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2018-19 Events

26th Annual William E. and Miriam S. Blake Lecture: Art of Pimen Sofronov presented by Roy Robson, Ph.D.

26th Annual William E. and Miriam S. Blake Lecture: Art of Pimen Sofronov presented by Roy Robson, Ph.D.

The VCU Department of History presents the 25th annual William E. and Miriam S. Blake Lecture in the history of Christianity. This year's lecture features Roy Robson, Ph.D., who shares his research on the Art of Pimen Sofronov.

Qualitative Brown Bag

Qualitative Brown Bag

In honor of VCU's new Graduate Credential in Qualitative Research, VCU Libraries presents bite-sized support offerings and tips to whet your appetite for qualitative research. Discover new books and videos on qualitative collection and analysis. Learn about preserving and sharing the insights you gain. Grow your toolkit of analytical software in different paradigms. Share your methods interests with like-minded VCU researchers. Bring your lunch.

Real Life Film Series: Hidden Pictures

Real Life Film Series: Hidden Pictures

This film brings to life the unknown story of world class scientist and civil rights pioneer Percy Julian.

2nd Annual Transgender and Non-Binary Policy Forum: The Future of Transgender and Non-Binary People

2nd Annual Transgender and Non-Binary Policy Forum: The Future of Transgender and Non-Binary People

This forum focuses on how public policies affect transgender and non-binary people, covering a range of current-day policy issues such as immigration, military readiness and criminal justice.

34th Annual Brown-Lyons Lecture: Where Justice Dwells: Judaism, Social Justice and the Rabbis of T'ruah

34th Annual Brown-Lyons Lecture: Where Justice Dwells: Judaism, Social Justice and the Rabbis of T'ruah

Rabbi Jill Jacobs, executive director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, speaks about the mission, accomplishments and ongoing efforts of her organization, which mobilizes rabbis, cantors and other concerned American Jews to protect human rights in North America and Israel. She is the author of Where Justice Dwells: A Hands-On Guide to Doing Social Justice in Your Jewish Community and There Shall Be No Needy: Pursuing Social Justice through Jewish Law and Tradition. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. A public reception will follow.

Franklin Street Artistic Mansions II: A Lecture and Walking Tour with Charles Brownell, Ph.D.

Franklin Street Artistic Mansions II: A Lecture and Walking Tour with Charles Brownell, Ph.D.

Charles Brownell, Ph.D., returns to VCU Libraries for an encore lecture 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: Founders Hall (Saunders-Willard House), Bird House (Gunn-Bird House) and Williams House (Jones-Williams House). Following the one-hour lecture, Brownell leads a walking tour of these West Franklin Street artistic mansions. A reception follows.

Questioning Cinema Film Series: A Fantastic Woman

Questioning Cinema Film Series: A Fantastic Woman

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.

Exhibits

Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African-Americans in Civil War Medicine

Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African-Americans in Civil War Medicine

Tompkins-McCaw Library hosts the traveling National Library of Medicine exhibit "Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African-Americans in Civil War Medicine." The exhibit covers the history of African-Americans working in medicine during the Civil War.

Unmasked: A Visual Dissection Part II

Unmasked: A Visual Dissection Part II

Nickolai Walko, a graduate of the VCU School of the Arts, has developed a unique and eye-catching form of image-making that hybridizes classical drawing and pop art. After placing a layer of black masking tape on a brightly colored panel or wall, covering the surface from edge to edge, he draws elaborate designs, often anatomical, directly on the tape and then, using an X-Acto blade, meticulously cuts out sections of the tape to create a strong-contrast image. Finally, to prevent tape decay, he sprays the work with a polyurethane coating. Given his anatomical subjects, Walko appropriately likens his elaborate process to a medical operation, with the tape serving as skin and the removing of the tape representing the exposed anatomy. At this show at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, he showcases his anatomical creations, some of which have been inspired by materials from the library collection.

I AM 400: The African Journey in America, 1619-2019

I AM 400: The African Journey in America, 1619-2019

"I AM 400" is a collection of paintings by Richmond-based father and son artists, Jerome and Jeromyah Jones. The works center around Africans before being brought to the shores of America, the 400 years of the African experience in America and solutions for a better future. These artists intend for their work to create conversations and compel communities to learn from history and be history in the making.

Educational Programs & Workshops

Health Sciences Webinars and Workshops

Health Sciences Webinars and Workshops

VCU Libraries offers a wide range of webinars and in-person workshops to help researchers at all levels in the health sciences master online tools and other resources and strategies that benefit research projects. Topics include making the most of PubMed, finding scientific and medical images, using Creative Commons, mining databases and searching for reliable consumer health information.

Advance Your Research: Keeping Track of Your Citations

Advance Your Research: Keeping Track of Your Citations

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.

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