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What’s On My Mind: Modeling a Conversation Ethic

May. 3, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the host of notable speakers Vanderbilt has welcomed this academic year, and the university's role as a convener of critical conversations and facilitator of civil discourse, in this week's column.

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Matthews, Minhaj, Carbino headline Vanderbilt University’s Impact Symposium March 26–28

Mar. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt's Impact Symposium, one of the oldest university lecture series of its caliber in the nation, this year features Chris Matthews, best-selling author and host of MSNBC’s "Hardball"; Hasan Minhaj, comedian, actor and senior correspondent for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"; and Jessica Carbino, sociologist for the social and dating app Bumble.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jesse Eisinger to speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 17

Oct. 5, 2017—Investigative reporter Jesse Eisinger will speak at Vanderbilt Law School Oct. 17.

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Pulitzer Prize winner Bert Hölldobler to speak Oct. 28 on ant societies

Oct. 28, 2013—Hölldobler will present "Communication, Cooperation and Conflict in Ant Societies" Oct. 28.

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Sociologist John Skrentny to speak on race in the workplace

Oct. 17, 2013—A sociologist from California will speak Oct. 25 at the law school about race in the workplace.

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James Cone: “The Cross and the Lynching Tree”

Apr. 5, 2013—Watch leading theologian James Cone give a talk called "The Cross and the Lynching Tree" at Vanderbilt Divinity School April 3, 2013.

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Tuskegee Airman Eugene Richardson to speak at Vanderbilt Jan. 30

Jan. 24, 2012—Former Tuskegee Airman Eugene Richardson will speak at Vanderbilt's Sarratt Cinema Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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Award-winning director Michael Moore to speak at Vanderbilt University Oct. 4

Sep. 30, 2011—Vanderbilt University will host director Michael Moore at Langford Auditorium Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. All tickets for the event are sold out.

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Oct. 4 Michael Moore lecture SOLD OUT

Sep. 26, 2011—Michael Moore, Oscar and Emmy-winning director of films "Roger & Me," "Bowling for Columbine" and "Fahrenheit 9/11," will speak at Vanderbilt University, Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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Noted South Asian historian to deliver Vanderbilt’s Byrn Lecture

Apr. 1, 2011—Sanjay Subrahmanyam, a leading economic and cultural historian of South Asia, will deliver the 2011 Byrn Lecture on April 6.

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Sponsored Research awards for February 2011

Mar. 25, 2011—The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in February that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded: Theodore A. Bapty, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $899,438 by the Department of Defense for “BCTM-Battle Command Systems Prototype.”  Sandeep Neema and Jason M. Scott are co-principal...

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Inflationary universe subject of public lecture

Mar. 4, 2011—Today, the idea that the universe expanded dramatically for a period of time after its birth in the Big Bang is one of the cornerstones of modern cosmology. However, Paul Steinhardt, the Albert Einstein Professor of Science at Princeton University, will provide an “unconventional perspective” on this theory in a free public lecture titled, “Inflationary...

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