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Writing seminar considers chivalry in the age of COVID-19

Apr. 28, 2020—Students in "King Arthur and the Literature of Chivalry," a writing seminar taught by University Librarian and Professor of English Valerie Hotchkiss, devoted recent class time to what 21st-century chivalry looks like, especially during COVID-19.

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CANCELED: Middle Tennessee Geospatial Summit set for March 26–27

Mar. 2, 2020—The Vanderbilt Initiative for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Research and the Jean and Alexander Heard Library’s Digital Scholarship and Communications will co-sponsor the Middle Tennessee Geospatial Summit March 26–27, celebrating geospatial research in Middle Tennessee and beyond.

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CANCELED: ‘A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts’ topic of March 13 inclusive book group discussion

Feb. 28, 2020—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, in partnership with the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, will host an “inclusive book group” on Friday, March 13, focused on "A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts" by New York Times best-selling author Therese Anne Fowler.

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Software Carpentries boot camp set for Oct. 24–25

Sep. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt Software Carpentries, a two-day boot camp scheduled for Oct. 24–25, aims to help graduate students and other researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching basic research computing skills.

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Get free ice cream, meet subject librarians at Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries event Sept. 12

Aug. 19, 2019—The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host an ice cream social for all students on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Central Library Community Room from 1 to 3 p.m. Build-your-own sundaes catered by Ben & Jerry’s will be available while supplies last.

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VU community discussion of 2019 Commons Reading set for July 23

Jun. 25, 2019—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host a discussion of the 2019 Commons Reading, "The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity" by Kwame Anthony Appiah, on Tuesday, July 23. All in the Vanderbilt community are invited to read the book and join in the discussion.

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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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‘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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10 faculty proposals funded through new Library Collections Initiative

May. 16, 2018—Ten projects involving 25 faculty and staff members have been awarded nearly $750,000 through the internally funded Library Collections Initiative to strategically bolster collections.

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Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on Library Lawn

Apr. 11, 2018—The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival will hold the Bard's Birthday Bash—marking the 454th birthday of William Shakespeare—April 23 on Library Lawn.

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Make note of modified hours over Thanksgiving holiday

Nov. 14, 2017—Most Vanderbilt schools are observing a break from classes Nov. 18-26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Campus Dining locations, Vanderbilt libraries and the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center will modify their hours over Thanksgiving Break.

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