2015 December Diploma Ceremonies

School of World Studies

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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Marcia Powell Festival of Religion and the Arts

April 9 – 12, 2015 Various locations around Virginia Commonwealth University and Richmond The Marcia Powell Festival of Religion & the Arts celebrates and explores the generative nexus of religious life and artistic expression. Join poets, artists, and scholars for a three-day conversation in April about religion, art, gender, sexuality, nature, ethnicity, culture, history, and […]

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Institute for Women’s Health Event: Le Couteau Brûlant (The Burning Knife)

April 13 5 pm 830 West Grace St., Rm. 1030J A presentation and discussion of Hamitraoré’s newly translated book on the practice of female excision in French West Africa and its place in modern African society. Two students went to the Ivory Coast with the VCU French West Africa Project. An Ivory Coast author invited […]

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Anthropology Speakers’ Series – Alison Broach

November 14, 3:00-4:30 PM Commons Theater Alison Broach on Dying Language, Endangered Family: How Ancestral Voices Keep Kinship Alive in the Garifuna Nation. Contact: Christopher Brooks, cabrooks@vcu.edu

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Anthropology Speakers’ Series — Kristi L. Lewton

The School of World Studies presents Kristi L. Lewton, Boston University School of Medicine, on Locomotion, childbirth, and the evolution of the human hip., October 24 3 -4:30 pm VCU Student Commons Theater Contact: Christopher Brooks, cabrooks@vcu.edu View the complete schedule here.

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Anthropology Speaker Series Spring 2014

“Adventures in Paleoanthropology” Featuring Amy Rector Verrelli, assistant professor, School of World Studies. Friday, February 7 3 – 4:30 PM Student Commons Theater “South American Paleopathology” Featuring Dr. Enrique Gerszten, Paleopathology, Professor Emeritus (MCV). Friday, February 21 3 – 4:30 PM Student Commons Theater “Honoring the Ancestors: Historical Reclamation and Self-Determined Identities in Rio de Janeiro” […]

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Anthropology Speaker Series Fall 2013

“Recent Excavations at Colonial Williamsburg.” Featuring Mark Kostro, staff archaeologist at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and field school instructor for Colonial Williamsburg’s Department of Research and Historical Interpretation. Friday, September 27 3 – 4:30 PM Student Commons Theater   “Sociocultural factors contributing to violence in Mexico.” Featuring Dr. Arturo Munoz, a senior political scientist at […]

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