America’s First Catholic President

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America’s First Catholic President

March 22, 2017 1:30 PM Richmond Salons III-IV University Student Commons America’s First Catholic President: The Presidential Election of 1908 and the Backlash That Followed Dr. John Kneebone, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History Fake news and rumors caused many Americans after the presidential election of 1908 to fear that William Howard Taft was the agent of a […]

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2015 December Diploma Ceremonies

Congratulations to all of our upcoming graduates!  If you haven’t already done so please make sure you know all of the details like time and location for your department’s diploma ceremony by visiting the VCU Commencement site and on the Departmental Ceremonies page. If you have a question about your ceremony please contact your department’s […]

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Interim Dean Named AVS 2015 Fellow

Dr. Alison Baski, interim dean for the College, was recently named Fellow of the AVS Science & Technology Society. She received the award for contributions to the fundamental investigation of semiconductor surfaces using scanning probe techniques and for STEM leadership within the university, community and profession. The AVS established an annual awards program to encourage […]

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Dr. Tombes Accepts New Role

From Interim Dean Alison Baski: Dr. Robert Tombes has served as the Associate Dean for Research since 2012 and is a Professor in the Biology department.  In his current role, Dr. Tombes has supported inter-disciplinary research initiatives, spearheaded grant writing academies, and helped increase the research portfolio of the College by more than 50%. As […]

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Dr. Kathy Bassard, Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

From Interim Dean Alison Baski: Dr. Katherine Bassard is a Professor of English and has chaired the department since 2012.  She has served on numerous committees for the College of H&S, including chair of Graduate Academic Committee (2008-10) and as Dean’s Fellow (2010-11).  In her new role as Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Dr. […]

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CHS Elske vP Smith Lecture: M. Samy El-Shall

April 21 6.30 pm VCU Student Commons Theater CHS Elske vP Smith Lecture features M. Samy El-Shall, Department of Chemistry, “VCU Opportunities for Research Cooperation and Science Diplomacy in the Middle East”, 6:30 PM, VCU Student Commons Theater. Free and open to the public. Contact: Shirley McDaniel, srmcdani@vcu.edu or 827-0867.

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Staff Spotlight: Gail Bartee Canter

Gail Bartee Canter has worked at VCU for 22 years, with 16 of those years dedicated to the College. She currently works in the Dean’s Office as a Business Manager and recently joined the Humanities Research Center team as the Office and Fiscal Manager where she assists in event planning and special projects in addition to […]

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Our Faculty Scholars 2013-14

Congratulations to our Faculty Scholars for 2014, who have authored or edited a book, won a national scholarly award or managed at least $50,000 in research expenditures during the 2013-14 academic and fiscal year. Faculty Authors Richard Bargdill, Psychology Faye Belgrave, Psychology Edward L. Boone, Statistical Sciences David Bromley, World Studies Christopher Brooks, World Studies […]

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Welcome to the Fall, 2014 semester!

The Fall 2014 semester’s tidal wave of students and faculty has now crashed on the VCU shore, washed over Monroe Park, and created metaphorical vernal pool ecosystems in our residence halls, classrooms, sidewalks, gathering places, libraries, and everywhere else in our piece of the U.S. linoleum that is Richmond, VA. And, these vernal pools have […]

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Dean Coleman Welcomes Janet Cousins

Dear Colleagues, Please join me in welcoming my new executive administrative assistant, Ms. Janet Cousins. Our friends in Psychology know her well from her most recent position as their receptionist, administrative assistant, event planner, and, as I understand, and chief motivational officer!  Janet began her career at VCU as secretary for the Department of Dance […]

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