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‘Cultures in Clay’ exhibit showcases 4,000-year-old writing system

Dec. 11, 2017—"Cultures in Clay," a new exhibit at Vanderbilt Divinity Library, spotlights a 4,000-year-old cuneiform writing system on tablets used by ancient Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians.

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Vanderbilt now home to extraordinary gaming collection

Aug. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt has acquired the George Clulow and U.S. Playing Card Co. Gaming Collection—one of the world's premiere collections of books about card games, games of chance, playing cards and chess.

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Opportunity NOW interns research VU’s original library books

Aug. 2, 2017—Three Metro Nashville high school students researched the earliest books acquired by Vanderbilt Libraries while participating in Mayor Megan Barry's Opportunity NOW youth employment program.

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Vanderbilt now home to Helguera’s ‘personal library’

Mar. 28, 2017—Some 300 boxes containing the rarest and earliest portions of the J. León Helguera Collection of Colombiana, which documents centuries of Colombian history, have been acquired by Vanderbilt Libraries.

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Fine Arts Gallery exhibition examines era when ‘Vandy woke up’

Sep. 9, 2016—The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery presents “Race, Sports and Vanderbilt: 1966–1970,” which will showcase photographs, front pages from "The Tennessean," and related artifacts from this time period, beginning Friday, Sept. 23.

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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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‘Moon Watch and Moon Pies’ on Vanderbilt Library Lawn March 15

Mar. 14, 2016—Enjoy eating a sweet treat and gazing at the moon through a telescope on Library Lawn when Dyer Observatory and Vanderbilt Libraries present "Moon Watch and Moon Pies" the evening of March 15.

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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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Vanderbilt Central Library to host second Wikipedia ‘edit-a-thon’

Oct. 29, 2014—Vanderbilt Central Library's second Wikipedia edit-a-thon, scheduled for Nov. 1, will focus on global connections.

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Smith Hall honors legacy of influential Nashville preacher

Aug. 8, 2014—A new Vanderbilt residence hall pays tribute to the legacy of civil rights pioneer and former Vanderbilt Divinity School assistant dean Kelly Miller Smith.

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‘Fight for Freedom’ exhibition opens at Vanderbilt Heard Central Library

Jun. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt Central Library shares stories of journalists and others who put their lives on the line for freedom in a new exhibition open to the public.

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Vanderbilt Libraries spotlight golden age of sports journalism

May. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt Libraries pay tribute to renowned sports writers and alumni Grantland Rice and Fred Russell in a new exhibition.

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