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  Monday, April 19, 2021  
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Message from university leaders on standing united with the AAAPI community
As one we must stand united with our Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander community members against racism and discrimination, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor André L. Churchwell in a message to the Vanderbilt University community.
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Panel to focus on violence against Asians and Asian Americans through lens of history and racial injustice
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will host a panel of Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students to share their experiences as members of the Asian and Asian American communities during the second “This Moment in America” discussion on Monday, April 19.
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Register for virtual Graduates Day address by Caroline Kennedy April 30
Join us as bestselling author, attorney and former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy delivers a virtual Graduates Day address to the Vanderbilt Class of 2020 on Friday, April 30, beginning at 11 a.m. CT.
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Register for virtual Graduates Day address by Dr. Anthony Fauci May 14
Join us as the nation’s top leader in infectious diseases research and internationally renowned biomedical scientist Dr. Anthony Fauci delivers a virtual Graduates Day address to the Vanderbilt Class of 2021 on Friday, May 14, beginning at 11 a.m. CT.
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Virtual Spring Undergraduate Research Fair is April 22
The first annual spring semester Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. With the inception of Immersion Vanderbilt, a spring version of the fair provides students with an additional opportunity to showcase their projects.
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Students share their experiences with academic coaching, ADHD workshops, recovery support, more offered by Center for Student Wellbeing
Vanderbilt students share testimonials regarding their experiences with Vanderbilt’s Center for Student Wellbeing.
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Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion launches new monthly newsletter
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence have collaborated on a new monthly newsletter, “The Inclusive Connector,” which will launch in the coming weeks.
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Vanderbilt’s Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice brings Ibrahim Mahama’s art to Fisk University
Through a partnership with Vanderbilt University and other Nashville organizations, Fisk University will host a large-scale public artwork by prominent Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama starting April 21.
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Churchwell to moderate April 19 discussion with veteran civil rights leader Andrew Young
Dr. André Churchwell, Vanderbilt vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, will moderate a discussion with veteran civil rights leader Andrew Young at 6 p.m. Monday, April 19. The conversation will focus on voting rights and the future of democracy. 
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‘GQ’ magazine’s global editorial director to discuss addiction and art at Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research event April 21
In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, the School of Medicine Basic Sciences will host a conversation between Will Welch, global editorial director of “GQ” magazine, and the Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research on Wednesday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to noon CT.
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Renowned climate scientist Carlos A. Nobre to deliver Earth Day lecture April 21
Climate scientist Carlos A. Nobre, who is renowned for his work on the impact of Amazon deforestation, will deliver the 2021 Earth Day Lecture on Wednesday, April 21, at 1 p.m. CT. Nobre’s talk is part of a joint venture by the Vanderbilt Evolutionary Studies Initiative and the Center for Latin American Studies to highlight science in Latin America.
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Peabody Dean’s Diversity Lecture to explore new book on Nashville’s social justice sites
Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development will host a virtual Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Wednesday, April 21, in conjunction with the publication of a new book examining Nashville’s many sites important in the struggle for social justice.
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Join weekly meditation sessions each Friday through end of semester
As students enter the final month of classes for the spring 2021 semester, they are invited to join the Center for Student Wellbeing’s virtual meditation sessions featuring Vice Provost Vanessa Beasley and Assistant Provost Jill Stratton. The meditation series occurs every Friday at 8:30 a.m. CT through April 30.
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Class of 2021: Divinity student pursues master’s work at the junction of theology and social justice
With a heart for serving others and an interest in the intersection of theology and social justice, Erica Johnson was drawn to pursue a master’s degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School while working at a social services center for victims of domestic abuse.


Take Note

Flexner Deans’ Lecture: University of Toronto’s Nicole Woods to speak April 19

‘Hidden Challenges: Visual and Motor Symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorder’ April 19

Curb Center, Metro Arts present ‘The Role of the Artist in Crisis and Recovery’ April 21

Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture: Sonya Neal April 23

Leadership in the time of COVID-19 panel to feature VUSN alumni April 28

Racaniello to give keynote address May 6 at 2021 ASPIRE Career Symposium

Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative offers analytics boot camp May 17


Coming Up

· APR ·
  Government and Community Relations kicks off She-roes series with ‘A Tribute to Betty C. Nixon’
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  ‘Are We Closing the Race/Ethnicity Gap in ASD Identification and Outcome?’


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt poll: A majority of Nashvillians approve of local leaders
The results of the latest Vanderbilt Poll–Nashville are highlighted.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt names vice chancellor for development
The appointment of John Lutz as Vanderbilt’s vice chancellor for development and alumni relations is highlighted. Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
Vox: How effective was Derek Chauvin’s defense?
Chris Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law, is quoted.
Education Week: Is the assistant principal the most overlooked, undervalued person at school?
Research by Ellen Goldring, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Education, is highlighted.
New York Post: Polar bears are mating with grizzlies to become ‘pizzly bears’
Larisa DeSantis, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
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