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Events Archive: 2021-22

Grad Fest

Grad Fest

Grad Fest is an overview of resources and services for graduate students. Drop in anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. to learn about campus life and opportunities and explore resources for your research. Network with other grad students. Talk to representatives from the Graduate School, VCU Libraries, Graduate Student Association, Career Services, National Scholarship Office and more.

James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
Someone’s Missing . . . and I think It’s Me: A Conversation with Artist and Author Joan Gaustad

Someone’s Missing . . . and I think It’s Me: A Conversation with Artist and Author Joan Gaustad

Richmond-based artist and VCU alum Joan Gaustad (‘75 BFA, Arts) launches her new book, Someone’s Missing . . . and I think It’s Me: Our Great Adventure with Dementia, through a conversation exploring the hows and whys of her writing and the themes she explores.

Hybrid Event, Attend in Person or Online
9/11 and the Constitution: A Conversation

9/11 and the Constitution: A Conversation

In recognition of Constitution Day and the 20th anniversary of 9/11, VCU Libraries presents a video conversation on the effects of 9/11 on the Constitution and how 9/11 fits into a series of momentous events that have radically altered how the Constitution is interpreted.

Online
Levis Reading Prize Night

Levis Reading Prize Night

Leila Chatti, winner of the 2021 Levis Reading Prize for Deluge (Copper Canyon Press, 2020), reads from her book.

Hybrid Event, Attend in Person or Online
The Day the Klan Came to Town: A Comic Book Retelling of Community Resistance

The Day the Klan Came to Town: A Comic Book Retelling of Community Resistance

Author Bill Campbell and artist Bizhan Khodabandeh discuss their work on the acclaimed new graphic novel, The Day the Klan Came to Town, a fictionalized retelling of a community’s resistance to a violent 1923 march of thousands of Ku Klux Klan members in Carnegie, Pa.

Hybrid Event, Attend in Person or Online
VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night

VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night

Raven Leilani, winner of the 2021 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for Luster, participates in a Q&A session about the writing and publishing of her book.

Hybrid Event, Attend in Person or Online
Richmond Indie Comic Expo

Richmond Indie Comic Expo

The Richmond Indie Comic Expo (RICE) returns for its second year. Organized by VCUarts students, RICE features art for sale from VCU alumni and local comics creators, as well as panel discussions and presentations featuring experts on a variety of comic arts subjects.

James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
Savage Conversations with LeAnne Howe

Savage Conversations with LeAnne Howe

Join us for an evening of Indigenous literature, humor and history with celebrated Chocktaw fiction writer, poet, playwright and filmmaker LeAnne Howe.

Cabell Library Lecture Hall and online
Wednesdays in the Workshop: Collaborative Poetry with Google Docs

Wednesdays in the Workshop: Collaborative Poetry with Google Docs

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
Community Zooms Fall 2021

Community Zooms Fall 2021

A series of brief virtual events designed for the VCU Libraries community, highlighting timely subjects, celebrating achievements, practicing creativity and more.

Jurgen Banned Art Comics Contest Info Session

Jurgen Banned Art Comics Contest Info Session

Learn about the Jurgen Banned Art Comics Contest.

Zoom
Annette Gordon-Reed "On Juneteenth"

Annette Gordon-Reed "On Juneteenth"

The 21st annual Black History Lecture features nationally known scholar Annette Gordon-Reed.

James Branch Cabell Library Lecture Hall
Chasing my Cure: A Doctor’s Race

Chasing my Cure: A Doctor’s Race

So-called "rare diseases" affect many people who face a difficult health care journey. This program presented by the VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library explores these challenges through the experience of one determined physician who found his own cure. Register now https://www.support.vcu.edu/libraries

Online
 Student Forum on new Reflection Room

Student Forum on new Reflection Room

Leaders at VCU Libraries are beginning an inclusive process to design a new space at James Branch Cabell Library: a Reflection Room for quiet retreat.

Online
Artistic Mansions IV: Adorning Mansions I

Artistic Mansions IV: Adorning Mansions I

The Brownells return to VCU Libraries for an encore lecture on the historic architecture and interior design found in the once glittering mansions on West Franklin Street in the heart of VCU’s Monroe Park Campus. Following the one-hour lecture, attendees may participate in a self-guided walking tour.

James Branch Cabell Library Lecture Hall (Room 303)
Promoting Patient Engagement through Clinical Trials Participation - Featuring e-Patient Dave

Promoting Patient Engagement through Clinical Trials Participation - Featuring e-Patient Dave

Join us on April 19 at noon via Zoom to hear cancer survivor, patient advocate, and international keynote speaker e-Patient Dave (Dave deBronkhart). e-Patient Dave, a stage IV kidney cancer survivor, will share his cancer journey including advocating for his own health and participating in a clinical trial which ultimately saved his life.

Online
Back to the Stacks: VCU Libraries Student Worker Reunion

Back to the Stacks: VCU Libraries Student Worker Reunion

Join us for the first Back to the Stacks: VCU Libraries Student Worker Reunion! We’ll provide lunch and building tours, you bring the memories.

James Branch Cabell Library Room 303
Workshops @ The Workshop: Sewing 101: Making a Tote Bag

Workshops @ The Workshop: Sewing 101: Making a Tote Bag

Online
Community Zooms: Starting the Conversation: Richmond's statues as tools that teach

Community Zooms: Starting the Conversation: Richmond's statues as tools that teach

A series of brief virtual events designed for the VCU Libraries community, highlighting timely subjects, celebrating achievements, practicing creativity and more.

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
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
Cabell Library Tours

Cabell Library Tours

James Branch Cabell Library offers a variety of tour options to help students, staff and faculty become acquainted with the building and its services.

Online
Health Sciences Library Orientation

Health Sciences Library Orientation

The Health Sciences Library offers a virtual orientation to help students, staff and faculty become acquainted with the building and its services.

Online
StudyWell

StudyWell

StudyWell sessions focus on student wellbeing. Events highlight all types of health and wellness, including physical, financial, emotional and social health, in addition to academic success.

James Branch Cabell Library and the Health Sciences Libraries