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New Banner on Campus by Carrie Mae Weems: “The Vaccine Is Our Best Shot Against Covid-19!”

With the arrival of the Covid-19 vaccine, artist Carrie Mae Weems created a new image for partners in her project RESIST COVID TAKE 6! Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, in conjunction with “Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice,” a trans-institutional series of virtual conversations and artistic collaborations, is happy to amplify this new message on… Keep reading

Banner on building reading The Vaccine is our Best Shot Against Covid-19

Examining Statistics in Media – March 4, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Are the statistics and graphics in a news story fact-based and free from ideology and bias? Media sources use statistics and visualizations to support claims, but these elements can be abused to mislead the reader. Learn how statistics and graphics can be misrepresented and how you can detect deception with critical examination. Register for the… Keep reading

Kress Collection Digital Archive Launches! (Vanderbilt’s Paintings Included.)

The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is excited to share news of the Kress Collection Digital Archive, a comprehensive archive and database for the nearly 3,500 works of European art that Samuel H. Kress collected, and subsequently gifted to almost 100 institutions. The Kress Foundation donated twelve Renaissance paintings to Vanderbilt University (formerly Peabody College)… Keep reading

Kress Collection Digital Archive Landing Page

Zotero for Citation Management – March 2, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Keeping track of sources for a research project can be challenging. Citing your sources in the appropriate style required for your project can be confusing. This workshop will introduce you to the free research productivity tool Zotero that can help you collect, organize, and cite your research.  Register for the Workshop   Learn more about… Keep reading

March Calendar of Events

Demystifying Library Resources and Expenditures: Collecting Distinctive Collections  |  Tuesday, March 2, Noon – 1:00 p.m.  OR  Friday, March 5, Noon – 1:00 p.m. Join us for this lunchtime talk to learn more about how distinctive collections are acquired, the costs associated with making these collections accessible, and the role instruction and research play in… Keep reading

Candid Conversations: Supporting a Positive Mood through Food | Friday, March 5, 1:00-1:45 p.m.

Candid Conversations: Supporting a Positive Mood through Food  |  Friday, March 5, 1:00-1:45 p.m. Featuring: Jamie Pope, Assistant Professor of Practice in Medicine, Health, and Society Can food boost our mood? Evidence supports that mental health can suffer when our eating pattern is irregular or we aren’t consuming sufficient essential nutrients to supply our body’s… Keep reading

Student Success Tip: Research Smarter

The Libraries provide many tools for tackling the research process. One tool is LibKey Nomad, a browser extension to access library resources and get you the content you need quickly. This tool provides single-click access to library content from publisher websites, PubMed, Wikipedia, and more. Another tool you should keep handy is Zotero. This open… Keep reading

Demystifying Library Resources and Expenditures: Collecting Distinctive Collections

The acquisition of library resources for scholarship and teaching known as “collection development,” is a complicated process that strikes a balance between access and ownership. Factors, such as price, budget, availability, and licensing, increasingly impact the libraries’ abilities to provide the most relevant and useful set of resources for our campus community. We seek creative… Keep reading

Critical Thinking about Data Visualization – February 25, 2:15-3:00 p.m.

Data visualization is a valuable professional tool for conveying complex information quickly and clearly. Critically analyzing visual elements of charts, images, and infographics is vital to ensure that data is accurately represented and free from bias. Evaluating visualizations also differs significantly from evaluating text. In this workshop, we will discuss elements of data visualizations that affect the… Keep reading