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VCU Commemorates Centennial of the Balfour Declaration

On the 100th anniversary of the historical document known as the Balfour Declaration, various departments from the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences invited esteemed scholars to discuss the role of the document in modern day context. The Balfour Declaration was a short letter that announced the British support of creating a separate state for […]

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Calling All Student Book Collectors

Submissions Open for VCU’s Book Collecting Contest Are you a bookworm? A spine fondler? A page sniffer? Then you may just have what it takes to win a hundred dollars! VCU is hosting a Student Book Collecting Contest this year, sponsored by the Department of English, James Branch Cabell Library, and Black Swan Books. One […]

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Researched Creative Writing at VCU

Write What You Know, Research What You Don’t; How Researched Creative Writing is Taught and Practiced at VCU “A river, amber-tinted in the shadow of its banks, purled at the army’s feet; and at night, when the stream had become of a sorrowful blackness, one could see across it the red, eyelike gleam of hostile […]

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Alumni spotlight: Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams (BA Mass Communications/Public Relations ’10) has shifted a successful career in technology sales and consulting to special education with the national corps of teachers, Teach for America. Her irrepressible enthusiasm and honed advocacy skills are proving invaluable tools as she supports the Teach for America mission to provide educational equity and excellence in […]

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Make a difference at VCU (and save on taxes)

Convert a Burden into a Philanthropic Gift If you are 70½ or older you are likely familiar with the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Required Minimum Distribution. Each year, the IRS requires you to withdraw a certain amount from your IRA whether you need the funds or not, and you pay income tax on every distribution […]

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VCU’s Basketball Teams Use Data to Individualize Training

Every sport requires a unique pattern of movement, that places various strains on the body’s ability to generate energy and power. Basketball players often exert short, explosive bursts of energy when driving to the basket, while at the same time sustaining a continuous jog up and down the court. And though there are basketball related […]

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Coston Receives Grant to Study Health of Bisexual and Non Monosexual Women

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a $50,000, year-long grant to Bethany (bee) Coston, Ph.D., assistant professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at VCU. The grant is funded through the foundation’s New Connections project, a career development program designed to support research on health equity by scholars from diverse, historically disadvantaged or underrepresented […]

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Scholarship Catalyst and Seed Awards

Dean Fuentes and the College are pleased to announce a new program to fund faculty scholarship. The Scholarship Catalyst and Seed Awards are meant to foster research and scholarship in all fields across the College and are open to full-time CHS faculty. The program includes Catalyst Awards (up to $20K) and Seed Awards (up to […]

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African American Studies Department Hosts Pop-Up Gallery

Upon entering the first floor of Harrison House, visitors to the Department of African American Studies were greeted by a striking painting of a beautiful, naked woman during the Department’s October pop-up gallery. The woman’s head is tilted back in an expression of ecstasy, her arms bound to her sides by red ropes as disembodied […]

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How Ancient Egyptian Christians Healed the Body and Soul; Q&A with Andrew Crislip

Andrew Crislip, Ph.D., is regularly the first person in hundreds of years to read the words and thoughts of people so ancient and forgotten, even the language they used to communicate has been dead for centuries. His research focuses on the history of Christianity in late antiquity, particularly focusing on the history of monasticism and […]

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