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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

First set of University Courses announced

Five classes ranging from the history of black Nashville to the impact of mobile cloud computing will be the inaugural set of University Courses at Vanderbilt University—a new initiative arising from the recent Academic Strategic Plan.

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Thirteen honored at endowed chair holder celebration

Thirteen Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration Feb. 18 at the Student Life Center.

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Lemons, Patel receive Presidential Early Career Awards

President Obama has named two Vanderbilt researchers among the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Peabody College’s Christopher J. Lemons and the School of Medicine’s Sachin Patel are recipients.

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Renowned civil rights activist Diane Nash to deliver annual Walter Murray Lecture Feb. 25

Diane Nash, one of the most respected leaders of the civil rights movement, will deliver a lecture Thursday, Feb. 25, named in honor of Vanderbilt alumnus Walter Murray, who made history by blazing a trail at the university.

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Former clerk and Vanderbilt law professor talks about legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia

Vanderbilt Law School professor Brian Fitzpatrick, who clerked for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, discusses the man and how the conservative justice revolutionized a movement in the Supreme Court in terms of how cases are analyzed and debated.

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Join conversation with Bill Ivey on religion and the arts

Bill Ivey will discuss the role of cultural heritage and creative practice in sustaining a high quality of life during a Religion in the Arts conversation Feb. 25 at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Bogitsh Lecture to explore South Asian interreligious relations

An annual lecture that pays tribute to Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh's lifelong interest in the interplay between culture and religious expression will be delivered Feb. 25 by anthropologist Anand Taneja, who studies interfaith relations in South Asia.

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Free Vanderbilt online course on arts and culture innovation starts Feb. 22

Professor of the Practice of Management and Innovation David Owens will teach the eight-week course, which is designed to help arts and culture leaders create an environment where new ideas are constantly created, shared and evaluated, and the best ones are successfully put to work.

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Let’s make history April 21

April 21: The day Rome was founded, the "Daily Mail" publishes photographic evidence of the Loch Ness Monster, and Vanderbilt holds its first-ever Giving Day. Mark your calendars and help start a new golden tradition by supporting the university. You can learn more and sign up to be a volunteer at #give4thegold

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Employees sport true colors at Fan Fest, game

To recognize and thank employees for their ongoing hard work, Vanderbilt hosted the annual Employee Celebration women’s basketball game and pregame Fan Fest on Feb. 11. An enthusiastic and energetic crowd came out to enjoy the festivities.

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Reminder: Deadline for Women’s Center award nominations is Friday

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.

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Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

To share your campus shots with us on social media, just tag them #vandygram. See more of our favorites on the Get Social website.

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Feb. 22 — 4 p.m.
Film screening: “Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth”

Feb. 23 — noon
”Who Is Diane Nash?”

Feb. 24 — 2:30 p.m.
”The Future of Educational Inequality: What Went Wrong, and How Can We Fix It?”

Feb. 24 — 4 p.m.
VDS Religious History Colloquium presents Heather Curtis

Feb. 24 — 7:30 p.m.
”How To End Poverty in 90 minutes (with 179 people you may or may not know)”

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