College Faculty Win PeRQ Awards

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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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Cabell First Novelist Program

November 4th, 7 pm W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts CABELL FIRST NOVELIST PROGRAM – Helene Wecker has been named the winner of the 2014 Virginia Commonwealth University Cabell First Novelist Award for “The Golem and the Jinni,” a novel that blends elements of fantasy and historical fiction to tell the story of two […]

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Staff Spotlight: Ginny Schmitz

Ginny Schmitz, assistant to the Chair of the Department of English, will celebrate 15 years at VCU this coming December. She began working  as an administrative assistant in December of 1999. She earned her master’s in Writing and Rhetoric at VCU and one of her professors in the English department, Elizabeth Hodges, advocated for her […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Joshua Eckhardt

British Virginia is a project to freely distribute scholarly editions of documents related to colonial Virginia co-founded by Dr. Joshua Eckhardt, associate professor of English, and Dr. Sarah Meacham, associate professor of History. The first British Virginia publications are now freely available online via wp.vcu.edu/britishvirginia. Dr. Eckhardt recently spoke at a conference held at St. […]

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Broad Street Magazine Launch & Storytelling Open-Mic Extravaganza

A celebration of Richmond’s newest magazine, Broad Street, will be held on Thursday, September 5th in the Scott House from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Broad Street presents true stories in an interdisciplinary variety of verbal and visual media. Issue 1.1 is themed “Dangerous Territory” and features new work by Jeanette Winterson, Yehuda Amichai, Paisley Rekdal, […]

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Harrison Fletcher Wins 2013 Colorado Book Award

Harrison Fletcher joined the Department of English last fall as an assistant professor of creative writing. He is also the author of Descanso for My Father: Fragments of a Life, a memoir in essays about his journey to know the father he lost when he was nearly two. Descanso, which means resting place in Spanish, recently won the 2013 Colorado Book Award in […]

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David Wojahn Wins Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize

The Academy of American Poets announced recently that poet David Wojahn from the Department of English has been named the 2012 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize recipient for his book World Tree (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011) by judges Linda Gregerson, David St. John, and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. Awarded since 1994, this $25,000 award recognizes […]

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VCU Alum Finalist for National Book Award

VCU alumnus Kevin Powers was nominated for a National Book Award for his debut novel, “The Yellow Birds.” You can listen to an interview with Kevin Powers above. Kevin grew up in Midlothian and attended James River High School. He joined the Army when he was 17-years-old, serving as a machine-gunner in Iraq in 2004 […]

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