Lester Appointed to Census Information Center Steering Committee

Frank Lester, librarian for Communication Studies, Political Science, and Cinema and Media Arts, has been appointed to the Census Information Center (CIC) Steering Committee for a two year term beginning April 1. The CIC program is a partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau and a network of select organizations with the shared goal of providing… Keep reading

Alexander pre-senate papers open for research, with new acquisition

If you missed our New Acquisitions in Distinctive Collections March webinar you may not know that the pre-senate papers of retired U.S. Senator and Governor Lamar Alexander have been fully opened for research. A recent acquisition to the collection is this photograph of Alexander in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in 1968. At that… Keep reading

Prize–winning author Marjoleine Kars to speak April 14

The Robert Penn Warren Center in partnership with the Department of History, Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries and the Department of African and African American Studies is pleased to welcome University of Maryland Baltimore County Professor Marjoleine Kars to campus on April 14, 2022. Professor Kars is the 2022 Black Atlanta Speaker Series author of… Keep reading

Anderson to Speak on Deepfakes at TEDxVanderbilt April 10

How can we establish the truth when the images and videos around us may be lying? Associate University Librarian for Research and Digital Strategy Cliff Anderson will discuss Deepfakes: Facing the Challenge of Synthetic Media on Sunday, April 10, 1:00–3:00 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema as a part of the TEDxVanderbiltUniversity series. Deepfakes are synthetic media… Keep reading

Movie Night in Central Library: Eighth Grade

Vanderbilt Libraries invite you to Central Library Movie Night Wednesday, April 13, 2022 8:00 p.m. Featuring Eighth Grade, the 2018 Comedy/Drama directorial debut of comedian Bo Burnham. Synopsis from A24Films: Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school—the end of her… Keep reading

Happy National Library Week

It’s National Library Week, and your libraries want to connect with you to help you ace your end of semester projects. Visit us in person or chat with us through Ask a Librarian. We are here to help!

April Events in the Fine Arts Gallery

We invite you to visit the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery for these April events: ART BUILDS, Wednesday, April 6,  3:00–4:00 p.m. (the first Wednesday of the month) Join us for this months informal drop-in discussion about the art on exhibit in Skyscraper Gothic: Medieval Style & Modernist Buildings, or come enjoy the gallery as… Keep reading

Margaret (Peggy) Layne ENG’80 donates Title IX Scrapbook

The first recorded organization of women’s athletics at Vanderbilt University was by Stella Vaughn in the 1890s. Women students participated in numerous athletic activities from then on, never receiving much appreciation or support from the university.  There were intramural teams and occasionally inter-collegiate competitions in tennis and basketball with local colleges but never the full… Keep reading

Art & Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon March 30

Come for the presentation. Stay for the Edit-a-thon. No experience required! Celebrate Women’s History Month by joining the international campaign to make women artists’ lives and their work visible on Wikipedia. Write about your favorite woman artist, curator, architect, photographer or critic. Wednesday, March 30, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Cohen Memorial Hall, Visual Resource Center, Room… Keep reading