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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013

Vanderbilt to celebrate MLK Day with service activities, keynote address

Legal scholar Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," will deliver the keynote address Jan. 21 at Vanderbilt University’s annual event commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Author Lorrie Moore to join Vanderbilt English department

Lorrie Moore, a distinguished American fiction writer whose acclaimed short-story collections include "Birds of America" and "Like Life," will teach at Vanderbilt University with an endowed chair starting fall 2013.

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Endowed chair celebration honors nine Vanderbilt faculty

The extraordinary academic achievements of nine Vanderbilt University endowed chair holders were recognized during a Jan. 17 ceremony at the Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Carpenter Program to broaden outreach

Increased funding from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation to Vanderbilt University Divinity School will expand religious training on issues concerning gender and sexuality.

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VUCast: Eat More, Lose Weight!

This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Eat more, lose weight! A Vandy nutritionist shows how it works Anger in the court! Why ticked-off judges may be better judges. See what inspires some of our professors to teach.

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Take Note

» Former National Gallery of Art curator to deliver Goldberg Lecture

» Mayor’s Walk 100 Miles finale set for Jan. 26

» Scholar-Sips fundraiser benefits student scholarships

» Get discount on Vanderbilt Baseball season tickets

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HR News

» Free retirement counseling available to employees

» Be a Wellness Commodore and promote better health

» Vanderbilt named healthiest employer, gets mayor’s gold award

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Jan. 21 — 5:00 p.m.
Sarratt Gallery Talk by Michelle Alexander

Jan. 21 — 6:30 p.m.
MLK Commemoration: Keynote and Candlelight Vigil

Jan. 22 — 12:00 p.m.
Free Orientation - Weight Workshop

Jan. 24 — 4:00 p.m.
Flexner Lecture: Andrew Z. Fire

Jan. 24 — 6:30 p.m.
Employee Celebration - Women's Basketball Family Night

Jan. 25 — 7:00 p.m.
Ringling Bros. Circus Give Back Night

Jan. 30 — 12:00 p.m.
BCC Book Club: "The Fire Next Time"

Jan. 31 — 5:30 p.m.
Chancellor Lecture Series: Nicholas D. Kristof

Feb. 02 — 12:00 p.m.
Monthly Test of the Vanderbilt Outdoor Warning Sirens

Feb. 05 — 12:00 p.m.
BCC Book Club Discussion: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois

Feb. 06 — 12:00 p.m.
Pressure Relief Network: DASH Diet and Hypertension

Feb. 07 — 10:00 a.m.
Space 204 exhibit closing: Jean Kang and Jered Sprecher

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