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.
VCU Libraries invites ABD students, doctoral candidates and masters thesis writers to a winter writing retreat Jan. 7 and 8. Spacious writing space with big tables and power strips will be available 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. each day. Optional sessions will be offered on a variety of topics. During the session times, participants can either attend the session or continue writing, and time between sessions is dedicated writing time, when all participants are encouraged to focus solely on their writing. VCU Writing Center coaches will be available for one-on-one consultations, and librarians will be available for one-on-one consultations about the research process. Coffee, tea and snacks will be served all day.
OpenCon Virginia brings 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 includes 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.
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.
This film brings to life the unknown story of world class scientist and civil rights pioneer Percy Julian.
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.
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.
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.