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Grad Fest

Grad Fest

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.

Get Ready: Dissertation Summer Camp

Get Ready: Dissertation Summer Camp

For most master's or doctoral students, the thesis or dissertation is the big one, the first long, original research they've ever done. To help students gain just-in-time tools to smooth the research and writing process, VCU's research librarians have organized a day packed with information and expertise that grad students need.

Library Fest

Library Fest

Incoming and current students can get to know VCU Libraries. Register your laptop, tour Cabell Library, meet key staff and enter to win big prizes.

The Emancipation of Evan Walls: A Conversation with Author and VCU alumnus Jeffrey Blount

The Emancipation of Evan Walls: A Conversation with Author and VCU alumnus Jeffrey Blount

Acclaimed author and VCU alumnus Jeffrey Blount discusses his book The Emancipation of Evan Walls. The event will be followed with a Q&A moderated by Jeanne Meserve, a book sale and a reception.

Hands Off! Interpreting the Fourth Amendment

Hands Off! Interpreting the Fourth Amendment

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.

Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn!

Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn!

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.

Advance Your Research

Advance Your Research

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.

Levis Reading Prize Night

Levis Reading Prize Night

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.

Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale

Friends of VCU Libraries Book Sale

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.

Hallow-screen 2019

Hallow-screen 2019

You are invited to put on your best Halloween digs—make-up, pirate's patch, fake teeth, blood spattered shirt, witch hat or whatever scares your friends the most—and have your picture shot against a green screen at Cabell Library, Thursday, Oct. 31, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. You'll have a choice of backgrounds to add to your portrait, which will be posted to a shared folder from which you can download your photos and share. Bring your friends.

VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night

VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night

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.

GIS Day 2019

GIS Day 2019

In celebration of the importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and maps and their ability to connect people, regions and systems, VCU Libraries is joining with hundreds of organizations around the world to mark GIS Day on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

Richmond Indie Comic Expo

Richmond Indie Comic Expo

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.

VCU Science Communication Award Ceremony and Reception

VCU Science Communication Award Ceremony and Reception

This by-invitation-only event celebrates the completion of the 2019 How-to Talks by Postdocs series. This series is an opportunity for VCU postdocs to build their science communication skills with a different style of speaking engagement. It engages postdocs to teach faculty, students and staff about a particular scientific technique or professional development tactic that has helped them in their careers.

Ancarrow's List: Native Plants at the River's Edge

Ancarrow's List: Native Plants at the River's Edge

VCU Libraries hosts Ancarrow's List: Native Plants at the River's Edge. Inspired by Newton Ancarrow's compendium of wildflowers native to the James River, the exhibit features selected botanical illustrations from artists around the east coast.

2019-20 VCU Student Book Collecting Contest Submission Period

2019-20 VCU Student Book Collecting Contest Submission Period

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.

Health Sciences Webinars and Workshops

Health Sciences Webinars and 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.

Grad Fest

Grad Fest

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.

Life Beyond the Library

Life Beyond the Library

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.

It Takes a World to Make a Meal: The Human Costs of Feeding Virginia’s Elites

It Takes a World to Make a Meal: The Human Costs of Feeding Virginia’s Elites

Enslaved people were instrumental in maintaining and developing the culinary traditions of 18th-century Virginia, particularly as well trained cooks and dining attendants. Leni Sorensen, Ph.D., food historian, talks about meals and the people who cooked them, from Martha Blogett's Cawson Plantation in the Tidewater to Mount Vernon.

18th Annual Black History Month Lecture: Red, White, Black and Blue: Documenting America's Racial Illiteracy, by Keith Knight

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.

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