Four From the College Receive PeRQ Awards

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Four From the College Receive PeRQ Awards

Four faculty members from the College of Humanities and Sciences have been selected to receive funding through VCU’s Presidential Research Quest Fund. The fund is used to provide VCU faculty internal funding to support new, emerging or continuing research. The four members of our faculty are: Jason Reed (Physics):  Radiosensitivity in Caucasians and African Americans as Measured by High […]

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Jen Elswick Joins Dean’s Staff as Webmaster

The College is delighted to introduce Jen Elswick as the new webmaster for the College of Humanities and Sciences. Jen comes to us from our own Department of Psychology where she has served in a number of roles for the past ten years. In her most recent position, she served as special projects and communications […]

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Physics Grad Wins Young Investigator Award

Anita Olsen, who graduated in May with her Ph.D. in nanoscience with a primary training in physics, received the 2018 Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Laboratory Hematology (ISLH). The award was presented to her at the organization’s 2018 conference in Brussels, Belgium. The ISLH is the premier professional association focused on clinical […]

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Book Collecting Contest Winners Honored

The Department of English’s inaugural Book Collecting Contest presented awards May 3 to two recipients. The contest recognizes VCU students who have developed a  thoughtful and purposeful collection of books, manuscripts or other material textual works. Honorees submitted a proposal that explained their collections. A panel of judges evaluated the concept, scope and rationale. The winner […]

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Chinese Language Program Facilitates International Friendship

Two women taught each other their native languages, introduced each other to their cultures, and became friends in the process, all while living on opposite sides of the world. Morgan Jacobs and Shi Wei first met through VCU’s Teletandem program, an online language exchange program which pairs foreign language students with native speakers in other […]

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Resident Blackness; an Oral History of Richmond

Many universities have skeletons in their closets, and VCU is no exception. During the construction of the MCV campus in 1994, human bones and artifacts from the 19th century were discovered in an abandoned well on East Marshall Street. The remains included the bodies of at least 44 adults and nine children and were primarily […]

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Mentoring LatinX Students in the College

Hispanic/Latino Student Advocacy and Mentoring Team: Helping to Jump the Hurdles to College Success Hispanics and Latinos are the second-fastest growing portion of our national population, according to the U.S. census. As their population continues to grow, Hispanic and Latino enrollment in higher education has risen at least 180% since 1999. However, they continue to […]

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Congratulations to Our Seed Award Recipients

The College is pleased to announce our Seed Awards for 2018. The Seed awards were established to foster the development of successful grant proposals and nationally or internationally peer-reviewed scholarly and/or creative works. The following College faculty are lead investigators on funded projects that will receive awards of up to $5000. Katherine Belecki, Chemistry Immobilization […]

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VCU Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Yom Hashoah, more commonly known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor the memory and bravery of the 6 million Jewish people who were killed in the Holocaust. To commemorate the day, Jews across the world host memorial events called Zikaron BaSalon, meaning “memories in the living room” in Hebrew, where survivors of the Holocaust […]

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Discussion of Issues Facing Women in Higher Ed

The Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Committee (IDEC) in the College of Humanities and Sciences kicked off their IDEC Dialogue Series in April with Women Defining Success for Women in Higher Education, an interactive event which focused on fostering a dialogue about the issues, challenges, and opportunities women face in the College today. “There are really […]

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