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    Ecological art installation opens in Vanderbilt library café

    The importance of bees and Tennessee native flowers in local food production is a major theme of a new art installation at the Vanderbilt University Central Library’s Food for Thought Café. Read More

    Sep 27, 2012

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    ‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’ author to speak

    Nafisi (Photo courtesy of the author) The Vanderbilt University Speakers Committee will welcome Azar Nafisi, the New York Times best-selling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, to campus Oct. 9. Nafisi will deliver an address at 7 p.m. in the Student Life Center Ballroom. There will be… Read More

    Sep 14, 2012

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    Baudelaire expert James Patty has died

    James Patty (Photo courtesy of the Department of French and Italian/Vanderbilt) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – James S. Patty, who helped found the W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies at Vanderbilt University, died Aug. 25. He was 87. A reception in Patty’s memory is scheduled 4:30… Read More

    Aug 31, 2012

  • A new version of OAK, Vanderbilt’s course management system, will launch Aug. 12. (Vanderbilt University)

    OAK gets new look and functionality Aug. 12

    An updated version of OAK, Vanderbilt’s course management system, will launch Aug. 12. (Vanderbilt University) OAK (Online Access to Knowledge), Vanderbilt’s course management system, is expanding its current functionality to provide additional services and customizations and to make course delivery and management more efficient. The updated version… Read More

    Aug 8, 2012

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    Lehman receives Dolan Spirit Award

    Lara Beth Lehman, who works at Peabody Library, was honored June 19 by the University Staff Advisory Council with the 2012 Karen L.A. Dolan Spirit Award. Read More

    Jun 22, 2012

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    Panel: Libraries and the impact of Internet technology

    Vanderbilt's Jean and Alexander Heard Library (Central Library), as seen from 21st Avenue South. (Photo by Jon Erickson) Internet technology (IT)  in 21st century higher education and its impact on libraries and IT departments will be the focus of a June 19 panel discussion in the Central Library’s… Read More

    Jun 13, 2012

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    Construction projects will transform campus this summer

    Noticed an increase of construction workers and equipment in your area? Seen signs that read “Construction Zone” as you make your way across campus? With many students and faculty away, summer is an ideal time to make headway on major construction projects that will improve and transform Vanderbilt’s campus. Some… Read More

    Jun 6, 2012

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    There’s still time to take library survey, win prizes

    Students enjoy using the renovated Parkes Armistead Reading Room at Vanderbilt's Central Library. (Vanderbilt University) It’s not too late to take the library’s service quality survey and enter to win a drawing for an iPad, a Kindle Fire and other great prizes. All Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff –… Read More

    Apr 4, 2012

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    Listen: From barbecue to Burt, Southern lit conference covers the gamut

    Michael Kreyling (Steve Green/Vanderbilt) Approximately 150 professors and graduate students from across the nation with expertise in Southern writing and related topics will gather in Nashville March 29-31 for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s biannual conference. This year’s theme is anniversaries, according to Michael Kreyling,… Read More

    Mar 23, 2012

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    From barbecue to Burt, Southern lit conference covers the gamut

    More than 150 professors and graduate students from across the nation with expertise in Southern writing and related topics will gather in Nashville March 29-31 for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s biannual conference. Read More

    Mar 21, 2012

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    Vanderbilt Central Library earns gold for ‘green’ renovation

    Vanderbilt University’s Central Library has been awarded gold certification for its environmentally friendly 2010 renovation from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. Read More

    Mar 16, 2012

  • Give your feedback today in the library services survey

    Give your feedback today in the library services survey

    Students enjoy using the renovated Parkes Armistead Reading Room at Vanderbilt’s Central Library. (Vanderbilt University) A survey that should take only five to 10 minutes for you to complete will help guide future priorities for the Jean and Alexander Heard Library system and all of its libraries… Read More

    Mar 16, 2012

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    Sound off on library services through LibQUAL+ survey

    Students enjoy using the renovated Parkes Armistead Reading Room at Vanderbilt's Central Library. (Vanderbilt University) A survey that should take only five to 10 minutes for you to complete will help guide future priorities for the Jean and Alexander Heard Library system and all of its libraries and… Read More

    Mar 8, 2012

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    Make note of modified hours over Spring Break

    (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt) Most Vanderbilt schools are observing Spring Break March 5-9. Residence halls close at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 3, and re-open at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 11. Visit the Office of Housing and Residential Education website for more information. Dining Services, Vanderbilt libraries and the Sarratt… Read More

    Mar 2, 2012

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    Vanderbilt forum to explore outlook for Tennessee auto industry

    Sen. Lamar Alexander will join other key players from the history of Tennessee’s auto industry March 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. for “The Auto Industry Comes to Tennessee,” a panel discussion at Vanderbilt University’s Central Library. Read More

    Feb 23, 2012

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    Owens to discuss ‘Six Ways We Kill Innovation’

      David Owens (Vanderbilt University) Owen Graduate School of Management professor David Owens will give a talk, “Creative People Must Be Stopped: Six Ways We Kill Innovation,” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at the Central Library Community Room. The lecture is open to the Vanderbilt community. Owens,… Read More

    Feb 23, 2012

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    Owens to discuss ‘Six Ways We Kill Innovation’

      David Owens (Vanderbilt University) Owen Graduate School of Management professor David Owens will give a talk, “Creative People Must Be Stopped: Six Ways We Kill Innovation,” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at the Central Library Community Room. The lecture is open to the… Read More

    Feb 20, 2012

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    Listen: Website offers window into daily life in Civil War Tennessee

    Little-known stories of how Civil War-era Tennesseans lived their lives away from the battlefield are now accessible on the Shades of Gray and Blue website, created through a collaborative effort of Vanderbilt Libraries, Middle Tennessee State University Walker Library and the Center for Historical Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University. Read More

    Jan 30, 2012

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    GLBT book award named for longtime staff members

    Mike Morgan (left) and Larry Romans (photo by Jon Erickson/Vanderbilt) The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association has unveiled a new name for the newest Stonewall Book Award: the Stonewall Book Awards-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult… Read More

    Jan 30, 2012

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    Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box returns Feb. 1 with John Lachs on ‘The Cost of Comfort’

    John Lachs, Centennial Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt (Steve Green/Vanderbilt) Vanderbilt University Department of Philosophy and the Nashville Public Library present Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a philosophical flavor with David Wood, the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt. The… Read More

    Jan 19, 2012