Alumni Spotlight: Howard “Mack” Aumack Curle, Jr

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Alumni Spotlight: Howard “Mack” Aumack Curle, Jr

Mack Curle has worked for Dominion in IT systems for 36 years; not exactly what you would expect from an English graduate. However, his path was quite logical. After graduating from Virginia Military Insititute with a B.A. in English Language and Literature/Letters Mack landed his first position job with Dominion Power. “I started with Dominion […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Katherine Bassard, Chair of Department of English

Dr. Katherine Bassard became chair of the VCU Department of English effective July 1, 2012. Dr. Bassard replaced Dr. Terry Oggel, who served as department chair since July 2006. Dr. Bassard received her undergraduate degree in English at Wake Forest University, an MA in English here at VCU, and her PhD in English at Rutgers […]

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Kathleen Graber Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

The College of Humanities and Sciences congratulates Kathleen Graber, Assistant Professor of English, for being awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, one of the top awards available to artists in the United States and Canada. From an article by VCU News: Graber, who teaches in the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English … received the […]

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Three VCU Students Win Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad Next Year

News courtesy of Jeff Wing, National Scholarship Office, Photos courtesy of VCU News Center: Senior Margaret Cotter, Sophomore Bertrand (Yohannes) Mpigabahizi, and Junior Rachel Sine have been awarded Boren Scholarships to study abroad next year.   With their selection, VCU students have now won twelve Boren Awards for International Study in the past five years. […]

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Congratulations 2011 VCU Graduates!

Spring 2011 Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 21.  For more on all things commencement, see the Commencement Website. The College of Humanities and Sciences will host a reception (cookies and punch) for our graduates from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM in the University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms, 2nd Floor. College of Humanities and […]

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Visiting Writers Series: Robert Olen Butler to Read April 7

Award-winning fiction writer Robert Olen Butler will read on Thursday, April 7.  The reading, part of the VCU Visiting Writers Series, will take place at 8 pm in the Richmond Salons, University Student Commons. Butler has published eleven novels: The Alleys of Eden, Sun Dogs, Countrymen of Bones, On Distant Ground, Wabash, The Deuce, They Whisper, […]

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2nd Annual Southern Film Festival presents “Screening Southern Literature”

The Southern Film Festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26, at the Grace Street Theater at 934 W. Grace Street. Six films will be screened: Wise Blood (1979) In This Our Life (1942) The Story of Temple Drake (1933) The Color Purple (1985) A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) To Kill […]

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Visiting Writers Series: Acclaimed Poets Jean Valentine & Kathleen Graber Read at VCU January 27

Award-winning poets Jean Valentine and Kathleen Graber will give a reading at VCU on Thursday, January 27, at 8 pm in the Harris Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Jean Valentine won the Yale Younger Poets Award for her first book, Dream Barker, in 1965. Her eleventh book of poetry is Break […]

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VCU Cabell First Novelist Festival Honors 2010 Winner Victor Lodato

This year’s VCU Cabell First Novelist Festival takes place today, with a question & answer session at 2 pm in Cabell Library’s fourth floor Cabell Room, followed by a reading and panel discussion with Lodato, his agent and his editor this evening. The reading and panel discussion takes place tonight in the Singleton Center at 7 […]

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Graber named National Book Award Finalist

From the VCU News Service: Kathleen Graber, an assistant professor in English who teaches in the creative writing program at VCU, has enjoyed a remarkable rise in her chosen pursuit. She has received an M.F.A. from New York University, held prestigious fellowships, seen her work published in the New Yorker and the American Poetry Review, […]

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