Overflow Crowd Hears Junot Diaz

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Overflow Crowd Hears Junot Diaz

Over five hundred people, not just students and professors but members of the public as well, filled the VCU Cabell Library lecture hall last night with an electric energy of anticipation and vibrating hum of excited chatter. Most clutched well-thumbed copies of identical novels and wore giddy grins, as they lined the walls and perched […]

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HRC Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Junot Diaz

Tuesday September 12, 2017 A Public Reading by Junot Díaz, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology To be followed by Q&A, Book Signing, and Reception Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 6.00pm Cabell Library Lecture Hall 901 Park Avenue Admission is […]

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HRC Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

Monday September 25, 2017 Professor Emerita of Religious Art and Cultural History and Haub Director, Catholic Studies Program, Georgetown University “Fruit of Pleasure, Source of Sustenance, Object of Shame: The Naked Breasts of Eve and of Mary” Monday September 25, 2017 at 4.00 pm VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons I-II 907 Floyd Ave.  Admission is free […]

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HRC Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Emma Smith

What’s It Worth? Shakespeare’s Value Then and Now Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Hertford College, Oxford University Wednesday March 15th, 4:00 PM Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue Admission is free and all are welcome! This event is part of the Spring 2017 Speaker Series: What the ‘Literary Greats’ […]

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Spring 2018 Residential Fellowships Announced

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the Humanities Research Center’s Residential Fellowships for Spring Semester 2018. Each year this program gives four faculty who are working on related issues or topics release from teaching responsibilities for one semester so that they can focus on their individual research projects and at the same time […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Brian Daugherity

January 25, 2017 Brian Daugherity, Assistant Professor of History, will talk about his new book, Keep On Keeping On: The NAACP and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virignia (University of Virginia Press, 2016). Virginia was a battleground state in the struggle to implement the Supreme Court’s historic Brown v. Board of […]

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Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Ayanna Thompson

Is Shakespeare Beyond Race? February 1, 2017 Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English, George Washington University Wednesday February 1, 4:00 PM Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue Admission is free and all are welcome! This event is part of the Spring 2017 Speaker Series: What the ‘Literary Greats’ Have to Say to Us Over the […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Tressie Cottom

February 22, 2017 Tressie Cottom, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will talk about her new book, Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy (The New Press, 2017). Until recently American institutions of higher education have been driven not by the profit motive but a mission to train, educate, and cultivate minds. […]

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Geofuturism and Environmentalism Event

Friday, December 2nd 2:00 – 4:40pm and 5:00 to 6:30pm The Depot The Humanities Research Center and Sociology, along with the Sculpture Department present an event on Geofuturism and Environmentalism on Friday, December 2nd. The first panel discussion on Geofuturism: Learning how to let go and love other worlds will be from 2:00 to 4:30pm, […]

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LGBTQ @ VCU: Trials and Triumphs, 1974-76: The Struggle for Recognition of VCU’s First Gay Student Group

Tuesday October 4 at noon Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue Current VCU faculty and students who have been exploring this dramatic episode will tell the story of what prompted the lawsuit against VCU’s Board of Visitors, and the twists and turns leading to eventual victory in 1976. A panel of alumni, including the […]

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