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Two art exhibits examine text and image

Aug. 31, 2011—A joint opening will take place Sept. 8 at the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries Gallery and the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery.

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VUCast: Political past revealed

Aug. 22, 2011—See some of the unique items and stories U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander reveals to Vanderbilt from his time as governor. Plus, how one Vandy professor thinks President Obama could fix the immigration issue and why VUMC is cheering!  

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Lamar Alexander donates pre-Senate papers to Vanderbilt

Aug. 22, 2011—U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and his wife, Honey Alexander, have donated their pre-Senate papers to Vanderbilt University Library’s Special Collections.

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Register laptops, bikes with VUPD at library-hosted events

Aug. 18, 2011—The Vanderbilt University Police Department will set up Operation ID stations at the Central, Peabody and Science and Engineering libraries for students, staff and faculty to register their personal laptops, netbooks, tablets or bikes for free to protect against theft.

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Students’ perspectives on books showcased at Vanderbilt Library

Apr. 29, 2011—The role of language and books in current culture and the impact of reading material on personal experiences are among the themes for the installations, titled “heard mentality.”

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Former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder to speak at Vanderbilt

Apr. 20, 2011—Pat Schroeder, an outspoken advocate for women’s and family issues during her 12 terms in Congress, will speak at Vanderbilt’s Central Library on April 29.

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Meet Vanderbilt alumni authors at Heard Library event

Apr. 8, 2011—Early Civil Rights period focus of discussion Eric Etheridge, Charles Euchner and Alex Heard – three Vanderbilt University alumni who have written important books about the early years of the Civil Rights Movement – will return to their alma mater for a discussion and book signing on April 21. “From Jim Crow to the March...

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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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