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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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HRC Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Junot Diaz

Tuesday September 12, 2017 A Public Reading by Junot Díaz, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology To be followed by Q&A, Book Signing, and Reception Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 6.00pm Cabell Library Lecture Hall 901 Park Avenue Admission is […]

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HRC Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

Monday September 25, 2017 Professor Emerita of Religious Art and Cultural History and Haub Director, Catholic Studies Program, Georgetown University “Fruit of Pleasure, Source of Sustenance, Object of Shame: The Naked Breasts of Eve and of Mary” Monday September 25, 2017 at 4.00 pm VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons I-II 907 Floyd Ave.  Admission is free […]

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The Evolution and Significance of Female Islamic Scholarship

Q&A with Samaneh Oladi Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies Dr. Samaneh Oladi is an assistant professor of Islamic Studies at VCU, whose research focuses on the evolving role of women as religious authorities and producers of Islamic knowledge. Her work studies how female Islamic scholarship challenges patriarchal interpretations of sacred scriptures, and she has published […]

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Trans politics and Criminal Punishment Reform

Thursday October 26, 2017, 7pm In partnership with the Department of gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies: Dean Spade, Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law “Can we survive mainstreaming? Trans politics and Criminal Punishment Reform” Thursday October 26, 2017, 7pm W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts 922 Park Ave.

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