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

Events

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 Distiguished Professorship […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Brian Daugherity

January 25, 2017 Brian Daugherity, Assistant Professor of History, will talk about his new book, Keep On Keeping On: The NAACP and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virignia (University of Virginia Press, 2016). Virginia was a battleground state in the struggle to implement the Supreme Court’s historic Brown v. Board of […]

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Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Ayanna Thompson

Is Shakespeare Beyond Race? February 1, 2017 Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English, George Washington University Wednesday February 1, 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’ Have to Say to Us Over the […]

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GerryRigged: Turning Democracy on Its Head

Monday, February 13th, 2017 Bill Ogelsby, Assistant Professor of Journalism in the Robertson School, will show his documentary, GerryRigged: Turning Democracy on Its Head, followed by a panel Q&A, and a light reception. In Virginia, both Democrats and Republicans have engaged in the practice of gerrymandering to distort the electoral process, promote the party in […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Tressie Cottom

February 22, 2017 Tressie Cottom, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will talk about her new book, Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy (The New Press, 2017). Until recently American institutions of higher education have been driven not by the profit motive but a mission to train, educate, and cultivate minds. […]

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Geofuturism and Environmentalism Event

Friday, December 2nd 2:00 – 4:40pm and 5:00 to 6:30pm The Depot The Humanities Research Center and Sociology, along with the Sculpture Department present an event on Geofuturism and Environmentalism on Friday, December 2nd. The first panel discussion on Geofuturism: Learning how to let go and love other worlds will be from 2:00 to 4:30pm, […]

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Election Fest 2016

November 8, 2016 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Student Commons Plaza Join the Department of Political Science for their Election Day festivities on the Student Commons Plaza on Tuesday, November 8th. The festival will include food, music, rides, games and prizes! There will also be voter information tables set up to help students find their polling […]

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HRC Speaker Series: Dr. Daniel Wildcat

September 8, 2016 “Exercising Indigenuity: The Role of Indigenous Knowledges in Healing the Planet” Dr. Daniel Wildcat (Professor and Director of Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center, Haskell Indian Nations University). Free and open to the public. No ticket is required. Thursday, September 8, 2016 3.30 pm Virginia Rooms C&D, VCU Student Commons This event is […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors Series: David Coogan

September 28, 2016 7:00 pm Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (Rm. 250), Cabell Library David Coogan, Associate Professor of English at VCU, will talk about his book, Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail (Brandylane Press, 2016) Writing Our Way Out is the creative culmination of a writing class that began in the Richmond City Jail in […]

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LGBTQ @ VCU: Trials and Triumphs, 1974-76: The Struggle for Recognition of VCU’s First Gay Student Group

Tuesday October 4 at noon Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue Current VCU faculty and students who have been exploring this dramatic episode will tell the story of what prompted the lawsuit against VCU’s Board of Visitors, and the twists and turns leading to eventual victory in 1976. A panel of alumni, including the […]

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