Alumni spotlight: Steven Collis

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Alumni spotlight: Steven Collis

By day, Steven Collis, MFA Creative Writing ’06, is an attorney, serving as chair of Holland & Hart LLP’s Religious Institutions and First Amendment practice group and representing clients across the nation (including in the United States Supreme Court) in complex litigation and labor and employment matters. But, in his free time, he experiments with […]

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Alumni gifts impact next generation of students

The College of Humanities and Sciences recently received several generous gifts from alumni supporting scholarships and opportunities for students. Dr. Craig Sirles, BA ‘75/H&S, is a self-described “dedicated and serious student of words” so it is no surprise that his love of language and writing led him to be a student in the Department of […]

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Psychology and Creative Writing alumna publishes collection of poetry

Diana Woodcock, B.S. Psychology ’74 and M.F.A. Creative Writing ’04, recently published a collection of poems Under the Spell of a Persian Nightingale. She is also the author of Swaying on the Elephant’s Shoulders, which won the 2010 Venice Quebodeaux International Poetry Prize for Women, and six chapbooks including Beggar in the Everglades, Desert Ecology: Lessons […]

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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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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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Alumni spotlight: Christine Stoddard

Founder and Editor of Quail Bell Magazine, Christine Stoddard, BA English ’12 H&S, BA Film ’12 SoA, Cert Product Innovation ’12 SoB, is a full-time writer and visual storyteller, contributing writing, photography, and visual art to publications, new media, museums, and television. While at VCU, she started Comicality Magazine, wrote for Ink, contributed comics and articles to The […]

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HRC Speaker Series: James Loewen

September 29, 2015     “What Does the Civil War Mean in Richmond Today?”   On September 29, James Loewen, one of America’s most provocative public historians, will speak about Civil War memory in Richmond, Virginia, and the South.  Dr. Loewen’s research focuses on how Americans remember their past and the ways in which that past has been misrepresented in […]

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College Faculty Win PeRQ Awards

Congratulations to the following faculty members of the College who won Presidential Research Quest (PeRQ) Awards! Scott Gronert, Chemistry, for  “Mass Spectrometric Profiling of Temporal Responses in the Redox Proteome of Trauma Patients: Identifying Potential Biomarkers for Recoveries with Complications.” Abstract. As part of a large effort at VCU to identify biomarkers related to trauma patient […]

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John Hoppenthaler publishes third collection of poetry

John Hoppenthaler (MFA Creative Writing ’88) has published Domestic Garden, his third collection of poetry with Carnegie Mellon University Press. His previous books of poetry are Lives of Water (2003) and Anticipate the Coming Reservoir (2008).

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Visiting Writers Series: Stephen Dunn & Barbara Hurd

January 29 7 pm Scott House Stephen Dunn Lines of Defense & Barbara Hurd Putting an Ear to the Ground Stephen Dunn is the author of sixteen collections of poetry, including Here and Now andWhat Goes On: Selected & New Poems 1995–2009. Different Hours won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001, and Loosestrife was a National Book Critics Circle Award […]

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