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VCU Libraries Alumni Month Events Lineup

March 20, 2014

Much is changing around VCU—and changing rapidly. The university is growing and adapting to new needs in the community, new trends in scholarship and new technology. During VCU Alumni Month, held every April, the university celebrates our thousands of inspiring and active alumni through events and activities that look back at our rich history and forward to our future. VCU Libraries, which is now embarking on a major new building project to address the needs of this ever-growing and ever-changing population, celebrates VCU Alumni Month with a variety of events and exhibits highlighting the tremendous diversity and vivacity of the VCU community.

Events:

"Scholar, Maker, Creator: New Humanities Conversations"Register now!
April 8, 7-9 p.m.
What is the future of the book? How is technology changing the way scholars work? This newest panel from the Digital Pragmata series investigates how scholarship in the humanities can best respond to the dynamism of the digital age and the myriad challenges and opportunities that is creates for scholars, researchers and creators alike.

"Careers in Art and Object Conservation"April 17, 3-5 p.m.
So much of our history is made up of tangile objects susceptible to deterioration, decay, and other damage. Around the world, conservators work not just to repair damage when it happens to materials, but to learn best how to care them. In a special panel, the VCU Libraries Preservation and Inventory Management Department explores career opportunities in art conservation.

"The Intellectual Properties of Learning"
April 29, noon
Following up on the successful inaugural Sanger Series lecture, VCU Libraries and VCU Office of Research present the second installement of the Sanger Series, a lecture by John Willinsky. Willinsky, Khosla Family Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Education and director of the Public Knowledge Project, will discuss the merits of open-access scientific data.

Exhibits:

A Century of Leadership, 1913-2013
Through May
James Branch Cabell Library, fourth floor
This exhibit explores the 100-year history of the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia (GSCV) through materials from the GSCV archives records housed in Cabell Library Special Collections and Archives.

Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons
Through April 26
Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, first floor
This travelling exhibit highlights four contemporary pioneer African American surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields and believe in continuing the journey of excellence through the education and mentoring of young African Americans pursuing medical careers.

Through the Looking Glass
Opening in April
Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, first floor
This exhibit showcases the winning entries from the microscropy-image contest held among VCU health-sciences students earlier this spring.

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