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College Announces Catalyst Award Winners

The College is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Catalyst Awards. This new program was envisioned by Dean Fuentes and funded by President Rao to enhance faculty scholarship by providing seed funding of up to $20,000 to facilitate projects in all disciplines in the College. It is an annual funding opportunity that is […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Vivian Dzokoto

Wednesday February 28, 2018 Vivian Dzokoto, Associate Professor of African American Studies Once upon a shrine: Stories from an Unusual Field Site Researchers collect data in many different places. Laboratories, online, archives, homes, organizations (such as schools and churches), and neighborhoods are the usual suspects. Yet some researchers gather information at more unusual research sites. […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Bernard Means

Wednesday March 21, 2018 Bernard Means, Instructor of Anthropology On the Rooftop of the World: 3D Archaeology in Far North India The state of Uttarakhand in northern India is known as the “Land of the Gods” because of the numerous pilgrimage centers scattered across this rugged landscape, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. Beginning […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Matteo Pangello

Wednesday April 18, 2018 Matteo Pangallo, Assistant Professor of English Playwriting Playgoers in Shakespeare’s Theater Among the dramatists who wrote for the professional playhouses of early modern London was a small group of writers who were neither members of the commercial theater industry writing to make a living nor aristocratic amateurs dipping their toes in […]

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Baldacci Student Experiential Learning Fund

Are you planning an internship, research experience or study abroad trip for 2018? Or do you have an interest in attending a professional conference or have an idea for a social entrepreneurship project? The Baldacci Student Experiential Learning Fund grants academically promising students of diverse areas of study and backgrounds with financial support to pursue […]

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HRC Speaker Series: Frankenstein Dissected

Thursday February 8, 2018 Frankenstein Dissected:  21st Century Legacies of a Nineteenth-Century Classic A Roundtable with preliminary comments by our three guests, followed by conversation with the audience, featuring: Susan Lederer Robert Turell Professor of Medical History and Bioethics, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health “Franken-Fears: The Ethical Legacy […]

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HRC Spring 2018 Speaker Series: Liz Covart

Wednesday February 21, 2018 The Ben Franklin’s World Project: Podcasting and the Future of Digital History Liz Covart Digital Projects Editor, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, and host of the award-winning Ben Franklin’s World History Podcast Wednesday February 21, 2018 4:00pm Multipurpose Room (Second Floor), Cabell Library

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HRC Spring Speaker Series: Su’ad Abdul Khabeer

Tuesday March 27, 2018 Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip-Hop in the United States Su’ad Abdul Khabeer Associate Professor of American Culture and Arab and Muslim American Studies, University of Michigan Tuesday March 27, 2018 4.00pm Cabell Library Lecture Hall The Virginia Commonwealth University Powell-Edwards Lecture Series in Religion and the Arts is sponsored by […]

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2018 Spring Speaker Series: Stefano Adamo

Thursday April 12, 2018 The Humanities Respond!  Literary and Cinematic Depictions of the 2007 Financial Crisis Stefano Adamo  Assistant Professor of Italian Culture, University of Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina Thursday April 12, 2018 4:00pm Cabell Library Lecture Hall

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Class notes December 2017

Updates 1980s Dale Brumfield (B.F.A.’82/A; M.F.A.’15/H&S) published “Virginia State Penitentiary: A Notorious History.” The book delves into the 190-year history of the prison, designed by Thomas Jefferson, which set the standard for the future American prison system. Jamie Olson** (B.S.’84/H&S) is a clinical specialist/intensive foster care and clinical services manager at the South Carolina Department […]

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