February is National Heart Month

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It is an equal opportunity killer which claims about 610,000 each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar normal and lower your risk for… Keep Reading

Intern Insights: Vellum

Hello! My name is Brooke Jackson and I am a graduate student at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where I am majoring in Information Sciences. I have been interning at the Vanderbilt Special Collections, and during my time as an intern I have been working with rare books. Many of the books are hundreds… Keep Reading

Intern Insights: Don’t Judge A Book by its Cover

For the next several weeks, we will have guest posts written by our Special Collections interns about the projects they have worked on and the lessons they have learned. Hi!  My name is Brenda Thompson, and I am one of two University of Tennessee graduate student interns working this semester with the Vanderbilt Special Collections… Keep Reading

Valentine’s Day Health

“Valentine’s Day is a great time to celebrate love and can be a reminder to make healthy choices part of your everyday life. Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day on your own or with someone else, take steps to be a healthy valentine.” – CDC  Valentine’s Day Health & Valentine’s Day Tips

Places & Spaces Workshops @ the Wond’ry

In conjunction with the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit, the Wond’ry will be hosting several workshops: February 7: Creating Illustrations and Figures with Inkscape February 8: Interactive Data Analysis with R and ggvis February 9: Visualizing Data with Tableau March 16: Using a GoPro Camera March 22: The Artistic, Scientific, and Political Impact of… Keep Reading

Spread the Love Food Drive

The University Staff Advisory Council is working with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to SPREAD THE LOVE. During this event, we will be collecting canned items from Wednesday, February 1 – Tuesday, February 28. Feel free to donate ANY canned good item, but know that Second Harvest is most in need of peanut… Keep Reading