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Jimi Hendrix and the cultural politics of race topic of VU talk

Mar. 24, 2011—Yale University cultural historian Matthew Jacobson will speak April 4 at Vanderbilt University on iconic 1960s rocker Jimi Hendrix in the context of the Civil Rights struggle.

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New outdoor electronic exhibit draws visitors into libraries’ renovated galleries

Feb. 23, 2011—If you’ve walked or driven recently by the 21st Avenue side of Vanderbilt’s Central Library and Special Collections, you’ve probably noticed the new electronic exhibit with five-foot-tall images mounted on the building’s exterior corner closest to the Divinity School. “That building corner presented the perfect opportunity to convey some of the new vitality within the...

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VUCast: When to go for it…

Feb. 4, 2011—Should you go for it on a fourth down? How NFL risks relate to business. Plus, jumping on the James Franklin bandwagon, and see how Vanderbilt remembers the iconic 1960s.

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2010: Year in review

Dec. 23, 2010—A look back at 2010, in no particular order.

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Listen: “Sixties at 50” draws on Vanderbilt Libraries’ unique treasures

Nov. 8, 2010—“The Sixties at 50,” an exhibition of video, photos and other treasures from one of society’s most significant decades, is on display at the Vanderbilt University Central Library and Special Collections. The exhibition was curated by a team of Vanderbilt subject librarians and technology staff under the guidance of Celia Walker, director of special projects. “The...

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“Sixties at 50” exhibition opens new gallery space in renovated Vanderbilt Library

Oct. 27, 2010—“The Sixties at 50,” an exhibition of unique video, photographs and other treasures from one of society’s most significant decades, is now open at the Vanderbilt University Central Library and Special Collections.

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A major renovation transforms Central Library into a “livable” learning destination

Sep. 30, 2010—The first thing you notice when stepping into Central Library’s new fourth-floor lobby is a sense of light and space. Gone is the dark, cluttered entryway that more than one student described as “cave-like” on user surveys last year, replaced by more room, new flooring and natural light. “I’ve been asked by several people how...

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Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery digitizing collection

Jun. 29, 2010—The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is digitizing its permanent collection to make it permanently accessible to researchers and the general public.

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Wartime memories of Vanderbilt community preserved through oral history project

Jun. 22, 2010—Website offers audio interviews and transcripts World War II memories that include historic battles, hide-outs from the Nazis and campus war relief projects have been preserved through the Vandy Goes to War oral history project, which can be heard on the Vanderbilt University Libraries’ website. “Vandy Goes to War is one way we document the...

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