Upcoming Events

  • bee coston Hosts Twitter Town Hall
    Twitter Discussion on the Trauma of Inequality

    Thursday, May 24
    2-3 p.m

    Members of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's New Connections...

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  • Image of fountain pen pointing at the word "Research" in a dictionary
    Political Science Student Research Conference

    Friday, April 20
    8:00am – 6:30pm

    VCU POLITICAL SCIENCE and the College of...

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  • Alexandrian Society Lecture
    Race, Racism, and Identity in the Era of Trump

    Tuesday, April 24
    2 PM

    FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE TO WAKANDA: Race, Racism, and Identity in...

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  • Bernard Means
    Meet VCU's Authors: Bernard Means

    Wednesday April 25, 2018
    7:00 pm

    Bernard Means, Instructor of Anthropology
    On the Rooftop...

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Recent Events:

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Science Jonathan Margolis
    Science Diplomacy in a Changing World

    April 12, 2018
    1:00 – 2:00pm

    Lecture by Jonathan Margolis:
    Science Diplomacy in...

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  • Judyth Twigg, presents the Elske v.P. Smith Lecture
    Elske v.P. Smith Lecture | Dr. Judyth Twigg (Poli Sci)

    Thursday March 29, 2018

    Dr. Judyth Twigg, Professor of Political Science
    Annual Elske...

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  • Vivian Dzokoto
    Meet VCU's Authors: Vivian Dzokoto

    Wednesday February 28, 2018

    Vivian Dzokoto, Associate Professor of African American Studies

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  • Bernard Means
    Meet VCU's Authors: Bernard Means

    Wednesday March 21, 2018

    Bernard Means, Instructor of Anthropology
    On the Rooftop of...

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  • Matteo Pangallo
    Meet VCU's Authors: Matteo Pangello

    Wednesday April 18, 2018

    Matteo Pangallo, Assistant Professor of English
    Playwriting Playgoers in Shakespeare's...

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  • Frankenstein dissected
    HRC Speaker Series: Frankenstein Dissected

    Thursday February 8, 2018

    Frankenstein Dissected:  21st Century Legacies of a Nineteenth-Century Classic


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  • Liz Covart
    HRC Spring 2018 Speaker Series: Liz Covart

    Wednesday February 21, 2018

    The Ben Franklin's World Project: Podcasting and the Future of Digital History
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  • Su'ad Abdul Khabeer
    HRC Spring Speaker Series: Su'ad Abdul Khabeer

    Tuesday March 27, 2018

    Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip-Hop in the United States Read More

  • Stefano Adamo
    2018 Spring Speaker Series: Stefano Adamo

    Thursday April 12, 2018

    The Humanities Respond!  Literary and Cinematic Depictions of the 2007...

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  • Anne Wright
    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...

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  • Junot Diaz headshot
    HRC Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Junot Diaz

    Tuesday September 12, 2017

    A Public Reading by Junot Díaz, Winner of the Pulitzer...

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  • Diane Apostolos-Cappadona headshot
    HRC Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

    Monday September 25, 2017

    Professor Emerita of Religious Art and Cultural History
    and Haub...

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  • Dean Spade
    Trans politics and Criminal Punishment Reform

    Thursday October 26, 2017, 7pm

    In partnership with the Department...

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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...

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    Blake Lecture: Ghosts and the Conversion of Europe

    Thursday, April 20
    7:30 PM
    James Branch Cabell Library, Room 303
    901 Park Ave., Richmond,...

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  • Banner for a Panel on Humanitarianism and Environmentalism
    Humanitarianism x Environmentalism

    Wednesday, April 19
    7-9 PM
    Academic Learning Commons Room 1107
    1000 Floyd Ave


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    Objects of Devotion: Religion at the Nation's History Museum

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue

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  • Christine Darden
    Christine Darden to Speak at VCU

    Friday, April 7th, 4:00 PM
    Academic Learning Commons 1107

    Christine Darden, Ph.D., a retired...

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  • Thumbnail for Queer Brown Voices
    Queer Brown Voices

    February 28th
    4pm — 6pm
    Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace Street

    "The feminist racial...

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    HRC Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Emma Smith

    What's It Worth? Shakespeare's Value Then and Now

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017


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  • Thumbnail,Under the hijab and the kippah: Muslims and Jews in a divided America
    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 Read More

  • John Kneebone headshot
    America’s First Catholic President

    March 22, 2017 1:30 PM
    Richmond Salons III-IV
    University Student Commons

    America’s First Catholic...

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  • Brian Daugherity headshot
    Meet VCU's Authors: Brian Daugherity

    January 25, 2017

    Brian Daugherity, Assistant Professor of History, will talk about his new...

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  • Ayanna Thompson headshot
    Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Ayanna Thompson

    Is Shakespeare Beyond Race?

    February 1, 2017

    Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English, George...

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  • Banner for GerryRigged: Turning Democracy on Its Head
    GerryRigged: Turning Democracy on Its Head

    Monday, February 13th, 2017

    Bill Ogelsby, Assistant Professor of Journalism in the Robertson School,...

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  • Tressie Cottom headshot
    Meet VCU's Authors: Tressie Cottom

    February 22, 2017

    Tressie Cottom, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will talk about her new...

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    Geofuturism and Environmentalism Event

    Friday, December 2nd
    2:00 - 4:40pm and 5:00 to 6:30pm
    The Depot
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  • Ballot Box
    Election Fest 2016

    November 8, 2016
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Student Commons Plaza


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    HRC Speaker Series: Dr. Daniel Wildcat

    September 8, 2016

    “Exercising Indigenuity: The Role of Indigenous Knowledges in...

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    Meet VCU's Authors Series: David Coogan

    September 28, 2016
    7:00 pm
    Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (Rm. 250),...

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    LGBTQ @ VCU: Trials and Triumphs, 1974-76: The Struggle for Recognition of VCU’s First Gay Student Group

    Tuesday October 4 at noon
    Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park...

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    HRC Speaker Series: Dr. Deborah McGregor

    October 6, 2016
    5:00 pm
    Globe 1030J, 830 W. Grace...

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    Meet VCU’s Authors: Isabelle Richman

    October 12, 2016
    7.00 pm

    Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (Rm. 250),...

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    LGBTQ @ VCU: Students, Sodomy, and the State: LGBT Campus Struggles in the 1970s

    Thursday October 13 at 4pm
    Richmond Salons I & 2, University...

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    LGBTQ @ VCU: A Conversation with Billie Jean King

    Thursday October 27 at 6pm
    Siegel Center

    Billie Jean...

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    HRC Speaker Series: Dr. Clint Carroll

    November 3, 2016
    5:00 pm
    Globe 1030J, 830 W. Grace...

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    Meet VCU's Authors Series: Cliff Edwards

    November 9, 2016
    7:00 pm
    Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (Rm. 250), Cabell Library

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  • Alan Gallay
    Native American History Month Speaker

    November 14, 4:00 PM
    Student Commons Virginia Rooms C&D

    Alan Gallay, Lyndon B....

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    The Politics of Labor

    November 17th, 1:00PM
    Student Commons, Richmond Salons III-IV

    Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies...

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  • Cabell First Novelist
    Cabell First Novelist Award

    November 17, 7:00 PM
    Cabell Library, room 303

    Angela Flournoy, the winner...

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  • Alexandrian Society Lecture
    2016 Alexandrian Society Lecture

    November 22nd, 3:00 PM
    Student Commons, Forum Room

    The Alexandrian Society welcomes Dr. Maboula Soumahoro...

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    The Role of Museums in Addressing Healing, History and Culture

    Thursday, April 7th, 2016
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, VCUArts Depot

    African American...

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  • Nguyen
    Refiguring Gender in Global Health

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016. 3 pm
    University Commons, Virginia Rooms C & D
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  • Migration
    Teach-in on the European Migration Crisis

    Thursday, March 24, 2016
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    VCU International Studies...

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  • Research to Rehab
    Research to Rehab

    COBE & VCU Life Sciences Present:


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  • College of Humanities and Sciences
    CHS Staff Professional Development Workshop

    Wednesday, March 16th
    9:00am - 12:00pm noon

    On behalf of the Dean's...

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    Elske v.P. Smith Lecture Announced

    Friday, March 25th, 2016 at 1:00pm

    The College presents this spring's Elske v.P. Smith...

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  • Humanities Research Center
    HRC Speaker Series: Richmond and HIV/AIDS

    February 9, 2016

    “Richmond and HIV/AIDS: A Panel Discussion on Our City’s History of...

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  • Humanities Research Center
    HRC Speaker Series: Phill Wilson

    February 23rd, 2016

    “Left Behind: Ending AIDS in Black Communities in America”


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  • Humanities Research Center
    HRC Speaker Series: Jennifer Brier

    February 29th, 2016

    “HIV+ Women’s Oral Histories, Or, What Can a Humanist Tell Us...

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  • Humanities Research Center
    Meet VCU's Authors: Victor Chen

    March 24th, 2016

    Victor Chen, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will be talking about...

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  • Humanities Research Center
    Meet VCU's Authors: Jason Arnold

    February 17th, 2016

    Jason Arnold, Associate Professor of Political Science, will talk about...

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  • Humanities Research Center
    Meet VCU's Authors: Nicholas Frankel

    February 3rd, 2016

    Nicholas Frankel, Professor of English, will talk about his work...

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  • Darwin Day
    17th Annual Darwin Day

    17th Annual Darwin Day
    Friday, February 12th

    The Graduate Organization Of Biology Students,...

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    Psychology Distinguished Speaker Series

    Thursday, Feb. 25 at 12:00pm, Psychology will welcome Barbara Fiese, Ph.D., as the...

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    2015 December Diploma Ceremonies

    Congratulations to all of our upcoming graduates!  If you haven't already done so please make...

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    Alexandrian Society Fall Lecture

    The Alexandrian Society will hold their annual fall lecture on Wednesday Dec. 2nd...

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  • Eiffel Tower
    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...

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    14th Annual VCU Cabell First Novelist Award

    Tuesday, Nov. 10th at 7:00pm

    Boris Fishman is this year's winner of the...

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    Philosophy & Public Affairs Lecture

    Tuesday, Nov. 10th 7:00pm in Room 403 of Hibbs Hall

    Philosophy will...

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  • Humanities Research Center
    Teaching in the Humanities - Humanities Research Center Workshop

    Wednesday, Nov. 11th at 2:00PM at the Humanities Research Center, Room 201

    The Read More

    Conclusion of Humanities Research Center's Fall 2015 Speaker Series

    Wednesday, Nov. 18th

    On November 18, Nicole Myers Turner, who has just accepted...

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    Mathematics Colloquium Friday, Oct. 23rd

    The Mathematics Department Colloquium will be Friday, Oct. 23rd, from 2:00 - 2:50pm,...

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  • Furstenberg
    When the United States Spoke French

    Thursday, October 29, 2015
    Academic Learning Commons,
    100 Floyd Avenue, Room 2100

    VCU College...

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  • Faculty Scholarship Recognition 2014-15
    Faculty Scholarship Recognition Day Talks

    October 21, 2015
    Student Commons Forum Room

    1:00 pm
    Scott Gronert, Professor of Chemistry Read More

  • We Are Subjects of History
    We Are Subjects of History

    September 29, 2015

    The Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies invites all staff,...

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  • Cornel West
    HRC Speaker Series: Cornel West

    September 3, 2015

    “Invoking Our Collective Memory”

    On September 3, Cornel West, one of...

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  • Merlock Jackson
    HRC Speaker Series: Kathy Merlock Jackson

    September 10, 2015

    Song and Story in Disney’s Song of the South

    On September 10, Kathy...

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  • William Maxwell
    HRC Speaker Series: William J. Maxwell

    October 13, 2015

    “F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature” Read More

  • K Green
    HRC Speaker Series: Kristen Green

    October 19, 2015

    “Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, A...

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  • Django Unchained
    Django Unchained: Screening and Panel Discussion

    October 27, 2015

    Django Unchained is Quentin Tarantino's most commercially successful and perhaps his most...

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  • Nicole Myers Turner
    HRC Speaker Series: Nicole Myers Turner

    November 18, 2015

    "Powering the Pulpit: Religion, Race, and Politics in Post-Emancipation Virginia"


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    African American Studies Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series: Adam Ewing

    March 23
    12:30-2 pm
    Depot Studio, 2nd Floor

    African American Studies Distinguished...

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    Remembering Claudia Emerson

    March 23 
    7 pm
    Grace Street Theatre

    VCU will remember the late Claudia Emerson,...

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    The Prism of Marriage: Gender and Sexuality in American Muslim Communities

    March 26 
    Harris Hall 101

    Professor Juliane Hammer, Department of Religious Studies, University of...

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  • Tarynn Witten
    2014-15 STS Lecture Series: Tarynn Witten

    March 27
    4 - 5:30 pm
    Academic Learning Commons, Room 1105

    Tarynn Witten, VCU

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    2015 Mary E. Kapp Lecture

    April 7
    6:30 p.m.
    Academic Learning Commons, rm 2201

    Dr. James M....

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  • Marcia Powell Festival
    Marcia Powell Festival of Religion and the Arts

    April 9 – 12, 2015
    Various locations around Virginia Commonwealth University and Richmond
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    2014-15 STS Lecture Series: Carolyn Finney

    April 10
    6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Academic Learning Commons, Room 1201

    Carolyn Finney, Assistant Professor...

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    The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society

    April 10
    Academic Learning Center 1107

    Professor Ferris Olin, founding Co-Director of the...

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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...

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    AKD at VCU Presents: A lecture by Michael Kimmel

    April 15
    5 pm
    The Commons Theater

    With the recent furor over Title IX...

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    Philosophy and Public Affairs Lecture Series: Christian Miller

    April 23, 7 pm
    NEW LOCATION: Academic Learning Commons, Room 2104
    1000 Floyd Avenue


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  • M. Samy El-Shall
    CHS Elske vP Smith Lecture: M. Samy El-Shall

    April 21
    6.30 pm
    VCU Student Commons Theater

    CHS Elske vP Smith Lecture features...

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    African American Studies Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series: Dr. Rick Kittles

    April 17
    7 pm
    1000 Floyd Avenue, Room 1102

    African American Studies Distinguished Scholar...

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  • College of Humanities and Sciences
    Diploma Ceremonies

    May 8th

    Chemistry - 6 PM, Greater Richmond Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C


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  • Hannah
    Spring 2015 Computer Class

    May 30, 2015
    8:15 am - 4:00 pm

    The Department of Statistical Sciences and...

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  • Kabaret
    History Department presents "Cabaret"

    Friday, March 20th at noon (run-time 124 min.)
    History Department conference room

    Guest Presenter:...

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    Philosophy and Public Affairs Discussion on Sexual Assault

    March 19
    7 pm
    W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

    The Philosophy and...

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    Is Iraq Lost? If So, Who Lost It?

    March 18
    7 pm
    Academic Learning Commons, Room 2104.

    Former Obama administration intelligence official...

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    The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities & City of Borders

    March 19
    3.30 pm
    The Forum Room, Student Commons

    The Humanities Research Center...

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    Social Psychology: Self Regulation

    February 18, 2015
    Commons Theater

    A social psychology talk, New Directions in Self-Regulation...

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    HRC Speaker Series: Jesus Escobar

    January 28
    3:30 pm
    Valentine House

    Professor Escobar publishes scholarship on the art, architecture,...

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    Visiting Writers Series: Stephen Dunn & Barbara Hurd

    January 29
    7 pm
    Scott House

    Stephen Dunn Lines of Defense Barbara Hurd Putting an Ear to...

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    Meet our Authors: G. Antonio Espinoza,

    February 4, 2015

    G. Antonio Espinoza, Associate Professor of History and author of...

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    VCU Mathematics Colloquium: Prof. Martin Golubitsky

    Friday, February 6
    3 pm
    Academic Learning Commons 2201

    Patterns of Phase-Shift Synchrony:...

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    Meet our Authors: Christopher A. Brooks

    Rescheduled for a later date due to weather. Details TBD.

    Christopher A....

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