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Video, photos, articles about "Justice for All"

February 1, 2013 — For the annual Black History Month Lecture February 5, Peter Neufeld, co-director of the Innocence Project, took the stage with Marvin Anderson, who was exonerated of wrongful conviction after serving 15 years in prison. Full article »

In the Media: Jack Gravely interviews University Librarian and more

January 24, 2013 — Library highlights from January and February include a university librarian's appearance on the "Jack Gravely Show" and a major lecture on the Innocence Project and wrongful conviction. Full article »

Library technology leaders discuss innovations, trends and the future

January 23, 2013 — As one of the first major research universities to launch a pioneering new cloud-resident enterprise library platform, Virginia Commonwealth University hosted a Jan. 9 session designed to help other libraries around the world prepare for the next generation of library technologies. Full article »

New library programs serve international students

January 10, 2013 — International students can receive special library tours and research workshops designed for them this spring. These workshops are a partnership between VCU Libraries and the Global Education Office. Full article »

Library services survey set for 2013, report on 2011 data and related improvements posted

January 9, 2013 — Building on its history of improving services through assessment of users' expressed needs and preferences, VCU Libraries will conduct such a survey in 2013. A full report on the 2011 survey is now available online. Many improvements have been made based on that data. Full article »

Exhibit marks 95 years of VCU's pioneering School of Social Work

January 1, 2013 — VCU's School of Social Work is celebrating its 95 years of service during the 2012-2013 school year. An exhibit on the history of the school is on display at James Branch Cabell Library. The fourth floor exhibit shows rare materials from Special Collections and Archives.   Full article »

Interactive exhibit asks: What books do you carry with you from childhood?

August 1, 2012 — Universities promote the reading of research papers, in-depth articles and sophisticated books of all varieties. But often books that a person reads early in life make significant impacts, too. That's the idea behind Books You Carry with You, an exhibition at James Branch Cabell Library through September.    Full article »

Deadlines for Cabell Award: Sept. 15 and Jan. 12, 2013

August 2, 2012 — Each year, VCU honors a first-time published fiction writer with The VCU Cabell First Novelist Award and a $5,000 prize. The deadline for the 2013 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award is September 15 for books published January through June 2012. For books published July through December 2012, the deadline is January 12, 2013.  Full article »

Rams Reaching Out photo contest through Sept. 15

August 14, 2012 — Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences invites current students to share photographs from their 2011-12 health services projects anywhere in the world to the Rams Reaching Out Photography Contest. Selected photographs will be displayed in the Tompkins-McCaw Library Gallery and win cash prizes. Serve, snap, send. Full article »

Vote for VCU: Famous cartoonist's work in Virginia Association of Museums' campaign for preservation of artifacts

August 7, 2012 — Here's a new way to support Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU Libraries and one of VCU's strongest collections: vote in Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts campaign. In the running: office door of pioneering cartoonist Billy DeBeck featuring an oil painting of Barney Google and his equine sidekick. The door resides in the office of Special Collections and Archives at James Branch Cabell Library.  Full article »

Coming-of-age novel receives 2012 Cabell First Novelist Award

August 2, 2012 — Justin Torres has won the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, which honors an outstanding debut novel published during a calendar year. His winning book, "We the Animals," is a powerful coming-of-age novel about three brothers growing up amidst the chaotic and destructive love of their working-class parents.   Full article »

Board of Visitors OKs $3.2 million for design of new Monroe Park library

August 23, 2012 — The VCU Board of Visitors has approved the $3.2 million contract for design work on the $47.3 million Library and Academic Commons project. Full article »

Exhibit in Cabell Library marks significant discovery in anthropology

August 31, 2012 — "Australopithecine!" (aw-stral-o-PITH-eh-seen), an exhibit on the first floor of James Branch Cabell Library, features facsimiles of fossils of a recently discovered species that anthropologists say could be a missing link between the genus Homo and the more ancient genus Australopithecus.  Full article »

Los Angeles Review of Books features Cabell First Novelist recipient

September 26, 2012 — Los Angeles-based writer Daniel Olivas interviews Justin Torres, recipient of the 2012 Cabell First Novelist Award, in a lengthy article in the Los Angeles Review of Books. The interview mentions VCU and the high quality of entries for the award. Full article »

Cabell award winner gets nod from National Book Foundation

October 1, 2012 — Author of "We the Animals" and recipient of the 2012 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Justin Torres has been named to the career-kick starting 5 Under 35 list by the National Book Foundation. Torres will be on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus Nov. 8 for a reading, book signing, Q&A and sessions with students.  Full article »

UPDATE: Building the new library for VCU's future--Preliminary designs in the works focus on student spaces

October 1, 2012 — VCU is on a fast track to build a new library adjacent to James Branch Cabell Library on the Monroe Park campus. The project will create a striking new facility on Shafer Court that will connect with the existing Cabell Library, while also renovating parts of Cabell in order to integrate old and new. Full article »

In the News: STYLE cover piece explores Stilson collection of rare photos and films

October 3, 2012 — "The Roving Eye," an Oct. 2, 2012 article by Edwin Slipek Jr. in STYLE Weekly, publishes many rare photos of everyday life in Richmond early in the century and tells in detail the story of a turn-of-the-century Richmonder, Harris H. Stilson. Stilson was a streetcar conductor and motorman and an amateur photographer and filmmaker who captured images of Richmond in  the 1910s, '20s and '30s.  Full article »

VCU Libraries Presents... public programs for 2012-13

October 10, 2012 — VCU Libraries announces its 2012-13 VCU Libraries Presents series of programming free and open to the public. Diverse programs cover everything from medical errors to wrongful arrests to rare photos of Richmond. Full article »

Database demo: Images, history, culture of the 19th century at your fingertips

October 9, 2012 — Just in time for those mid-term research projects, VCU librarians will give a show-and-tell of two important VCU Libraries databases. The University community is invited to drop by James Branch Cabell Library Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Full article »

Robert Browning artifacts on display Oct. 18-Dec. 7

October 12, 2012 — A new exhibit is visiting VCU Libraries: "Robert Browning, 1812-1889: A Bicentenary Exhibition from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection." The exhibit features vintage papers, ephemera, and other materials pertaining to Robert Browning, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of the Victorian period and a forefather of modern poetry.  Full article »

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