Assistant Professor Wins Fulbright Research Grant

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Assistant Professor Wins Fulbright Research Grant

Dr. Craig Larson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, has won a Fulbright Research Grant to work with Gunnar Brinkmann at the University of Ghent on advancing research on graph theoretic independence number algorithms. Gunnar Brinkman is best known for discovering the Brinkmann graph in 1992; a 4-regular graph with 21 vertices […]

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Dr. Victoria Shivy, Psychology, Awarded VCU Community Engagement Grant to Evaluate Pen Pals Program

 reposted from Psychology Dept website: Dr. Victoria Shivy of the Counseling Psychology Program, recently was awarded a $20,000 VCU Community Engagement Grant. The project, “Pixie’s Pen Pals: A Program for Virginia’s Inmates” will develop a collaborative regional/state partnership among VCU faculty and students (from Psychology, the VCU Medical School’s Center for Human Animal Interaction, and the […]

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Dr. Bernard Moitt leads study abroad program in Barbados for 12th year

VCU faculty are leading more than two dozen study abroad opportunities this summer.  Most are full, but it’s not too late to start thinking about next year. For the 12th year, Dr. Bernard Moitt, Chair of the History Department, will lead a study abroad program in Barbados. Atlantic History and Culture in Barbados July 15 […]

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VCU Alum John Haynes and VCU Anthropology Instructor Dr. Bernard Means Awarded DoD Legacy Grant

Starting this month, Dr. Bernard K. Means, VCU Department of Anthropology, and archaeologist John Haynes will begin a year-long grant project, sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD) Legacy Resource Management Program. The project called “Virtual Artifact Curation: Three-Dimensional Digital Data Collection for Artifact Analysis and Interpretation” was initiated by Haynes, Marine Corps Base Quantico archaelogist and […]

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Dr. Wendy Kliewer, Psychology Dept Chair, blogs about her semester as a Fulbright research fellow in South Africa

Wendy Kliewer, Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department is currently a Fulbright research fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. A stress and coping researcher with a developmental and prevention focus, Dr. Kliewer’s work centers on risk and resilience in youth, with particular attention to the role parents and families play in helping […]

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VCU Gardens for Life: Arbor Day 2011 – Ceremonial Tree Planting at Noon on April 29

Continuing with the Gardens for Life umbrella project, VCU Goes Green and Green Unity 4 VCU will plant a variety of trees to celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 29th. The ceremonial observance will include a discussion with horticulturalists and ecologists on the importance of trees, particularly in an urban setting. The event will include a demonstration and discussion […]

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Go Rams!

Reposted from the Washington Post: VCU Stuns Kansas, advances to the Final Four In the moments after Virginia Commonwealth’s latest NCAA tournament stunner, the Rams encircled one of their youngest, a freshman named Heath Houston, in an exuberant Alamodome locker room and watched him perform the team’s post-win ritual. Houston started by dodging and weaving […]

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VCU Prof Jay Albanese quoted in Slate article on pickpocketing

Criminologist and Wilder School Professor Jay Albanese was quoted in a recent article in Slate magazine on pickpocketing.  The article asked the  question: What happened to the “venerable art” of pickpocketing in the U.S. and “should we miss it?” From the article “The Lost Art of Pickpocketing”: “Pickpocketing in America was once a proud criminal tradition, […]

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Mass Com Prof Marcus Messner will moderate Richmond Forum with Anderson Cooper

Repost from Mass Communications home page: Dr. Marcus Messner, assistant professor in the journalism sequence of the School of Mass Communications, will moderate two Richmond Forum events with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper on Feb. 19 and 20 at the Landmark Theater. Cooper will offer a “360-degree look at world events,” which is expected focus greatly […]

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AAAS Honors VCU Professor Dr. Alenka Luzar

Dr. Alenka Luzar, VCU Professor of Physical Chemistry, was elected an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow in December. Dr. Luzar is being honored by the AAAS for her distinguished contributions to the field of computational and theoretical chemistry, particularly for theoretical modeling and new applications of modern condensed matter science to […]

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