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From Hitchcock High to the NFL: I AM MICHAEL SAM

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Reception
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sarratt Cinema Lobby

Lecture
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sarratt Cinema

Michael Sam is an American football defensive end who made history when he came out as gay ahead of the NFL draft, making him the first openly-LGBT player to be drafted in any major American sport. Since his announcement, through scrutiny, criticism and unreserved admiration, he has become an icon and pioneer for the LGBT community.

Revered for his unswerving courage, graciousness and fortitude, Sam will offer firsthand insight into leveraging individual personal strengths to pursue one’s dreams, and inspire us with his perspective on what it means to work hard to define and achieve success. Join Chancellor Zeppos in welcoming this role model and trailblazer for inclusion in sports.

Tickets, which are free and available on a first-come basis, are required for this lecture. There is a limit of 2 tickets per person, and they must be picked up in advance at the Sarratt Student Center Box Office and cannot be reserved or mailed. For hours of operation and additional information on the Box Office, please call (615) 343-3361.

Parking is available in the Terrace Place Garage, located on Terrace Place between 21st and 20th Avenues.

For more information, about the lecture series, please
email cls@vanderbilt.edu, telephone (615) 322-0885, or follow twitter.com/vucls.


An Unquiet Mind: Personal and Professional Perspectives on Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison
Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders
Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Reception and Book Signing
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sarratt Cinema Lobby

Lecture
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sarratt Cinema

In her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness.

Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has also experienced it firsthand. As she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, Jamison simultaneously found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients.

Mark your calendar for this very special Chancellor’s Lecture as Jamison examines bipolar illness from the dual perspectives of the healer and the healed, and speaks on her personal experience, writing and life’s work that has both transformed and saved lives.

Tickets are required for this lecture. Tickets are free and available on a first-come basis. There is a limit of 2 tickets per person, and they must be picked up at the Sarratt Student Center Box Office. For hours of operation and additional information on the Box Office, please call (615) 343-3361.

Parking is available in the Terrace Place Garage, located on Terrace Place between 21st and 20th Avenues.

For more information, about the lecture series, please
email cls@vanderbilt.edu, telephone (615) 322-0885, or follow twitter.com/vucls.

 

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