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Events Archive: 2017-18

VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night [View Image]

VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night

November 16, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Jade Chang, winner of the 2017 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for The Wangs vs. the World, reads from her book and is then joined by her agent and editor for a discussion of the evolution of the book from original idea to first draft to published work.

James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
A Talk by Eva Dillon, Author of Spies in the Family [View Image]

A Talk by Eva Dillon, Author of Spies in the Family

December 6, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

VCU alumna Eva Dillon returns to campus to talk about her bestselling book, Spies in the Family. With rich insights into Cold War politics, the book is "a riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer—the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War."

James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
The Virginia Roots of Today's Radical Right and the Crisis of American Democracy: A Talk by Nancy MacLean [View Image]

The Virginia Roots of Today's Radical Right and the Crisis of American Democracy: A Talk by Nancy MacLean

December 13, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

National Book Award finalist Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains, delivers a lecture on the Virginia-specific roots of the radical political right.

James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
The Life and Work of Richard Carlyon [View Image]

The Life and Work of Richard Carlyon

February 8, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

VCU Libraries and the ICA look back at the celebrated and influential artist and VCU faculty member Richard Carlyon (1930–2006) in a one-night program and art showing featuring some of his multimedia creations. The event, held inconjunction with a retrospective exhibit at the Reynolds Gallery, marks the recent acquisition of Carlyon's papers and digital works by VCU Libraries to preserve and make available to researchers.

James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
16th Annual Black History Month Lecture: Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi [View Image]

16th Annual Black History Month Lecture: Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

February 15, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Acclaimed historian and author Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D., discusses his book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, for which he won the National Book Award.

James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
Sanger Series: On the Centenary of the 1918 Flu: Remembering the Past and Planning for the Future by Jeffery Taubenberger [View Image]

Sanger Series: On the Centenary of the 1918 Flu: Remembering the Past and Planning for the Future by Jeffery Taubenberger

February 19, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

In 2018, the centennial of the 1918 influenza pandemic, the Sanger Series lectures explore the deadly pandemic, the valiant search for the virus that caused it and the ways it changed medicine and our world. Pioneering virologist and alumnus Jeffery Taubenberger, Ph.D., considers lessons that can be learned from the 1918 influenza pandemic.

James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
Milestones: Listening to Progressive Women: The Virginia Feminist Oral History Collection [View Image]

Milestones: Listening to Progressive Women: The Virginia Feminist Oral History Collection

March 19, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

VCU Libraries celebrates the 3-millionth addition to its library collections in 2018 with a series of events called Milestones. The 2,999,999th volume is The Virginia Feminist Oral History Project, 2013–2014 by Megan Shockley, Ph.D., a collection of born-digital oral histories made available online through Special Collections and Archives via a finding aid. Shockley's donation of this material makes it possible for VCU Libraries to preserve and provide access to the voices of second-wave feminists throughout Virginia. In a talk titled "Listening to Progressive Women: The Virginia Feminist Oral History Collection," she discusses her work on and findings from the project.

James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
Levis Reading Prize Night [View Image]

Levis Reading Prize Night

March 29, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Solmaz Sharif, winner of the 2018 Levis Reading Prize for Look, reads from her book and then participates in a Q&A session with the audience.

James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
Milestones: Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury [View Image]

Milestones: Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury

April 3, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

VCU Libraries celebrates the 3-millionth addition to its library collections in 2018 with a series of events called Milestones. The 3-millionth volume is Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury by Blessen C. Eapen, M.D., and David X. Cifu, M.D., a seminal work based on years of research and leading-edge practice in the treatment of traumatic brain injury, including current translation research conducted at VCU. This book is an important addition to Tompkins-McCaw Library's Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) collection, one of VCU Libraries' Collections of Distinction. At the event, Cifu gives remarks on the significance of the book. A celebration, featuring music by Deborah Saidel (flute) and Jacquelin Spears (cello), follows the remarks.

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
Franklin Street Artistic Mansions: A Lecture and Walking Tour with Charles Brownell, Ph.D. [View Image]

Franklin Street Artistic Mansions: A Lecture and Walking Tour with Charles Brownell, Ph.D.

April 7, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Charles Brownell, Ph.D., lectures on the historic architecture and interior design found in three significant homes on W. Franklin St. in the heart of VCU's Monroe Park Campus. Following the one-hour lecture, Brownell will lead a tour of these W. Franklin St. artistic mansions.

James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
33rd Annual Brown-Lyons Lecture: Dr. Jonathan Sarna [View Image]

33rd Annual Brown-Lyons Lecture: Dr. Jonathan Sarna

April 11, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Jonathan D. Sarna, Ph.D., university professor, Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun professor of American Jewish history, and chair of the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University, presents his book Lincoln and the Jews: A History. The book details a new aspect of Abraham Lincoln's remarkable relationship with American Jews that impacted both his path to the presidency and his policy decisions as president.

James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
Milestones: Pop-up Book Wonderlands [View Image]

Milestones: Pop-up Book Wonderlands

April 20, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

VCU Libraries celebrates the 3-millionth addition to its library collections in 2018 with a series of events called Milestones. The 3,000,001st volume is Wa Hair Swinging Dance by VCU alumna Colette Fu, a pop-up book that captures the fervent movement of women from the Wa people of China engaged in a traditional harvest dance. The book is a valuable addition to VCU Libraries' Book Art Collection, a nationally significant collection in high demand by artists and scholars. In a talk titled "Pop-up Book Wonderlands," Fu discusses her work.

James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
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