Strengthening Ties: Cornelius Vanderbilt and the Founding of Vanderbilt University

This semester, students examined journals, codes of conduct, admissions logs and letters in the Special Collections Library and placed them in context with the university’s and the nation’s history. Fellows curated an exhibition about their topic and presented a report on what they learned about Vanderbilt. Online Exhibition: Strengthening Ties: Cornelius Vanderbilt and the Founding of… Keep reading

Access online articles more easily with LibKey Nomad

The Vanderbilt University Library provides access to LibKey Nomad, a Chrome browser extension that provides instant links from publisher web sites to full-text articles subscribed to by the Library. Nomad helps with access in three ways: It displays a Download PDF badge when it detects a PDF is available. Click the badge to go directly… Keep reading

Creating a Screencast Using Kaltura Capture for Remote Instruction

What is Kaltura Capture and how can it be used for remote instruction? Kaltura Capture allows users to record their screens, webcam, microphone, and computer audio. It’s a great resource for anyone leveraging video to teach, learn, collaborate, and more. The Center for Teaching recommends using Kaltura, which is built into Brightspace, for screencasts. If… Keep reading

Our Crowd: Student Life at the University of Nashville

March 27, 2019-October 31, 2019, Central Library (Second Floor Gallery) This exhibition will be curated by a cohort of Buchanan Library Fellows and their librarian mentors. University life in the 19th century was quite different from today’s modern campus. Every aspect of students’ lives was highly regimented in order to shape the young men into productive members… Keep reading

Information about March 3 Tornadoes: Campus Libraries are Open

There is no damage reported to the Vanderbilt campus at this time from the overnight tornadoes. Our hearts go out to our neighbors across Nashville affected by this tragedy. We are continuing to assess the storm’s impact and checking in on our students, faculty and staff. All libraries on campus are open during their normal… 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 The exhibition in the Central Library highlights 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 an illustrator,… 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

Dream for Light Years: Ali Smith and Michael Alec Rose | March 19 – September 6, 2020

On view March 19 – September 6, 2020 Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery **Exhibition Reception and Quartet Performance Postponed—Date TBA**   The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present  Dream for Light Years , a two-year collaboration between California-based painter Ali Smith and Blair School of Music professor of composition Michael Alec Rose. On March 19, join us… Keep reading