May. 1, 2017—Students participating in the first University Courses gave the initiative high marks, noting that the cross-campus curriculum created unique opportunities for students to tackle important subjects.
Living History: Students Trace Nashville’s Black History as Part of a New Series of University Courses
Mar. 7, 2017—Thirteen students met during the fall semester for a class called Historic Black Nashville. Taught by Jane Landers and Daniel Sharfstein, the course is part of a new initiative known as the University Courses program, a collaborative model that brings together faculty from different parts of the university to teach students from a variety of majors.
Feb. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt's new Center for Digital Humanities in Buttrick Hall will be home to a cohort of faculty and students seeking digital approaches to humanistic scholarship.
Dec. 8, 2016—The College of Arts and Science celebrated some of its most talented professors, instructors and mentors during presentation of the 2016 Faculty and Graduate Student Awards.
Oct. 31, 2016—Students from the University Course "Historic Black Nashville" visited Fort Negley on Oct. 26 to gain a deeper understanding of the social, political and military forces central to Nashville and Middle Tennessee during the Civil War.
Oct. 27, 2016—This panel discusses some of the trials and triumphs of our international team who for longer than a decade have worked to preserve the oldest records for Africans in the Americas. The Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies Digital Archive holds more than 600,000 unique images dating from the 16th-19th centuries from Cuba, Brazil,...
Spring 2017 University Courses to examine health policy, mass incarceration and mobile cloud computing
Oct. 21, 2016—Enrollment opens Oct. 31 for three University Courses being offered this spring to tackle significant societal and technological issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.
May. 25, 2016—Scholars, students and other interested individuals are invited to a free Vanderbilt Libraries symposium on the challenges and opportunities for those who build national-scale digital cultural preservation projects.
May. 18, 2016—The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded a digital extension grant to a project historian Jane Landers has led since 2003 to preserve endangered African and Afro-descended slave records.
Mar. 16, 2016—To mark Colombia's historic peace accord with rebels, scholars from around the world will gather at Vanderbilt to consider the history of conflict in Colombia and its prospects for peace moving forward.
Feb. 22, 2016—Five classes ranging from the history of black Nashville to the impact of mobile cloud computing will be the inaugural set of University Courses at Vanderbilt University—a new initiative arising from the recent Academic Strategic Plan.
Jan. 25, 2016—Jane Landers, a Vanderbilt history professor who studies slavery from its inception to abolition, will give a free talk Feb. 26 at the Williamson County Public Library.