VCU Libraries celebrates the 3-millionth addition to its library collections in 2018 with a series of events. The events highlight the 2,999,999th volume (an oral history collection featuring second-wave feminists in central Virginia), the 3,000,000th 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) and the 3,000,001st volume (an artists' book by VCU alumna Colette Fu).
VCU Libraries celebrates the 3-millionth addition to its library collections in 2018 with a series of events called Milestones. The 3,000,001st volume is Wa Hair Swinging Dance by VCU alumna Colette Fu, a pop-up book that captures the fervent movement of women from the Wa people of China engaged in a traditional harvest dance. The book is a valuable addition to VCU Libraries' Book Art Collection, a nationally significant collection in high demand by artists and scholars. In a talk titled "Pop-up Book Wonderlands," Fu discusses her work. The presentation will be followed by a reception.
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.
Join VCU Alumni for the eighth annual Monroe Scholars Book and Author Luncheon, featuring award-winning author Jill McCorkle. Meet McCorkle at the luncheon and purchase an autographed copy of her novel “Life After Life.”
This unconference at Cabell Library focuses on the intersection and sharing of technology, history, storytelling and hidden voices.
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. In a talk titled "Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It," reporter Gina Kolata explores the history of the 1918 influenza pandemic. "The 1918 flu epidemic puts every other epidemic of this century to shame," she says. "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.