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.
The VCU Libraries Innovative Media department invites the VCU community to Wednesdays in the Workshop. 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 p.m. to 4 p.m. and are held in The Workshop in the lower level of Cabell Library unless otherwise noted.
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.