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Art department, the Wond’ry present symposium about Black Mountain College’s immersive teaching Feb. 1–2

Jan. 19, 2018—The art department and the Wond'ry present a two-day interdisciplinary symposium Feb. 1–2 to examine the contemporary relevance of Black Mountain College's unique pedagogical approach to art, design and education.

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Oliver Hart, Nobel laureate in economics, to deliver Steine Lecture Jan. 29

Jan. 18, 2018—Oliver Hart, the Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard University and the 2016 Nobel laureate in economics, will give the Steine Lecture in Economics on Jan. 29.

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Cobb looks to King’s legacy for insight on race, politics

Jan. 18, 2018—Jelani Cobb, a Columbia University professor who has written extensively on race and injustice, spoke at Vanderbilt Jan. 17 on the deep significance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy for those seeking to understand and respond to recent divisive political developments.

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Vanderbilt marks MLK Day with march, teach-ins, keynote, more

Jan. 17, 2018—Vanderbilt University celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a series of events on and off campus Jan. 15. The theme of the university’s 2018 commemoration was “Justice Through Collective Action: Fighting Oppression Without Suppression.”

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Vanderbilt MLK Day celebration explores ‘Justice Through Collective Action’

Jan. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt University's 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series will explore "Justice Through Collective Action: Fighting Oppression Without Suppression" and feature a keynote address by Michael Eric Dyson beginning at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in Langford Auditorium. Other activities planned for the day include the Nashville Freedom March, freedom rides and teach-ins. See the full schedule of events.

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Rabbi David Dalin discusses, signs recent book Jan. 25 at bookstore

Jan. 11, 2018—Barnes and Noble at Vanderbilt presents historian and rabbi David Dalin, who will discuss and sign his recent book, 'Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan,' in the bookstore Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m.

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Holocaust Lecture Series seeks volunteers for genocide prevention simulation Jan. 20–21

Jan. 5, 2018—The Vanderbilt Holocaust Lecture Series seeks participants in a realistic genocide prevention simulation.

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Cobb, staff writer for ‘The New Yorker,’ to discuss racial protest in America Jan. 17

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.”

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Advocate for nurses and Americans 50-plus to give VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture Jan. 9

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.

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VU faculty member to host ‘Remembering the Refusniks’ with local activists

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.

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Save the date for 2018 MLK lecture for medicine, nursing

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.

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Food for Thought presents ‘Nick Cave: Feat.’ Dec. 12

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.

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