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Welcome New Forensic Science Chair

The NEW Chair of the Department of Forensic Science is Dr. Tal Simmons. Prior to arriving at VCU in January 2015, she worked in the U.K. for 11 years, where she was the course Leader for the MSc Forensic Anthropology in the School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire (2004-2014) […]

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New Book by James McCullough

James McCullough, professor in the Department of Psychology, recently co-authored a new book that provides the latest description and update of the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy – a psychotherapy model that James developed during the 1970’s for the treatment of chronic depression. The book, CBASP as a Distinctive Treatment for Persistent Depressive Disorder, […]

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New H&S Scholarship Website

The College of Humanities and Sciences has introduced a new website, vcu.academicworks.com, with information and an online application process for the over 100 scholarship opportunities we offer to currently enrolled students. The system features a searchable database of opportunities and details the requirements for each. This system will offer a more student-centric experience, streamlines our administrative […]

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Humanities Center Grants Announced

The Humanities Research Center is delighted to announce the award of sixteen $1000 Humanities Research Grants for 2015. The number of applications almost doubled from last year and the quality of the proposals was very high, both of which testify to the vitality of research in the humanities here at VCU. Please join me in congratulating […]

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Ev Worthington Co-Writes New Book

Everett Worthington, professor in the Department of Psychology, recently co-wrote a book with Jennifer Ripley of Regent University that provides more than 100 practical exercises to help couples improve their relationships. The book, Couple Therapy: A New Hope-Focused Approach, focuses on assessment, feedback, creating commitment, communication, problem-solving, understanding each others’ pasts, apologies and forgiveness. Read […]

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New Book By Psychology Professor

A new book co-authored by Faye Belgrave, professor and doctoral student in the Department of Psychology, explores how to best help African-American boys succeed. The book, African American Boys: Identity, Culture, and Development, comes five years after Faye authored a similar book focused on African-American girls titled African American Girls: Reframing Perceptions and Changing Experiences. […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Maria Rivera

Maria Rivera, associate professor in the Department of Biology, recently co-edited a new book titled, Metagenomics for Microbiology. The book aims to provide guidance on the best practices for metagenomics, which looks at genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples. “These findings have the potential to change how we understand health and disease and how we practice medicine,” she […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Mignonne Guy – NIGMS Training Grant (Local Student Mentoring Program

Dr. Mignonne Guy, Assistant Professor in African American Studies, in collaboration with VCU’s Division for Health Sciences Diversity, was awarded a National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) training grant subcontract to host the Symposium on Health Equity and Interprofessional Practice: Increasing the Pipeline of Underrepresented Students to Level the Playing Field for the Medically […]

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Jason Merrick Wins Teaching Prize

Jason Merrick, Professor in the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research, was awarded the Prize for the Teaching of Operations Research/Management Sciences Practice by The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) at their annual meeting last week. INFORMS is the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of […]

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The Next Big Idea Challenge

Win Up To $1600 With Your Big Idea! The Next Big Idea contest is back! Anyone in the VCU community can submit an idea for a new company, product or service and win up to $1,600! Total prizes up to $1800! The deadline is Friday, November 28. Five different awards with be given out from […]

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