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Our Dean’s Leadership Retreat

Dean Fuentes recently hosted chairs and directors, members of the Dean’s staff and selected guests at a Leadership Retreat. Discussions were held on various topics, including “Ensuring Equity and Justice among our Diverse Faculty, Staff, and Students,” “Strategies for Hiring the Most Qualified and Diverse Colleagues,” “Anxiety and Depression in College Student: Facts, Figures, and […]

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Book Collecting Contest Winners Honored

The Department of English’s inaugural Book Collecting Contest presented awards May 3 to two recipients. The contest recognizes VCU students who have developed a  thoughtful and purposeful collection of books, manuscripts or other material textual works. Honorees submitted a proposal that explained their collections. A panel of judges evaluated the concept, scope and rationale. The winner […]

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Chinese Language Program Facilitates International Friendship

Two women taught each other their native languages, introduced each other to their cultures, and became friends in the process, all while living on opposite sides of the world. Morgan Jacobs and Shi Wei first met through VCU’s Teletandem program, an online language exchange program which pairs foreign language students with native speakers in other […]

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Resident Blackness; an Oral History of Richmond

Many universities have skeletons in their closets, and VCU is no exception. During the construction of the MCV campus in 1994, human bones and artifacts from the 19th century were discovered in an abandoned well on East Marshall Street. The remains included the bodies of at least 44 adults and nine children and were primarily […]

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Twitter Discussion on the Trauma of Inequality

Thursday, May 24 2-3 p.m Members of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Connections program, which provides resources to scholars and community members from historically disadvantaged backgrounds, is hosting an hour-long Twitter Town-Hall on trauma in higher education on May 24, from 2-3 p.m. entitled “A Discussion on the Trauma of Inequality.” “We’re coming together […]

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Mentoring LatinX Students in the College

Hispanic/Latino Student Advocacy and Mentoring Team: Helping to Jump the Hurdles to College Success Hispanics and Latinos are the second-fastest growing portion of our national population, according to the U.S. census. As their population continues to grow, Hispanic and Latino enrollment in higher education has risen at least 180% since 1999. However, they continue to […]

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Congratulations to Our Seed Award Recipients

The College is pleased to announce our Seed Awards for 2018. The Seed awards were established to foster the development of successful grant proposals and nationally or internationally peer-reviewed scholarly and/or creative works. The following College faculty are lead investigators on funded projects that will receive awards of up to $5000. Katherine Belecki, Chemistry Immobilization […]

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VCU Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Yom Hashoah, more commonly known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor the memory and bravery of the 6 million Jewish people who were killed in the Holocaust. To commemorate the day, Jews across the world host memorial events called Zikaron BaSalon, meaning “memories in the living room” in Hebrew, where survivors of the Holocaust […]

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Discussion of Issues Facing Women in Higher Ed

The Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Committee (IDEC) in the College of Humanities and Sciences kicked off their IDEC Dialogue Series in April with Women Defining Success for Women in Higher Education, an interactive event which focused on fostering a dialogue about the issues, challenges, and opportunities women face in the College today. “There are really […]

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Students Make Black History

The Department of African American Studies honors exemplary African American students across the university every year for their academic excellence and community engagement with the Black History in the Making Award. Founded in 1983 by Dr. Daryl Dance, this award is organized by the Department of African American Studies, and recipients are nominated by their […]

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