Upcoming Events

    HRC Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Junot Diaz

    <em>Tuesday September 12, 2017</em>

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

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    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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    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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    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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Recent Events:

    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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    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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    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

    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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    Meet VCU's Authors: Brian Daugherity

    January 25, 2017

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

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    Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Ayanna Thompson

    Is Shakespeare Beyond Race?

    February 1, 2017

    Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English, George...

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    GerryRigged: Turning Democracy on Its Head

    Monday, February 13th, 2017

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

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    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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    Anthropology Speaker Series: Terri Simmons-Ehrhardt

    December 5, 2014
    3:00 - 4:30 pm
    Student Commons Theater

    Terri Simmons-Ehrhardt, instructor in...

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  • Wecker
    Cabell First Novelist Program

    November 4th, 7 pm
    W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
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  • College of Humanities and Sciences
    World War I and the African-American Freedom Struggle

    November 5, 4 pm
    VCU Commons Theater

    The Alexandrian Society presents...

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  • Katherine Sanders Nash
    Meet Our Authors: Katherine Saunders Nash

    November 5, 7.30pm
    Valentine House, Seminar Room 201

    Katherine Saunders Nash, Associate Professor of English,...

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  • Rose O'Toole
    Wellgonomics: How You Move Matters

    November 13, 10:00 am
    University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms

    A WellGonomics Workshop is scheduled...

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  • Herschback

    November 13th, 6:30 -7:30 p.m.
    Hibbs Hall Room 303

    Glimpses of Chemical Wizardry
    Dr. Dudley...

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  • Jasanoff
    Annual Society of the Cincinnati Lecture - features Prof. Maya Jasanoff

    November 13, 5:30 pm
    Academic Learning Commons. Room 2104


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  • Hearts and Minds
    "Hearts and Minds (1974)"

    November 14, 1 pm
    811 S. Cathedral Place, Conference Room

    Department of History...

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  • College of Humanities and Sciences
    Anthropology Speakers' Series - Alison Broach

    November 14, 3:00-4:30 PM
    Commons Theater

    Alison Broach on Dying Language, Endangered Family: How Ancestral Voices...

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  • College of Humanities and Sciences
    Annual Crenshaw Lecture - features Megan Taylor Shockley

    November 19, 12-1:30 pm
    VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons I, II, Second Floor


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  • Anne Helmrich
    Speaker Series: Anne Helmrich

    November 20, 2014
    3:30 pm

    Anne Helmreich, Senior Program Officer at the Getty Foundation...

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  • College of Humanities and Sciences
    Department of History Chew & View Film Series - "Frankenstein (1931)"

    October 31, 1 pm
    811 S. Cathedral Place, Conference Room

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  • Lewton
    Anthropology Speakers' Series -- Kristi L. Lewton

    The School of World Studies presents Kristi L. Lewton, Boston University School of Medicine, on...

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  • Humanities Research Center
    Humanities Research Center Workshop

    Christopher Rogers, Editorial Director at Yale University Press, will lead a workshop on strategies for...

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  • Dobbbins
    The Political Science Department presents James Dobbins

    October 22
    7 p.m.
    Academic Learning Commons, Rm. 1107

    The Political Science Department presents...

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  • Slave Breeding
    Meet our Authors: Gregory D. Smithers

    October 8, 2014

    Gregory D. Smithers, Associate Professor of History, will talk...

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  • Ryan Smith
    Meet our Authors: Ryan K. Smith

    September 24, 2014

    Ryan K. Smith, Associate Professor of History and author of...

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