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New Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence to promote cultural inclusivity, awareness

Jul. 23, 2015—IICC aims to help students develop the skills necessary to promote social justice and to have constructive conversations surrounding differences. Assistant Dean of Students Tina Smith has been promoted to associate dean and will lead IICC.

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Meditation workshop at new zen garden scheduled for April 7

Apr. 2, 2015—Project Dialogue and the Vanderbilt Buddhist Community will host a meditation workshop at the new zen garden at the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life on April 7.

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Chaplain’s Speaker Series presents Barbara Brown Taylor March 31

Mar. 18, 2015—The Chaplain’s Speaker Series will welcome Barbara Brown Taylor for a special engagement on Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in Benton Chapel.

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Project Dialogue event to examine roots of terrorism

Feb. 4, 2015—Renowned scholars Sheikh Abdul Nasir Jangda and Abdelrehman Murphy will discuss the causes of terrorism around the world and the misalignment of terrorism with Islam at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 for a Project Dialogue event.

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37th Annual Holocaust Lecture Series kicks off Oct. 7

Oct. 3, 2014—The series explores the role of science and scientists in relation to the Holocaust.

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Kirkland bells to mark 9/11

Sep. 8, 2014—The Kirkland Hall bells will ring in a special pattern at noon on Thursday to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States.

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Diversity celebrated at community jamboree

Sep. 5, 2014—Seven campus offices whose focus is to support and serve Vanderbilt’s diverse community teamed up for the first-ever Diverse Dores Community Jamboree Sept. 3.

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Vanderbilt’s Project Dialogue marks 25 years with concert by Matisyahu

Aug. 27, 2014—Project Dialogue is marking its 25th anniversary with a concert by Matisyahu, an artist who blends Orthodox Judaism themes with reggae, rock and hip hop.

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Save the date: Diverse Dores Community Jamboree

Aug. 6, 2014—The Vanderbilt community is invited to the Diverse Dores Community Jamboree on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the Office of Intercultural Affairs, International Student and Scholar Services, the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life, The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, the...

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Vanderbilt hosts national Green Dot training

May. 22, 2014—Vanderbilt hosted a Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy instructor certification training, drawing 44 participants.

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University offers support to those affected by Korean ferry tragedy

Apr. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt University offers its condolences and support for faculty, students, staff and alumni that may have been affected by the tragic ferry accident in South Korea.

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Professional development will look at ‘The Cultural Lives of Emerging Adults’

Apr. 8, 2014—On Thursday, April 10, the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life will offer a professional development opportunity in partnership with the Office of the Dean of Students titled “Transitioning into Adulthood: The Cultural Lives of Emerging Adults.” Patricia Snell Herzog, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University...

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