Congratulations to Our Seed Award Recipients

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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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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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