Bringing the Past into the Present Using the Technology of the Future

School of World Studies

Bringing the Past into the Present Using the Technology of the Future

Walking into VCU’s Virtual Curation Lab is like entering the mind of a crazed historian from the future. The whirring of several 3D printers working at once fills the tiny office space, which looks like a national museum stuffed into 200 square feet, with the busy sounds of creation. Massive bones of extinct creatures, delicate […]

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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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School of World Studies Fourth Foreign Languages Poetry Reading

Tuesday, April 18 5:00-6:30 PM Hibbs Auditorium 403 School of World Studies Fourth Foreign Languages Poetry Reading with English translation. It includes a tribute to Wanda Hewlett Capers. Theme: “Remembrance of Beloved Ones.” A poem of Wanda will be read in several languages. Download and print the full-sized flyer here.

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Under the hijab and the kippah: Muslims and Jews in a divided America

February 24, 2017, 3 – 4:30 pm Academic Learning Commons 1000 Floyd Ave, Room 2201 A Religious Studies Faculty Panel Discussion FEATURING: Samaneh Oladi Assistant Professor of Islam David Weinfeld Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies Jon Waybright Instructor and SWS Director of Internships SPONSORS: VCU Powell-Edwards Lecture in Religion and the Arts, sponsored by Powell-Edwards Distinguished Professorship […]

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Alumni spotlight: Barrett Martin

It might not be obvious to her clients but Barrett Martin (BA International Studies ‘12/H&S) uses her minor in anthropology in every aspect of her work as a freelance design strategist and researcher. Barrett first pursued a degree in communications arts until her junior year when she realized she was craving additional skills that would […]

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Teach-in on the European Migration Crisis

Thursday, March 24, 2016 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM VCU International Studies and VCU Political Science invite you to join them for a teach-in on the European Migration Crisis, featuring: Dr. Christopher Burdett, “European Dis-Union: Causes & Consequences” Dr. Robert Godwin-Jones, “The Evolving German Reaction to the Immigrant Wave” Dr. Bernardo Piciché, “The Italian Response […]

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2015 December Diploma Ceremonies

Congratulations to all of our upcoming graduates!  If you haven’t already done so please make sure you know all of the details like time and location for your department’s diploma ceremony by visiting the VCU Commencement site and on the Departmental Ceremonies page. If you have a question about your ceremony please contact your department’s […]

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Les attentats de Paris du 13 novembre 2015 en contexte

Paris attacks of November 13, 2015 presented in context. November 23, 2015 from 6:00-7:15 PM Room 1107 of the Academic Learning Center (1000 Floyd Avenue)  IN FRENCH. Five contexts given: 1) P. Cummins (VCU), Context of French and European values; 2) Jennifer Shotwell (Randolph Macon College), Context of January 2015 attacks on Charlie Hebdo newspaper […]

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Alumni spotlight: Kathy Swoyer

Kathy Swoyer (formerly Kathy Honsel), BA French ‘77, has always been fascinated with the command of language. As a French major, she nurtured that passion and broadened her perspective through studies in French 18th century history and literature in the setting of small group seminars. Kathy enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University because she was drawn […]

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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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