In recognition of Constitution Day, political scientist John Augenbaugh, Ph.D., and historian Carolyn Eastman, Ph.D., discuss the history of the fourth amendment and the evolving nature of searches and seizures in law enforcement.
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.
Jenny Xie, winner of the 2019 Levis Reading Prize for Eye Level, 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.
The book sale offers a wide assortment of materials: paperback and hardcover novels, poetry collections, history books, biographies, scholarly studies, cook books, children's books, art books, comics, audio books, CDs, DVDs and more.
Ling Ma, winner of the 2019 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for Severance, reads from her book. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The event will be followed by a public reception, book sale and signing.
VCU Libraries will host the first annual Richmond Indie Comic Expo (RICE). The VCUarts student-run expo features panel discussions and art for sale from VCU alumni and local Richmond comics creators.
19th Annual Black History Month Lecture: Red, White, Black and Blue: Documenting America's Racial Illiteracy, by Keith Knight
Award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight returns to VCU to present Red, White, Black and Blue, a cartoon slideshow that tackles racial illiteracy in America. A public reception will follow the presentation.
35th Annual Brown-Lyons Lecture, featuring Peter Beinart: "The Crisis of Zionism and The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment"
Journalist Peter Beinart discusses his book The Crisis of Zionism. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session, book sale and signing.
All VCU students, undergraduate and graduate, are invited to submit to the VCU Student Book-collecting Contest, which recognizes students who have developed thoughtful and purposeful collections of books, manuscripts or other material textual works. Two winners will receive a cash prize.
The Health and Wellness Library hosts the traveling National Library of Medicine exhibit "Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn!" The exhibit showcases items from the NLM’s growing collection of comics and graphic novels depicting people’s experiences with an array of health issues.
Educational Programs & 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.
STEM students in introductory courses are invited to drop in for answers to questions, problem solving, tutoring and mentoring and getting to know their teachers. Faculty members from math, chemistry, biology and physics will offer joint "open hours" in the Cabell Library Multipurpose Room (250) on Wednesdays 2 to 4 p.m. and Fridays 9 to 11 a.m.