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Black Male Students Symposium Addresses Racial Disparities

A crowd of young black students recently spent a Friday afternoon listening to lectures from role models in their community, discussing their opportunities for higher education, and planning their futures. In an attempt to not only address but also strategize solutions to this racial disparity in higher education, VCU held a Black Male Students Symposium. […]

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The Road to Royalty

VCU’s Reigning Homecoming Queen and King both have majors in the College. VCU Homecoming King Dean Lee and Queen Bethani Glover-Greaves both wear the crown, but the pair took two very different paths to earn it. As former president of the Interfraternity Council and Resident Assistant for the past three years, Lee, a biology major […]

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Science Diplomacy in a Changing World

April 12, 2018 1:00 – 2:00pm Lecture by Jonathan Margolis: Science Diplomacy in a Changing World: How Science in Foreign Policy Works for Peace, Security, Prosperity & Development Science diplomacy operates in a unique niche of U.S. foreign policy tools. International scientific cooperation allows U.S. scientists – working for the government, academia, or non-governmental institutions […]

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Successful Conclusion of LGBTQ Studies Hiring Initiative

An announcement from Richard Godbeer, Chair of the LGBTQ Studies Hiring Initiative Search Committee: Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to announce that the 2017-18 LGBTQ Studies Hiring Initiative (originally proposed by Kathleen Ingram, Myrl Beam, and myself, subsequently approved as part of the Big Ideas Hiring Initiative) has now concluded with the appointment of three tenure-track faculty […]

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Humanities Center Names Residential Fellows

The Humanities Research Center would like to congratulate Professors Winnie Chan, Ryan Smith, Faedah Totah, and Nicole Myers Turner on their selection as Humanities Research Center Residential Fellows for Spring 2019. Each year this program gives four faculty who are working on related issues or topics release from teaching responsibilities for one semester so that […]

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Q&A With Judyth Twigg: Russia and Eurasia

Judy Twigg is a professor of political science at VCU.  Her research focuses on health sector reform in post-socialist countries, and on US-Russia collaboration in medicine and public health. In addition to her work at VCU, she is currently serving as a senior associate (nonresident) with the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for […]

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Myrl Beam Discusses the Impact of Nonprofits on LGBT Activism

Myrl Beam, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, who specializes in sexuality, social movements, political economy, race and critical theory. His research focuses on the impact of the non-profit system on queer activism, and his new book on the subject, Gay, Inc: The Non-Profitization of Queer Politics, will be published […]

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GroupMODA Promotes Diversity in Fashion

“Anybody can be a model. Literally anybody,” said Phillip Volcy, a mass communications major and model for Group MODA. As VCU’s oldest fashion organization and modeling troupe, Group MODA has worked to embody and promote diversity in fashion for over 20 years. “We take on people who aren’t traditionally accepted into the modeling industry. So […]

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Elske v.P. Smith Lecture | Dr. Judyth Twigg (Poli Sci)

Thursday March 29, 2018 Dr. Judyth Twigg, Professor of Political Science Annual Elske v.P. Smith Lecture The College presents this spring’s Elske v.P. Smith Lecture on Thursday, March 29th featuring Dr. Judyth Twigg (Political Science).  Dr. Twigg will be presenting her lecture on Demography as Destiny: Politics and Human Capital in Putin’s Russia.  The discussion will place […]

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EDGE Lab Bridges the Gap Between Psychology and Genetics

Have you ever wondered why some people can drink in moderation, while others develop a lifelong dependency on alcohol?  Researchers at VCU’s Examining Development, Genes and Environment (EDGE) Lab are attempting to answer that question by studying the combined, intersecting impacts of a person’s genes and environment on their behaviors. The lab studies alcohol use problems […]

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