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VCU Libraries sponsors many educational and literary events. All events are free and open to the public. To join our mailing list and receive information about upcoming events, please contact Antonia Vassar at (804) 827-1165 or vassaram@vcu.edu. To receive email announcements, we invite you to join the Friends of the Library

To attend events

For events on the Monroe Park campus, parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. On the MCV campus, parking is available in the 8th Street parking deck. Doors generally open 30 minutes before a program begins. Seating is first-come, first-served. For additional information or special accomodations, call events coordinator Gregory G. Kimbrell at (804) 828-0593.

2014-2015: VCU Libraries Presents...

Through the Looking Glass: An Exhibit of Microscopic Images

Through the Looking Glass: An Exhibit of Microscopic Images

In January and February of 2014, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences invited submissions of microscopic images from VCU students, faculty and staff. More than 40 images were submitted for consideration, and 24 are featured in the exhibit held in the library's gallery. Images were analyzed and scored by Scott Henderson, Lara Mabry, Rene Olivares-Navarrete and Ning Zhang on the basis of aesthetic appeal, technical skill and scientific significance. Anders Hånell, Ryan Clohessy and Gireesh Reddy are recipients of prizes and best-in-show honors.

Meet VCU's Authors: Ryan K. Smith

Meet VCU's Authors: Ryan K. Smith

Members of faculty in the humanities at VCU have an impressive record of scholarly productivity and are recognized, both nationally and internationally, for their significant contributions to our understanding of the human condition across cultures, throughout the past and in the present. The new "Meet VCU's Authors" series from the Humanities Research Center invites members of the Richmond community as well as colleagues and students from VCU and other local universities to come and meet VCU's authors as they talk about their recently published books and answer questions about their work.

Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture

Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences is proud to host a traveling exhibit, "Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture." The exhibit, developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health, illustrates an iconic history of AIDS alongside lesser-known examples of historical figures who changed the course of the pandemic. Utilizing a variety of historic photographs, pamphlets and publications, "Surviving and Thriving" is divided into five historical investigations, each of which highlights how different groups responded to AIDS. Early responders cared for the sick, fought homophobia and promoted new practices to keep people healthy. Scientists and public-health officials struggled to understand the disease and how it spread. Politicians remained largely silent until the epidemic became too big to ignore. Activists demanded that people with AIDS be part of the solution.

Meet VCU's Authors: Gregory D. Smithers

Meet VCU's Authors: Gregory D. Smithers

Members of faculty in the humanities at VCU have an impressive record of scholarly productivity and are recognized, both nationally and internationally, for their significant contributions to our understanding of the human condition across cultures, throughout the past and in the present. The new "Meet VCU's Authors" series from the Humanities Research Center invites members of the Richmond community as well as colleagues and students from VCU and other local universities to come and meet VCU's authors as they talk about their recently published books and answer questions about their work.

Advance Your Research

Advance Your Research

This day of drop-in workshops for graduate students and advanced researchers features topics such as making more effective data visualizations, finding your voice in scholarly conversations, locating possible collaborators and finding inspiration to make your research process better, faster and smarter.

Sanger Series: Science and the World's Future

Sanger Series: Science and the World's Future

The world badly needs the innovation that comes from continual scientific and technical advances. And both the knowledge and the problem-solving skills of scientists are critical for every nation, no matter how rich or poor. Every society also needs a "scientific temper," the type of rationality and tolerance that stems from the central values of science: honesty, generosity, an insistence on logic and evidence and a respect for all ideas and opinions, regardless of their source of origin. Learn more as leader and advocate Bruce Alberts discusses the important role of science and science education to our future.

The Leigh Street Armory

The Leigh Street Armory

The Leigh Street Armory in Richmond's historic Jackson Ward neighborhood, thought to be the first armory in United States history to have been manned by African American militiamen, has served important military and cultural roles since its completion in 1895. This exhibit tells the complex story of the Leigh Street Armory, focusing on four periods in its ongoing life: its beginnings, its military use by African American militiamen, its conversion to a community center and the present-day project seeking to save it from its decline.

Meet VCU's Authors: Katherine Saunders Nash

Meet VCU's Authors: Katherine Saunders Nash

Members of faculty in the humanities at VCU have an impressive record of scholarly productivity and are recognized, both nationally and internationally, for their significant contributions to our understanding of the human condition across cultures, throughout the past and in the present. The new "Meet VCU's Authors" series from the Humanities Research Center invites members of the Richmond community as well as colleagues and students from VCU and other local universities to come and meet VCU's authors as they talk about their recently published books and answer questions about their work.

Meet VCU's Authors: G. Antonio Espinoza

Meet VCU's Authors: G. Antonio Espinoza

Members of faculty in the humanities at VCU have an impressive record of scholarly productivity and are recognized, both nationally and internationally, for their significant contributions to our understanding of the human condition across cultures, throughout the past and in the present. The new "Meet VCU's Authors" series from the Humanities Research Center invites members of the Richmond community as well as colleagues and students from VCU and other local universities to come and meet VCU's authors as they talk about their recently published books and answer questions about their work.

Meet VCU's Authors: Christopher A. Brooks

Meet VCU's Authors: Christopher A. Brooks

Members of faculty in the humanities at VCU have an impressive record of scholarly productivity and are recognized, both nationally and internationally, for their significant contributions to our understanding of the human condition across cultures, throughout the past and in the present. The new "Meet VCU's Authors" series from the Humanities Research Center invites members of the Richmond community as well as colleagues and students from VCU and other local universities to come and meet VCU's authors as they talk about their recently published books and answer questions about their work.

Meet VCU's Authors: Karen A. Rader

Meet VCU's Authors: Karen A. Rader

Members of faculty in the humanities at VCU have an impressive record of scholarly productivity and are recognized, both nationally and internationally, for their significant contributions to our understanding of the human condition across cultures, throughout the past and in the present. The new "Meet VCU's Authors" series from the Humanities Research Center invites members of the Richmond community as well as colleagues and students from VCU and other local universities to come and meet VCU's authors as they talk about their recently published books and answer questions about their work.

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