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

Curators’ Tour and Reception March 24

Curators’ Tour and Reception,  Thursday, March 24, 4:10–5:10 p.m., Fine Arts Gallery Co-curators Kevin D. Murphy, Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities and professor and chair of the department of History of Art and Architecture, and Lisa Reilly, Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History at the University of Virginia will lead an interactive tour of… Keep reading

Pre-Exams Study Jam Dec. 9 in Central Library

We are here to help you through exams. Save the date: Thursday, December 9, 6–8 p.m. for the Pre-Exams Study Jam in Central Library, featuring research librarians, writing coaches, academic tutors, guided meditation, trivia, and more! More information at During exam week be sure to stop by any library service desk for a stress-busting… Keep reading

Nov. 10 Artists Panel to discuss themes of Healing, Resilience and Transformation

Sympathetic Magic: Works of Faith, Healing and Transformation contrasts Christian imagery with ritual objects from China, pre-Columbian North America and modern art as a means to explore ritual. The contemporary artists in this exhibition—Department of Art faculty María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Raheleh Filsoofi, Jana Harper and alumnus Aiden Layer, BS’19,—draw insight from distinct mediums and diverse… Keep reading

Colombian Ambassador to the U.S. to speak on Colombian-U.S. Relations

The Ambassador to the United States from Colombia, Juan Carlos Pinzón, will be visiting Vanderbilt this Wednesday, October 6. While on campus he will speak on Colombian-U.S. relations, and at his request, visit Special Collections to see the library’s rare Colombian collections. The Vanderbilt Community is invited to the Central Library Community Room at 11:00… Keep reading