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Humanities Research Center’s 2016 Research Grants Recipients

We would like to congratulate all of the recipients for the Humanities Research Center’s 2016 Research Grants: Joshua Eckhardt (English): Religion Around John Donne Carolyn Eastman (History): The Strange Genius of Dr. O: Oratory and Transatlantic Celebrity in Early America Richard Fine (English): Edward Kennedy’s Long Road to Reims: The Media and the Military in […]

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Psychology Faculty and Student Receive $249,000 Grant

Dr. Joshua Langberg and his doctoral student, Melissa Dvorsky, will be receiving a $249,000 grant from Virginia Youth Tobacco Projects (VYTP) to fund Melissa’s dissertation work.  Their project Factors Against Tobacco Use During the Transition to College for Adolescents With and Without ADHD will follow 150 adolescents (75 with ADHD) across the transition from high […]

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Dr. Kathryn Murphy-Judy Receives Distinguished Award

Dr. Kathryn Murphy-Judy is the 2015 Helen Warriner-Burke FLAVA Distinguished Service Award recipient! She was honored at the 2015 Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA) Conference for her years of service to the world language community, including being president (2011-2013) and holding several other offices, as well as for years of leadership in foreign language […]

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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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