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  Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019  
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Services announced for David Williams II, former vice chancellor and athletics director
Services for David Williams II, former vice chancellor and athletics director at Vanderbilt University, are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 15, at The Temple Church, 3810 Kings Lane in Nashville. The services are open to the public.
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Best-selling author Angie Thomas to speak tonight in Langford Auditorium
Tickets for “The Hate U Give” author Angie Thomas’ Feb. 13 lecture in Langford Auditorium are sold out; however, there will be a live stream available in Light Hall, Room 202, for those who were not able to procure a ticket.
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Chancellor's Lecture featuring McCain sold out; ticket wait list available
Author and co-host of “The View” Meghan McCain will join Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham at Vanderbilt Feb. 19 for a wide-ranging discussion of the politics impacting American life in 2019.
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‘She Sang Freedom: Black Women, Music and the Struggle for Social Justice’ Feb. 21
Tammy L. Kernodle, professor of musicology at Miami University of Ohio, will present an interactive program exploring how black women musicians have used music as a means of documenting and promoting the struggle for equality and social justice in America. The event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Wond’ry.
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VU Theatre performs the Bard’s romantic comedy ‘Twelfth Night’
Vanderbilt University Theatre opens "Twelfth Night," a Shakespearean comedy with themes of love and loss, gender roles, double identities and more, Feb. 15 at Neely Auditorium.
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Student counselors needed for Next Steps at Vanderbilt Summer Institute
The Next Steps at Vanderbilt Summer Institute is an inclusive higher education preparatory experience for rising high school juniors (17+ years old), seniors, and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities up to the age of 25.
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Data Science Institute seeking undergraduate summer research fellows
The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute Summer Research Program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in 10 weeks of full-time data science-focused research in collaboration with any full-time Vanderbilt faculty member during the summer.
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Women’s Center seeking nominations for 2019 awards
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is seeking nominations for its annual awards that recognize and honor Vanderbilt community members for their contributions to the advancement of university women. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Feb. 22.
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Vanderbilt Football walk-on tryouts set for Feb. 27
Coach Derek Mason and the Vanderbilt Football coaching staff will host walk-on tryouts for the Vanderbilt football team on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Rec Center Multipurpose Facility. A mandatory information meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the McGugin Center.
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International dream comes true for Blair composition major
Vanderbilt sophomore Jacob Beranek loves music and his Czech heritage. These passions recently converged in an incredible opportunity for the talented music composition major.


Take Note

Upcoming Black History Month events will center on racial bias and injustice in America’s penal system

Reminder: Religious accommodations available through EEOO

Perry Wallace documentary ‘Triumph’ available for screenings

Students, faculty can dine together through FeaST program

Applications open for Vanderbilt Student Leadership Award

Campus Dining: ‘Overnight Oats’ demonstration Feb. 20

Flexner Deans’ Lecture: Dr. Mamta Swaroop Feb. 25

Video Editing Basics workshop Feb. 27


Coming Up

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  Caregiver support group
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  Career Center to host Fellowships 101 series
· FEB ·
  Beasley to give Divinity School’s Bogitsh Lecture


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: David Williams, 1st SEC black athletic director, dies at 71
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director Malcolm Turner and Head Football Coach Derek Mason are quoted.
Forbes: More colleges opening doors to people with developmental disabilities
Vanderbilt’s Next Steps program is highlighted.
BBC: Can this technology put an end to bullying?
Colin Walsh, assistant professor of biomedical informatics, is quoted.
The Christian Post: Challenged by racism in white churches, black churches endure but with competition
Dennis Dickerson, Reverend James M. Lawson Professor of History, is quoted.
The New York Times: The prescription drugs that rich people buy
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
Smithsonian: Enslaved tour guide Stephen Bishop made Mammoth Cave the must-see destination it is today
Richard Blackett, Andrew Jackson Professor of American History, is quoted.
The Christian Science Monitor: Can old-fashioned journalism combat fake news?
Lisa Fazio, assistant professor of psychology, is quoted.
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