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School of World Studies Fourth Foreign Languages Poetry Reading

Tuesday, April 18 5:00-6:30 PM Hibbs Auditorium 403 School of World Studies Fourth Foreign Languages Poetry Reading with English translation. It includes a tribute to Wanda Hewlett Capers. Theme: “Remembrance of Beloved Ones.” A poem of Wanda will be read in several languages. Download and print the full-sized flyer here.

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Blake Lecture: Ghosts and the Conversion of Europe

Thursday, April 20 7:30 PM James Branch Cabell Library, Room 303 901 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23284 The speaker will be Dr. Nancy Mandeville Caciola, Professor of History from the University of San Diego, where she is the Director of UCSD’s program for the study of religion. Her lecture title is: Ghosts and the Conversion […]

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Humanitarianism x Environmentalism

Wednesday, April 19 7-9 PM Academic Learning Commons Room 1107 1000 Floyd Ave The Virginia League of Conservation Voters and the VCU Department of Political Science will host “Humanitarianism x Environmentalism,” an opportunity to learn more about how humanitarian relief efforts are affected by climate change and vice versa, and how to address the crises we will be facing […]

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Objects of Devotion: Religion at the Nation’s History Museum

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:00PM Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue Peter Manseau, Lilly Endowment Curator of American Religious History at the Smithsonian Museum of American History The Humanities Research Center and the Religious Studies Program in SWS presents “Objects of Devotion: Religion at the Nation’s History Museum” by Peter Manseau. The event will […]

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VCU Panelists Discuss Their Experiences as Women in Politics

The VCU Department of Political Science hosted a panel entitled Women, Power, & Politics to discuss the opportunities and challenges women face when working in public service. The panel was composed of prominent Virginia public servants including Deputy Secretary of Education Holly Cox, Secretary of the Commonwealth Kelly Thomasson, Assistant Attorney General Mona Siddiqui, and […]

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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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