VCU Rice Center home for significant wetlands restoration project

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VCU Rice Center home for significant wetlands restoration project

From the VCU News Service: The VCU Rice Center, a nearly 500-acre field station for environmental research on the historic James River, will soon be the site of one of the most significant wetland restorations on the East Coast. A 70-acre artificial lake created in the 1920s to attract ducks for duck hunters will be […]

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VCU alum and author of “Finding Thalhimers” hosts book launch

A book signing / release party for VCU alum Elizabeth Thalhimer Smartt’s Finding Thalhimers will take place tomorrow, Oct 16, from 1 to 3 pm at the VA Historical Society, 428 Nth Blvd. Both book launch and reunion for Thalhimers’ employees and customers, the event will feature Snow Bear, Thalhimers memorabilia on display, authentic Thalhimers’ six-layer […]

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“Banished”

Tonight, at 7 pm, the film Banished will be shown as part of the Fall 2010 MAAFA Film Series, which explores the history, culture, politics, and contemporary life of persons of African descent living in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.  The film series started on Thu, Oct 7, and will end with a showing […]

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“The Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Latin America”

The School of World Studies presents The Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Latin America: Ethnographic Case Studies from Nicaragua and Paraguay with Dr. Henri Gooren, PhD, as the first installment of the 2010-11 Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Chair in Catholic Studies Lecture Series. The lecture will take place on today at 4 pm in the Richmond […]

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Multi-Year Grant Creates International Degree in Cinema and Language

The College of Humanities and Sciences has received nearly $950,000 to develop an innovative, first-of-its-kind graduate program in the humanities, a Transatlantic Dual Degree in Cinema and Language. The grant, from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education and Culture, will allow […]

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Three-Day Poetry Celebration Honors Larry Levis

The Grace Street Theatre was crowded for three nights running with people who wanted to hear poetry.  An average of 183 people came to each evening event, including a standing-room only crowd to hear  a keynote reading by Philip Levine, Larry Levis’s literary friend and former teacher. Honoring the life and writing of poet Larry […]

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University welcomes class of 2014

A few pictures from the 3rd annual Ram Spirit Walk

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Landscape Genetics Seminar

This spring, VCU Biology Professor Rodney Dyer taught a Landscape Genetics Seminar to VCU graduate students.  The course, sponsored by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), was offered simultaneously in eight universities This model, called a Distributed Graduate Seminar, offers students the experience of collaborative research and training in techniques and tools […]

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Blackbird story featured in Best of Web anthology

Blackbird is an award-winning online journal published as a joint effort between the VCU Department of English and the New Virginia Review.  Two issues of outstanding creative writing, art and new media work are “published” each year, as well as periodic special features. Recently author Christine Schutt‘s story “The Girl Needs to be Kissed” was selected […]

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Mary Magdalene and the “reading” of Christian art

On Thursday, April 15, Dr. Diane Apostolo-Cappodona of Georgetown University will deliver the annual Blake Lecture on the History of Christianity.  Her lecture is titled: “The DaVinci Code: Is there a woman in that painting?” The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown, and the forthcoming movie, have captured the imagination of many readers and drawn widespread […]

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