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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.

"We Made Do: Caring for the Sick and Wounded in the Great War" Exhibit Opening Reception and Talk

"We Made Do: Caring for the Sick and Wounded in the Great War" Exhibit Opening Reception and Talk

In honor of Veterans Day, Tompkins-McCaw Library opens a new exhibit on MCV's Base Hospital 45, in service of France during World War I. This unit of health-care workers was formed in 1917 and commanded by Dr. Stuart McGuire, who at the time was dean of the Medical College of Virginia. The unit was deployed to France in July 1918 and worked out of a converted infantry barracks in Toul, roughly eight miles from the front lines. The hospital treated 17,438 casualties, although only 350 lives were lost. The exhibit features artifacts from the library's Special Collections and Archives department.

We Made Do: Caring for the Sick and Wounded in the Great War

We Made Do: Caring for the Sick and Wounded in the Great War

Tompkins-McCaw Library presents a new exhibit on MCV's Base Hospital 45, in service of France during World War I. This unit of health-care workers was formed in 1917 and commanded by Dr. Stuart McGuire, who at the time was dean of the Medical College of Virginia. The unit was deployed to France in July 1918 and worked out of a converted infantry barracks in Toul, roughly eight miles from the front lines. The hospital treated 17,438 casualties, although only 350 lives were lost. The exhibit features artifacts from the library's Special Collections and Archives department.

Digital Pragmata: Virtual/Material

Digital Pragmata: Virtual/Material

Digital pragmata flourish at the nexus of research, teaching and creativity. They can be digitized artifacts, collaboratively edited virtual models, 3D-printed replicas and a thousand other projects. How do the virtual and the material worlds interact with each other, as we increasingly digitize the physical and manifest the digital? What new possibilities does this meeting ground offer—in the classroom, the laboratory or the studio?

Data Management Bootcamp

Data Management Bootcamp

Graduate students, faculty, administrators and staff interested in learning more about data management issues and best practices are invited to participate in a Data Management Bootcamp sponsored by seven Virginia institutions, Jan. 7–9, 2015. This collaborative event features experts from across the state and provides opportunities for local, hands-on practical experience. Topics include: finding and reusing data, documentation and metadata, data wrangling, rights and access, database creation and more. Madelyn Wessel of VCU University Counsel will speak on the legal aspects of data rights, access and protection of intellectual property.

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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