Meet VCU’s Authors: Tressie Cottom

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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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Spring 2017 HRC Residential Fellowship Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the recipients of the Humanities Research Center’s Residential Fellowships for Spring Semester 2017!  Professors Catherine Ingrassia, Shermaine Jones, Brooke Newman, and Oliver Speck will be working together on  “Conditions of Confinement: Identity, Race, and Subjectivity.” They describe their joint endeavor as follows: Engaging the disciplines of history, literature, and film studies, our group examines the […]

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HRC Speaker Series: Richmond and HIV/AIDS

February 9, 2016 “Richmond and HIV/AIDS: A Panel Discussion on Our City’s History of Outreach, Education, and Community Care” A panel of activists and community organizers who have been involved over the years in local responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic will talk about their experiences and Richmond’s history of addressing the many-layered challenges presented by […]

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HRC Speaker Series: Phill Wilson

February 23rd, 2016 “Left Behind: Ending AIDS in Black Communities in America” Phill Wilson will talk about his work as Director of the Black AIDS Institute. Founded in May of 1999, the Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute’s Mission is to stop the AIDS […]

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HRC Speaker Series: Jennifer Brier

February 29th, 2016 “HIV+ Women’s Oral Histories, Or, What Can a Humanist Tell Us About Treatment and Prevention in an Era of Biomedical Supremacy? ” Professor Brier (Department of History / Program in Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago), will talk about her current research project on women living with HIV/AIDS. This event […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Victor Chen

March 24th, 2016 Victor Chen, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will be talking about his new book, Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy (University of California Press, 2015).   Years after the Great Recession, the economy is still weak, and an unprecedented number of workers have sunk into long spells of unemployment. Cut Loose provides […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Jason Arnold

February 17th, 2016 Jason Arnold, Associate Professor of Political Science, will talk about his new book, Secrecy in the Sunshine Era: The Promises and Failures of U.S. Open Government Laws (University Press of Kansas, 2014). A series of laws passed in the 1970s promised the nation unprecedented transparency in government, a veritable “sunshine era.” But […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Nicholas Frankel

February 3rd, 2016 Nicholas Frankel, Professor of English, will talk about his work on new editions of Oscar Wilde’s novels and plays, in particular his recent uncensored edition of Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (Harvard University Press, 2011). Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, first published in 1890, altered the ways in which […]

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