The Importance of our Urban Catholic Schools

School of World Studies

The Importance of our Urban Catholic Schools

Tuesday, September 18 4:00 p.m. Cabell Library Lecture Hall Join VCU President Emeritus, Eugene Trani, and guest speakers Wanda Wallin and Joseph Whitmore to learn about Catholic education in Richmond and beyond. Presented by Dr. Eugene Trani and the Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Chair of Catholic Studies More information on this lecture series may be […]

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Heavenly Bodies: Bejeweled Skeletons from the Counter Reformation

Tuesday, October 2 4:00 p.m. Cabell Library Lecture Hall Speaker: Dr. Paul Koudounaris Presented as part of the the Bishop Walter F. Sullivan lecture series

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Demonic Deliverance Exorcism in Africa and Latin America

Monday, October 8 4:00 p.m. Hibbs Hall, room 407 Speaker: Kate Kinsbury, Ph.D., University of Alberta, Canada Presented as part of the the Bishop Walter F. Sullivan lecture series

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Rumi’s Poetry and His Vision of Love Among Faith Traditions

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 4:00 p.m. Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue Fariba Enteshari Founder and Executive Director of the Rumi Educational Center Sponsored by the Humanities Research Center in partnership with the program in Religious Studies and the Powell-Edwards Lecture Series in Religion and the Arts Admission is free and all are welcome.

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School of World Studies Student Research Conference

November 8 and 9, 2018 9:00 a.m. University Student Commons (multiple rooms) We invite undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciences and the humanities at VCU and neighboring universities and colleges to submit proposals for paper presentations, posters and special sessions. All research topics are welcome, with special interest in work on the broad […]

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The Jewish Deli Revival: Buying and Selling American Jewish Nostalgia

November 26, 2018 6:00 p.m. Academic Learning Commons, Room 1107 Speaker: Rachel Gross, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies San Francisco State University The Jewish deli holds a special place in the American culinary landscape at large, but is especially important for American Jews interacting with their community and culture. The John & Marcia Goldman […]

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Chinese Language Program Facilitates International Friendship

Two women taught each other their native languages, introduced each other to their cultures, and became friends in the process, all while living on opposite sides of the world. Morgan Jacobs and Shi Wei first met through VCU’s Teletandem program, an online language exchange program which pairs foreign language students with native speakers in other […]

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Anthropological Approaches to Oil Production: A View from the Arabian Sea

Wednesday November 29, 2017 The School of World Studies presents Andrea Wright, Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at the College of William and Mary as part of the Fall 2017 Anthropology Speaker Series. VCU Student Commons, Commons Theater 907 Floyd Avenue 3:00pm Admission is free and all are welcome! View the flyer

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VCU Commemorates Centennial of the Balfour Declaration

On the 100th anniversary of the historical document known as the Balfour Declaration, various departments from the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences invited esteemed scholars to discuss the role of the document in modern day context. The Balfour Declaration was a short letter that announced the British support of creating a separate state for […]

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How Ancient Egyptian Christians Healed the Body and Soul; Q&A with Andrew Crislip

Andrew Crislip, Ph.D., is regularly the first person in hundreds of years to read the words and thoughts of people so ancient and forgotten, even the language they used to communicate has been dead for centuries. His research focuses on the history of Christianity in late antiquity, particularly focusing on the history of monasticism and […]

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