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Civil War historian to discuss best-selling book at Vanderbilt

Mar. 7, 2013—Award-winning historian, essayist and journalist Adam Goodheart will discuss his book "1861: The Civil War Awakening" on March 21 at Vanderbilt University.

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James Lawson donates papers to Vanderbilt

Feb. 19, 2013—The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., who has played key roles in the Civil Rights Movement and Vanderbilt University’s history, has donated a significant portion of his papers to Vanderbilt Libraries’ Special Collections.

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Romance is the theme of library outdoor exhibit

Feb. 14, 2013—For your viewing pleasure today, romance-themed images from two of the many collections housed in Vanderbilt Libraries' Special Collections are featured in the outdoor electronic exhibit that faces 21st Avenue South.

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Television News Archive, Vanderbilt Video receive Regional Emmys

Jan. 28, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Television News Archive received the Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement from the MidSouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences during its awards ceremony Jan. 26.

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John Johnson to deliver 2013 Seyfert Lecture Jan. 17

Jan. 11, 2013—Caltech's John Johnson will discuss the success of NASA’s Kepler mission, which has identified hundreds of potentially habitable Earth-sized and smaller planets in the Milky Way, and Project Minerva, an innovative observation facility that uses an array of small telescopes rather than a single large telescope.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements

Nov. 2, 2012—Connie Vinita Dowell, dean of libraries, has been elected to the board of the Association of Research Libraries, a nonprofit membership organization of the leading research libraries in the United States and Canada. ARL comprises 125 libraries at comprehensive, research-intensive institutions that share similar missions, aspirations and achievements, and currently focuses on three strategic directions:...

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Council on Library Information Resources and Vanderbilt to examine national-scale digital projects in higher education

Oct. 11, 2012—The Council on Library and Information Resources and Vanderbilt University have established a committee to examine emerging national-scale digital projects and their potential to help transform higher education in terms of scholarly productivity, teaching, cost-efficiency and sustainability. The group, called the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education, comprises college and university presidents and...

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‘Reading Lolita’ author Azar Nafisi to speak Oct. 9

Oct. 4, 2012—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 a book signing at 5:15 p.m. at the Central Library...

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Library staff create scary creature for Cheekwood’s Fall Fest

Sep. 28, 2012—If you visit Cheekwood Art and Gardens this fall, keep your eyes out for a frightening and funny fellow who looks as though he’s jumped right off the pages of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are. As part of Cheekwood’s annual Harvest Festival, more than 40 local organizations, including Vanderbilt University,...

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Ecological art installation opens in Vanderbilt library café

Sep. 27, 2012—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.

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‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’ author to speak

Sep. 14, 2012—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 a book signing at 5:15 p.m. at the Central Library Gallery. The Iranian-born author and professor...

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Baudelaire expert James Patty has died

Aug. 31, 2012—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 to 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at the University Club of Nashville (2402 Garland Ave.). Born in Florence, Ala., Patty...

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