Our Dean’s Leadership Retreat

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Our Dean’s Leadership Retreat

Dean Fuentes recently hosted chairs and directors, members of the Dean’s staff and selected guests at a Leadership Retreat. Discussions were held on various topics, including “Ensuring Equity and Justice among our Diverse Faculty, Staff, and Students,” “Strategies for Hiring the Most Qualified and Diverse Colleagues,” “Anxiety and Depression in College Student: Facts, Figures, and […]

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Resident Blackness; an Oral History of Richmond

Many universities have skeletons in their closets, and VCU is no exception. During the construction of the MCV campus in 1994, human bones and artifacts from the 19th century were discovered in an abandoned well on East Marshall Street. The remains included the bodies of at least 44 adults and nine children and were primarily […]

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Mentoring LatinX Students in the College

Hispanic/Latino Student Advocacy and Mentoring Team: Helping to Jump the Hurdles to College Success Hispanics and Latinos are the second-fastest growing portion of our national population, according to the U.S. census. As their population continues to grow, Hispanic and Latino enrollment in higher education has risen at least 180% since 1999. However, they continue to […]

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Congratulations to Our Seed Award Recipients

The College is pleased to announce our Seed Awards for 2018. The Seed awards were established to foster the development of successful grant proposals and nationally or internationally peer-reviewed scholarly and/or creative works. The following College faculty are lead investigators on funded projects that will receive awards of up to $5000. Katherine Belecki, Chemistry Immobilization […]

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Discussion of Issues Facing Women in Higher Ed

The Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Committee (IDEC) in the College of Humanities and Sciences kicked off their IDEC Dialogue Series in April with Women Defining Success for Women in Higher Education, an interactive event which focused on fostering a dialogue about the issues, challenges, and opportunities women face in the College today. “There are really […]

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Scott Gronert to Leave VCU

It is with great sadness that the College of Humanities and Sciences announces the departure of Scott Gronert, Associate Dean for Research, at the end of this fiscal year to become the Dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Scott has served with distinction at VCU since […]

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Successful Conclusion of LGBTQ Studies Hiring Initiative

An announcement from Richard Godbeer, Chair of the LGBTQ Studies Hiring Initiative Search Committee: Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to announce that the 2017-18 LGBTQ Studies Hiring Initiative (originally proposed by Kathleen Ingram, Myrl Beam, and myself, subsequently approved as part of the Big Ideas Hiring Initiative) has now concluded with the appointment of three tenure-track faculty […]

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Humanities Center Names Residential Fellows

The Humanities Research Center would like to congratulate Professors Winnie Chan, Ryan Smith, Faedah Totah, and Nicole Myers Turner on their selection as Humanities Research Center Residential Fellows for Spring 2019. Each year this program gives four faculty who are working on related issues or topics release from teaching responsibilities for one semester so that […]

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Endowed Professorships Support Research

The College of Humanities and Sciences uses private endowment resources to support the work of its faculty on a wide range of research and teaching activities. Faculty members are awarded endowed chairs and professorships when they have distinguished themselves through their teaching, research, scholarship, service, creativity, and innovations.   Faculty are nominated for an endowed […]

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Increasing Graduation Among African American Males

African Americans form the second largest minority population at VCU, but in the College of Humanities and Sciences the graduation rate of African American men is lower than the rate for most other minority groups. In an effort to address this disparity, the College has formed the African American Male Student Advocacy and Mentoring Initiative. […]

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