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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Hill appointed chief diversity officer and vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has named a pre-eminent biomedical researcher and diversity advocate to serve as Vanderbilt University’s first chief diversity officer and vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Universities should lead in developing solutions to global challenges, chancellor says

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told a Global Action Summit audience that universities should be leaders in developing solutions to global challenges.

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Vigil to honor terror victims planned for Thursday

The Vanderbilt Interfaith Council will host a brief vigil on Alumni Lawn Thursday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. to remember the victims of recent terror attacks in France, Lebanon and Iraq.

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New clues emerge about the earliest known Americans

Stone tools, cooked animal and plant remains, and fire pits found in Southern Chile provide greater evidence that a nomadic people adapted to a harsh ice-age environment--the first known Americans--reached South America more than 15,000 years ago.

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$1.5M HIV, hepatitis intervention targets at-risk young black males

A $1.5 million Vanderbilt study is partnering with Nashville's First Response Center to curb HIV and hepatitis diagnoses in young black males at risk for HIV.

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Tichi’s new play on Jack London to be unveiled at Neely Auditorium

English professor Cecelia Tichi's passionate interest and research about Jack London has led to not only a book, but also a new play that actors will present in a Nov. 20 reading at Neely Auditorium.

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Congressman Jim Cooper visits School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt

Congressman Jim Cooper visited with Metro Nashville Public School students at Vanderbilt's School for Science and Math on Nov. 12.

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Vanderbilt launches new master of marketing degree program

A new one-year program helps students develop skills in areas such as digital marketing and consumer analytics.

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What are you thankful for this year?

It’s that time of the season when we pause, take stock of the year, and share our gratitude. Tell us on social media what you’re giving thanks for this year – tag your posts with #VUthankful.

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VUCast Extra: Making a difference in Latin America

From a new product to combat childhood malnutrition in Guatemala to a low-cost capsule for stomach cancer screenings to preserving the history of slave societies, Vanderbilt is helping find solutions, making discoveries and changing lives.

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VUCast: Digging for history in the middle of campus

In the latest VUCast: See why undergrads are digging on campus and what they're finding in the ground; hear actress Reese Witherspoon discuss her new venture in Nashville; and watch the student video asking people to rethink stereotypes.

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Nov. 19 — 10 a.m.
Owen Creativity Carnival

Nov. 19 — 11 a.m.
Space 204 Gallery: Artist talk with Adrienne Miller

Nov. 19 — 4 p.m.
Discovery Lecture Series features Susan Lindquist

Nov. 20 — 11 a.m.
”Get Started with Data Visualization”

Nov. 20 — 7 p.m.
Warren Skidmore to discuss the Thirty Meter Telescope

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