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Vanderbilt Central Library earns gold for ‘green’ renovation

Mar. 16, 2012—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.

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Give your feedback today in the library services survey

Mar. 16, 2012—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 collections. All Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff...

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Sound off on library services through LibQUAL+ survey

Mar. 8, 2012—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 collections. All Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff – including those at the medical center – are encouraged to take LibQUAL+ 2012, a...

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Make note of modified hours over Spring Break

Mar. 2, 2012—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 Student Center will modify their hours of operation over Spring...

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Vanderbilt forum to explore outlook for Tennessee auto industry

Feb. 23, 2012—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.

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Owens to discuss ‘Six Ways We Kill Innovation’

Feb. 23, 2012—  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, professor of the practice of management and director of the Executive Development Institute at Vanderbilt, will...

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Owens to discuss ‘Six Ways We Kill Innovation’

Feb. 20, 2012—  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, professor of the practice of management and director of the Executive...

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

Jan. 30, 2012—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.

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GLBT book award named for longtime staff members

Jan. 30, 2012—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 Literature Award. The name recognizes longtime GLBTRT member Larry Romans and his partner of more than 40 years, Mike...

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

Jan. 19, 2012—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 latest installment of the series takes place Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 11:30 a.m. at the downtown Nashville Public Library at...

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Research projects open doors for student interns

Dec. 5, 2011—Every day, Vanderbilt students head into the university’s libraries to conduct research toward their degrees. For some of these students, the chance to do research in the library opens doors for their careers. That doesn’t surprise Carolyn Dever, dean of the College of Arts and Science. “Students benefit from their work in the library just...

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Paris conference to celebrate international collaboration between Vanderbilt and Sorbonne

Nov. 30, 2011—The Sorbonne/Vanderbilt Baudelaire Conference will be held Dec. 9 and 10 in Paris and will explore the theme “Baudelaire: Translation, Criticism, Reception.” Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, director of the W. T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies, director of African American and Diaspora studies and Distinguished Professor of French at Vanderbilt, is one of the...

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