"Over the Top for You" (1918) by Sidney H. Riesenberg (1885-1971), The Peabody College Collection, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery

Uncle Sam: WWI Posters Explore the Role of Propaganda

Forging Identity—Imagining the Enemy: American Propaganda and the Great War at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery draws on a large number of World War I posters from the Peabody College Collection that focus on the need for troops, money, medical personnel and supplies, and a spirit of public unity.

Where Did You Learn to Write Like This?

Where Did You Learn to Write Like This?

Where did I learn to write? I didn’t learn to write in one semester, but I learned to ask for help—and I’m still asking.

Recent Books, Fall 2015

Recent Books, Fall 2015

Black Practical Theology (2015, Baylor University Press) by Dale Andrews, MA’97, PhD’98, Distinguished Professor of Homiletics and Social Justice, and Robert Smith, editors Black Practical Theology brings together a conversation between scholars working within the traditional disciplines of theological education and those working within practical theology. To this ongoing conversation,Read More

When a former Vanderbilt librarian moved to Texas, she discovered a trove of items in her father’s garage, including a collection of army patches and a Hitler Youth knife from World War II. Wanting to ensure the memorabilia were preserved, she sent them to her former Vanderbilt colleagues.

A Farewell to Arms: Unique Keepsakes in Special Collections

Kathleen Smith, associate director of special collections for Vanderbilt’s Jean and Alexander Heard Library system, and her team occasionally find themselves on the receiving end of unique objects that have been passed along to the university, from vintage movie posters to—as in the case of items highlighted here—armaments and other war-themed matériel.

 

Other News

Buzzer Beater: Luke Kornet Took One Last Shot at Playing College Basketball and Scored Big at Vanderbilt

Buzzer Beater: Luke Kornet Took One Last Shot at Playing College Basketball and Scored Big at Vanderbilt

Kornet nearly escaped notice by college recruiters nationwide in 2013. Today he is a top player in the SEC and a likely NBA pick.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Megan Barry, MBA’93, Takes Reins as Nashville’s First Woman Mayor

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Megan Barry, MBA’93, Takes Reins as Nashville’s First Woman Mayor

Megan Barry was elected as Nashville’s first woman mayor this fall in a hotly contested race that drew national media attention. Vanderbilt Magazine sat down with the new mayor to talk about the election process, her connection with Vanderbilt, and what she hopes to accomplish.

Reese Witherspoon gives a talk to an intimate gathering of students in Averbuch Auditorium at the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. (JOE HOWELL)

Close-Up: Actress Reese Witherspoon opens up to Vanderbilt business students about starting a new retail store in Nashville—and balancing the rest of her life

Actress Reese Witherspoon recently spoke with students at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management about opening her new retail store—Draper James—in Nashville.

Vanderbilt For Life: Learning and Adventure Don’t End with Graduation

Vanderbilt For Life: Learning and Adventure Don’t End with Graduation

Vanderbilt Alumni Association chapters currently exist in 37 U.S. cities and five international locations—the newest one in Japan—and offer a range of activities to help keep Vanderbilt’s 135,000 alumni connected to each other and to the university.

Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld: Proud to Serve

Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld: Proud to Serve

Vanderbilt physician Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld, a commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve and a combat veteran, has made news more than once by advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) issues.

When a former Vanderbilt librarian moved to Texas, she discovered a trove of items in her father’s garage, including a collection of army patches and a Hitler Youth knife from World War II. Wanting to ensure the memorabilia were preserved, she sent them to her former Vanderbilt colleagues.

A Farewell to Arms: Unique Keepsakes in Special Collections

Kathleen Smith, associate director of special collections for Vanderbilt’s Jean and Alexander Heard Library system, and her team occasionally find themselves on the receiving end of unique objects that have been passed along to the university, from vintage movie posters to—as in the case of items highlighted here—armaments and other war-themed matériel.

That Vanderbilt Connection

That Vanderbilt Connection

About a week after my first issue as editor of Vanderbilt Magazine came off the press, a wondrous, forgotten little device on my desk started to ring … and ring … and ring some more. In a world brimming with text messages, email and social media posts, I hadn’t fielded so many phone calls in perhaps a decade.

#Vandygram

#Vandygram

Share photos sporting your latest gear or simply flashing the ubiquitous thumb-and-forefingers “Go VU” sign. Just don’t forget the hashtag #Vandygram!

JOHN RUSSELL

Running of the Freshmen

Before Vanderbilt football’s home opener each year, first-year students gather for a tailgate and then take off running across Dudley Field for the annual Anchor Dash.

James Alexander Jr. (JOE HOWELL)

Philanthropy Enables Student to Lead in Law and Divinity Schools

To describe James Alexander Jr. as a self-motivated achiever doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of this remarkable young man who is enrolled in the dual-degree program offered by Vanderbilt Law School and Vanderbilt Divinity School.