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
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
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
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