Class notes: October 2018

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Class notes: October 2018

Updates 1960s Anna Lou Schaberg** (B.S.’66/H&S; M.Ed.’70/E) was honored in the Richmond, Va., YWCA’s 2018 Outstanding Women Awards in the category of human relations and faith in action. The award recognized Schaberg for her work in seeking innovative solutions to community challenges in workforce development and meeting the needs of homeless youth and refugees. Natalie […]

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STEM Fundraiser to Host Christine Darden, ‘Hidden Figures’

On November 17th , 2017 the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences and the American Chemical Society’s VA section will be sponsoring a community event and fundraiser that will support a state-wide student summit to be held at VCU on November 18th. This fundraiser will feature an evening with Dr. Christine Darden, the NASA aeronautical […]

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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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Your Big Ideas: Phase 2

Congratulations to the following faculty members, whose faculty hiring proposals were selected by the Research Advisory Committee for the next phase of our Big Ideas initiative. The proposals were selected based on their potential for impact and distinction through research and integration with education and community engagement. McKenna Brown and Antonio Espinoza for Migration Studies: […]

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Roundtable on the Paris Attacks

Paris attacks of November 13, 2015 were presented in context on November 23, 2015. IN FRENCH. Five contexts were given: 1) Pat Cummins (VCU), Context of French and European values; 2) Jennifer Shotwell (Randolph Macon College), Context of January 2015 attacks on Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a Jewish grocery store; 3) Benoit Meyrieux (Franciscan University) […]

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Dr. Kathryn Murphy-Judy Receives Distinguished Award

Dr. Kathryn Murphy-Judy is the 2015 Helen Warriner-Burke FLAVA Distinguished Service Award recipient! She was honored at the 2015 Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) Conference for her years of service to the world language community, including being president (2011-2013) and holding several other offices, as well as for years of leadership in foreign language […]

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Fall Faculty Meeting 2015

Interim Dean Alison Baski welcomed new faculty members and congratulated those who received a promotion and/or tenure at our Fall Faculty Meeting on September 16th in the Student Commons Theater. Our newly promoted and/or tenured faculty include: John Brinegar, Department of English Promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor Gregory Donovan, Department of English Promoted […]

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Student Spotlight: Martin Townes

Martin Charles Townes, an anthropology major in the School of World Studies, traveled this summer to South Africa for a study abroad trip led by Assistant Professor Amy Rector Verrelli. Martin’s group visited the Natural History Museum in Pretoria and received unprecedented access to its hominid fossil collection. They were able to see and touch […]

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Alumni spotlight: Christine Stoddard

Founder and Editor of Quail Bell Magazine, Christine Stoddard, BA English ’12 H&S, BA Film ’12 SoA, Cert Product Innovation ’12 SoB, is a full-time writer and visual storyteller, contributing writing, photography, and visual art to publications, new media, museums, and television. While at VCU, she started Comicality Magazine, wrote for Ink, contributed comics and articles to The […]

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Projects receive Quest Global Impact Awards

The Global Education Office has awarded grants of up to $20,000 to the following faculty in the College of Humanities and Sciences for projects that support the university’s global priorities to improve the recruitment and retention of international students and scholars, increase the global engagement of VCU students and faculty, and expand VCU’s global footprint […]

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