Resident Blackness; an Oral History of Richmond

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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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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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