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11th Annual Undergraduate Writing Symposium – March 31

The 11th annual Undergraduate Writing Symposium will be held Sunday, March 31, in the John Seigenthaler Center (1207 18th Ave. South). This annual event is a showcase for exemplary writing by Vanderbilt’s undergraduates that honors their achievements as writers and scholars. Whether you want to come hear amazing fiction and poetry from your peers or engage with the… Keep Reading

Call for Applicants: Digital Projects for Buchanan Library Fellows

The following projects are now open for applicants for the fall 2019 Buchanan Library Fellowship program. Participants attend seminars or workshops, create and present a project, and earn $1,000. Apply here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)/Stacy Curry-Johnson [Wednesdays, 12:00-2:00] This fellowship teaches students how… Keep Reading

Buchanan Fellowship Call for Applicants

Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2019 Buchanan Fellowship, Strengthening Ties: Cornelius Vanderbilt and the Founding of Vanderbilt University. The fellowship is open to undergraduate students in good standing. Fellows attend 10 seminars, create a project and earn $1,000. If you are interested in Vanderbilt University’s history and would like to know how… Keep Reading

Reminder: “Our Crowd” Exhibition Reception March 27

March 27, 3:00-4:00 pm Central Library Second Floor Gallery Peabody College traces its roots to the University of Nashville and its predecessors, Cumberland College and Davidson Academy.  It is a rich history that the Buchanan Library Fellows have been exploring this semester using the University of Nashville Collections housed in the libraries’ Special Collections. This… Keep Reading

“Our Crowd”: Student Life at the University of Nashville Exhibition Reception

March 27, 3:00-4:00 pm Central Library Second Floor Gallery Peabody College traces its roots to the University of Nashville and its predecessors, Cumberland College and Davidson Academy.  It is a rich history that the Buchanan Library Fellows have been exploring this semester using the University of Nashville Collections housed in the libraries’ Special Collections. This… Keep Reading

Library Design Challenge Pitch and Awards Event

Thursday, February 28th from 4:10 pm – 6:10 pm Central Library Community Room Please join us this Thursday in the Central Library Community Room for the competition portion of the Wild Bunch Library Design Challenge. Watch as student teams pitch their ideas to improve the Libraries and compete for cash prizes. CASH PRIZES will be… Keep Reading

Internet Privacy: Skills for Encrypting your Online Activity

In this increasingly open and connected world, does privacy really exist? Does it matter? If so, what are the links between privacy and intellectual freedom? The Libraries is pleased to welcome Alison Macrina to campus on March 14. Ms. Macrina is the founding director of the Library Freedom Project, an internet activist, and core contributor… Keep Reading

Leading Lines Podcast – Mike Caulfield on web literacy

Melissa Mallon (Director of Peabody Library and Director of Teaching & Learning) and Derek Bruff (Director of the Center for Teaching) recently interviewed Mike Caulfield for the Vanderbilt University sponsored Leading Lines podcast. The interview covered media literacy and misinformation and the importance of developing students’ critical thinking skills. Take a listen here: http://leadinglinespod.com/episodes/episode-54mike-caulfield/  

Digital Pedagogy: Engaging Students through Open Education

Vanderbilt Libraries’ offices of Teaching and Learning and Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications are pleased to welcome Christina Hendricks, University of British Columbia professor of teaching in philosophy and Academic Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC Vancouver to campus for an event exploring students as creators of open digital content…. Keep Reading

GitHub Boot Camp and other Upcoming Events

Next week, the Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications Office is hosting a GitHub boot camp. This boot camp will consist of three one-hour sessions that range from beginner- to advanced-level topics.  The first session will teach you how to get started creating and using an online Github repository.  The second session will include implementing version… Keep Reading