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NEH chair and Vanderbilt alumnus to deliver Howard Lecture

Mar. 27, 2019—Jon Parrish Peede, BS’91, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will deliver the 2018-19 Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture at Vanderbilt's Central Library April 2.

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Faculty Funding and Resource Fair set for April 4

Mar. 27, 2019—Learn more about internal funding programs and professional development initiatives for faculty during an open house at the Central Library April 4.

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Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Goldstein to discuss her book, ‘Janesville: An American Story,’ April 3

Mar. 25, 2019—Please join author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amy Goldstein and Owen Graduate School of Management professor David Parsley on Wednesday, April 3, for a discussion of Goldstein’s book, "Janesville: An American Story." The event is scheduled from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Central Library Community Room.

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Vanderbilt library spotlights two pioneering alumnae in creative arts

Mar. 19, 2019—The pioneering roles of two Vanderbilt alumnae in the music and publishing fields—Marshall Chapman and Mildred Haun—are highlighted in exhibitions at the university’s Central Library.

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‘Our Crowd: Student Life at the University of Nashville’ opens March 27

Mar. 15, 2019—An exhibition by undergraduate students Sharonda Adams and Eric Asen, who served as Buchanan Library Fellows this spring, explores the history of Peabody College's predecessor. The students will present their findings in Central Library’s Second Floor Gallery on Wednesday, March 27.

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Cultural historian Robert Darnton to speak on censorship and literature

Jan. 23, 2019—Robert Darnton, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and emeritus director of Harvard’s University Library, will discuss “Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature” on Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Central Library Community Room. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Walkway closure at School of Nursing, Central Library

Nov. 28, 2018—The stairs and walkway connecting 21st Avenue South to campus between the Central Library and School of Nursing will be closed beginning Thursday, Nov. 28, so that the walkway can be replaced. The work is expected to take several weeks.

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Heard Libraries to host Antiquarian Book and Manuscript Roadshow

Oct. 18, 2018—The Friends of Vanderbilt's Libraries will host their own version of "Antiques Roadshow," where the public can bring everything from antique papers to modern-day novels for evaluation Nov. 7.

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Author of ‘Cuz,’ a fierce family memoir, to deliver Howard Lecture

Aug. 27, 2018—Danielle Allen, a political theorist who has written a family memoir about the life and tragic death of her previously incarcerated first cousin, will deliver the Harry C. Howard Lecture Thursday, Aug. 30.

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New exhibit opens exploring history of women at Vanderbilt

Aug. 21, 2018—The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will open “From Listeners to Leaders: A History of Women at Vanderbilt” on Tuesday, Aug. 28, featuring documents, books, photos, newspaper articles and oral histories about women's experiences on campus in the 1960s, '70s and '80s.

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‘Vandy Goes to War’ exhibit opens in Central Library

Jul. 11, 2018—"Vandy Goes to War," an exhibition highlighting the dramatic effects of two world wars on Vanderbilt's campus, is on display in the Central Library lobby through Reunion/Homecoming weekend.

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New leadership at the Central Library

May. 16, 2018—Kasia Gonnerman is the new director of Vanderbilt University's Central Library.

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