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Events Archive: 2020-21

Library Fest

Library Fest

A series of brief, informal videos for incoming and current students, introducing many library departments and services.

Online
Wednesdays in the Workshop (on the Web!)

Wednesdays in the Workshop (on the Web!)

The Workshop hosts virtual hands-on demonstrations of tools and software available at home to help you be productive and creative on academic and personal projects.

Online
Scholarship Boy: Meditations on Family and Race

Scholarship Boy: Meditations on Family and Race

Richmond-based writer and retired law professor Larry I. Palmer discusses his new book, Scholarship Boy: Meditations on Family and Race, with VCU alum, novelist and Emmy Award–winning television director Jeffrey Blount.

Online
Advance Your Research Webinars

Advance Your Research Webinars

A series of online workshops for graduate students and advanced researchers, designed to help make your research process better, faster and smarter.

Online
Levis Reading Prize Night

Levis Reading Prize Night

Ilya Kaminsky, winner of the 2020 Levis Reading Prize for Deaf Republic, reads from his book.

Online
Virginia Research Library Sustainable Scholarship Virtual Forum

Virginia Research Library Sustainable Scholarship Virtual Forum

Public academic research library deans from across the commonwealth discuss priorities and share information about upcoming contract negotiations with Elsevier, the largest STEM scholarly publisher.

Online
VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night

VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night

John Englehardt, winner of the 2020 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for Bloomland, participates in a Q&A session about the writing and publishing of his book.

Online
Communicating COVID

Communicating COVID

The spread of misinformation about COVID-19 has in many ways paralleled the spread of the novel coronavirus. Three experts on health and media literacy discuss strategies, struggles and stories around communicating COVID information.

Online
Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

To celebrate International Open Access Week, VCU Libraries is hosting an online screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, a documentary that focuses on the need for open access to research and science.

Online
Hallow-Screen

Hallow-Screen

Join the Workshop for a night of spooky spectacles, haunted hosts and wicked works of art.

Online
Health Sciences Webinars

Health Sciences Webinars

Webinars to help researchers at all levels in the health sciences master online tools and other resources and strategies that benefit research projects.

Online
20th Annual Black History Lecture, featuring Marcia Chatelain, Ph.D.

20th Annual Black History Lecture, featuring Marcia Chatelain, Ph.D.

Historian Marcia Chatelain, Ph.D., discusses her book Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America (Liveright, 2020). The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

Online
TakeBreakMake

TakeBreakMake

This interactive workshop series is aimed at faculty and staff wanting to learn about teaching with technology by making things, making mistakes and making it up as we go along.

Online
Wednesdays in the Workshop (on the Web!)

Wednesdays in the Workshop (on the Web!)

The Workshop hosts virtual hands-on demonstrations of tools and software available at home to help you be productive and creative on academic and personal projects.

Online
Dedication, Determination and Discipline: A Conversation with Dr. Sampson Davis

Dedication, Determination and Discipline: A Conversation with Dr. Sampson Davis

Sampson Davis, MD, ER physician and New York Times best-selling author of Living and Dying in Brick City: Stories from the Front Lines of an Inner-City E.R., speaks about his experiences, his advocacy of preventative medicine and his promotion of healthier communities throughout the nation.

Online
Liaison Get Together

Liaison Get Together

The Liaison Get Together is a free opportunity for academic library liaisons across the Commonwealth to gather and learn about what's going on with liaisonship, in Virginia and further afield.

Online
Communicating COVID Part 2

Communicating COVID Part 2

A lot has happened since the Communicating COVID panel last fall—vaccines have been developed and approved; federal guidelines have changed since the election; and new questions have arisen. Join us for this discussion about the challenges of communicating accurate information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Online
35th Annual Brown-Lyons Lecture, featuring Peter Beinart

35th Annual Brown-Lyons Lecture, featuring Peter Beinart

Journalist Peter Beinart discusses his book The Crisis of Zionism (Picador, 2013). The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

Online
Artistic Mansions III: The Making of Mansions—Historic Houses on VCU's Monroe Park Campus

Artistic Mansions III: The Making of Mansions—Historic Houses on VCU's Monroe Park Campus

Charles Brownell, Ph.D., professor emeritus of art history at VCU, and Louise Brownell, registrar emeritus at the Maryland Historical Society, return to VCU Libraries for an encore lecture on the historic architecture found in the once glittering mansions on West Franklin Street in the heart of VCU’s Monroe Park Campus.

Online
Spring Clean Your Courses for the Transition to Canvas

Spring Clean Your Courses for the Transition to Canvas

With your courses moving to Canvas, now's the perfect time to review the materials you're sharing with students. Join this workshop to help spring clean your courses.

Online (link to Zoom room will be sent with registration)
Sanger Series: The Institutionalization of Gender Disparities in Science

Sanger Series: The Institutionalization of Gender Disparities in Science

Informatics specialist Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Ph.D., explores gender disparities in science and considers how institutions can improve equity and justice in scholarly communication.

Online