The VCU Libraries Innovative Media department invites the VCU community to Technology Tuesdays at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences. Stop by on select Tuesdays for hands-on demonstrations of library technology resources, services and workspaces. All Technology Tuesdays run from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and are held in Tompkins-McCaw Lecture Room.
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.
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.
Members of faculty and staff 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 Meet VCU’s Authors series 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.
In the digital age, everyone is a publisher or a maker or a creator. Whether you work in a studio or a classroom, understanding copyright is a foundational skill. VCU Libraries Copyright for Creators series presents a workshop on the copyright basics that all creators need to know.
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.
VCU users of RefWorks will need to change the platform they use for citation management this year. In addition to one-on-one consultations with librarians, VCU Libraries offfers a group of convenient webinars in spring 2018 to help with this transition.
VCU Libraries celebrates the 3-millionth addition to its library collections in 2018 with a trio of events. Three different items have been identified for the celebration: an oral history collection featuring second-wave feminists in central Virginia (2,999,999th volume); a seminal new book about treatment of traumatic brain injury, co-authored by David X. Cifu, M.D., chair of VCU's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (3,000,000th volume); and an artists' book by VCU alumna Colette Fu (3,000,001st volume).
Kimberly Matthews, Ph.D., presents her book, The Richmond Crusade for Voters (Arcadia Press, 2017). The book details a comprehensive history of the Richmond Crusade for Voters, an activist group created to fight voter suppression. A book-signing will follow the talk.
The VCU Department of History presents The Society of the Cincinnati Lecture. Serena Zabin, Ph.D., presents her upcoming book An Intimate History of the Boston Massacre. The book details the events of the Boston Massacre in a personal lens, showing that it was not a clash of strangers but of neighbors who knew each other all too well.
The Humanities Research Center in the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences presents Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip Hop in the United States. Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, Ph.D., will present her book Muslim Cool.
This forum focuses on how public policies affect transgender and non-binary people. It covers a range of current-day policy issues such as immigration, military readiness, criminal justice and more. With gender identity rapidly growing as an issue in contemporary society, discussions on public policy are necessary for finding solutions to the troubles facing people who are gender minorites.
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.
Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden present their book, How to Read Nancy. The book reveals the syntax of a mass medium through the molecular deconstruction of a single comic strip. It also explores the benefits of deep reading where focused contemplation reveals a subterranean world of hidden structures and ingenious choices.
Charles Brownell, Ph.D., lectures on the historic architecture and interior design found in three significant homes on West Franklin Street in the heart of VCU's Monroe Park Campus. Following the one-hour lecture, Brownell will lead a tour of these West Franklin Street artistic mansions. A reception follows. There is ample seating for the lecture. The tour and reception are limited and require a reservation no later than Friday, March 30.
Jonathan D. Sarna, Ph.D., university professor, Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun professor of American Jewish History, 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.
The Humanities Research Center in the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences presents The Humanities Respond! Literary and Cinematic Depictions of the 2007 Financial Crisis. Stefano Adamo, assistant professor of Italian Culture at the University of Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina, gives a talk on the media portrayal of the recent 2007 financial crisis.
Award-winning author Jill McCorkle discusses her book, Life after Life. The event will be followed by a Q&A, book signing and sale.
This unconference at Cabell Library focuses on the intersection and sharing of technology, history, storytelling and hidden voices.
The 1918 flu epidemic puts every other epidemic of this century to shame. It was a plague so deadly that if a similar virus were to strike today, it would kill more people in a single year than heart disease, cancer, strokes, chronic pulmonary disease, AIDS and Alzheimer's disease combined. The epidemic affected the course of history and was a terrifying presence at the end of World War I, killing more Americans in a single year than died in battle in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Tompkins-McCaw Library is proud to host the traveling National Library of Medicine exhibit "Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures & Prescriptions." The exhibition explores some of the factors that have shaped the changing definition of some of our most potent drugs from medical miracle to social menace.