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International labor, workers rights to be discussed at Sept. 19 panel

Sep. 14, 2012—Three international labor activists will discuss the transformative potential of philanthropy in the women’s human rights movement on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Vanderbilt. Kalpona Akter and Babul Akhter, co-founders of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity, and Ida Le Blanc, general secretary of the National Union of Domestic Employees, will discuss “Philanthropy Transformed” from 4...

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Human Identities: Vanderbilt to explore gender and sexuality through campuswide initiative

Sep. 5, 2012—A tradition among first-year students to read and discuss a common text has inspired a campuswide initiative called “Human Identities: Global, Local, Personal,” designed to raise nuanced dialogue about gender and sexuality across the Vanderbilt community.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements

Jun. 27, 2012—Samar Ali, a Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Law School alumna, has been named international director for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Ali’s role includes overseeing TNTrade as well as the ECD’s other international initiatives, including managing four international offices. Erik Carter, associate professor of special education and a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigator, spoke at a Council...

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Yunus challenges students to seek social change, not money

Apr. 3, 2012—Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus challenged Vanderbilt students to create businesses in which helping people – not making a profit – is the ultimate goal. Yunus spoke to several student groups and alumni during a visit to campus April 2. “Chasing money has created a lot of the world’s problems,” Yunus said, though he...

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Vanderbilt vice provost for enrollment tapped to serve as trustee on College Board

Nov. 28, 2011—Douglas L. Christiansen, Vanderbilt University’s vice provost for enrollment, dean of admissions and assistant professor of public policy and higher education is among three new national trustees elected to the College Board.

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New policy for sponsoring interns and observers

Sep. 30, 2011—This year it will be substantially easier for faculty members at Vanderbilt University to sponsor student interns from other universities, local high school teachers and other non-Vanderbilt visitors for educational purposes. That is because the Office of the Provost has adopted a specific set of policies that covers interns and observers in university central. In...

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