Historic Slave Manuscript Revived and Digitized

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Historic Slave Manuscript Revived and Digitized

Fields Cook was born into slavery on a Virginia plantation in 1817, and though he died over a hundred years ago, his life and most intimate thoughts survive and were recently revived. A Scetch of My Own Life by Fields Cook is one of the few, if only, surviving manuscripts written by a slave before […]

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College of Humanities and Sciences Honors Faculty, Staff, and Retirees

The College of Humanities and Sciences recently held its Faculty and Staff Awards and Retirees breakfast honoring members of the faculty, staff, and retirees for their service to the college and VCU as a whole. Nominees were selected to have their work recognized by their departments and department heads, who sent glowing recommendations to the […]

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College of Humanities and Sciences Honors Faculty Scholarship

In recognition of their role in elevating the university to national prominence, the College of Humanities and Sciences hosted a faculty recognition breakfast on April 13 to honor outstanding members of their faculty. The breakfast recognized faulty in the college who in had published a new book, won a significant scholarly award, or spent over […]

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Former Black Panthers Lecture at VCU

“I’m just really sick and tired of being sick and tired of watching us die, and I’ve been seeing it all my life,” said Pamela Hanna, a former Black Panther Party member addressing a crowd of gathered students. The Department of African American Studies at VCU organized a panel discussion with three former members of […]

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Dedication for Holocaust Surviving Torah

The quiet, busy atmosphere of Cabell Library was joyfully torn apart on the afternoon of March 30, 2017 with the sudden appearance of an energetic klezmer band, closely followed by a centuries old Torah and a massive congregation of clapping followers. The Torah made its slow procession through three floors of the library and attracted […]

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Diversity Drives Decision for Navy Veteran to Become Ram

When students walk in to VCU’s Military Student Services they may be met by work-study student Britney M. Subbs. According to co-workers, her contagious smile and positive, outgoing demeanor are a great first impression for anyone who may walk through the door. A smiling face and bubbly personality may not be what one might associate […]

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Visiting Scholar Using Solar Radiation to Clean Water

Dr. Amr Ali Hassan has six months left at VCU to harness the power of the sun to clean contaminated water. As a Fulbright visiting scholar, Hassan is conducting research at VCU on the development of new nanomaterials for the photocatalytic degradation of pesticides. Photocatalysts are materials which when combined with energy from the sun […]

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VCU Panelists Discuss Their Experiences as Women in Politics

The VCU Department of Political Science hosted a panel entitled Women, Power, & Politics to discuss the opportunities and challenges women face when working in public service. The panel was composed of prominent Virginia public servants including Deputy Secretary of Education Holly Cox, Secretary of the Commonwealth Kelly Thomasson, Assistant Attorney General Mona Siddiqui, and […]

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David Wojahn shares insights into his latest collection, ‘For the Scribe’

By Megan Schiffres David Wojahn, an award-winning poet who teaches poetry and writing as a professor in the Department of English, is the author of nine poetry collections, including his most recent work, “For the Scribe” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017), which continues Wojahn’s explorations of the interstices between the public and the private, the […]

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Call for Papers and Panel Proposals

The 11th Annual Student Research Conference Friday, April 14, 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University presented by VCU POLITICAL SCIENCE and the College of Humanities and Sciences Undergraduate and junior graduate students are invited to submit proposals to present completed research papers/projects, research-in-progress, or roundtable discussions on any topic related to the general fields of government, international, […]

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