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Monáe, Salaam emphasize the interconnectedness of storytelling and truth in MLK Commemorative Series keynote

Jan. 20, 2020—During the keynote event of the 2020 MLK Commemorative Series, Janelle Monáe and Yusef Salaam discussed how stories have the power to bring truth to light, amplify inclusive narratives and shape the future.

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Annual report on campus sustainability efforts now available

Jan. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt University greenhouse gas emissions have dropped 7 percent per square foot compared to FY17-18, and 18.5 percent compared to calendar year 2016. The findings are among those showcased in the annual sustainability report released today by FutureVU Sustainability in the Division of Administration.

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David Williams II honored with Pat Summitt Award

Jan. 20, 2020—David Williams II, former vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director, has been named the recipient of the 2020 NCAA President’s Pat Summitt Award. Gail Williams will accept the award on her late husband’s behalf Jan. 23 at the NCAA Convention in Anaheim, California.

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Vanderbilt University commits to achieving zero waste goal by 2030

Jan. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt has announced its commitment to achieving zero waste by the year 2030 as part of the university’s comprehensive long-term strategy to significantly reduce its environmental footprint and drive positive change in the world.

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42nd annual Holocaust Lecture Series to include photo gallery, lectures, educational programming

Jan. 13, 2020—The 42nd annual Holocaust Lecture Series, which will take place throughout the spring semester, will focus on the theme “It Can’t Happen Here?” The series, sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life in partnership with Vanderbilt Hillel, will include numerous programs, lectures, gallery talks and more.

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MLK Commemorative Series kickoff event set for Jan. 17 at Black Cultural Center

Jan. 10, 2020—The MLK Commemorative Series kickoff begins at noon today at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. Events continue through Monday, with the Joint Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 18, the MLK keynote event at Langford Auditorium featuring Janelle Monáe and Yusef Salaam on Sunday, Jan. 19, and the MLK Day march, convocation and teach-ins on Monday, Jan. 20.

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Vanderbilt launches Ph.D. program in health policy

Dec. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt University is now accepting applications for a new doctoral program in health policy. The program is being launched at a time when health care is consistently one of the most important issues to Americans at home and at the polls.

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Janelle Monáe and Yusef Salaam to speak at Vanderbilt’s 2020 MLK Commemorative Series

Dec. 16, 2019—Janelle Monáe, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, performer, producer and actor, and Yusef Salaam, one of the Exonerated Five, formerly known as the Central Park Five, will speak at Vanderbilt University on Jan. 19 as the featured panelists for the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series keynote event in Langford Auditorium.

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Former Cheekwood exhibit finds home at Vanderbilt’s Susan Gray School

Dec. 16, 2019—A one-of-a-kind playhouse inspired by the Beatrix Potter story "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" has been installed at The Susan Gray School at Vanderbilt Peabody College. The Peter Rabbit House was designed as part of a Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience project and created in collaboration with Pfeffer Torode Architecture, Daigh Rick Landscape Architects and Peabody College’s Early Childhood and Elementary Education program.

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FutureVU Advisory Committee announced

Dec. 2, 2019—A new advisory committee comprising faculty, staff and students from across the university will provide feedback on current plans, concepts and options for FutureVU, the university’s comprehensive campus planning initiative.

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Jiang named Vanderbilt’s 2019 Outstanding Senior

Nov. 18, 2019—With a passion for science, business and education, Troy Jiang works to serve and empower others in a way that makes a lasting difference. Community members recognized Jiang’s impact throughout his time at Vanderbilt when he was named Outstanding Senior on Oct. 19.

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Acorn School teachers, chemistry department administrator honored with Chancellor’s Heart and Soul awards

Nov. 15, 2019—Kennadria Lloyd and Crystal Macias, two teachers at The Acorn School, and Magdalena Paszewska, administrative officer in the Department of Chemistry, are the latest recipients of the Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award.

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