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Dean Emilie Townes to speak for the Chaplain’s Speaker Series

Dean Emilie Townes to speak for the next Chaplain’s Speaker Series On February 26th at 7 pm in Vanderbilt University’s Benton Chapel, the Chaplain’s Speaker Series will return with Rev. Dr. Emilie Townes, the 16th Dean of Vanderbilt’s Divinity School. Dean Townes will give a talk entitled, “Does Your House Have Lions? Citizenship and Faith...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 in Chaplain's Speaker Series, News | Comments Off

STEM, Liberal Arts, Women and Minorities

Project Dialogue returns with its next event February 11th at 7 pm in the Wyatt Rotunda on the Peabody side of campus. Women, Minorities and STEM will be the topic as we host two dynamic college presidents to talk about their experiences and the future of higher education. Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, President of Mt. Holyoke...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, January 16th, 2014 in News, Project Dialogue | Comments Off


Veritas Forum welcomes Drs. Anderson Spickard & Rosalin Picard of MIT

Where does morality come from? Isn’t science rapidly approaching a complete explanation of nature? Do you ever have doubts about your worldview? Where can I find meaning and fulfillment? College students around the world are asking themselves and their friends these questions, but there is often no real place to explore these questions alongside brilliant...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, January 16th, 2014 in News | Comments Off

MLK Day Commemoration 2014

Actor, director, producer, political activist Danny Glover headlines 2014 MLK celebration at Vanderbilt NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An actor on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years, Danny Glover has also become known for his community activism and philanthropic work. He will headline Vanderbilt University’s MLK Day celebration Monday, Jan. 20, at “An Evening...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, January 3rd, 2014 in News, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration | Comments Off

Holiday of Lights- Christmas Celebration

The Commons Center Sunday, December 8th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Come celebrate the Christmas season with the lighting of the Christmas tree, food and festivities, caroling, candlelight, and the reading of the Christmas gospel.... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 in News, UPCOMING EVENT | Comments Off

Comeback America with David Walker

David Walker: Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility November 19th at 7:00pm in the Student Life Center We are a nation divided on almost every issue. Few debates are as contentious as those around our national debt. Republicans say it is too high. Democrats say it is not a near term...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, November 15th, 2013 in News, Project Dialogue | Comments Off

36th Annual Holocaust Series Draws to a Close

As the 36th round of the Holocaust Lecture Series draws to a close, we are thoughtful, wiser and pleased to have hosted such wonderful and thought provoking speakers and films. Beginning with the newly translated art installation of Justes de l’Isere from the Museum of Resistance and Deportation of Isere, the 8 panel collage of...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, November 15th, 2013 in Holocaust Lecture Series, News | Comments Off

No Longer Invisible: Religion in Higher Education

On November 7th, Vanderbilt welcomed Douglas and Rhonda Jacobsen to campus for a rare opportunity to gain a new perspective on the many ways religion and spirituality bolster the mission of the university, especially as it pertains to the students we mutually serve. Douglas “Jake” Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen have been married for more...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, November 15th, 2013 in News | Comments Off

Fanning Memorial

Fanning Memorial Service

                We will celebrate the life of Dr. Ellen Fanning, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences, in Benton Chapel on Monday, October 21, at 2:00 p.m. Professor Fanning passed away on September 1, after a long battle with ALS. The family asks that donations in memory of Ellen be...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 in News | Comments Off

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2014 MLK Speaker

For the 2014 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Vanderbilt University is pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be beloved actor and civil rights advocate Danny Glover. Glover is no stranger to speaking out for others. As this excerpt from an article in 2012 details, Glover has been the voice for many...... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, October 11th, 2013 in News, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration | Comments Off

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