Join Professor LUCIAN DERVAN, Chair of the American Bar Association Plea Bargaining Task Force and USN parent, as he examines the historic rise of plea bargaining from a tool of corruption on the streets of Chicago to the dominant mechanism for resolving criminal cases today.
Veteran civil rights leader and former Ambassador to the United Nations ANDREW YOUNG has been serving and shaping our country for over 50 years. YOUNG helped to draft the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and will use his remarkable life experiences to look at the landscape of democracy and the need for federal legislation and other action to ensure that each person maintains the right to vote.
When you are job hunting, you need to highlight your unique skills and experiences and be memorable, so you leave potential employers with the feeling that they need you and only you. Strategic Career Counselor and USN parent JANE HARDY, M.Ed., of Career Resources, tailors an empowering, personal branding session to ensure that you put your best foot forward for potential employers.
Spend time with Financial Advisor TRONE SAWYER and address critical issues associated with being the caregiver of a dependent with special needs. This class has been graciously donated by Trone Sawyer.
Join TRONE SAWYER, Financial Advisor for a one-on-one workshop to discuss 10 basic steps to help caregivers get started in preparing for the financial future of their dependent with special needs.
Get a financially smart divorce and secure your future and your children’s future. Even the best Nashville divorce attorneys are not certified financial consultants and were not trained to perform financial analysis. SANDY ARONS , MBA, Certified Financial Divorce Analyst, Financial Counselor, and Mediator will discuss the financial pitfalls to avoid if you are in the midst of a divorce.
USN parent and certified practitioner YULIYA GULMI, will guide you through mind-body practices that improve mental and physical health by integrating postures, movement and exercises, breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques, energetic cleansing and charging.
Join USN parent LAURA YAZDIAN for a one-hour personalized nutrition coaching session (via zoom). This session will highlight ways to help you achieve your health goals, and teach you how to make realistic lasting changes to your overall health and wellness.
Get a financially smart divorce and secure your future and your children’s future. SANDY ARONS, MBA, Certified Financial Divorce Analyst, Financial Counselor, and Mediator will discuss the financial pitfalls to avoid if you are in the midst of a divorce; how to minimize arguing and how to get the most value from your attorney fees.
Join owner of Healthy Paths and USN parent LAURA YAZDIAN for a one hour personalized zoom nutrition coaching session designed to to help you achieve your health goals and teach you ways to make realistic lasting changes to your overall health and wellness.
This class will be an in home, one-to-one design consultation with HEATHER S THOMPSON of Interior Design Studio. Based on the needs of the student, it may include paint color, design, furniture placement, room arrangement or remodel consultation.
USN parent and Pilates instructor GINA BROOKS provides this private Pilates sessions to help you reach your personal fitness goals, whether they are learning Pilates exercises, joining in group classes, or accessing and rehabbing muscle issues, this hour is all about you.
Join acclaimed journalist, author and USN parent, SAM QUINONES to talk about how Snapchat and Instagram are the new street corner, how the idea of "recreational drugs use" is over, and why brain science needs to be part of every high school curriculum.
Spend an evening with musician, author, and USN parent STEVE GORMAN as he discusses his new book and provides insight into one of America's greatest rock bands.
Join MEGAN BARRY, advocate and USN alumni parent, to discuss and explore how shame and guilt impact our ability to address the exploding addiction and opioid crisis. Substance abuse carries a stigma that can cripple a family's capacity to effectively address the issue. Megan will share her personal story and experience, but beyond that, will give participants specific actions they can take immediately to help combat the crisis including instructions on how to obtain and carry NARCAN.
Join historian and retired USN European history teacher MARC LAVINE, as she offers an overview of the key images in the field of "power art" from Egypt to the 20th century, highlighting the ways in which art and architecture have created symbols of authority in addition to making aesthetic statements.
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This class will describe how the President-elect is preparing to become chief executive during the period between Election Day and the Inauguration. What are the key tasks? What are the main pitfalls? How will he try and make his mark in the first 100 days?
Author, Forbes columnist, and USN parent SARAH HAYS COOMER will share tools of the trade for writing, pitching, and publishing personal essays.
In this session, scholar, antiracism educator, and USN parent TIM WISE will help attendees explore how they as individuals, and we as a society, can move forward on an agenda of racial equity and justice in these dangerous and difficult times.
This class brings together the underpinnings of effective lawyering, negotiating and mediating to reconsider the writing tasks that we all encounter. RACHEL ANDERSEN-WATTS, USN parent, head of Academic Success at Vanderbilt Law, legal writing expert and attorney, developed this course to provide you with a strategy for planning and executing the perfect letter, email or even text message.
COVID-19 has disrupted every facet of daily life, including our courts. As we grow into our new reality, we have opportunities to revise basic systems. Join USN parent, Belmont Law Professor, and Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section LUCIAN DERVAN for a thoughtful look at the pandemic’s effect on the criminal justice system. With his strong background in criminal law, Dervan will explore how COVID-19 has impacted the courts and how it could change criminal justice forever.
USN parent of an alumnus and former Nashville Mayor MEGAN BARRY and comedian JOSH BLACK will lead a conversation about the ways comedy can bring both joy with laughter, and also resonate the challenges facing our community.
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