Health Psychology Doctoral Program Emphasizes Research and Diversity

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Health Psychology Doctoral Program Emphasizes Research and Diversity

It is widely understood that a person’s health is influenced by behaviors like diet and exercise, but psychologists today recognize that a variety of intersecting influences, oftentimes not obviously linked to fitness, have an impact on our overall physical and mental well-being.   “There’s a growing awareness of the connections between people’s mental health, their […]

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VCU Graduate Student Gets to Play With Dolls and Explore

Despite her ripe old age of over 150 years old, Nina continues to stir controversy and intrigue. Nina, a nearly 3 foot long doll from the Civil War era, was donated to The Museum of the Confederacy (Richmond, VA) in 1923 by the family of Gen. James Patton Anderson, commander of the Tennessee Confederate Army. […]

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Students in Brandcenter Class of 2012 Gain Agency Experience through Summer Internships

To gain agency experience and apply what they learned as Brandcenter “freshmen”, students from the Brandcenter Class of 2012 have spread out across the U.S. (and a few overseas) for summer internships. They are  documenting their experiences at www.macandjeans.com. See what’s going through their heads as they are put to work in the “real world.” […]

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Multi-Year Grant Creates International Degree in Cinema and Language

The College of Humanities and Sciences has received nearly $950,000 to develop an innovative, first-of-its-kind graduate program in the humanities, a Transatlantic Dual Degree in Cinema and Language. The grant, from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education and Culture, will allow […]

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Three-Day Poetry Celebration Honors Larry Levis

The Grace Street Theatre was crowded for three nights running with people who wanted to hear poetry.  An average of 183 people came to each evening event, including a standing-room only crowd to hear  a keynote reading by Philip Levine, Larry Levis’s literary friend and former teacher. Honoring the life and writing of poet Larry […]

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Landscape Genetics Seminar

This spring, VCU Biology Professor Rodney Dyer taught a Landscape Genetics Seminar to VCU graduate students.  The course, sponsored by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), was offered simultaneously in eight universities This model, called a Distributed Graduate Seminar, offers students the experience of collaborative research and training in techniques and tools […]

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MATX PhD program hoods its first graduate

Norah Lind will be the first graduate of VCU’s Media, Art, and Text program when she receives her PhD on Saturday, May 22.  She is a member of the first MATX PhD class who started their coursework in August 2006. Designed to meet the practical, intellectual, and theoretical challenges posed by today’s multimedia environment., the […]

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PhD in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology a first in Virginia

VCU is offering a new interdisciplinary PhD program in nanoscience and nanotechnology, making it the first major research university in the state to offer such a program, and only one of a handful of programs in the United States. The new program, developed by faculty in the VCU Departments of Chemistry and Physics, is designed […]

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