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Zeppos to welcome distinguished guests to campus for spring lectures

Feb. 20, 2019—A former United States president, groundbreaking political figures, and nationally renowned science advocates are among the speakers to be featured in the coming weeks of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series at Vanderbilt.

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‘The View’s’ Meghan McCain reflects on her father, civility at Chancellor’s Lecture

Feb. 20, 2019—During her Chancellor's Lecture Series appearance Tuesday evening, Meghan McCain, political analyst, best-selling author and co-host of "The View," said she loves visiting universities and talking to young people about politics because they’re more curious and open than older generations.

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Vanderbilt wins regional Emmy

Feb. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s 2017-18 public service announcement, “Vanderbilt University Connects,” took home the Emmy for best “Promo Spot/Image” from the MidSouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at its 33rd annual awards ceremony Feb. 16 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

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Black History Month kickoff at noon today at Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center

Feb. 1, 2019—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center is hosting a kickoff celebration for Black History Month today at noon. The program includes vibrant music by drum ensemble Nature’s Drummers and a brief presentation on the historical significance of the month and the events to come.

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Faculty selected as Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellows for fall 2019

Jan. 30, 2019—Hiba Baroud, Jeffrey Bennett and Suzana Herculano-Houzel have been named to the first cohort of the Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship, a semester-long program designed to expand Vanderbilt’s global reach by amplifying the impact of faculty academic research.

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Service Award Ceremony rescheduled for Feb. 20

Jan. 29, 2019—The annual Service Award Ceremony has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Student Life Center. The event was originally scheduled for Jan. 29 but postponed due to a forecast of inclement weather. Vanderbilt University staff celebrating 20 years of service in 2018 will be honored, and the prestigious Commodore Award and Diversity Leadership Award will be presented.

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Campus food drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank

Jan. 29, 2019—Starting, Feb. 4, donation bins will be placed in Munchie Marts across campus for students, faculty and staff to donate nonperishable sides to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

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Wendland Cook Program in Religion and Justice launches at Vanderbilt Divinity School

Jan. 28, 2019—A new program that will examine economic and ecological justice through the lens of theological and religious reflection has been launched at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

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Guthrie reappointed as dean of Vanderbilt Law School

Jan. 25, 2019—Chris Guthrie, the John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law, has been reappointed to a five-year term as dean of the Vanderbilt Law School.

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Vanderbilt School of Nursing celebrates grand opening of revolutionary building expansion

Jan. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing opened a new $23.6 million building expansion containing a state-of-the-art simulation lab, technologically advanced classrooms and student services offices with a grand opening and ribbon cutting event on Jan. 22.

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VU community celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and impact

Jan. 23, 2019—The Vanderbilt community celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a number of events leading up to and on MLK Day on Monday.

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What’s On My Mind: Martin Luther King and the responsibility to speak up

Jan. 23, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Vanderbilt's history of encouraging open dialogue, which continues today, in this week's column.

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