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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

Smith, McCorkle, Chapman and Berg to perform at the Belcourt for Vanderbilt’s libraries

“An Evening of Stories and Songs with Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, Marshall Chapman and Matraca Berg,” a fundraiser for Vanderbilt’s Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, will take place at the Belcourt Theatre on April 11. Show time is 7:30 p.m. The hour-long performance will be followed by a book and CD signing. Since 1998, Smith and McCorkle, both New York Times best-selling authors, have… 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

Curator’s Talk 3/13: (Mis)understanding the New World: Conquerors, Travelers, and Explorers in Latin America

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. Exploration and travel… Keep Reading

Update to Room Scheduling System

An update to the Vanderbilt EMS room scheduling system (Virtual EMS) over Spring Break presents a new interface to users who reserve library spaces for meetings and study. One will still login to the system with their VUnetID and password, and all of the previous functionality is still there, but the interface has changed, so… Keep Reading

Bard’s Birthday Bash, April 17

Vanderbilt Heard Libraries, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, and the Nashville Public Library are throwing a spectacular birthday bash for the Bard!  Join us on the Library Lawn from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Rain location: Central Library, 4th floor. There will be fencing lessons, selfie stations with the Bard himself, jugglers, troubadours, and scribes on… Keep Reading

2nd Annual Edible Books Festival

Join us for the 2nd Annual Edible Books Festival where the worlds of food and books collide in creative and delicious ways. Let your imagination run free and create an edible work of art inspired by your favorite book or author. Have fun with puns, or create something in the shape of a book. The event will take place Monday April 1 in the… Keep Reading


Wikipedia is the largest and most popular general reference work on the internet with more than 40 million articles in more than 250 different languages. Gaps in the coverage of knowledge about women, gender, feminism, and the arts on one of the most visited websites in the world is a big problem and we need… Keep Reading

Embodied: Mosaic Arts International 2019 Invitational to open at the Fine Arts Gallery

March 13–May 25, 2019 Opening reception: Wednesday, March 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Cohen Memorial Hall The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Embodied: Mosaic Arts International 2019 Invitational, an exhibition surveying figurative works by five renowned mosaic artists working today: Lilian Broca (Canada), Shug Jones (United States), Michael Kruzich (United… Keep Reading

New Podcast Episode with John McClure

A new episode of Chris Benda’s Authorial Intentions podcast is live, featuring an interview with Professor John McClure about his book, Speaking Together and With God: Liturgy and Communicative Ethics. Check out this interview and others HERE.