Chemistry Professor Receives Distinguished Research Award

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Chemistry Professor Receives Distinguished Research Award

Dr. Nicholas Farrell, is the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Research Award from the VA Section of the American Chemical Society.  His nomination from Dr. M. Samy El-Shall, highlighted his research, innovation and scientific leadership: “Dr. Farrell’s major research is on platinum-based anticancer agents, on which he is acknowledged as a leading international authority. The […]

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2015 December Diploma Ceremonies

Congratulations to all of our upcoming graduates!  If you haven’t already done so please make sure you know all of the details like time and location for your department’s diploma ceremony by visiting the VCU Commencement site and on the Departmental Ceremonies page. If you have a question about your ceremony please contact your department’s […]

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Chemistry Professor Named “Volunteer of the Year”

Dr. Joseph “Jody” Turner, Director of Instrumentation and Service Associate Professor of Chemistry, was unanimously selected as Goochland County Public Schools’ Volunteer of the Year!  Dr. Turner was nominated for being a prominent figure at the schools’ STEM camp, Conundrum Day, the STEM advisory committee, and a mentor at both the middle and high schools.  […]

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Interim Dean Named AVS 2015 Fellow

Dr. Alison Baski, interim dean for the College, was recently named Fellow of the AVS Science & Technology Society. She received the award for contributions to the fundamental investigation of semiconductor surfaces using scanning probe techniques and for STEM leadership within the university, community and profession. The AVS established an annual awards program to encourage […]

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Requests for Scholarly Leave

Requests for scholarly leave for the 2016-17 academic year will be due on Monday, November 9th.  Please email the necessary documents to Kathy Bassard in the Dean’s office outlined in the 2016-2017 Instructions for Scholarly Leave: 2016 – 2017 Scholarly Leave Form Narrative Current CV Please remember that to be eligible for Study-Research Leave, faculty must be tenured, have six […]

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Faculty Scholarship Recognition Awardees, 2015

Congratulations to these members of our faculty who will be recognized for their scholarship at our Faculty Scholarship Recognition Reception on October 21st from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the Scott House. Faculty Authors Jason R. Arnold, Political Science Faye Belgrave, Department of Psychology Christopher A. Brooks, School of World Studies Kirk Warren Brown, Department […]

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In Memoriam: James Kinney, Ph.D., Dept of English

The English department is saddened to report that Professor Emeritus James Joseph “Jim” Kinney passed away on September 28, 2015. Jim graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1964 and earned his PhD in English Language and Literature/Letters in 1972 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He married Judith “Jude” Burgess in 1968, who preceded him […]

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Humanities Research Center Grants for Summer 2016

The Humanities Research Center is delighted to announce the continuation of its annual competition for ResearchGrants designed to foster excellence in research and creative scholarship at Virginia Commonwealth University by providing funds to support direct research costs incurred by faculty. These costs will include travel to archives, lodging, meals, and expenses related to collection of […]

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Service Award Winners

Congratulations to these members of the faculty and staff of the College of Humanities and Sciences for their service to VCU. Years of Service  Name School, Department or Program 40 Robert Redmon Philosophy 40 Joseph Porter Psychology 40 Clifford Edwards School of World Studies 35 Brian Barnstein Biology 35 India Urbach Humanities and Sciences 35 […]

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Fall Faculty Meeting 2015

Interim Dean Alison Baski welcomed new faculty members and congratulated those who received a promotion and/or tenure at our Fall Faculty Meeting on September 16th in the Student Commons Theater. Our newly promoted and/or tenured faculty include: John Brinegar, Department of English Promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor Gregory Donovan, Department of English Promoted […]

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