This exhibit, curated by Sarah Faris, features the work of 16 students and alumni of the Department of Communication Art's scientific and preparatory medical illustration track, which requires a rigorous set of science courses hosted by the Department of Biology in the College of Humanities and Sciences and VCU Life Sciences in addition to their art courses.
An open house for the dedication of the new WISDM Mothers' Room in Cabell Library. An assortment of books relating to parenting will be available for guests to browse, courtesy of the VCU Community Health Education Center. Light refreshments will be served.
A screening of the documentary Gender Revolution, part of the 2017 Southern Film Festival: Screening Southern Justice. Following the screening, Gavin Grimm and Bill Farrar of Virginia ACLU join us for a discussion.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz reads from his work. The reading will be followed by a Q&A, a book-signing and a reception.
VCU Libraries hosts a Constitution Day program: Historian John Kneebone, Ph.D., and political scientist John Augenbaugh, Ph.D., discuss how freedom of speech has been defined historically and how the polarization of public opinion can incite violent response.
Over the past few years, America's college campuses have become roiling centers of free speech controversy. Professors lose their jobs. Speakers are invited, then disinvited. Researchers can't access the digital content they need. Deep educational dialog unravels safe spaces. Are these problems? Or is this just what the First Amendment looks like?
A day of drop-in workshops for graduate students and advanced researchers, designed to help make your research process better, faster and smarter. Topics include Pro level search tips, free full text articles, journal evaluation and copyright information.
This celebration marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Richmond Professional Institute. Following the unveiling and dedication of the historic marker at 827 W. Franklin St., join VCU Libraries for a drop-in reception. Share memories with classmates and University Archives staff, see memorabilia and explore the modern Cabell Library.
Need a study break? Visitors to VCU’s James Branch Cabell Library can experience "A Cold and Overcast Day," a light and sound installation by kinetic artist and VCU associate professor Bob Kaputof.
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.
Get in the spirit for Halloween with Cabell Library! All students are invited to get their ghostly portraits taken in the Workshop video studio. Choose from a choice of six bootastic backgrounds to stand in and bring your friends. Beware, Costumes are strongly encouraged.
Brian Burns speaks about his book Gilded Age Richmond: Gaiety, Greed & Lost Cause Mania. The event will be followed by a book sale and signing.
How-to Talks by Postdocs is a series of instructional brown-bag lunch talks for the general VCU health-sciences community taught by postdocs. These are not seminar talks, but an opportunity for postdocs to share how to do something related to the health sciences. Talks are held on Mondays, noon–1 p.m., in the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences second-floor lecture room. All in the VCU community are welcome to attend and are encouraged to bring their own lunches. Registration is requested.
Scientists are increasingly called to share their research outside of traditional academic spheres. Engagement with non-academic audiences can help increase the public’s science literacy and shape impactful policy decisions. How can we share science in a way that both engages non-experts and accurately presents complex topics? The Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research and VCU Libraries present an event on science communication for researchers, faculty, and students.
Jade Chang, winner of the 2017 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for The Wangs vs. the World, reads from her book and is then joined by her agent and editor for a discussion of the evolution of the book from original idea to first draft to published work. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event will be followed by a public reception and book sale and signing.
VCU alumna Eva Dillon returns to campus to talk about her bestselling book, Spies in the Family. With rich insights into Cold War politics, the book is "a riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer—the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War." The talk will be followed by a Q&A, a book-signing and a reception.
The Virginia Roots of Today's Radical Right and the Crisis of American Democracy: A Talk by Nancy MacLean
National Book Award finalist Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains, delivers a lecture on the Virginia-specific roots of the radical political right. Her talk will be followed by a Q&A, book-signing and reception.
Audiovisual studios in the library? But libraries are just for books, aren't they? Learn about the audio and video spaces and cutting-edge technologies and equipment available at VCU Libraries—how to use them, who uses them and the kinds of research facilitated by these resources.
OpenCon Virginia will bring 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 will include 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.
Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Explore possible alternatives by attending a one-hour workshop and writing a short review. Receive a $200 professional development stipend for your efforts.
Mapping Space Research, an installation by Lily Cox-Richard's Space Research class features collections of research and investigations of multiple VCU spaces. Each of the projects in this exhibit maps a research journey.
The Global Game Jam is a worldwide weekend challenge where participants across multiple disciplines team up to make a game in 72 hours.
The VCU College of Humanities and Sciences presents Frankenstein Dissected, a panel discussion on the impact of Mary Shelley's novel on modern-day society as the classic reaches its 200th anniversary in circulation.
VCU Libraries and the ICA look back at the celebrated and influential artist and VCU faculty member Richard Carlyon (1930–2006) in a one-night program and art showing featuring some of his multimedia creations. The event, held inconjunction with a retrospective exhibit at the Reynolds Gallery, marks the recent acquisition of Carlyon’s papers and digital works by VCU Libraries to preserve and make available to researchers.
Acclaimed historian and author Ibram X. Kendi discusses his book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, for which he won the National Book Award. The event will be followed with a Q&A, book sale and reception.