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‘Reading Lolita’ author Azar Nafisi to speak Oct. 9

Oct. 4, 2012—Nafisi (Photo courtesy of the author) The Vanderbilt University Speakers Committee will welcome Azar Nafisi, the New York Times best-selling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, to campus Oct. 9. Nafisi will deliver an address at 7 p.m. in the Student Life Center Ballroom. There will be a book signing at 5:15 p.m. at the Central Library...

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Ecological art installation opens in Vanderbilt library café

Sep. 27, 2012—The importance of bees and Tennessee native flowers in local food production is a major theme of a new art installation at the Vanderbilt University Central Library’s Food for Thought Café.

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‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’ author to speak

Sep. 14, 2012—The Vanderbilt University Speakers Committee will welcome Azar Nafisi, the New York Times best-selling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, to campus Oct. 9. Nafisi will deliver an address at 7 p.m. in the Student Life Center Ballroom. There will be a book signing at 5:15 p.m. at the Central Library Gallery. The Iranian-born author and professor...

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Listen: Vanderbilt Libraries’ exhibit spotlights beloved entertainers

Sep. 13, 2012—“Stage & Screen: The Star Quality of Vanderbilt’s Performing Arts Collections,” now open at Vanderbilt University’s renovated Central Library and Special Collections, invites viewers to step “behind the curtain” of some of the world’s most memorable productions.

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Human Identities: Vanderbilt to explore gender and sexuality through campuswide initiative

Sep. 5, 2012—A tradition among first-year students to read and discuss a common text has inspired a campuswide initiative called “Human Identities: Global, Local, Personal,” designed to raise nuanced dialogue about gender and sexuality across the Vanderbilt community.

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Panel: Libraries and the impact of Internet technology

Jun. 13, 2012—Internet technology (IT)  in 21st century higher education and its impact on libraries and IT departments will be the focus of a June 19 panel discussion in the Central Library’s Community Room. The event, which begins at 10 a.m., will feature two higher education administrators who manage both IT and library services. They will discuss...

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Gov. Alexander’s Early Swearing In: Was it the Right Thing To Do?

Apr. 10, 2012—Watch video of the panel discussion with U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander about his early swearing-in as Tennessee’s 45th governor. The event was hosted by Vanderbilt University’s Heard Libraries  and Law School on April 9. The panel was part of special programming scheduled in conjunction with the exhibit “Come on along: Lamar Alexander’s Journey as Governor,” an exhibit drawn...

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Kudos

Apr. 5, 2012—Leonard Folgarait, professor of history of art, delivered the keynote address on Mexican photography at the Art History Graduate Student Symposium held at Duke University. Nancy Godleski has been named assistant dean for collections at Central Library. Previously, Godleski was the Kaplanoff Librarian for American History and American Studies at Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library. Ian...

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Lamar Alexander’s early swearing-in focus of Vanderbilt forum

Apr. 4, 2012—A panel discussion with U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander about his early swearing-in as Tennessee’s 45th governor will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. April 9 in the Central Library's Community Room.

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There’s still time to take library survey, win prizes

Apr. 4, 2012—It’s not too late to take the library’s service quality survey and enter to win a drawing for an iPad, a Kindle Fire and other great prizes. All Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff – including those at the medical center – are encouraged to take LibQUAL+ 2012, which will be used to assess the quality...

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Owens to discuss ‘Six Ways We Kill Innovation’

Feb. 23, 2012—  Owen Graduate School of Management professor David Owens will give a talk, “Creative People Must Be Stopped: Six Ways We Kill Innovation,” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at the Central Library Community Room. The lecture is open to the Vanderbilt community. Owens, professor of the practice of management and director of the Executive Development Institute at Vanderbilt, will...

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Listen: Website offers window into daily life in Civil War Tennessee

Jan. 30, 2012—Little-known stories of how Civil War-era Tennesseans lived their lives away from the battlefield are now accessible on the Shades of Gray and Blue website, created through a collaborative effort of Vanderbilt Libraries, Middle Tennessee State University Walker Library and the Center for Historical Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University.

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