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Elske v.P. Smith Lecture Announced

Friday, March 25th, 2016 at 1:00pm The College presents this spring’s Elske v.P. Smith Lecture on Friday, Mar. 25th featuring Dr. Marcel Cornis-Pope (English).  Dr. Cornis-Pope will be presenting his lecture on Conceptual and Methodological Challenges in Writing Cross-Cultural Literary History: Reflections on Two Recent International Projects starting at 1:00pm in the VCU Globe building room […]

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HRC Speaker Series: Richmond and HIV/AIDS

February 9, 2016 “Richmond and HIV/AIDS: A Panel Discussion on Our City’s History of Outreach, Education, and Community Care” A panel of activists and community organizers who have been involved over the years in local responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic will talk about their experiences and Richmond’s history of addressing the many-layered challenges presented by […]

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HRC Speaker Series: Phill Wilson

February 23rd, 2016 “Left Behind: Ending AIDS in Black Communities in America” Phill Wilson will talk about his work as Director of the Black AIDS Institute. Founded in May of 1999, the Black AIDS Institute is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute’s Mission is to stop the AIDS […]

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HRC Speaker Series: Jennifer Brier

February 29th, 2016 “HIV+ Women’s Oral Histories, Or, What Can a Humanist Tell Us About Treatment and Prevention in an Era of Biomedical Supremacy? ” Professor Brier (Department of History / Program in Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago), will talk about her current research project on women living with HIV/AIDS. This event […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Victor Chen

March 24th, 2016 Victor Chen, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will be talking about his new book, Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy (University of California Press, 2015).   Years after the Great Recession, the economy is still weak, and an unprecedented number of workers have sunk into long spells of unemployment. Cut Loose provides […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Jason Arnold

February 17th, 2016 Jason Arnold, Associate Professor of Political Science, will talk about his new book, Secrecy in the Sunshine Era: The Promises and Failures of U.S. Open Government Laws (University Press of Kansas, 2014). A series of laws passed in the 1970s promised the nation unprecedented transparency in government, a veritable “sunshine era.” But […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Nicholas Frankel

February 3rd, 2016 Nicholas Frankel, Professor of English, will talk about his work on new editions of Oscar Wilde’s novels and plays, in particular his recent uncensored edition of Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (Harvard University Press, 2011). Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, first published in 1890, altered the ways in which […]

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VCU Partnership Map Survey

From Linda E. Zyzniewski, Ph.D. Associate Professor & Director, Undergraduate Programs, Department of Psychology Dean’s Fellow, College of Humanities and Sciences Dear Colleagues, This month the Division of Community Engagement (DCE), in partnership with Center for Clinical and Translational Research and VCUHealth, is collecting and mapping information on VCU’s university-community partnerships. The information will be used […]

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Nominations for Distinguished Faculty Awards

It is that time of year again! Let’s recognize outstanding faculty in the College of H&S, which invites your nominations for our Distinguished Faculty Awards. We hope to see each academic unit nominate at least one faculty member—and more if possible! The nomination procedure and a description of the faculty awards are provided below and […]

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Alumni gifts impact next generation of students

The College of Humanities and Sciences recently received several generous gifts from alumni supporting scholarships and opportunities for students. Dr. Craig Sirles, BA ‘75/H&S, is a self-described “dedicated and serious student of words” so it is no surprise that his love of language and writing led him to be a student in the Department of […]

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