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Tal Simmons Joins Humanitarian Crisis Hotline

“Hey, we’ve got bodies here. We want to know how long ago they were killed. What do I need to send you?” These are the types of questions forensic anthropologist and professor in the Department of Forensic Science at VCU, Tal Simmons, Ph.D., is used to answering. As a member of the American Association for […]

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Student Spotlight: Marcella Torres

Marcella Torres is both a mathematician and a competitive bodybuilder. She is determined to prove the traditional practices of both the athletic and academic communities wrong by demonstrating the benefits of a plant-based vegan lifestyle. Torres, who is working towards her Ph.D. in Systems Modeling and Analysis at VCU, studies the effect of nutrition and […]

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High Schoolers Do College-Level Chemistry Research at VCU

Five Richmond Public high school students spent the past summer doing college-level research in the VCU Chemistry Department labs, sponsored by the American Chemical Society’s Project SEED program and the Blue Sky Fund. Project SEED was established in 1968 by the American Chemical Society to expose economically disadvantaged high school students to chemistry research laboratories, […]

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College Announces Catalyst Award Winners

The College is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Catalyst Awards. This new program was envisioned by Dean Fuentes and funded by President Rao to enhance faculty scholarship by providing seed funding of up to $20,000 to facilitate projects in all disciplines in the College. It is an annual funding opportunity that is […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Vivian Dzokoto

Wednesday February 28, 2018 Vivian Dzokoto, Associate Professor of African American Studies Once upon a shrine: Stories from an Unusual Field Site Researchers collect data in many different places. Laboratories, online, archives, homes, organizations (such as schools and churches), and neighborhoods are the usual suspects. Yet some researchers gather information at more unusual research sites. […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Bernard Means

Wednesday March 21, 2018 Bernard Means, Instructor of Anthropology On the Rooftop of the World: 3D Archaeology in Far North India The state of Uttarakhand in northern India is known as the “Land of the Gods” because of the numerous pilgrimage centers scattered across this rugged landscape, situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. Beginning […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Matteo Pangello

Wednesday April 18, 2018 Matteo Pangallo, Assistant Professor of English Playwriting Playgoers in Shakespeare’s Theater Among the dramatists who wrote for the professional playhouses of early modern London was a small group of writers who were neither members of the commercial theater industry writing to make a living nor aristocratic amateurs dipping their toes in […]

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Baldacci Student Experiential Learning Fund

Are you planning an internship, research experience or study abroad trip for 2018? Or do you have an interest in attending a professional conference or have an idea for a social entrepreneurship project? The Baldacci Student Experiential Learning Fund grants academically promising students of diverse areas of study and backgrounds with financial support to pursue […]

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HRC Speaker Series: Frankenstein Dissected

Thursday February 8, 2018 Frankenstein Dissected:  21st Century Legacies of a Nineteenth-Century Classic A Roundtable with preliminary comments by our three guests, followed by conversation with the audience, featuring: Susan Lederer Robert Turell Professor of Medical History and Bioethics, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health “Franken-Fears: The Ethical Legacy […]

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HRC Spring 2018 Speaker Series: Liz Covart

Wednesday February 21, 2018 The Ben Franklin’s World Project: Podcasting and the Future of Digital History Liz Covart Digital Projects Editor, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, and host of the award-winning Ben Franklin’s World History Podcast Wednesday February 21, 2018 4:00pm Multipurpose Room (Second Floor), Cabell Library

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