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Alumni spotlight: Teri Stockham

Teri Stockham, MSFS, PhD (Ph.D. Pharmacology and Toxicology ’87/School of Medicine) always knew she wanted to be in the field of forensic science. Well before television crime scene investigation dramas boosted the visibility of the profession, Teri had already carefully charted her educational and career path to becoming a chief toxicologist.  And, in a lot […]

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Mind Match Project Says ‘Chess Please’ to Learning!

Researchers Examine the Impact of Playing Chess on Developing Minds Chess is one of the oldest games in the world, and it’s long been considered a sign of great intelligence of sophistication to play it. Many people think you have to be really smart to know your way around a chessboard, and researchers at VCU […]

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HRC Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Junot Diaz

Tuesday September 12, 2017 A Public Reading by Junot Díaz, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology To be followed by Q&A, Book Signing, and Reception Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 6.00pm Cabell Library Lecture Hall 901 Park Avenue Admission is […]

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HRC Fall 2017 Speaker Series: Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

Monday September 25, 2017 Professor Emerita of Religious Art and Cultural History and Haub Director, Catholic Studies Program, Georgetown University “Fruit of Pleasure, Source of Sustenance, Object of Shame: The Naked Breasts of Eve and of Mary” Monday September 25, 2017 at 4.00 pm VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons I-II 907 Floyd Ave.  Admission is free […]

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The Evolution and Significance of Female Islamic Scholarship

Q&A with Samaneh Oladi Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies Dr. Samaneh Oladi is an assistant professor of Islamic Studies at VCU, whose research focuses on the evolving role of women as religious authorities and producers of Islamic knowledge. Her work studies how female Islamic scholarship challenges patriarchal interpretations of sacred scriptures, and she has published […]

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Trans politics and Criminal Punishment Reform

Thursday October 26, 2017, 7pm In partnership with the Department of gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies: Dean Spade, Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law “Can we survive mainstreaming? Trans politics and Criminal Punishment Reform” Thursday October 26, 2017, 7pm W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts 922 Park Ave.

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Alumni spotlight: Jose Ortiz

Jose Ortiz, (BS, Physics and Computer Engineering ’08 and MS Electrical and Computer Engineering ’10) has worked as an avionics lead engineer on several record-breaking, unmanned aircraft projects since completing his undergraduate and graduate studies at VCU. A double major in physics in the College of Humanities and Sciences, and computer and electrical engineering from […]

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Alumni spotlight: Lucinda Huffaker

Lucinda Huffaker, Ph.D., (BS Psychology ’75) currently serves as Yale University’s Director of Supervised Ministries, single-handedly advising and mentoring 50 Master of Divinity students annually. While guiding students through the curriculum and coaching their first steps toward their future careers, she not only draws upon her innate enthusiasm and years of experience in teaching, but […]

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Class notes August 2017

Updates 1980s David Baldacci (B.A.’83/H&S) received the 2017 Literary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Library of Virginia, which recognizes outstanding and long-lasting contributions to literature by an author with Virginia ties. Rudy Burwell** (B.S.’86/H&S), owner of the Northern Virginia-based electrical supplier Encompass Supply, opened the company’s first Richmond office in January 2017. Encompass, founded in […]

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David Edwards Researches Air Transportation for NASA

For the past five years NASA has been collaborating with a associate professor David Edwards from the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research to test the next generation of air transportation systems using statistical simulations. The Federal Aviation Administration’s Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen project, is designed to improve the communication, navigation, […]

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