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Mathematicians Make Progress on Unsolved Problems at Ideal Fest

“In my field of math, 99 percent of your time is spent pursuing avenues which are ultimately not fruitful. The one percent of the time that it does work, it can be revolutionary,” said Sean Cox, assistant professor of Mathematics at VCU. Cox is a mathematician whose research focuses on mathematical logic and set theory, […]

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Chemistry Faculty Receive $200,000 in State-Funded Research Grants

Chemistry chair Dr. Samy El-Shall and Professor Nicholas Farrell were each awarded $100,000 grants from the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced early this month. These prestigious awards support Virginia research in high-potential areas of study with commercial promise including advanced manufacturing, cyber security, energy, water quality, information technology, life sciences, and unmanned […]

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Acevedo Takes on New Role

Ed Acevedo, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, will serve as acting Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs effective July 1 while the search for someone to fill that position permanently is conducted.

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Class notes June 2017

Updates 1970s Isabel Dowrick** (B.A.’74/H&S; M.Ed.’92/E) has mostly retired from her work at the University of Richmond as head of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She works part time for the READ Center teaching adults who want to improve their reading skills. She also is a volunteer mentor for Education for Ministry, a study program […]

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A Sociologist’s Perspective on the Changing Economy; Q&A with Victor Chen

Victor Chen is an assistant professor of sociology at VCU whose work focuses on inequality and social stratification in labor markets. His book, Cut Loose: Jobless & Hopeless in an Unfair Economy, examines the plight of auto industry workers who were forced into long-term unemployment by technological advances and the outsourcing of jobs. More recently, […]

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Staff Spotlight: John Hutton

From the Mailroom to the Dean’s Office The idea of starting in the mailroom and working your way up has become a cliche in American business, used to demonstrate the value in taking an entry-level job and leveraging it to climb the rungs of an organization. While the mailroom phenomenon is more of a metaphor […]

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Students from College win University Awards

Seven students from the College received awards at the annual VCU Leadership & Service Awards. Students presented with awards were selected for their strong leadership and dedication to service in the VCU and Richmond community. “The Leadership & Service Awards Ceremony is Virginia Commonwealth University’s opportunity to salute those students who represent the best in leadership and […]

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Historic Slave Manuscript Revived and Digitized

Fields Cook was born into slavery on a Virginia plantation in 1817, and though he died over a hundred years ago, his life and most intimate thoughts survive and were recently revived. A Scetch of My Own Life by Fields Cook is one of the few, if only, surviving manuscripts written by a slave before […]

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College of Humanities and Sciences Honors Faculty, Staff, and Retirees

The College of Humanities and Sciences recently held its Faculty and Staff Awards and Retirees breakfast honoring members of the faculty, staff, and retirees for their service to the college and VCU as a whole. Nominees were selected to have their work recognized by their departments and department heads, who sent glowing recommendations to the […]

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College Welcomes New Director of HR

Michael Dixon joins the College of Humanities and Sciences from the County of Henrico where he worked in the Department of Human Resources, as the manager of Employment and Compensation Services (ECS). Overseeing ECS, Michael managed the County’s employment and recruitment activities which included applicant screening and interviewing, the new employee orientation process, and managing […]

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