Panel takes on controversial Nobel Prize in Literature decision

Presenters and Panelists Kasia Gonnerman (Central Library), Bradley Gorski (Russian Studies), Lutz Koepnick (German Studies), Vladislav Lilic (History), Meike Werner (German Studies) Moderator: Wout Cornelissen (German Studies, Philosophy) On October 10, 2019, the Swedish Academy announced two winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Polish writer, activist, and public intellectual Olga Tokarczuk was awarded last year’s postponed award, and Austrian novelist, playwright,… Keep reading

American Medevac – Battlefield Rescue

During the Vietnam War, CBS News correspondent Morton Dean and cameraman Greg Cooke flew on a harrowing medevac mission to rescue three wounded infantrymen from an enemy infested rice paddy. Dean long wondered what had become of the medevac crew and the bloodied men who were airlifted to safety on that day in 1971. American… Keep reading

Citations Made Easier

You’ve just spent the last several hours arranging your disparate ideas into a coherent research paper — and now you have to spend several more hours typing up your citations and bibliography. Does this sound depressingly familiar? Bibliographic management software can make things easier, and staff at the Vanderbilt libraries are available to provide one-on-one… Keep reading

Social media? libraries website? where do you find out about library events?

Which communication outlet do you monitor most frequently to learn about library events? That’s what we asked last week in a quick online survey. This is how you, our library patrons, responded: Your feedback tells us the best avenues for promoting library programs and workshops. Follow the libraries on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or watch the… Keep reading

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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

143 Years of Commencement Exhibit

April 2019 Central Library Lobby The first Vanderbilt University Commencement took place in the chapel of the Main building, now known as Kirkland Hall, on June 20, 1877.  The fledgling university granted 10 degrees in the Arts & Sciences and 52 in Medicine.  The week of Commencement included Founder’s Day festivities, the annual debates of… Keep reading

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Curator’s Talk 4/10: Les Fleurs du Printemps: Selections from the French Collections

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:10am-12:00pm  Wednesday mornings during this semester for fascinating talks led by faculty, librarians, archivists, and curators.   The talks take place weekly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building.  This event is free and open to the public. From romance to… Keep reading

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