Whether you’re looking to try something new this week or just trying to get out of the library, take a study break and peruse some of the events below. For more offerings, check out Anchor Link.

Disclaimer: Sources of event information are Anchor Link and Facebook.



What: The Duty to Defend?: The Role of State Attorneys General

When: Monday, Jan. 14 from 12 to 1 p.m.

Where: Vanderbilt Law School Moore Room

Why: Enjoy a lunch and discussion with Senator Luther Strange on the role of State Attorneys General.

Who: Vanderbilt Law School and the Federalist Society at Vanderbilt Law School

What: Let’s Talk North Korea

When: Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Kissam C210

Why: Discuss the condition of North Korea with a panel of professors from the Asian American and Korean culture studies programs, guests from the Nashville community and North Korean experts from the graduate school. Dinner will be served, RSVP on Anchor Link.

Who: Liberty in North Korea at Vanderbilt



What: Men’s Basketball vs. South Carolina

When: Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Memorial Gym

Why: Cheer on the Commodores as they take on South Carolina and consider bringing an old pair of shoes to be donated to charity Soles 4 Souls.

Who: Vanderbilt Athletics

What: Sports & Society: Olympia

When: Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: McGugin Center

Why: Learn more about the 1936 Berlin Olympics by watching Leni Riefenstahl’s famous documentary depicting the event and then discussing it with Lutz Koepnick, Vanderbilt professor of German and Cinema & Media arts.

Who: Vanderbilt University Sports and Society Initiative, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities and Vanderbilt Athletics



What: Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture

When: Thursday, Jan. 17 from 12 to 1 p.m.

Where: Vanderbilt Law School, Renaissance Room

Why: Hear from Dr. Chip Colwell, Senior Curator of Anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, as he discusses the complicated and emotional process of repatriation of artifacts and bones to Native American tribes.

Who: Vanderbilt Law School

What: MLK Kickoff

When: Friday, Jan. 18 from 12 to 1 p.m.

Where: Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center

Why: Snack on soul food and hear from Rev. Dr. Teresa Smallwood, Associate Director of the Racial Justice Collaborative, during this kick off to a weekend of remembering and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Who: Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration



What: MLK Joint Day of Service

When: Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Various parts of Nashville

Why: Join 400+ volunteers from Nashville area universities for a day of community service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Volunteers will sign up for their specific service project the morning of the event and be bused to their sites. Contact Meagan Smith for more information at Meagan.Smith@vanderbilt.edu.

Who: Office of Active Citizenship and Service

What: StamSweets

When: Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Stambaugh Lobby

Why: Sample some sweet treats and hang out with friends.

Who: Stambaugh House



What: Pippin

When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17, 18 and 19 from 8 to 10 p.m.

Where: Ingram Hall

Why: Enjoy a night at the theatre and take in Vanderbilt Off-Broadway’s 22nd mainstage performance of Pippin.

Who: Vanderbilt Off-Broadway

What: Poverty, Inc. Film Screening

When: Friday, Jan. 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Owen School of Management

Why: Learn more about the problematic relationship some corporations have with charity and how to better help others during a screening of the documentary Poverty, Inc.

Who: TFC Social Venture Club

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

What: Guided Meditation

When: Tuesday, January 15 from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.

Where: Center for Student Wellbeing Meditation Room

Why: Relax and destress with some calming meditation as you get back into the swing of things here on campus.

Who: Center for Student Wellbeing and Student Care Network