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VCU Researchers Receive Three NIJ grants

The National Institute of Justice Grants recently awarded three grants totaling $833,036 to VCU.  VCU was the only institution to get three grants. The faculty members and abstracts are below. The solicitation was Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes through the National Institute of Justice.  The number of total awards for […]

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Meet our Authors: Gregory D. Smithers

October 8, 2014 7.30pm Gregory D. Smithers, Associate Professor of History, will talk about his new book, Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History (University Press of Florida, 2013) Humanities Research Center Valentine House, Seminar Room 201 920 W. Franklin Street In this bold and provocative book, Gregory Smithers investigates how African […]

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Meet our Authors: Ryan K. Smith

September 24, 2014 7.30pm Ryan K. Smith, Associate Professor of History and author of Robert Morris’s Folly: The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder (Yale University Press, 2014) Humanities Research Center, Seminar Room 201 Valentine House, 920 W. Franklin Street “An amazing story” (The Wall Street Journal) that sheds a fascinating new light […]

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Welcome to the Fall, 2014 semester!

The Fall 2014 semester’s tidal wave of students and faculty has now crashed on the VCU shore, washed over Monroe Park, and created metaphorical vernal pool ecosystems in our residence halls, classrooms, sidewalks, gathering places, libraries, and everywhere else in our piece of the U.S. linoleum that is Richmond, VA. And, these vernal pools have […]

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Jump on the Rollercoaster

A NOTE OF WELCOME FOR THE NEW SEMESTER: I wanted to convey to you [what I planned to be] a brief update and welcome for the new academic year. This note was longer than I anticipated, so thanks in advance for your patience and tolerance. The note has four short chapters: 1. Welcome 2. A […]

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Dean Coleman Welcomes Janet Cousins

Dear Colleagues, Please join me in welcoming my new executive administrative assistant, Ms. Janet Cousins. Our friends in Psychology know her well from her most recent position as their receptionist, administrative assistant, event planner, and, as I understand, and chief motivational officer!  Janet began her career at VCU as secretary for the Department of Dance […]

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Speaker Series: E. Patrick Johnson

October 29 and 30 2014 E. Patrick Johnson, Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University, will perform his play Sweet Tea, based on his book, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South (University of North Carolina Press, 2008) on October 29. Professor Johnson will also give a lecture on October 30 […]

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Speaker Series: James Grossman

October 3, 2014 3.30pm Richmond Salon I-II, Student Commons James Grossman, Executive Director of the American Historical Association and formerly Professor of History at the University of Chicago, will talk about the AHA’s Tuning Project, which has brought together faculty from across the country to develop a common language that communicates to employers and a […]

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Speaker Series: Natasha Trethewey

September 17, 2014,  6:00 pm Commonwealth Ballroom, Student Commons Natasha Trethewey, United States Poet Laureate (2012-2014), winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University, will read from her poetry and engage in conversation with VCU’s Professor Claudia Emerson, acclaimed poet and winner […]

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Welcome Week 2014

The College will be participating in Welcome Week for incoming freshmen on Wednesday, August 2oth in the Commonwealth Ballroom at the Student Commons from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. All incoming freshmen are invited to attend to meet representatives from their department or major, and learn more about the College. The complete schedule of Welcome Week […]

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