The Virginia Roots of Today's Radical Right and the Crisis of American Democracy: A Talk by Nancy MacLean
National Book Award finalist 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.
Audiovisual studios in the library? But libraries are just for books, aren't they? Learn about the audio and video spaces and cutting-edge technologies and equipment available at VCU Libraries—how to use them, who uses them and the kinds of research facilitated by these resources.
OpenCon Virginia will bring together students, researchers, educators, librarians, and others who want to learn how to create a more open system of information in research and education. The program will include keynote presentations, lightning talks, and breakout sessions on topics of open data, reproducibility, open educational resources, new methods and models of open publishing, and more.
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 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.
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.
Acclaimed historian and author Ibram X. Kendi discusses his book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, for which he won the National Book Award. The event will be followed with a Q&A, book-signing and reception.
In 2018, the centennial of the 1918 influenza pandemic, the Sanger Series lectures explore the deadly pandemic, the valiant search for the virus that caused it and the ways it changed medicine and our world.
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.
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.
Jonathan D. Sarna, Ph.D., university professor and chair of the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University, presents his book Lincoln and the Jews: A History. The book details a new aspect of Abraham Lincoln's remarkable relationship with American Jews that impacted both his path to the presidency and his policy decisions as president. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. A public reception will follow.
This unconference at Cabell Library focuses on the intersection and sharing of technology, history, storytelling and hidden voices.
Award-winning author Jill McCorkle discusses her book, Life after Life. The event will be followed by a Q&A, book signing and sale.
Mapping Space Research, an installation by Lily Cox-Richard's Space Research class features collections of research and investigations of multiple VCU spaces. Each of the projects in this exhibit maps a research journey.