West Side Row: Vanderbilt’s First Dormitory

Written by Elizabeth Mosiman When Vanderbilt University first opened in 1875, students lived in university-approved boarding houses near campus. The closest the university came to having a dormitory was Wesley Hall – a former boarding house – which served multiple purposes: housing faculty and divinity students; providing classroom space for lectures; and serving as a… Keep reading

Exhibit Opening: All Hallows: Witches, Magic, and Things That Go Bump

Halloween is a holiday traditionally celebrated each year on October 31.  The tradition dates to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain.   The Celtic new year began on November 1st, and October 31st was viewed as the dividing line between the end of the harvest season and the onset of winter.  On the evening before the… Keep reading

“Thinking 3D” Exhibition CLOSING: Thursday, October 31

Vanderbilt’s History of Medicine Collections’ exhibition, “Thinking 3D: Visualizing the Brain from the Renaissance to the Present,” will be closing this coming Thursday, October 31. The exhibit, located in the Eskind Biomedical Library, is part of a collaborative year-long initiative with Oxford University and focuses on the origins of modern neuroscience, exploring human perception through… Keep reading

“Black Studies As (A) Movement: AADS @50” Reception in Special Collections

A reception for the “Black Studies As (A) Movement: AADS @50” exhibit will occur in Special Collections on Friday, October 11, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 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… Keep reading

“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