Surviving graduate school: Jobs prospects for masters and PhD STEM students

This session of the surviving graduate school series will focus on careers in STEM. Ruth Schemmer, Assistant Dean of Career Development, will speak about job prospects for STEM students. The statistics on academic jobs, possible industry and government jobs, and alternate career paths will be discussed. February 24 from 12:10pm – 1:00pm Seminar Room in the Stevenson… Keep reading

Surviving Graduate School: Scientific Communication

This session of the surviving graduate school series for STEM majors will focus on how the scientific communication process works. The good and bad of the academic publishing process and its history will be discussed along with basic reading, writing, and speaking advice. February 10 from 12:10pm – 1:00pm Seminar Room in the Stevenson Science and Engineering… Keep reading

Found in Cuba:The Ingenuity and Creativity of Ediciones Vigía

January 20, 2020-February 27, 2020 Vigía began in 1985 in the town of Matanzas as a meeting space for authors and artists. Soon they began to create handmade books, making national literature known and more accessible to Cubans. Despite the economic hardships of the 1990s, known as Cuba’s “special period,” they continued as an independent… Keep reading

Fables and Fantasies: The Illustrations of J.J. Grandville

February 3 – May 24, 2020 An upcoming exhibition in the Central Library will highlight the books of the influential French illustrator, J.J. Grandville (1803-1847). From satirical political cartoons to personified flowers, the illustrations of Grandville have been very influential. Grandville moved from his birth city of Nancy to Paris to pursue his career as… Keep reading

G is for Gorey: The Remarkable Worlds of Edward Gorey

February 2, 2020 – May 4, 2020 American illustrator and writer Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000) rose to prominence in the late 1950s for his macabre slant on humorous fiction featuring Victorian and Edwardian settings.  “If something doesn’t creep into a drawing that you’re not prepared for, you might as well not have drawn it,”… Keep reading

Controversial Art in Modern and Contemporary French Culture

The Department of French and Italian, Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries, W.T. Bandy Center, and Cinema & Media Art present an ongoing series this spring called “Censored: Controversial Art in Modern and Contemporary French Culture”. There will be several film screenings and lectures throughout the semester. FILMS January 27, Central Library, Authors’ Room, 5:30 pm… Keep reading

Cooking from the Archive: Figgy Pudding

Have you ever wondered what carolers are referring to when they sing:  “Oh, bring us some figgy pudding?” You’ve probably heard of it (or its cousin, plum pudding) in English literature and nursery rhymes, too, but how is it made, what does it look like, and how is it different from American pudding? Traditionally, “pudding”… Keep reading

Figgy Pudding

American Medevac – Battlefield Rescue

During the Vietnam War, CBS News correspondent Morton Dean and cameraman Greg Cooke flew on a harrowing medevac mission to rescue three wounded infantrymen from an enemy infested rice paddy. Dean long wondered what had become of the medevac crew and the bloodied men who were airlifted to safety on that day in 1971. American… Keep reading

Food for Health and Wealth: Five Centuries of Recipes and Cookbooks from the History of Medicine Collections

August 9-October 12, 2019, Central Library (Fourth Floor Lobby) Vanderbilt’s History of Medicine Collections is home to thousands of cookbooks, receipt books, and collections of home remedies. This exhibit, featuring rare and not-so-rare selections from our collections, explores the development of cookbooks across the centuries, with emphasis on the connections between cooking, medicine, class, household… Keep reading

Susan DeMay, Divergent Practices: A Career in Ceramics

June 13 – September 13, 2019 The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Divergent Practices: A Career in Ceramics, an exhibition of works by Susan DeMay. In 1977, DeMay began her ceramics career as a graduate student on this campus, at what was then the George Peabody College for Teachers. After earning her… Keep reading