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2011 Senior Day speaker Wangari Maathai dies

Sep. 26, 2011—Wangari Maathai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize who spoke as part of Vanderbilt’s Senior Day activities in May, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 71. Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, which seeks to promote democracy, human rights and environmental conservation through the planting of trees in Maathai’s native Kenya and...

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Senior Day Speaker Wangari Maathai

May. 16, 2011—Watch video of Wangari Maathai, the 2004 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the environmentally conscious Green Belt Movement, receiving Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal May 12 during Senior Day. The Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal, which includes a cash prize, is one of the university’s highest honors and is given to individuals who define the...

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VUCast Extra: Be Agents of Change!

May. 13, 2011—Nobel Prize winner, Green Belt Movement founder, and this year’s recipient of the Nichols-Chancellor’s medal Wangari Maathai gave students an inspirational call to action at Senior Day. Hear from Maathai and the graduates. Read more >>  

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Nobel prize-winner tells seniors to be agents of change

May. 12, 2011—A Vanderbilt University graduate is a “potential great change agent,” Nobel Peace Prize-winner Wangari Maathai told seniors the day before their Commencement ceremony.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Nobel Peace Prize winner to speak during Vanderbilt’s Senior Day May 12

May. 10, 2011—Wangari Maathai, the 2004 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the environmentally conscious Green Belt Movement, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal Thursday, May 12, when she will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.

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VUCast: Celebrate, celebrate…amazing seniors

May. 6, 2011—Meet several impressive Vanderbilt graduates who took their bold ideas outside of the classroom. Plus, high tech changes are coming to the Commencement ceremony and hear from the real life “Mother Earth.”              

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Chancellor, Nobel Peace Prize winner to address Vanderbilt grads

May. 2, 2011—Vanderbilt University’s class of 2011 will be advised and inspired by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Wangari Maathai during Commencement and Senior Day activities May 12-13.

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Nobel Peace Prize winner to deliver Senior Day address during Vanderbilt University’s Commencement

Dec. 3, 2010—Wangari Maathai, the 2004 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the environmentally conscious Green Belt Movement, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2011 when she will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.

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