Black Male Students Symposium Addresses Racial Disparities

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Black Male Students Symposium Addresses Racial Disparities

A crowd of young black students recently spent a Friday afternoon listening to lectures from role models in their community, discussing their opportunities for higher education, and planning their futures. In an attempt to not only address but also strategize solutions to this racial disparity in higher education, VCU held a Black Male Students Symposium. […]

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Successful Conclusion of LGBTQ Studies Hiring Initiative

An announcement from Richard Godbeer, Chair of the LGBTQ Studies Hiring Initiative Search Committee: Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to announce that the 2017-18 LGBTQ Studies Hiring Initiative (originally proposed by Kathleen Ingram, Myrl Beam, and myself, subsequently approved as part of the Big Ideas Hiring Initiative) has now concluded with the appointment of three tenure-track faculty […]

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Humanities Center Names Residential Fellows

The Humanities Research Center would like to congratulate Professors Winnie Chan, Ryan Smith, Faedah Totah, and Nicole Myers Turner on their selection as Humanities Research Center Residential Fellows for Spring 2019. Each year this program gives four faculty who are working on related issues or topics release from teaching responsibilities for one semester so that […]

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Q&A With Judyth Twigg: Russia and Eurasia

Judy Twigg is a professor of political science at VCU.  Her research focuses on health sector reform in post-socialist countries, and on US-Russia collaboration in medicine and public health. In addition to her work at VCU, she is currently serving as a senior associate (nonresident) with the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for […]

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Myrl Beam Discusses the Impact of Nonprofits on LGBT Activism

Myrl Beam, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, who specializes in sexuality, social movements, political economy, race and critical theory. His research focuses on the impact of the non-profit system on queer activism, and his new book on the subject, Gay, Inc: The Non-Profitization of Queer Politics, will be published […]

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EDGE Lab Bridges the Gap Between Psychology and Genetics

Have you ever wondered why some people can drink in moderation, while others develop a lifelong dependency on alcohol?  Researchers at VCU’s Examining Development, Genes and Environment (EDGE) Lab are attempting to answer that question by studying the combined, intersecting impacts of a person’s genes and environment on their behaviors. The lab studies alcohol use problems […]

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Alumna Keyanna Conner Appointed to Gov. Northam’s Cabinet

In the span of a single month in 2013, Keyanna Conner went from being a research and teaching assistant in the Chemistry Department at VCU to working as Political Director of Mark Warner’s campaign for Virginia Senate. Today she has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and serves on the Cabinet of Gov. Ralph Northam as […]

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Black History in the Making Awards 2018

On Wednesday, February 28, the Department of African American Studies hosted its annual Black History in the Making award ceremony, honoring 46 students from departments and programs across VCU. The Black History in the Making award was founded in 1983 by Dr. Daryl Dance, then the coordinator of the African American Studies program. The award […]

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Endowed Professorships Support Research

The College of Humanities and Sciences uses private endowment resources to support the work of its faculty on a wide range of research and teaching activities. Faculty members are awarded endowed chairs and professorships when they have distinguished themselves through their teaching, research, scholarship, service, creativity, and innovations.   Faculty are nominated for an endowed […]

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Increasing Graduation Among African American Males

African Americans form the second largest minority population at VCU, but in the College of Humanities and Sciences the graduation rate of African American men is lower than the rate for most other minority groups. In an effort to address this disparity, the College has formed the African American Male Student Advocacy and Mentoring Initiative. […]

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