HRC Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Junot Diaz

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HRC Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Junot Diaz

Tuesday September 12, 2017 A Public Reading by Junot Díaz, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology To be followed by Q&A, Book Signing, and Reception Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 6.00pm Cabell Library Lecture Hall 901 Park Avenue Admission is […]

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School of World Studies Fourth Foreign Languages Poetry Reading

Tuesday, April 18 5:00-6:30 PM Hibbs Auditorium 403 School of World Studies Fourth Foreign Languages Poetry Reading with English translation. It includes a tribute to Wanda Hewlett Capers. Theme: “Remembrance of Beloved Ones.” A poem of Wanda will be read in several languages. Download and print the full-sized flyer here.

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Blake Lecture: Ghosts and the Conversion of Europe

Thursday, April 20 7:30 PM James Branch Cabell Library, Room 303 901 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23284 The speaker will be Dr. Nancy Mandeville Caciola, Professor of History from the University of San Diego, where she is the Director of UCSD’s program for the study of religion. Her lecture title is: Ghosts and the Conversion […]

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Humanitarianism x Environmentalism

Wednesday, April 19 7-9 PM Academic Learning Commons Room 1107 1000 Floyd Ave The Virginia League of Conservation Voters and the VCU Department of Political Science will host “Humanitarianism x Environmentalism,” an opportunity to learn more about how humanitarian relief efforts are affected by climate change and vice versa, and how to address the crises we will be facing […]

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Objects of Devotion: Religion at the Nation’s History Museum

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:00PM Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue Peter Manseau, Lilly Endowment Curator of American Religious History at the Smithsonian Museum of American History The Humanities Research Center and the Religious Studies Program in SWS presents “Objects of Devotion: Religion at the Nation’s History Museum” by Peter Manseau. The event will […]

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Christine Darden to Speak at VCU

Friday, April 7th, 4:00 PM Academic Learning Commons 1107 Christine Darden, Ph.D., a retired NASA mathematician, data analyst and aeronautical engineer who is featured in “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race,” a 2016 book by Margot Lee Shetterly, will visit Virginia Commonwealth University in April. Darden will […]

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Queer Brown Voices

February 28th 4pm — 6pm Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace Street “The feminist racial justice project of Queer Brown Voices” Speaker: Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, Associate Professor of the Sociology and faculty in the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at American University Dr. Vidal-Ortiz’s scholarship cuts across racialization, sexuality, gender, and religion. He has co-edited two award-winning […]

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HRC Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Emma Smith

What’s It Worth? Shakespeare’s Value Then and Now Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Hertford College, Oxford University Wednesday March 15th, 4:00 PM Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue Admission is free and all are welcome! This event is part of the Spring 2017 Speaker Series: What the ‘Literary Greats’ […]

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Under the hijab and the kippah: Muslims and Jews in a divided America

February 24, 2017, 3 – 4:30 pm Academic Learning Commons 1000 Floyd Ave, Room 2201 A Religious Studies Faculty Panel Discussion FEATURING: Samaneh Oladi Assistant Professor of Islam David Weinfeld Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies Jon Waybright Instructor and SWS Director of Internships SPONSORS: VCU Powell-Edwards Lecture in Religion and the Arts, sponsored by Powell-Edwards Distinguished Professorship […]

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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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