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Library News

April 22 is Earth Day!
The “founder” of Earth Day was Senator Gaylord Nelson, a junior senator from Wisconsin, who was inspired to act after a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara in 1969, California. The first observance of Earth Day was April 22, 1970. Organizers chose April 22 as the official date because th...

April is National Poetry Month!
  Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds us that poetry and poets play an integral role in our culture.  It is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers...

Preston Library Celebrates Women's History
Women’s History Month is an opportunity to recognize the two women who were in charge of VMI’s library for more than 50 years. Ms. Nellie Tracy Gibbs and Ms. Margaret Vincent Jones served as Head Librarian from 1908-1960, during some of the most formative years of VMI’s history. Ms...

2021 VMI Undergraduate Research Symposium
The VMI Center for Undergraduate Research invites all cadets to apply to present at this year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) on Monday, April 26.  Things to know about this year’s symposium are: The symposium will be completely VIRTUAL.  We will use Canvas as the p...

SURI Summer Program & Preston Library
2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) SURI is a summer program where cadets work closely with a faculty mentor on a research or creative project (for either a 5- or 10-week period).  There have been successful projects from every academic discipline at VMI, so all majors should...

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