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Valerie Hotchkiss named Vanderbilt’s university librarian

Apr. 21, 2016—Valerie Hotchkiss, a library director and professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will join Vanderbilt Aug. 1 in the role of university librarian, with responsibility for nine divisional libraries and the Television News Archive.

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Vanderbilt’s W.T. Bandy Center new home for Verlaine Collection

Apr. 11, 2016—An extraordinary collection of works by and about Paul Verlaine, one of France's most celebrated poets of the late 19th century, has been acquired by Vanderbilt University's W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and French Studies.

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Pirates: Hear the real story at April 6 library talk

Mar. 30, 2016—The next Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box talk at the downtown Nashville Public Library will discuss "Pirates Through History." College of Arts and Science Dean Lauren Benton will be the speaker.

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Remembrance service scheduled for Vanderbilt graduate student Taylor Force

Mar. 14, 2016—Members of the Vanderbilt community will gather Friday, March 18, to remember Owen Graduate School of Management student Taylor Force, who was killed March 8 in a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, Israel. The service is closed to the public, and because of limited seating in the chapel, priority will be given to members of the Owen School community and those who knew Force well.

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Winter weather cancels classes, but gears up campus services

Jan. 22, 2016—When Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente emailed students early Friday morning to inform them that classes had been cancelled for the day, many of them no doubt took it as a signal to sleep in or to begin their weekends early. But for a team of dedicated staff and administrators, the work of dealing with the winter weather had just begun.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and student awards and achievements

Dec. 18, 2015—Read about the latest faculty, staff and student awards and achievements.

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Make note of modified hours over Thanksgiving holiday

Nov. 19, 2015—Most Vanderbilt schools are observing a break from classes Nov. 21-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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NEH chair to deliver Warren Center’s Howard Lecture

Oct. 23, 2015—NEH Chair William Adams, who was a strong supporter of higher education projects relating to the humanities while serving as president of Colby College, will deliver the Harry C. Howard Lecture at Vanderbilt University Oct. 27.

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Vanderbilt Libraries to host two Wikipedia ‘edit-a-thons’

Oct. 14, 2015—Vanderbilt Libraries will celebrate Open Access Week by hosting two Wikipedia edit-a-thons Oct. 15 and 23. The community is invited to participate.

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Race to preserve slavery-era records to be discussed at VU conference

Oct. 13, 2015—Scholars interested in saving fast-disappearing slave records with digital archiving will gather at Vanderbilt's Jean and Alexander Heard Library Oct. 15-17 to compare notes.

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New ‘text mining’ tech tools boon for Vanderbilt researchers

Oct. 2, 2015—A partnership between the Owen Graduate School of Management and Vanderbilt Libraries can benefit the entire campus research community with the availability of new technology tools that include a 'back door portal' to LexisNexis Academic content.

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Future of the libraries focus of new report

Sep. 8, 2015—An assessment of the value the Vanderbilt community places on its libraries and the future of what library services and resources should become are the topics of a report recently released by the Future of the Libraries Committee.

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