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Plans for new faculty commons, digital commons discussed at town hall

Apr. 17, 2019—The creation of a faculty commons and a digital commons are among the recommendations of a feasibility study for renovation of an architecturally noted building at 1101 19th Ave. S.

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Faculty commons, digital commons focus of town hall to discuss future use of 19th Avenue building

Apr. 5, 2019—Provost Susan R. Wente will host a town hall in partnership with the Faculty Senate to discuss proposed uses of a 19th Avenue building acquired by the university.

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‘The Future of Legal Education’ Feb. 26

Feb. 13, 2019—David Lat, editor at large and founding editor of "Above the Law," will explore the forces shaping the future of law and legal education, including the influence of technology, during a special lunch hour talk and moderated discussion on Feb. 26.

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MacArthur Fellow Jason De León to discuss ‘Human Smuggling Across Mexico’ Feb. 8

Jan. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host a public lunchtime lecture featuring Jason De León, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan and a MacArthur Fellowship recipient, on Friday, Feb. 8. De León's talk is titled “Soldiers and Kings: Violence, Masculinity and Photoethnographic Practice in the Context of Human Smuggling Across Mexico.”

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Flag ceremony honors veterans, Vanderbilt’s service traditions

Nov. 13, 2018—A flag that was the backdrop for a momentous time in Vanderbilt's civil rights history will be preserved in a Heard Library archive vault—after a moving ceremony that paid tribute to our veterans.

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Vanderbilt celebrates GIS Day Nov. 14-16

Nov. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt University will celebrate GIS Day from Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Friday, Nov. 16, with events that showcase Vanderbilt’s innovative applications of technology, data collection, geospatial information visualization and thought leadership through geographic information system technology.

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Flag ceremony to honor veterans and preserve Impact ‘treasure’

Oct. 19, 2018—A U.S. flag that became the backdrop for the early years of Vanderbilt’s Impact Symposium will be unfurled, refolded and preserved during a campus ceremony to honor veterans Nov. 12.

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‘Informed Citizenship and the Economics of Information’ Oct. 15

Oct. 11, 2018—What does it mean to be an informed citizen in America today? The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries’ Open Mind series will explore the topic with a panel discussion on Monday, Oct. 15.

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New faculty advisory committee to develop research IT services and resources on campus

Oct. 9, 2018—A new faculty advisory committee has been convened to prioritize communication, security, programming, networking and storage resource needs as they relate to research.

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Library offers campus free access to ‘NYTimes’ and ‘WSJ’

Aug. 29, 2018—Reading award-winning news stories in "The New York Times" and "Wall Street Journal" is now easier, thanks to a News Desk portal just added to the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries homepage.

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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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Vanderbilt archive founded to hold media accountable turns 50

Jul. 30, 2018—The Vanderbilt Television News Archive, founded in 1968 as a three-month "experiment" to explore possible bias in network newscasts, is marking its 50th year of continuous operation.

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