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What’s menthol got to do with it? Everything!

Monday, November 5, 2018 4:00 p.m. VCU Institute for Contemporary Art 601 W. Broad St. Reception and light hors d’oeuvres to follow Phillip Gardiner, Ph.D. University of California Office of the President Talk abstract: Menthol cigarettes are disproportionately used by African American smokers; 85% of adults and 94% of youth. These products are more heavily […]

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Cabell First Novelist Award

Tuesday, November 6 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. VCU Cabell Library Third Floor Lecture Hall The Cabell First Novelist Award is presented on behalf of VCU’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program. Sponsors include the James Branch Cabell Library Associates, VCU Libraries, the VCU Department of English, Barnes & Noble @ VCU and the VCU College […]

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A Novel Collection Method That Improves Direct DNA Amplification From Various Bloodstained Materials

November 7, 2018 2:00 p.m. Academic Learning Commons 2201 Speaker: Jamie Fredericks, PhD Forensic Science Program Eastern Kentucky University Sponsored by the Department of Forensic Science as part of its Graduate Program Seminar Series For more information, contact Jo Murphy at jsmurphy@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8420.

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Rumi’s Poetry and His Vision of Love Among Faith Traditions

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 4:00 p.m. Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue Fariba Enteshari Founder and Executive Director of the Rumi Educational Center Sponsored by the Humanities Research Center in partnership with the program in Religious Studies and the Powell-Edwards Lecture Series in Religion and the Arts Admission is free and all are welcome.

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School of World Studies Student Research Conference

November 8 and 9, 2018 9:00 a.m. University Student Commons (multiple rooms) We invite undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciences and the humanities at VCU and neighboring universities and colleges to submit proposals for paper presentations, posters and special sessions. All research topics are welcome, with special interest in work on the broad […]

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Using Satellite Imagery to Document Human Rights Violations

November 14, 2018 2:00 p.m. Academic Learning Commons 2201 Speaker: Scott Edwards, PhD Senior Adviser, Amnesty International Crisis Response Program Prof. Lecturer, GWU Elliot School Sponsored by the Department of Forensic Science as part of its Graduate Program Seminar Series For more information, contact Jo Murphy at jsmurphy@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8420.

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Making Fairyland in Twentieth-Century Miami: Gender, Sexual and Racial Transgressions

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 4:00 p.m. VCU Globe 1030J, 830 West Grace Street Julia Capó Jr. Associate Professor of History University of Massachusetts at Amherst This event is part of the speaker series “Gender TRANSgressions, Past and Present” that began in fall 2017 and continues through this semester. Sponsored by the Humanities Research Center with […]

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The Role of Nostalgia in the American Jewish Community

November 26, 2018 6:00 p.m. Academic Learning Commons, Room 1107 Speaker: Dr. Rachel Gross Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies San Francisco State University Sponsored by the VCU Center for Judaic Studies in the School of World Studies More information: David Weinfeld, daweinfeld@vcu.edu

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Transgender Vlogs on Thailand: Transnational Imaginaries of Gender Reassignment Surgery

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 4:00 p.m. Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (Room 250) Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue Aren Aizura Assistant Professor of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies University of Minnesota This event is part of the speaker series “Gender TRANSgressions, Past and Present” that began in fall 2017 and continues through this semester. Sponsored by […]

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Demystifying the Muslim Dress Code: Identity Negotiations and Resistance Among Muslim Women

Thursday, November 29, 2018 4:00 pm Richmond Salons I & II University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Avenue Featuring presentations by student researchers from RELS 371: Women In Islam, taught by Dr. Samaneh Oladi Ghadikolaei, and a talk by: Mona Haydar Emerging Rapper, Activist and Artist “Barbarican: Ruminations On Otherness And Oneness” Sponsored by the Humanities […]

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