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‘The Iris at Vanderbilt and Peabody’ topic of exhibit at Vanderbilt’s Special Collections

Apr. 24, 2019—An exhibit on the history of irises at Vanderbilt University and Peabody College is on display at Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections through July 2019.

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Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on Library Lawn

Apr. 10, 2019—Travel back in time for an Elizabethan-style celebration of William Shakespeare’s 455th birthday on Library Lawn hosted by the Heard Libraries and Nashville Shakespeare Festival April 17.

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Mellon Foundation grant to expand access to Vanderbilt library collections

Mar. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt is among seven universities awarded a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to foster library collaborations supporting learning needs of students with print disabilities.

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Smith, McCorkle, Chapman and Berg to perform at the Belcourt for Vanderbilt’s libraries

Mar. 7, 2019—“An Evening of Stories and Songs with Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, Marshall Chapman and Matraca Berg," a fundraiser for the Heard Libraries, will take place at the Belcourt Theatre April 11.

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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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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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Course Reading List Tool training Oct. 31-Nov. 2

Oct. 25, 2018—Trainer Betsy Post-Garza, customer success manager for Ex Libris-ProQuest Learning Solutions, will return to the Vanderbilt campus to provide instruction and support for using the new Course Reading List Tool (CRLT) to manage and streamline the copyright clearance process with Brightspace.

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Discussion on copyright and fair use in teaching and scholarship Oct. 25

Oct. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt Libraries and the Digital Humanities Center are partnering to bring two prominent copyright experts to campus Oct. 25 to explore fair use as it applies to research and teaching.

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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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Sports and Society Initiative launches new series examining Olympics from diverse angles

Aug. 16, 2018—“A World of Possibilities: Examining the Olympics from Diverse Angles” encompasses 14 thought-provoking, educational and entertaining events, including film screenings, panel discussions and presentations by scholars, journalists and authors.

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Vanderbilt libraries offers Open Journal Systems training May 9

May. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt libraries will host an Open Journal Systems training on Wednesday, May 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Central Library, Room 418A. All are invited to attend.

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‘The Power of Propaganda’ exhibit opens at Central Library April 19

Apr. 18, 2018—The Vanderbilt and Nashville communities are welcome to attend the opening reception for the spring 2018 Buchanan Library Fellows undergraduate seminar exhibit, "The Power of Propaganda, Persuasion and Information Dissemination." The exhibit will be open through August 2018.

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