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// spring 2009

Q&A with Dean of Libraries Connie Vinita Dowell

Connie Vinita Dowell, a Vanderbilt University graduate with three decades of experience working in academic libraries including two senior leadership positions, became the first dean of libraries at Vanderbilt on March 1.

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Spring 2009 Issue


McCarty haunted by A Thousand Splendid Suns

Vanderbilt Provost Richard McCarty turns to fiction only rarely, usually as a relaxing mental escape. But he miscalculated when he picked up A Thousand Splendid Suns.

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Timely pass gives Wirth a great book

Two other teammates had read the novel Redeeming Love when they sent it Christina Wirth’s way after her freshman year. The fictional work by Francine Rivers turned out to be a page-turner that dramatized religious truth like no novel Wirth had encountered before.

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Vanderbilt students offer music piracy solutions

At Vanderbilt University, college students—the group most targeted by the recording industry for prosecution for illegal downloading—are proposing solutions instead of adding to the problem.

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