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African American Studies Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series: Adam Ewing

March 23 12:30-2 pm Depot Studio, 2nd Floor African American Studies Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series features Adam Ewing, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at VCU.

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Remembering Claudia Emerson

March 23  7 pm Grace Street Theatre VCU will remember the late Claudia Emerson, professor of English, at 7:00 pm, at the Grace Street Theatre. Students, colleagues, and alumni of the creative writing program will read from her poems and make brief remarks. Emerson died of cancer in December. Claudia Emerson was the author of […]

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The Prism of Marriage: Gender and Sexuality in American Muslim Communities

March 26  3.30pm Harris Hall 101 Professor Juliane Hammer, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Co-sponsored by the Global Education Office Professor Hammer is a scholar of Muslim and American religious cultures, in conversation with women’s and gender studies, sexuality studies and critical race theory. Her most recent book, American Muslim Women, […]

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2014-15 STS Lecture Series: Tarynn Witten

March 27 4 – 5:30 pm Academic Learning Commons, Room 1105 Tarynn Witten, VCU “Is It Complicated or Is It Complex? A Complexity Theorist Takes On Sustainability” Dr. Witten will discuss some examples of how complexity theory can be used to explain biological and biomedical phenomena that neither reductionist nor systems approaches can explain. She will […]

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2015 Mary E. Kapp Lecture

April 7 6:30 p.m. Academic Learning Commons, rm 2201 Dr. James M. Mayer Yale University “Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer: from Hydrogen Atom Transfer Reactions to Oxide Nanoparticle Chemistry” Research in the Mayer group spans the fields of inorganic, materials, bioinorganic, organometallic, and physical organic chemistry. Our primary focus is on redox reactions that involve bond formation […]

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Marcia Powell Festival of Religion and the Arts

April 9 – 12, 2015 Various locations around Virginia Commonwealth University and Richmond The Marcia Powell Festival of Religion & the Arts celebrates and explores the generative nexus of religious life and artistic expression. Join poets, artists, and scholars for a three-day conversation in April about religion, art, gender, sexuality, nature, ethnicity, culture, history, and […]

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2014-15 STS Lecture Series: Carolyn Finney

April 10 6:00 – 7:30 pm Academic Learning Commons, Room 1201 Carolyn Finney, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California-Berkeley “Crying the Bones, Singing the Bones: Environmental History, Race and Dreaming into the Future” Dr. Finney will discuss how much we have in the “bones” of our past related to the environment […]

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The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society

April 10 4pm Academic Learning Center 1107 Professor Ferris Olin, founding Co-Director of the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, will be giving the keynote address at the Marcia Powell Festival of Religion and the Arts at VCU on April 10. Professor Olin’s talk will […]

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Institute for Women’s Health Event: Le Couteau Brûlant (The Burning Knife)

April 13 5 pm 830 West Grace St., Rm. 1030J A presentation and discussion of Hamitraoré’s newly translated book on the practice of female excision in French West Africa and its place in modern African society. Two students went to the Ivory Coast with the VCU French West Africa Project. An Ivory Coast author invited […]

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AKD at VCU Presents: A lecture by Michael Kimmel

April 15 5 pm The Commons Theater With the recent furor over Title IX issues at universities across the United States, gender issues—particularly masculinity—are more important than ever. Dr. Kimmel examines the modern construction of masculinity in his book Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. Dr. Kimmel traveled across the country interviewing thousands of young […]

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