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Milestones: 3-Millionth Volume Event Series

Text Reads: Milestones. 3 Millionth Volume.



James Branch Cabell Library
901 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284


VCU Libraries celebrates the 3-millionth addition to its library collections in 2018 with a series of events called Milestones. 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).

The events in this series are free and open to all, but please register for event event you plan on attending. For special accommodations, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593 at least two days prior to the event.

Schedule and Registration

2,999,999th Volume: The Virginia Feminist Oral History Project, 2013–2014 by Megan Shockley, Ph.D.
Talk by Megan Shockley, Ph.D.: Creating a Progressive Commonwealth: Women Activists, Feminism, and the Politics of Social Change in Virginia, 1970s–2000s
March 19, 2018
3–5 p.m.
James Branch Cabell Library
Lecture Hall (Room 303)
Event description: Megan Shockley, Ph.D., presents The Virginia Feminist Oral History Project, 2013–2014, a collection of born-digital oral histories made available online through Special Collections and Archives via a finding aid. Megan Shockley created the project and conducted the interviews. Her donation of this material makes it possible for VCU Libraries to preserve and provide access to the voices of second-wave feminists throughout Virginia. The presentation will be followed by a reception.

3-millionth Volume: Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury by Blessen C. Eapen, M.D. and David X. Cifu, M.D.
Celebration featuring remarks by David X. Cifu, M.D.
April 3, 2018
3–4 p.m.
Tompkins-McCaw Library
Register for this April 3 event
Event description: David X. Cifu, Ph.D., presents Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury, a seminal work based on years of research and leading-edge practice in the treatment of traumatic brain injury, including current translation research conducted at VCU. This book is an important addition to Tompkins-McCaw Library's Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) collection, one of VCU Libraries' Collections of Distinction. Cifu's remarks will be followed by a celebration.

3,000,001st Volume: Wa Hair Swinging Dance by Colette Fu
Workshop led by Colette Fu: Year of the Dog Pop-up Card Making Workshop
April 20
1:30–3:30 p.m.
James Branch Cabell Library
Fourth Floor Mapp Room
Register for this April 20 event
Event description: In celebration of the Year of the Dog, artist Colette Fu leads a special workshop. Fu says, "Dogs are loyal, honest and put their heart and soul into their tasks. Our task will be making Year of the Dog pop-up cards." Templates will be provided.

3,000,001st Volume: Wa Hair Swinging Dance by Colette Fu
Talk by Colette Fu: Pop-up Book Wonderlands
April 20
4–5 p.m.
James Branch Cabell Library
Lecture Hall (Room 303)
Register for this April 20 event
Event desciription: VCU alumna Colette Fu presents Wa Hair Swinging Dance, a pop-up book in which she 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. Fu's presentation will be followed by a reception.

About the Speakers

Megan Shockley, Ph.D., is the author of the forthcoming Combating Southern Patriarchy: Virginia Feminists and the Politics of Social Change (Louisiana State University Press, 2018), which draws from the oral histories that make up The Virginia Feminist Oral History Project, the 2,999,999th volume to be added to VCU Libraries' collection. She is also the author of Changing History: Virginia Women Through Four Centuries (with Cynthia Kierner and Jennifer Loux) (Library of Virginia Press, 2013), The Captain's Widow of Sandwich: Self-Invention and the Life of Hannah Rebecca Burgess, 1834–1917 (New York University Press, 2010) and 'We, Too, Are Americans': African American Women in Detroit and Richmond, 1940–1954 (University of Illinois Press, 2004). She teaches courses in museum studies, heritage tourism, digital history and women's history at Clemson University. She is the coordinator of the Public History Emphasis Area Program and supervises internships and is a project manager on the Palmetto History Project.

David Cifu, the associate dean for innovation and system integration in the in the VCU School of Medicine and the chairman and Herman J. Flax, M.D., Endowed Professor of the Department of PM&R at VCU-School of Medicine. He is also chief of PM&R Services for the VCU Health System and founding director of the VCU-Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering. He is the senior TBI specialist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He has been funded on 43 research grants for more than $137 million and currently serves as principal investigator of the VA/DoD $62.2 million Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium, which is studying the long-term effects of combat concussions in service members and veterans across 15 VA's 12 military bases and 30 universities in 20 states. In his more than 25 years as an academic physiatrist, he has delivered more than 550 regional, national and International lectures, published more than 220 scientific articles and 65 abstracts and co-authored or edited 34 books and book chapters. He is the past president of the American Academy of PM&R (2007–8), editor-in-chief of the 5th edition of Braddom's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2015) and co-editor-in-chief of Braddom's Handbook of Rehabilitation Medicine (2017).

Colette Fu is an internationally celebrated book artist and paper engineer, as well as a passionate arts educator. She received a B.A. in French from the University of Virginia, a B.G.S. from VCU and an M.F.A. from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her pop-up books are held by the Library of Congress, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University, Virginia Commonwealth University and other major collecting institutions. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the University of Virginia Gallery, the Philadelphia Athenaeum and Georgetown University. She is the recipient of the Fulbright Research Award and grants from the Independence Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Puffin Foundation and the Society for Photographic Education.

Banner image: Milestones image by Emily Kundrot.


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