The Wild Bunch Data Visualization Awards

This semester the library has been part of a campus-wide program focused on data visualization.  Our final program this semester is the announcement of the student winners of our data visualization competition. The entries were strong and we appreciate and recognize the work of our judges: Professor Bobby Bodenheimer, Professor Vesna Pavlovlic, Librarian Bobby Smiley, Dr. Katy Borner, and Lisel Record. Please join us for the awards ceremony where the winning entries will be on display. The project was funded by the Wild Bunch Fund, established in 1997 to honor late Chancellor Emeritus Alexander Heard and his wife, Jean Heard.

April 20, 2017

9:00-11:30 AM

Central Library Lobby

Please join us for the opening of two student-curated exhibitions which feature materials from our libraries:

Tracing the Movement of Populations in Latin America

Students from LAS 4901/5901, led by Paula Covington and Professor Frank Robinson, will talk about their exhibitions from 9:00 to 11:00

Population movements have been a continuous part of Latin American history and remain instrumental in shaping this region to this day.  This exhibition, created by the students in the course “Interdisciplinary Research Methods in Latin American Studies,” demonstrates the various motives that impelled explorers, scientists, conquerors, entrepreneurs, and other travelers to journey to Latin America and document their experiences.




Tracing the Movement of Populations: American Legacies of Expansion and Removal

Library Fellow Janna Adelstein, who worked with Jason Schultz to curate an exhibition on migration, will present from 11:00 to 11:30.

From the birth of the United States to modern times, many living on American soil migrated across the country either by force or seeking better opportunities. This exhibition uses materials from Vanderbilt’s Special Collections to explore these narratives.


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