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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016

Civil rights leader, candlelight vigil part of MLK Celebration at Vanderbilt Jan. 15-18

The Rev. James Lawson, whom Martin Luther King Jr. called “the leading nonviolence theorist in the world,” will deliver the keynote address at Vanderbilt’s MLK Day celebration Monday, Jan. 18. The theme for the commemoration is “Apathy to Action: Activism, Allyship and Anti-Racism.”

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Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson to speak at Vanderbilt Friday

Bryan Stevenson, a law professor at New York University and the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, will speak on Friday, Jan. 15, as part of the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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Paris Climate Agreement subject of public lecture, roundtable Wednesday

The Paris Climate Agreement is the subject of a lecture by a Columbia University law professor and a roundtable discussion to be introduced by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. Both events will be held at Vanderbilt Law School Jan. 13.

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Harrison named director of Sponsored Programs Administration

Janiece Harrison, a finance, administration and research administration leader with 25 years of experience at Vanderbilt, has been named director of the newly created Sponsored Programs Administration, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente announced today.

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Robinson named associate dean of the School of Engineering

William H. Robinson, a rising academic leader and diversity advocate, has been named an associate dean of the School of Engineering. He will work with Dean Philippe Fauchet to provide leadership in advancing the school’s inclusive, diverse and equitable academic culture.

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‘The Last Laugh’ exhibition pays tribute to retiring Vanderbilt art professor

See a sampling of retiring art professor Michael Aurbach's satirical sculptures at a Fine Arts Gallery exhibition Jan. 14-March 3.

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Professor offers unsettling look at humanity with study of people and their dogs

Stories of relationships between dogs and people and actions surrounding those relationships are relayed by Colin Dayan in a new book calling for greater empathy and engagement across class and racial lines.

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VIDL launches new campus studio for producing educational videos

A new “self-serve” studio will allow Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff to produce high-quality, Web-ready videos for educational use.

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From ‘Vanderbilt Magazine’: How to stay healthy this winter

When a serious disease strikes—from Ebola in Africa to MRSA at a local high school—you’re likely to hear a calm, clear explanation on the news from Vanderbilt Professor of Preventive Medicine William Schaffner. "Vanderbilt Magazine" spoke to Schaffner about the best ways to avoid getting sick this winter.

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Crane removal will close Garland Avenue Jan. 12–13

The removal of a crane necessary for the construction of the Engineering and Science Building will close Garland Avenue between 24th Avenue South and 25th Avenue South from 7 a.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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Jan. 11
School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt now accepting applications

Jan. 12 — noon
”Comparative Perspectives: Internet Neutrality and Class Actions”

Jan. 13 — 5:30 p.m.
”Living at the Nexus of Art, Culture and Social Justice: An Interactive Conversation”

Jan. 14 — 4 p.m.
Flexner Discovery Lecture Series to feature Dora Angelaki

Jan. 16 — 2 p.m.
Dayan to discuss new book at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt

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