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Dedication for Holocaust Surviving Torah

The quiet, busy atmosphere of Cabell Library was joyfully torn apart on the afternoon of March 30, 2017 with the sudden appearance of an energetic klezmer band, closely followed by a centuries old Torah and a massive congregation of clapping followers. The Torah made its slow procession through three floors of the library and attracted […]

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Diversity Drives Decision for Navy Veteran to Become Ram

When students walk in to VCU’s Military Student Services they may be met by work-study student Britney M. Subbs. According to co-workers, her contagious smile and positive, outgoing demeanor are a great first impression for anyone who may walk through the door. A smiling face and bubbly personality may not be what one might associate […]

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Visiting Scholar Using Solar Radiation to Clean Water

Dr. Amr Ali Hassan has six months left at VCU to harness the power of the sun to clean contaminated water. As a Fulbright visiting scholar, Hassan is conducting research at VCU on the development of new nanomaterials for the photocatalytic degradation of pesticides. Photocatalysts are materials which when combined with energy from the sun […]

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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 Fourth Foreign Languages Poetry Reading with English translation. It includes a tribute to Wanda Hewlett Capers. Theme: “Remembrance of Beloved Ones.” A poem of Wanda will be read in several languages. Download and print the full-sized flyer here.

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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, VA 23284 The speaker will be Dr. Nancy Mandeville Caciola, Professor of History from the University of San Diego, where she is the Director of UCSD’s program for the study of religion. Her lecture title is: Ghosts and the Conversion […]

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Humanitarianism x Environmentalism

Wednesday, April 19 7-9 PM Academic Learning Commons Room 1107 1000 Floyd Ave The Virginia League of Conservation Voters and the VCU Department of Political Science will host “Humanitarianism x Environmentalism,” an opportunity to learn more about how humanitarian relief efforts are affected by climate change and vice versa, and how to address the crises we will be facing […]

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:00PM Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue Peter Manseau, Lilly Endowment Curator of American Religious History at the Smithsonian Museum of American History The Humanities Research Center and the Religious Studies Program in SWS presents “Objects of Devotion: Religion at the Nation’s History Museum” by Peter Manseau. The event will […]

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VCU Panelists Discuss Their Experiences as Women in Politics

The VCU Department of Political Science hosted a panel entitled Women, Power, & Politics to discuss the opportunities and challenges women face when working in public service. The panel was composed of prominent Virginia public servants including Deputy Secretary of Education Holly Cox, Secretary of the Commonwealth Kelly Thomasson, Assistant Attorney General Mona Siddiqui, and […]

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David Wojahn shares insights into his latest collection, ‘For the Scribe’

By Megan Schiffres David Wojahn, an award-winning poet who teaches poetry and writing as a professor in the Department of English, is the author of nine poetry collections, including his most recent work, “For the Scribe” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017), which continues Wojahn’s explorations of the interstices between the public and the private, the […]

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Class Notes April 2017

We’re always happy to share good news passed on to us by our alumni. To have your information included in our class notes, please contact Caitlin Hanbury at cshanbury@vcu.edu or 804-827-0862. Updates 1970s Werner Wieland** (B.S.’73/H&S; M.S.’77/H&S) retired in June 2016 as emeritus professor of biological science at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, […]

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