Discussion of Issues Facing Women in Higher Ed

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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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Students Make Black History

The Department of African American Studies honors exemplary African American students across the university every year for their academic excellence and community engagement with the Black History in the Making Award. Founded in 1983 by Dr. Daryl Dance, this award is organized by the Department of African American Studies, and recipients are nominated by their […]

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Scott Gronert to Leave VCU

It is with great sadness that the College of Humanities and Sciences announces the departure of Scott Gronert, Associate Dean for Research, at the end of this fiscal year to become the Dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Scott has served with distinction at VCU since […]

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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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