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Exhibit Archive: 2013-14

Discover Magic: Photographs by Jeanne Schlesinger [View Image]

Discover Magic: Photographs by Jeanne Schlesinger

October 17, 2013 until March 31, 2014

Photographs by the director of instructional development for the VCU School of Medicine, featuring close-up views of nature that reveal the magic that is often hidden in plain sight.

Tompkins McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, First-floor Gallery
Migrating Archives: LGBT Delegates from Collections Around the World [View Image]

Migrating Archives: LGBT Delegates from Collections Around the World

October 1, 2013 until December 1, 2013

This exhibit showcases materials, submitted by archives from around the world, that document the histories and personal stories of LGBT communities. It reveals the various ways in which institutions such as museums and libraries work to capture and preserve these important cultural materials.

James Branch Cabell Library, First Floor
Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia 100th Anniversary Exhibit [View Image]

Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia 100th Anniversary Exhibit

December 12, 2013 until May 31, 2014

James Branch Cabell Library is home of the archives of the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia and, as a part of the 100th-anniversary celebration, presents an exhibit of materials from the archives. The archives include everything from photographs and promotional literature to vintage Girl Scouts uniforms.

James Branch Cabell Library, Special Collections and Archives
From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Medicine in Nature and Industry [View Image]

From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Medicine in Nature and Industry

January 21, 2014 until March 1, 2014

This National Library of Medicine exhibit explores some of the processes, problems and potential inherent in technologies that use microorganisms for health and commercial purposes. Over the past two centuries, scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques using and modifying life forms like yeast, molds and bacteria to create a host of new therapies and produce better foods and beverages. The exhibition illustrates the history of this dynamic relationship among microbes, medicine, technology and industry, which has spanned centuries.

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons [View Image]

Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons

March 17, 2014 until April 26, 2014

A traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine highlighting four contemporary pioneer African American surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields and believe in continuing the journey of excellence through the education and mentoring of young African Americans pursuing medical careers.

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
Through the Looking Glass: An Exhibit of Microscopic Images [View Image]

Through the Looking Glass: An Exhibit of Microscopic Images

April 25, 2014 until December 31, 2014

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences invited submissions of microscopic images from VCU students, faculty and staff. More than 40 images were submitted for consideration, and 24 are featured in this exhibit. Images were analyzed and scored by Scott Henderson, Lara Mabry, Rene Olivares-Navarrete and Ning Zhang on the basis of aesthetic appeal, technical skill and scientific significance. Anders Hånell, Ryan Clohessy and Gireesh Reddy are recipients of prizes and best-in-show honors.

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, First-floor Gallery
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