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Ash Wednesday services offered Feb. 14 in Benton Chapel

Feb. 9, 2018—The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life will offer Ash Wednesday services Wednesday, Feb. 14, in Benton Chapel from 12:10 to 12:30 p.m.

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Campus remembers and mourns victims of Las Vegas tragedy

Oct. 4, 2017—The Office of the Dean of Students has organized several campus events to remember and mourn the victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas.

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Vanderbilt opens new Student Center for Social Justice and Identity

Sep. 21, 2017—Students, staff and even some administrators could not resist moving to the beat of the Latin music that filled the third floor of Sarratt Student Center Sept. 19, as guests gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Vanderbilt’s new Student Center for Social Justice and Identity.

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Holocaust Lecture Series marks 40th year; Saul Friedlander to give keynote Sept. 26

Sep. 19, 2017—Saul Friedlander, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Israeli-American historian, will give the keynote presentation for the 40th annual Holocaust Lecture Series at Vanderbilt. His talk, scheduled for Sept. 26 at Vanderbilt Law School, is titled "Where Memory Leads."

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Grand opening for Student Center for Social Justice and Identity Sept. 19

Sep. 14, 2017—Join Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Provost Susan R. Wente for the grand opening of the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity (SJI) Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Sarratt Student Center, Room 335.

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Sept. 11 remembrance scheduled for noon Monday

Sep. 8, 2017—At noon on Monday, Sept. 11, four chimes will sound from the bell tower of Kirkland Hall symbolizing the four crash sites and solemnizing both the tragedy and the extraordinary heroism that define Sept. 11, 2001, as a day of both loss and unity.

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Hinton named assistant chaplain, assistant director of religious life

Apr. 26, 2017—Shantell Hinton will join the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life as assistant chaplain and assistant director of religious life on June 1.

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Good Friday service planned for Benton Chapel April 14

Apr. 11, 2017—The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life will host an ecumenical Good Friday service on April 14 in Benton Chapel.

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Noted Holocaust researcher Father Patrick Desbois to give talk at Vanderbilt

Oct. 20, 2016—Father Patrick Desbois, a Roman Catholic priest who has devoted his life to researching the Holocaust, will give the keynote address Tuesday, Oct. 25, for Vanderbilt's Holocaust Lecture Series.

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Chaplain’s Speaker Series to discuss faith and politics Thursday

Sep. 13, 2016—The Chaplain's Speaker Series will present "Public Faith in Action: How to Think Carefully, Engage Wisely and Vote with Integrity" featuring Yale Divinity professor Miroslav Volf on Thursday, Sept. 15. His talk will begin at 7 p.m. in Benton Chapel.

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39th Holocaust Lecture Series to explore ‘Rituals of Memory and Oblivion’

Sep. 13, 2016—How do we deal with loss? How do we deal with survival amid loss? Vanderbilt’s annual Holocaust lecture series, now in its 39th year, is the longest-running program of its kind at any university in the United States. This year’s theme is "Rituals of Memory and Oblivion."

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Chancellor shares thoughts on Orlando mass shooting; campus remembrance events planned

Jun. 12, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos shares his thoughts on Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando. Vanderbilt community members who wish to come together to remember the victims of the tragedy may do so at events held this week at the K.C. Potter Center and Benton Chapel.

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