monday, Feb. 5, at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. The event is the 10th annual Murray Lecture at Vanderbilt.

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Enabling Innovation Initiative: ‘David Black, Accidental Entrepreneur’ Feb. 2

Jan. 25, 2018—The Enabling Innovation Initiative will host David L. Black, clinical associate professor of immunology, microbiology, pathology and pharmacology and founder of Aegis Sciences Corporation, on Friday, Feb. 2, at 3 p.m. in Light Hall, Room 214. Black will present "Accidental Entrepreneur: From Scientist to Businessman in 20 Short Years.”

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Johns Hopkins’ Dionna Williams to give Emerging Scholars Lecture Feb. 1

Jan. 24, 2018—Dionna Williams of the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology at Johns Hopkins University will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, in Light Hall, Room 512.

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Women’s Center presents Work-Life Workshop on workplace nutrition Jan. 31

Jan. 24, 2018—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center launches its spring schedule of Work-Life Workshops for faculty, staff and graduate students on Wednesday, Jan. 31, with “Nutrition 101: Developing Healthy Workplace Habits."

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African American history spotlighted at Central Library

Jan. 23, 2018—A lecture related to little-known African American sports history on Feb. 7 will lead off a series of events celebrating African American History Month at the Central Library.

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Tour manager for Bob Dylan to speak at Law School about internet monopolies

Jan. 23, 2018—Jon Taplin, director emeritus of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, will discuss how monopolization of the internet threatens the future of artistic creativity in music, film and journalism Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Vanderbilt Law School.

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‘My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past’ Jan. 26

Jan. 22, 2018—Jennifer Teege will discuss her international best-selling memoir Friday, Jan. 26, in Benton Chapel as part of the Holocaust Lecture Series.

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