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  • Inaugural social justice lecture focuses on racism in health care
    August 5, 2022 — The new Social Justice Lecture series is envisioned as an annual exploration of topics by national voices who will illuminate concerns at the core of social justice.
  • Affordable Course Content Awards support free textbooks for eight new courses
    July 27, 2022 — VCU Libraries awards course content grants to eight faculty projects.
  • Devon Walker-Figueroa Wins 25th Annual Levis Reading Prize for 'Philomath'
    July 27, 2022 — 25th Levis Prize night set for Sept. 30. 
  • VCU Libraries names new head of access services
    July 25, 2022 — New department head will lead reorganization of merged workgroups.
  • VCU Libraries launches film series tied to "Organ Thieves," 2022 VCU Common Book
    July 18, 2022 — Film series debuts Sept. 14.
  • Dawnie Walton wins the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for ‘The Final Revival of Opal & Nev’
    July 1, 2022 — Cabell First Novelist Award marks 21st year.
  • Fellows selected for new grant-funded project designed to bolster humanities research skills for first-gen, transfer and students of color
    June 21, 2022 — Summer fellows begin internships.
  • Juneteenth: A reading list
    June 16, 2022 — This list of faculty-recommended books can help you learn about and celebrate Juneteenth.
  • Commercial Arts senior wins Friends of VCU Libraries annual design prize
    May 15, 2022 — Fourth annual contest honors edgy design.
  • Thank you, donors: VCU Libraries raises $47k on inaugural Giving Day
    May 16, 2022 — VCU Libraries fares well in first Giving Day fundraising effort.
  • Class of 2022: Whitney Brown excels through dedication to public service and lauds public affairs librarian for help along the way
    May 12, 2022 — As a first-generation college student and native of Richmond, Whitney Brown has big aspirations to improve lives in her community.
  • Class of 2022: Friends scholarship recipient Monica Jimenez Sablich outlines future plans.
    May 12, 2022 — Jimenez Sablich, a native of Peru, is studying the stories and details behind the distinctive style so that she can share it with others.
  • Library responds speedily to student’s report of a bedbug: Expert inspection finds no evidence of bedbugs in the building
    May 5, 2022 — Some second floor booths to be treated for bedbugs. 
  • VCU Libraries’ Quest-funded project shares initial results
    May 3, 2022 — Study of barriers to faculty adoption of open access and open educational resources underway. 
  • New libraries fellowship program seeks undergraduate humanities students
    May 2, 2022 — Undergraduates invited to apply by May 16 for new humanities-libraries fellowship.
  • Cabell Library expands hours for end-of-semester crunch
    April 24, 2022 — Library open later to provide finals season study spaces.
  • Erin Crawford wins the Jurgen Banned Art Comics Contest
    April 11, 2022 — The Jurgen Banned Art Comics Contest winner announced.
  • Little Ram Pantries project expands to the MCV Campus and library locations
    March 24, 2022 — Similar to Little Free Libraries, the boxes address student food insecurity by providing free nonperishable food and other goods.
  • Your voice matters: Library quality survey opens March 21
    March 9, 2022 — For the fourth time in 10 years, VCU Libraries participates in nationally-normed LibQUAL survey.
  • Deadline April 24: Annual design contest offers $500 prize to student or recent alumni
    March 8, 2022 — The Friends of the VCU Libraries invite students and alumni of the previous five years (2017 - 2021) to submit their own designs for use on VCU Libraries T-shirt and other promotional materials. Deadline for submission is April 24. The prize is $500.
  • Faculty: Apply for a 2022 Affordable Course Content Award by May 27
    February 28, 2022 — 2022 grant cycle is now open.
  • Grant to VCU Libraries and Wright Center to raise awareness of clinical trials research for rural residents through public librarians
    February 24, 2022 — Project will engage rural librarians who can help educate their patrons about access to clinical trials and reliable health information.
  • Data visualization artist opens new Creative Inquiries series March 24
    February 24, 2022 — New research/maker series explores technology in fresh ways. 
  • VCU Publishing presents inaugural awards for outstanding journal articles
    February 23, 2022 — VCU Publishing honors two outstanding articles from its open access journals.
  • Inclusive process for creating Reflection Room starts with student forums Feb. 28 and March 2
    February 21, 2022 — Student input needed in design of new space at Cabell Library. Sessions are virtual.
  • New grant-funded project will bolster humanities research skills for first-gen, transfer and students of color
    February 17, 2022 — $10,000 grant should advance diversity initiatives and humanities research skills at VCU Libraries.
  • VCU faculty share benefits of open teaching materials in series of articles
    February 17, 2022 — VCU faculty discuss experiences creating open educational resources.
  • Some Rams love stories tied to the libraries
    February 14, 2022 — Couples share their Ram romances, from study dates at Cabell Library to a match made on a study abroad trip.
  • Author of ‘On Juneteenth’ urges a more complete telling of American history
    February 14, 2022 — ‘This is not a matter of just making people feel bad. It’s telling people the truth so that they can understand why the society is as it is,’ said Annette Gordon-Reed.
  • Faculty resolves to embrace cultural competence in their work
    February 11, 2022 — A topic of great ongoing interest for the Libraries’ faculty, cultural competence is more vital than ever as VCU’s population evolves along with the Commonwealth.
  • Libraries’ participants reflect on Walking the Ward tour
    February 10, 2022 — VCU Libraries faculty and staff participated in Walking the Ward a tour of historic Jackson Ward that provided attendees with a history of a center of African-American life.
  • Want to know more? Reading list supports Annette Gordon-Reed 'On Juneteenth' presentation Feb. 10
    February 7, 2022 — Interested to know more about Juneteenth, its legacy, and the Black experience? These resources from VCU Libraries address related topics.
  • VCU Libraries acquires large collection of rare medical texts, illustrations and documents
    February 1, 2022 — The Richmond Academy of Medicine Joseph Lyon Miller Collection, which dates to 1500, returns to 12th and Clay streets after more than three decades.
  • VCU student support departments reprise wellness-focused outreach in StudyWell campaign
    January 26, 2022 — VCU Libraries again hosts StudyWell activities.
  • Humanities librarian aids in national crowdsourcing project on the Holocaust
    January 17, 2022 — The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington turns to crowdsourcing, works with students at Virginia Commonwealth University and across the country.
  • Rare diseases event sheds light on one doctor’s journey as a physician and as a patient
    January 14, 2022 — Attend Feb. 22 online event to learn more about rare diseases and their unique challenges.
  • Librarians will help researchers prepare for new NIH data sharing rules
    January 11, 2022 — Are you interested in NIH grants? Be aware that 2023 will bring new data management and sharing requirements.