Christopher Ryland Presents on “Hidden Figure” William (Bill) Gunter, Sr.

On Nov. 4, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office for Diversity Affairs presented the third annual “Hidden VUMC Figures” event — a tribute to employees who have made significant long-term contributions to the Medical Center, often behind the scenes. “At VUMC the collective ‘we’ have a rich history of hidden figures. That rich history predictably… Keep reading

Hidden Figures award winners

Paste Paper & Bookmaking Workshops

Do you remember how finger painting was so much fun? If you like making art that’s expressive and want some messy zen in your day, come to the paste paper workshop November 14th. You’ll work with mixed acrylics and paste using a decorating technique that’s hundreds of years old. You will make several examples of… Keep reading

Ada Lovelace Day Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Oct 9

Ada Lovelace Day celebrates the contributions of self-identifying women to science, technology, engineering, and math. So to celebrate their achievements, Vanderbilt Libraries and the Wond’ry are gathering at the Wond’ry on Tuesday October 9th to share their work on Wikipedia’s pages. While Wikipedia is the fifth most popular website in the world, notching up more… Keep reading

Celebrate the Open Access Movement with Us

Every October, the academic and research community worldwide celebrates Open Access Week to highlight the efforts and achievements of the Open Access Movement. In past years, Vanderbilt’s Libraries have used Open Access Week to explore such topics as open access publishing, authors’ rights, gender issues, and green and gold open access. Vanderbilt’s OA Week 2019 theme for… Keep reading

Open Access Week Oct 29

“Black Studies As (A) Movement: AADS @50” Exhibit Opens at Vanderbilt’s Special Collections

An exhibit marking fifty years of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University will be on display in Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections through November 2019. The exhibit highlights materials held in Vanderbilt University Special Collections, University Archives, as well as items loaned from the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies. The Department of… Keep reading

Curator’s Talk 9/5: Food for Wealth and Health: Five Centuries of Cookbooks and Recipes

Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by librarians, archivists, and curators. Topics this fall will range from cookbook collections to the 1969 Moon Walk. The talks take place monthly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building on the first Thursday… Keep reading

VU community discussion of 2019 Commons Reading set for July 23

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host a discussion of the 2019 Commons Reading, The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah, on Tuesday, July 23. All in the Vanderbilt community are invited to read the book and join in the discussion. The event is scheduled for noon… Keep reading

The Lies that Bind