Grad Fest is an overview of resources and services for graduate students. Learn about campus life and explore resources for your research. Drop in anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. to network with other grad students and learn about different opportunities for VCU graduate students. Talk to representatives from the Graduate School, Graduate Student Association, Career Services, National Scholarship Office and more. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Are you an incoming student? Get to know VCU Libraries and other resources around the university during VCU Welcome Week. Register your laptop, tour Cabell Library, meet key staff and enter to win big prizes.
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.
Acclaimed author and VCU alumnus Jeffrey Blount his book The Emancipation of Evan Walls. The event will be followed with a Q&A, book sale and reception.
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 Comics Expo (RICE). The VCUarts student-run expo features panel discussions and art for sale from VCU alumni and local Richmond comics creators.
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.
Dylan Loftis, who graduated from VCU this spring with an M.F.A. in craft and material studies, presents two intriguing conversation pieces created for his thesis, Bone of my Bone. The pieces, collectively titled B.O.M.B. Mk. II (Bone of my Bone Mark II), are sculptures rooted in traditional woodworking and furniture design. The artist has taken broken furniture and "repaired" it into fanciful, grotesque new shapes.