Tal Simmons Joins Humanitarian Crisis Hotline

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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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Chemistry Faculty Receive $200,000 in State-Funded Research Grants

Chemistry chair Dr. Samy El-Shall and Professor Nicholas Farrell were each awarded $100,000 grants from the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced early this month. These prestigious awards support Virginia research in high-potential areas of study with commercial promise including advanced manufacturing, cyber security, energy, water quality, information technology, life sciences, and unmanned […]

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Acevedo Takes on New Role

Ed Acevedo, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, will serve as acting Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs effective July 1 while the search for someone to fill that position permanently is conducted.

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A Sociologist’s Perspective on the Changing Economy; Q&A with Victor Chen

Victor Chen is an assistant professor of sociology at VCU whose work focuses on inequality and social stratification in labor markets. His book, Cut Loose: Jobless & Hopeless in an Unfair Economy, examines the plight of auto industry workers who were forced into long-term unemployment by technological advances and the outsourcing of jobs. More recently, […]

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College of Humanities and Sciences Honors Faculty, Staff, and Retirees

The College of Humanities and Sciences recently held its Faculty and Staff Awards and Retirees breakfast honoring members of the faculty, staff, and retirees for their service to the college and VCU as a whole. Nominees were selected to have their work recognized by their departments and department heads, who sent glowing recommendations to the […]

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