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Chemistry Professor Receives Distinguished Research Award

Dr. Nicholas Farrell, is the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Research Award from the VA Section of the American Chemical Society.  His nomination from Dr. M. Samy El-Shall, highlighted his research, innovation and scientific leadership: “Dr. Farrell’s major research is on platinum-based anticancer agents, on which he is acknowledged as a leading international authority. The […]

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2015 December Diploma Ceremonies

Congratulations to all of our upcoming graduates!  If you haven’t already done so please make sure you know all of the details like time and location for your department’s diploma ceremony by visiting the VCU Commencement site and on the Departmental Ceremonies page. If you have a question about your ceremony please contact your department’s […]

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Alexandrian Society Fall Lecture

The Alexandrian Society will hold their annual fall lecture on Wednesday Dec. 2nd featuring Dr. Douglas Flowe, currently a post-doctoral fellow in Inequality and Identity at the American Culture Studies Department at Washington University in St. Louis.  His talk, White Women Forced to Live in Negro Dives: The Politics of Interracial Vice and Black Men […]

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27-Time Emmy Winning Alumnus Gives Back

A 1980 Mass Communication graduate, Jesse Vaughan, is a VCU 2013 Alumni Star and a current member of the Robertson School‘s distinguished Advisory Board.  What’s more is that Mr. Vaughan just happens to be a 27-time Emmy winning filmmaker. Vaughan was recently featured in Richmond magazine on Nov. 15th, about how he is using his […]

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Les attentats de Paris du 13 novembre 2015 en contexte

Paris attacks of November 13, 2015 presented in context. November 23, 2015 from 6:00-7:15 PM Room 1107 of the Academic Learning Center (1000 Floyd Avenue)  IN FRENCH. Five contexts given: 1) P. Cummins (VCU), Context of French and European values; 2) Jennifer Shotwell (Randolph Macon College), Context of January 2015 attacks on Charlie Hebdo newspaper […]

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Alumni spotlight: Kathy Swoyer

Kathy Swoyer (formerly Kathy Honsel), BA French ‘77, has always been fascinated with the command of language. As a French major, she nurtured that passion and broadened her perspective through studies in French 18th century history and literature in the setting of small group seminars. Kathy enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University because she was drawn […]

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Chemistry Professor Named “Volunteer of the Year”

Dr. Joseph “Jody” Turner, Director of Instrumentation and Service Associate Professor of Chemistry, was unanimously selected as Goochland County Public Schools’ Volunteer of the Year!  Dr. Turner was nominated for being a prominent figure at the schools’ STEM camp, Conundrum Day, the STEM advisory committee, and a mentor at both the middle and high schools.  […]

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Interim Dean Named AVS 2015 Fellow

Dr. Alison Baski, interim dean for the College, was recently named Fellow of the AVS Science & Technology Society. She received the award for contributions to the fundamental investigation of semiconductor surfaces using scanning probe techniques and for STEM leadership within the university, community and profession. The AVS established an annual awards program to encourage […]

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14th Annual VCU Cabell First Novelist Award

Tuesday, Nov. 10th at 7:00pm Boris Fishman is this year’s winner of the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, which honors an outstanding debut novel published during a calendar year.  His book, A Replacement Life, tells the story of a young Jewish writer whose life spirals out of control when he begins helping his community forge […]

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Philosophy & Public Affairs Lecture

Tuesday, Nov. 10th 7:00pm in Room 403 of Hibbs Hall Philosophy will be hosting a lecture, Transformative Experience and Big Life Choices, featuring Dr. Laurie Paul, Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Laurie Paul graduated with a degree in chemistry before doing doctoral work in […]

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