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A Sociologist’s Perspective on the Changing Economy; Q&A with Victor Chen

Victor Chen is an assistant professor of sociology at VCU whose work focuses on inequality and social stratification in labor markets. His book, Cut Loose: Jobless & Hopeless in an Unfair Economy, examines the plight of auto industry workers who were forced into long-term unemployment by technological advances and the outsourcing of jobs. More recently, […]

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Staff Spotlight: John Hutton

From the Mailroom to the Dean’s Office The idea of starting in the mailroom and working your way up has become a cliche in American business, used to demonstrate the value in taking an entry-level job and leveraging it to climb the rungs of an organization. While the mailroom phenomenon is more of a metaphor […]

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Students from College win University Awards

Seven students from the College received awards at the annual VCU Leadership & Service Awards. Students presented with awards were selected for their strong leadership and dedication to service in the VCU and Richmond community. “The Leadership & Service Awards Ceremony is Virginia Commonwealth University’s opportunity to salute those students who represent the best in leadership and […]

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Historic Slave Manuscript Revived and Digitized

Fields Cook was born into slavery on a Virginia plantation in 1817, and though he died over a hundred years ago, his life and most intimate thoughts survive and were recently revived. A Scetch of My Own Life by Fields Cook is one of the few, if only, surviving manuscripts written by a slave before […]

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College of Humanities and Sciences Honors Faculty, Staff, and Retirees

The College of Humanities and Sciences recently held its Faculty and Staff Awards and Retirees breakfast honoring members of the faculty, staff, and retirees for their service to the college and VCU as a whole. Nominees were selected to have their work recognized by their departments and department heads, who sent glowing recommendations to the […]

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College of Humanities and Sciences Honors Faculty Scholarship

In recognition of their role in elevating the university to national prominence, the College of Humanities and Sciences hosted a faculty recognition breakfast on April 13 to honor outstanding members of their faculty. The breakfast recognized faulty in the college who in had published a new book, won a significant scholarly award, or spent over […]

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Former Black Panthers Lecture at VCU

“I’m just really sick and tired of being sick and tired of watching us die, and I’ve been seeing it all my life,” said Pamela Hanna, a former Black Panther Party member addressing a crowd of gathered students. The Department of African American Studies at VCU organized a panel discussion with three former members of […]

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Dedication for Holocaust Surviving Torah

The quiet, busy atmosphere of Cabell Library was joyfully torn apart on the afternoon of March 30, 2017 with the sudden appearance of an energetic klezmer band, closely followed by a centuries old Torah and a massive congregation of clapping followers. The Torah made its slow procession through three floors of the library and attracted […]

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Diversity Drives Decision for Navy Veteran to Become Ram

When students walk in to VCU’s Military Student Services they may be met by work-study student Britney M. Subbs. According to co-workers, her contagious smile and positive, outgoing demeanor are a great first impression for anyone who may walk through the door. A smiling face and bubbly personality may not be what one might associate […]

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Visiting Scholar Using Solar Radiation to Clean Water

Dr. Amr Ali Hassan has six months left at VCU to harness the power of the sun to clean contaminated water. As a Fulbright visiting scholar, Hassan is conducting research at VCU on the development of new nanomaterials for the photocatalytic degradation of pesticides. Photocatalysts are materials which when combined with energy from the sun […]

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