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Call for Applications: Dean’s Fellows

The College of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to invite applications for Dean’s Fellows. Fellows will be engaged in a variety of leadership activities in the College and on campus, participating collaboratively as active members of the Dean’s leadership team in the Dean’s Office, contributing to team meetings, bringing important perspectives from the faculty, and […]

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New Chair for Political Science

We would like to congratulate Dr. Ravi Perry as he has recently accepted the position of Chair of Political Science effective October 15th. Ravi has brought distinction to the Department of Political Science and the College through both his scholarship and his extensive service and community involvement. Ravi’s research interests focus on an evolving and […]

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David and Michelle Baldacci give $1.1M to support H&S students

Bestselling novelist and Virginia Commonwealth University alumnus David Baldacci and his wife, Michelle, are making a $1.1 million gift to VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences that will establish a scholarship for political science students and will create a fund to provide students with a variety of experiential learning opportunities. “Our continuing partnership with VCU is incredibly meaningful to us both,” […]

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Class notes October 2017

Updates 1970s Patricia Brincefield (B.A.’76/MC) was named director of communication and marketing at St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock, Va. 1980s Ronnie Greene (B.S.’86/MC) edits investigative stories for Reuters and teaches graduate writing at Johns Hopkins University, where he received a master’s in nonfiction writing in 2013. His second book, “Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence […]

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SYSM Doctoral Program Produces Interdisciplinary Researchers

VCU’s Systems Modeling and Analysis Doctoral Program prepares mathematicians for jobs both inside and outside traditional academic fields, by training them in multiple areas of research by modeling systems to address  real, contemporary problems facing our world. The program’s curriculum combines intersecting mathematical disciplines including statistics, operations research, discrete mathematics, and applied mathematics to provide […]

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MATX Doctoral Program Emphasizes Innovative Interdisciplinary Research

Michael Means is a doctoral student in the Media, Art, and Text (MATX) doctoral program at VCU. His dissertation, Adaptive Acts: Queer Voices and Radical Adaptation in Ethnic American Literary and Visual Culture, examines adaptation as a method of cultural engagement. Means investigates literature-to-film and literature-to-stage adaptations of Native American, African American, and Asian American […]

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Overflow Crowd Hears Junot Diaz

Over five hundred people, not just students and professors but members of the public as well, filled the VCU Cabell Library lecture hall last night with an electric energy of anticipation and vibrating hum of excited chatter. Most clutched well-thumbed copies of identical novels and wore giddy grins, as they lined the walls and perched […]

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Health Psychology Doctoral Program Emphasizes Research and Diversity

It is widely understood that a person’s health is influenced by behaviors like diet and exercise, but psychologists today recognize that a variety of intersecting influences, oftentimes not obviously linked to fitness, have an impact on our overall physical and mental well-being.   “There’s a growing awareness of the connections between people’s mental health, their […]

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Alumni spotlight: Teri Stockham

Teri Stockham, MSFS, PhD (Ph.D. Pharmacology and Toxicology ’87/School of Medicine) always knew she wanted to be in the field of forensic science. Well before television crime scene investigation dramas boosted the visibility of the profession, Teri had already carefully charted her educational and career path to becoming a chief toxicologist.  And, in a lot […]

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Mind Match Project Says ‘Chess Please’ to Learning!

Researchers Examine the Impact of Playing Chess on Developing Minds Chess is one of the oldest games in the world, and it’s long been considered a sign of great intelligence of sophistication to play it. Many people think you have to be really smart to know your way around a chessboard, and researchers at VCU […]

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