Humanities Research Center’s 2016 Research Grants Recipients

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Humanities Research Center’s 2016 Research Grants Recipients

We would like to congratulate all of the recipients for the Humanities Research Center’s 2016 Research Grants: Joshua Eckhardt (English): Religion Around John Donne Carolyn Eastman (History): The Strange Genius of Dr. O: Oratory and Transatlantic Celebrity in Early America Richard Fine (English): Edward Kennedy’s Long Road to Reims: The Media and the Military in […]

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Psychology Faculty and Student Receive $249,000 Grant

Dr. Joshua Langberg and his doctoral student, Melissa Dvorsky, will be receiving a $249,000 grant from Virginia Youth Tobacco Projects (VYTP) to fund Melissa’s dissertation work.  Their project Factors Against Tobacco Use During the Transition to College for Adolescents With and Without ADHD will follow 150 adolescents (75 with ADHD) across the transition from high […]

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Chemistry Professor Receives Distinguished Research Award

Dr. Nicholas Farrell, is the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Research Award from the VA Section of the American Chemical Society.  His nomination from Dr. M. Samy El-Shall, highlighted his research, innovation and scientific leadership: “Dr. Farrell’s major research is on platinum-based anticancer agents, on which he is acknowledged as a leading international authority. The […]

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27-Time Emmy Winning Alumnus Gives Back

A 1980 Mass Communication graduate, Jesse Vaughan, is a VCU 2013 Alumni Star and a current member of the Robertson School‘s distinguished Advisory Board.  What’s more is that Mr. Vaughan just happens to be a 27-time Emmy winning filmmaker. Vaughan was recently featured in Richmond magazine on Nov. 15th, about how he is using his […]

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Chemistry Professor Named “Volunteer of the Year”

Dr. Joseph “Jody” Turner, Director of Instrumentation and Service Associate Professor of Chemistry, was unanimously selected as Goochland County Public Schools’ Volunteer of the Year!  Dr. Turner was nominated for being a prominent figure at the schools’ STEM camp, Conundrum Day, the STEM advisory committee, and a mentor at both the middle and high schools.  […]

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Interim Dean Named AVS 2015 Fellow

Dr. Alison Baski, interim dean for the College, was recently named Fellow of the AVS Science & Technology Society. She received the award for contributions to the fundamental investigation of semiconductor surfaces using scanning probe techniques and for STEM leadership within the university, community and profession. The AVS established an annual awards program to encourage […]

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Requests for Scholarly Leave

Requests for scholarly leave for the 2016-17 academic year will be due on Monday, November 9th.  Please email the necessary documents to Kathy Bassard in the Dean’s office outlined in the 2016-2017 Instructions for Scholarly Leave: 2016 – 2017 Scholarly Leave Form Narrative Current CV Please remember that to be eligible for Study-Research Leave, faculty must be tenured, have six […]

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Faculty Scholarship Recognition Awardees, 2015

Congratulations to these members of our faculty who will be recognized for their scholarship at our Faculty Scholarship Recognition Reception on October 21st from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the Scott House. Faculty Authors Jason R. Arnold, Political Science Faye Belgrave, Department of Psychology Christopher A. Brooks, School of World Studies Kirk Warren Brown, Department […]

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In Memoriam: James Kinney, Ph.D., Dept of English

The English department is saddened to report that Professor Emeritus James Joseph “Jim” Kinney passed away on September 28, 2015. Jim graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1964 and earned his PhD in English Language and Literature/Letters in 1972 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He married Judith “Jude” Burgess in 1968, who preceded him […]

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Humanities Research Center Grants for Summer 2016

The Humanities Research Center is delighted to announce the continuation of its annual competition for ResearchGrants designed to foster excellence in research and creative scholarship at Virginia Commonwealth University by providing funds to support direct research costs incurred by faculty. These costs will include travel to archives, lodging, meals, and expenses related to collection of […]

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