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How-to Talks by Postdocs

How-to Talks by Postdocs

How-to Talks by Postdocs is a series of instructional brown-bag lunch talks for the general VCU health-sciences community taught by postdocs. These are not seminar talks, but an opportunity for postdocs to share how to do something related to the health sciences. Talks are held on Mondays, noon–1 p.m., in the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences second-floor lecture room. All in the VCU community are welcome to attend and are encouraged to bring their own lunches. Registration is requested.

Wednesdays in the Workshop: Find Your Digital Materials

Wednesdays in the Workshop: Find Your Digital Materials

The VCU Libraries Innovative Media department invites the VCU community to Wednesdays in the Workshop. Stop by each Wednesday for hands-on demonstrations of the proper usage of resources, services and workspaces. All Wednesdays in The Workshop run from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and are held in The Workshop in the lower level of Cabell Library unless otherwise noted.

Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale

Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale

The book sale offers a wide assortment of materials: paperback and hardcover novels, poetry collections, history books, biographies, scholarly studies, cook books, children's books, art books, comics, audio books, CDs, DVDs and more.

Advance Your Research: Webinar sessions

Advance Your Research: Webinar sessions

A series of online workshops for graduate students and advanced researchers, designed to help make your research process better, faster and smarter. A recording will be available after each session.

Halloween in Cabell

Halloween in Cabell

Get in the spirit for Halloween with Cabell Library. All students are invited to get their ghostly portraits taken in the Workshop video studio. Choose from six bootastic backgrounds to stand in and bring your friends. Beware, costumes are strongly encouraged. View some phantasmic photos from years past for some pose and costume ideas.

Gilded Age Richmond: The Grit Behind the Glitz

Gilded Age Richmond: The Grit Behind the Glitz

Brian Burns speaks about his book Gilded Age Richmond: Gaiety, Greed & Lost Cause Mania. The event will be followed by a book sale and signing.

Real Life Film Series: Age of Champions

Real Life Film Series: Age of Champions

Students, faculty, staff and health professionals are invited to screenings of engaging documentaries on health science topics followed by discussions about how the subject matter relates to current work at VCU and impacts global health. Speakers with expertise in the film's topic lead the group in lively discussion about the science and issues explored in the film.

Questioning Cinema Film Series

Questioning Cinema Film Series

Students, faculty, staff and the greater community are invited to screenings of landmark films in recent cinema history that tackle challenging themes in the humanities, arts and sciences. The films will be followed by a short discussion on the overall themes and subject matter of each film. Popcorn and beverages will be provided at each screening.

VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night

VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night

Jade Chang, winner of the 2017 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for The Wangs vs. the World, reads from her book and is then joined by her agent and editor for a discussion of the evolution of the book from original idea to first draft to published work. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event will be followed by a public reception and book sale and signing.

Open Textbook Workshops

Open Textbook Workshops

Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Explore possible alternatives by attending a one-hour workshop and writing a short review. Receive a $200 professional development stipend for your efforts.

A Talk by Eva Dillon, Author of Spies in the Family

A Talk by Eva Dillon, Author of Spies in the Family

VCU alumna Eva Dillon returns to campus to talk about her bestselling book, Spies in the Family. With rich insights into Cold War politics, the book is "a riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer—the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War." The talk will be followed by a Q&A, a book-signing and a reception.

The Virginia Roots of Today's Radical Right and the Crisis of American Democracy: A Talk by Nancy MacLean

The Virginia Roots of Today's Radical Right and the Crisis of American Democracy: A Talk by Nancy MacLean

National Book Award nominee Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains, delivers a lecture on the Virginia-specific roots of the radical political right. Her talk will be followed by a Q&A, book-signing and reception.

Levis Reading Prize Night

Levis Reading Prize Night

Solmaz Sharif, winner of the 2018 Levis Reading Prize for Look, reads from her book and then participates in a question-and-answer session with the audience. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event will be followed by a book sale and signing.

THATCamp New Souths 2018

THATCamp New Souths 2018

This unconference at Cabell Library focuses on the intersection and sharing of technology, history, storytelling and hidden voices.

Current Exhibits

A Cold and Overcast Day: A Light and Sound Installation by artist Bob Kaputof

A Cold and Overcast Day: A Light and Sound Installation by artist Bob Kaputof

Need a study break? Visitors to VCU’s James Branch Cabell Library can experience "A Cold and Overcast Day," a light and sound installation by kinetic artist and VCU associate professor Bob Kaputof.

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Richmond, VA 23284-2033
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