Successful Conclusion of LGBTQ Studies Hiring Initiative

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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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Tal Simmons Joins Humanitarian Crisis Hotline

“Hey, we’ve got bodies here. We want to know how long ago they were killed. What do I need to send you?” These are the types of questions forensic anthropologist and professor in the Department of Forensic Science at VCU, Tal Simmons, Ph.D., is used to answering. As a member of the American Association for […]

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College Announces Catalyst Award Winners

The College is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Catalyst Awards. This new program was envisioned by Dean Fuentes and funded by President Rao to enhance faculty scholarship by providing seed funding of up to $20,000 to facilitate projects in all disciplines in the College. It is an annual funding opportunity that is […]

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The Impact of Race and Nativity on Breastfeeding

VCU Sociologist Susan Bodnar-Deren works with local non-profit on programs to encourage breastfeeding. Breastfeeding, despite its name, is about much more than the transfer of nutrients from mother to child. It’s a symbiotic period in the maternal relationship that benefits the health of both mothers and their  babies for the rest of their lives. The […]

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Researched Creative Writing at VCU

Write What You Know, Research What You Don’t; How Researched Creative Writing is Taught and Practiced at VCU “A river, amber-tinted in the shadow of its banks, purled at the army’s feet; and at night, when the stream had become of a sorrowful blackness, one could see across it the red, eyelike gleam of hostile […]

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Call for Applications: Dean’s Fellows

The College of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to invite applications for Dean’s Fellows. Fellows will be engaged in a variety of leadership activities in the College and on campus, participating collaboratively as active members of the Dean’s leadership team in the Dean’s Office, contributing to team meetings, bringing important perspectives from the faculty, and […]

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Mathematicians Make Progress on Unsolved Problems at Ideal Fest

“In my field of math, 99 percent of your time is spent pursuing avenues which are ultimately not fruitful. The one percent of the time that it does work, it can be revolutionary,” said Sean Cox, assistant professor of Mathematics at VCU. Cox is a mathematician whose research focuses on mathematical logic and set theory, […]

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