Spring 2013 Anthropology Speaker Series

School of World Studies

“50 Years Since Vatican II: We’ve Only Just Begun”

  The Second Annual Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Catholic Studies Symposium, “50 Years Since Vatican II: We’ve Only Just Begun“, will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm in the Commons Theater. The symposium features Dr. Anthony Padovano, author, theologian and worldwide lecturer, Sister Simone Campbell, social activist, and […]

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Screening of “The Mirror”

Make plans to watch “The Mirror,” a film by Andrei Torkovsky. Mary Beth Reed from Film Studies, Richard Bargdill from Psychology and Gina Kovarsky from Russian Studies will provide pre and post-screening comments about the film. November 7, 7 pm Cabell Library, B-48 The event is sponsored by three clubs: Psychology Anonymous, the Society for […]

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“Excavating Khirbet Qeiyafa, Israel: An Invitation to do Archaeology”

Join Professor Jon Waybright, staff member of Hebrew University’s excavation to Khirbet Qeiyafa Israel, and past VCU volunteers for a presentation on an exciting Field School opportunity offered through the Global Education Office! This summer, a team of 20 VCU student volunteers will join Hebrew University’s excavation of this ancient site! Whether you are considering […]

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Call for Submissions: “Emancipation, Freedom and Independence.”

The VCU School of World Studies, Global Education Office and Department of History are seeing proposals for their 18th Annual Student Research Conference, “Emancipation, Freedom and Independence.” Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, we invite graduate and undergraduate students to submit proposals for 15-minute presentations on topics related to the concepts of Freedom and Independence in […]

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Anthropology Speaker Series

Wednesday, October 17: “Stones, Bones, Bugs, and Lasers: 3D Laser Scanning at the Virtual Curation Laboratory and Beyond.” Archaeologist Dr. Bernard K. Means will discuss the applications of 3D laser scanning on artifacts and organic remains, ranging in age from approximately one million years old to the Colonial period. Dr. Means is director of the Virtual […]

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Two Women and their Impact

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Interested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated at VCU proudly present Dos Mujeres y el Impacto, (Two Women and their Impact) with guest speaker Dr. Robert L. Sims, VCU Spanish Professor.  Dr. Sims will focus on Sandra Cisneros and her collection of short stories entitled “The House on […]

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Mali Independence Day Events

Students and Faculty are invited to take part in the Malian Independence Day events (Fête nationale du Mali) on September 22nd. The events begin with lectures in both English and French. Dr. Patricia Cummins will speak on the topic “Humanitarian Crisis in Mali.” Dr. Cummins serves as Vice Chair of the Richmond Sister Cities Commission, and she recently […]

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Ambassador Rasool’s Remarks at Cabell Library

South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool speaks at the opening of “Australopithecine!” — an exhibit At Cabell Library featuring two fossilized specimens of the controversial Australopithecus sediba (A. sediba ). Courtesy of the School of World Studies

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Discussion on the “Anthropology of Zombies”

Anthropology Speaker Series – featuring Amy Nichols-Belo of Randolph-Macon College on the topic “From Invisible Laborers to the Brain-Eating Undead: The Anthropology of Zombies”, a discussion of her research on Northwestern Tanzanian zombie stories, anthropological scholarship on zombies worldwide, and thoughts on what the recent popularity of zombies says about American culture. For more information […]

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