Cut Through COVID-19 Misinformation and Disinformation with Vanderbilt University’s Eskind Biomedical Library

Cut Through COVID-19 Misinformation and Disinformation with Vanderbilt University’s Eskind Biomedical Library Nathan Schutt, data analysis coordinator for the Nashville Promise Zone, interviewed Philip Walker, director of Vanderbilt University’s Eskind Biomedical Library, about how to sort through all the information on COVID-19. Walker has been a medical librarian for 16 years and has been the… Keep reading

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COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Paul Opiyo

An SEL student assistant tells his COVID-19 pandemic story: Hi my name is Paul Opiyo.  I’m a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and I work at the Stevenson Library. When the pandemic started last year and Vanderbilt closed, I went to Atlanta and spent some time with family. I came back to Vanderbilt in May… Keep reading

COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Janice Mutuku

An SEL student assistant tells her COVID-19 pandemic story: After the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I left campus and flew home to Nairobi, Kenya. I was excited to be home even with the COVID-19 restrictions. I spent a lot of time with family during the last half of the spring semester and the summer…. Keep reading

COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Erskine Nyoike

An SEL student assistant tells his COVID-19 pandemic story: One thing I can say I picked up during the pandemic was leisure reading. As a student, I often read required books for my classes. However, with more time on my hands I decided to venture out and try new books on topics that I was… Keep reading

COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Coco Kariuki

An SEL student assistant tells her COVID-19 pandemic story: Initially, the quarantine downtime was much needed and not all bad. Taking some time to step back and regroup was probably a great thing for all of us. But for me, the routine of waking up and preparing for nothing got old quickly. So, I started… Keep reading

COVID-19 Pandemic Story Series: Nairah Moustafa

An SEL student assistant tells her COVID-19 pandemic story: Hello! I am Nairah Moustafa, a junior studying biomedical engineering and engineering management. I am from Egypt but my family lives in Saudi Arabia. I got stuck away from my family for almost a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so as soon as I had… Keep reading

Be a part of Vanderbilt history!

Zach Johnson, curator of Special Collections, hopes you will join in efforts to archive COVID-19 pandemic experiences, including recent vaccine experiences. Join other Vanderbilt University and VUMC students, staff, faculty and administration in providing materials about this window of time for future historians and researchers. “It’s easy to think about history as historians looking at… Keep reading

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Be a part of Vanderbilt History!

  Imagine finding a handwritten journal of your grandfather’s in the Vanderbilt University Archives. Now try to imagine your grandchild finding materials in the archive that you created about your time at Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt’s Special Collections and University Archives is documenting and archiving personal experiences of this COVID-19 pandemic period for all students, staff, faculty,… Keep reading

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Unprecedented Connection: Art collaboration during COVID-19

Every artwork in the Unprecedented Connections exhibition from Vanderbilt Kefi Collective is a joint work of two artists who have never met- one partner started the piece and the other finished it. Each pair of artists was assigned a shared symbol- be it a star, a cloud, or a heart- that served as the sole… Keep reading

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COVID-19 Archive: Study Abroad Cut Short

As part of a short series, the Heard Libraries are highlighting unique experiences from Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff through the lens of donations to the Vanderbilt COVID-19 Archive. This archive will provide future historians and researchers detailed insight into the pandemic and how it affected members of the campus community. We’re featuring excerpts from… Keep reading