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Alumnus receives presidential appointment

Keith T. Parker, B.A. Political Science ’90/H&S and M.U.R.P. Urban & Regional Planning ’93/Wilder, was recently appointed as a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council by President Barack Obama. Mr. Parker currently serves as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, a position he has held since 2012.  Mr. Parker […]

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Faculty Senate minutes

Click to view the minutes of the March Faculty Senate meeting.

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CHS Staff Professional Development Workshop

Wednesday, March 16th 9:00am – 12:00pm noon On behalf of the Dean’s Office, the College’s Diversity and Equity Committee presents a morning of professional development for CHS Staff Wednesday, March 16, 2016, from 9:00 – 12:00 noon. This event will be held in the University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Avenue, Forum Room, 1st floor. Breakfast will […]

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Alumni spotlight: Steven Collis

By day, Steven Collis, MFA Creative Writing ’06, is an attorney, serving as chair of Holland & Hart LLP’s Religious Institutions and First Amendment practice group and representing clients across the nation (including in the United States Supreme Court) in complex litigation and labor and employment matters. But, in his free time, he experiments with […]

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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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