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David Wojahn shares insights into his latest collection, ‘For the Scribe’

By Megan Schiffres David Wojahn, an award-winning poet who teaches poetry and writing as a professor in the Department of English, is the author of nine poetry collections, including his most recent work, “For the Scribe” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017), which continues Wojahn’s explorations of the interstices between the public and the private, the […]

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Class Notes April 2017

We’re always happy to share good news passed on to us by our alumni. To have your information included in our class notes, please contact Caitlin Hanbury at cshanbury@vcu.edu or 804-827-0862. Updates 1970s Werner Wieland** (B.S.’73/H&S; M.S.’77/H&S) retired in June 2016 as emeritus professor of biological science at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, […]

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Christine Darden to Speak at VCU

Friday, April 7th, 4:00 PM Academic Learning Commons 1107 Christine Darden, Ph.D., a retired NASA mathematician, data analyst and aeronautical engineer who is featured in “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race,” a 2016 book by Margot Lee Shetterly, will visit Virginia Commonwealth University in April. Darden will […]

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Call for Papers and Panel Proposals

The 11th Annual Student Research Conference Friday, April 14, 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University presented by VCU POLITICAL SCIENCE and the College of Humanities and Sciences Undergraduate and junior graduate students are invited to submit proposals to present completed research papers/projects, research-in-progress, or roundtable discussions on any topic related to the general fields of government, international, […]

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Queer Brown Voices

February 28th 4pm — 6pm Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace Street “The feminist racial justice project of Queer Brown Voices” Speaker: Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, Associate Professor of the Sociology and faculty in the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at American University Dr. Vidal-Ortiz’s scholarship cuts across racialization, sexuality, gender, and religion. He has co-edited two award-winning […]

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HRC Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Emma Smith

What’s It Worth? Shakespeare’s Value Then and Now Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Hertford College, Oxford University Wednesday March 15th, 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’ […]

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Under the hijab and the kippah: Muslims and Jews in a divided America

February 24, 2017, 3 – 4:30 pm Academic Learning Commons 1000 Floyd Ave, Room 2201 A Religious Studies Faculty Panel Discussion FEATURING: Samaneh Oladi Assistant Professor of Islam David Weinfeld Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies Jon Waybright Instructor and SWS Director of Internships SPONSORS: VCU Powell-Edwards Lecture in Religion and the Arts, sponsored by Powell-Edwards Distinguished Professorship […]

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America’s First Catholic President

March 22, 2017 1:30 PM Richmond Salons III-IV University Student Commons America’s First Catholic President: The Presidential Election of 1908 and the Backlash That Followed Dr. John Kneebone, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History Fake news and rumors caused many Americans after the presidential election of 1908 to fear that William Howard Taft was the agent of a […]

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VCU Remembers Lidia Vallarino

Lidia Marisa Vallarino, Ph.D., who retired as a professor from the Department of Chemistry in the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, died January 22, 2017. Affectionately known in the department “Dr. V,” she was a prolific scholar, authored over 80 publications in international journals, held six patents, co-authored four chemistry textbooks and served the […]

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Retired Faculty Endow Professorship

Emeritus Professor of History Harold Greer, Jr., Ph.D. and his wife, Laura, who is also a retired faculty member, have generously pledged $1,000,000 to endow the Dr. and Mrs. Harold Greer Jr. Distinguished Professorship in Latin American History. The Greer’s gift is the largest single gift ever to the College from living donors. The gift […]

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