News

Update on DACA from the CHS Diversity and Equity Committee

The CHS Diversity and Equity Committee has been discussing and developing strategies to address growing concerns about the impact of the current social and political climate on vulnerable student groups. Of particular concern are undocumented students, Middle Eastern and Muslim students, members of the LGBTQ community, and African-American students. The Committee’s initial focus has been […]

Read More

Spring 2018 Residential Fellowships Announced

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the Humanities Research Center’s Residential Fellowships for Spring Semester 2018. Each year this program gives four faculty who are working on related issues or topics release from teaching responsibilities for one semester so that they can focus on their individual research projects and at the same time […]

Read More

Dean’s Fellows Announced

Dean Fuentes is pleased to announce the appointment of two Dean’s Fellows, Sarah Golding, Instructor and Director of Undergraduate Research in the Department of Biology, and Meredith Katz, Instructor and Internship Coordinator in the Department of Sociology. Sarah will be working under the mentorship of Associate Dean for Research Scott Gronert on initiatives related to […]

Read More

Meet VCU’s Authors: Brian Daugherity

January 25, 2017 Brian Daugherity, Assistant Professor of History, will talk about his new book, Keep On Keeping On: The NAACP and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virignia (University of Virginia Press, 2016). Virginia was a battleground state in the struggle to implement the Supreme Court’s historic Brown v. Board of […]

Read More

Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Ayanna Thompson

Is Shakespeare Beyond Race? February 1, 2017 Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English, George Washington University Wednesday February 1, 4:00 PM Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue Admission is free and all are welcome! This event is part of the Spring 2017 Speaker Series: What the ‘Literary Greats’ Have to Say to Us Over the […]

Read More

Alumni spotlight: Barrett Martin

It might not be obvious to her clients but Barrett Martin (BA International Studies ‘12/H&S) uses her minor in anthropology in every aspect of her work as a freelance design strategist and researcher. Barrett first pursued a degree in communications arts until her junior year when she realized she was craving additional skills that would […]

Read More

GerryRigged: Turning Democracy on Its Head

Monday, February 13th, 2017 Bill Ogelsby, Assistant Professor of Journalism in the Robertson School, will show his documentary, GerryRigged: Turning Democracy on Its Head, followed by a panel Q&A, and a light reception. In Virginia, both Democrats and Republicans have engaged in the practice of gerrymandering to distort the electoral process, promote the party in […]

Read More

Higher Education Advocacy Day January 12

All faculty are invited to participate in Virginia Higher Education Advocacy Day, this Thursday, January 12 beginning at 8:30 am. Legislators react favorably when they hear from our faculty telling stories about their research, their students, and their community engagement. Feel free to contact the VCU organizers.  Pat Cummins’ e-mail address is pcummins@vcu.edu, her cell […]

Read More

Meet VCU’s Authors: Tressie Cottom

February 22, 2017 Tressie Cottom, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will talk about her new book, Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy (The New Press, 2017). Until recently American institutions of higher education have been driven not by the profit motive but a mission to train, educate, and cultivate minds. […]

Read More

Alumni spotlight: Howard Owen

Howard Owen (MA English ‘82/H&S) built an impressive career in journalism, beginning at the Richmond Times Dispatch in 1978 and retiring from the Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star in 2013. His years of service in news coverage isn’t the only writing commitment he pursued in that timeframe, nor is it the one that has necessarily garnered him […]

Read More