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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.