Mother, by Emirati artist Maitha Demithan, was created by the process of scanography, using digital scanners to generate images and then collaging the images together. In the exhibit catalog the artist states that the piece depicts a mother as a hero, in her hands the tools of an artist “without which she cannot feel complete. In both are the feedback cycle of creating and nurturing, immersion and engagement.”

Mind’s Eye: New Perspective

Works by Middle Eastern women artists build bridges of understanding Stereotypes are hard to escape when pondering the Middle East, especially those applied to women. Misconceptions about the hijab and abaya, the head scarf and black robe that many women wear, and about the status of women in Islamic cultureRead More

The youthful Robert Kennedy, beginning his road to the White House, drew a record audience for Impact Symposium 50 years ago. The backdrop to his speech—and the speeches of most symposium guests in the annual event’s early years—was a gigantic American flag, more than 150 feet long and weighing nearly 300 pounds. Stored for decades in the basement of Alumni Hall, this well-preserved flag recently resurfaced. At a Nov. 12 ceremony honoring veterans—and the significant contributions of Vanderbilt’s ROTC program—the flag was unfurled and refolded by volunteers, and deposited afterward in the Vanderbilt Libraries archives for preservation. (Vanderbilt Special Collections and University Archives)

Hope Shattered: Memories of a brief encounter with Robert Kennedy on campus

A little more than two months after he spoke to nearly 11,000 people at Vanderbilt’s 1968 student-led Impact Symposium, presidential hopeful Robert Kennedy was assassinated in California. Frye Gaillard writes about serveing as Impact’s chairman and Kennedy’s host at Vanderbilt.

Mother, by Emirati artist Maitha Demithan, was created by the process of scanography, using digital scanners to generate images and then collaging the images together. In the exhibit catalog the artist states that the piece depicts a mother as a hero, in her hands the tools of an artist “without which she cannot feel complete. In both are the feedback cycle of creating and nurturing, immersion and engagement.”

Mind’s Eye: New Perspective

Works by Middle Eastern women artists build bridges of understanding Stereotypes are hard to escape when pondering the Middle East, especially those applied to women. Misconceptions about the hijab and abaya, the head scarf and black robe that many women wear, and about the status of women in Islamic cultureRead More

From Conspiracy to Conservation: Television News Archive marks 50th anniversary

From Conspiracy to Conservation: Television News Archive marks 50th anniversary

Although legal and copyright issues continue to hinder access, the Vanderbilt Television News Archive—a repository of television news recordings from the past 50 years—is a national archival treasure.

 

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Chancellor’s Letter: The Vanderbilt Way

Ten years ago we launched one of the nation’s boldest financial aid programs, Opportunity Vanderbilt, which replaced need-based loans with grants and scholarships. Our goal was to attract more and more supremely talented students to take part in our cherished undergraduate experience, regardless of their economic circumstances.

‘We Remember’: Preserving the memory of Holocaust survivors

‘We Remember’: Preserving the memory of Holocaust survivors

John Pregulman, BA’80, has spent the past five years taking photographs of Holocaust survivors. To date, he has photographed 679 survivors in 33 cities in the U.S., as well as in Krakow, Prague and Tokyo.

Ecclesiastes, left, and Ramsey are working together to rejuvenate and transform a long-neglected, 25-block New Orleans corridor that stands in the shadow of an elevated expressway constructed more than 50 years ago. Photo by Greg Miles

Transforming Community: Nyree Ramsey, BS’97, MEd’00, and Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes, BS’96

When Nyree Ramsey visited New Orleans in 1995, three words came to mind: “This is home.” “I loved the culture, the food, the sense of community—all things intergenerational,” she says. “My father was a musician, an immigrant from Jamaica, and my mom comes from a close-knit artistic family in NewRead More

Record Highs: Q&A with Mitch Glazier, JD’91

Record Highs: Q&A with Mitch Glazier, JD’91

Glazier discusses the evolving business model of the music industry—one that’s gone from selling tens of millions of CDs in thousands of stores to now getting billions of streams from just a handful of companies—and what music listeners can expect on the horizon.

From Conspiracy to Conservation: Television News Archive marks 50th anniversary

From Conspiracy to Conservation: Television News Archive marks 50th anniversary

Although legal and copyright issues continue to hinder access, the Vanderbilt Television News Archive—a repository of television news recordings from the past 50 years—is a national archival treasure.