Learn about and explore free textbook alternatives by attending a one-hour workshop and writing a short review of an open textbook from the Open Textbook Library to benefit other instructors considering the adoption of open textbooks. Receive a $200 professional development stipend for your efforts.
VCU Libraries invites ABD students, doctoral candidates and masters thesis writers to a series of writing retreats. Spacious writing space with big tables and power strips will be available each day. Drop in anytime and stay as late as you like. The series is free and open to all.
18th 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.
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.
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.
VCU art history emeritus professor Charles E. Brownell, Ph.D., and his sister, Louise T. Brownell, return to VCU Libraries for a third lecture on the historic architecture and interior design found in the once-glittering mansions on West Franklin Street in the heart of VCU's Monroe Park Campus. Following the one-hour lecture, guests are invited to join in a reception, and the Brownells will lead a walking tour of West Franklin Street.
Showcasing a variety of subjects and locations, Life Beyond the Library is an exhibit that offers a glimpse into the perspectives of the staff at Tompkins-McCaw Library.
This traveling exhibit curated by the National Library of Medicine explores the important role played by slave labor in keeping American colonial settlers nourished.
Born in Galati, Romania, and raised in Texas, artist Diana Antohe creates multimedia work that explores her dual-culture identity through painting, drawing, sewing and writing on textiles. The exhibit has two components: large fabric pieces hanging on the walls and small objects resting on a plexiglass luggage rack.
Ongoing Workshops and Webinars
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.
The VCU Libraries Innovative Media department presents Wednesdays in the Workshop. The equipment and spaces in the Workshop are free and open to all members of the VCU community. Stop by each Wednesday for hands-on demonstrations of the proper usage of resources, services and workspaces. All Wednesdays in the Workshop run from 3 to 4 p.m. and are held in the Workshop in the lower level of Cabell Library unless otherwise noted.