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Q&A With Judyth Twigg: Russia and Eurasia

Judy Twigg is a professor of political science at VCU.  Her research focuses on health sector reform in post-socialist countries, and on US-Russia collaboration in medicine and public health. In addition to her work at VCU, she is currently serving as a senior associate (nonresident) with the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for […]

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Myrl Beam Discusses the Impact of Nonprofits on LGBT Activism

Myrl Beam, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, who specializes in sexuality, social movements, political economy, race and critical theory. His research focuses on the impact of the non-profit system on queer activism, and his new book on the subject, Gay, Inc: The Non-Profitization of Queer Politics, will be published […]

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GroupMODA Promotes Diversity in Fashion

“Anybody can be a model. Literally anybody,” said Phillip Volcy, a mass communications major and model for Group MODA. As VCU’s oldest fashion organization and modeling troupe, Group MODA has worked to embody and promote diversity in fashion for over 20 years. “We take on people who aren’t traditionally accepted into the modeling industry. So […]

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Elske v.P. Smith Lecture | Dr. Judyth Twigg (Poli Sci)

Thursday March 29, 2018 Dr. Judyth Twigg, Professor of Political Science Annual Elske v.P. Smith Lecture The College presents this spring’s Elske v.P. Smith Lecture on Thursday, March 29th featuring Dr. Judyth Twigg (Political Science).  Dr. Twigg will be presenting her lecture on Demography as Destiny: Politics and Human Capital in Putin’s Russia.  The discussion will place […]

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EDGE Lab Bridges the Gap Between Psychology and Genetics

Have you ever wondered why some people can drink in moderation, while others develop a lifelong dependency on alcohol?  Researchers at VCU’s Examining Development, Genes and Environment (EDGE) Lab are attempting to answer that question by studying the combined, intersecting impacts of a person’s genes and environment on their behaviors. The lab studies alcohol use problems […]

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Alumna Keyanna Conner Appointed to Gov. Northam’s Cabinet

In the span of a single month in 2013, Keyanna Conner went from being a research and teaching assistant in the Chemistry Department at VCU to working as Political Director of Mark Warner’s campaign for Virginia Senate. Today she has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and serves on the Cabinet of Gov. Ralph Northam as […]

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Black History in the Making Awards 2018

On Wednesday, February 28, the Department of African American Studies hosted its annual Black History in the Making award ceremony, honoring 46 students from departments and programs across VCU. The Black History in the Making award was founded in 1983 by Dr. Daryl Dance, then the coordinator of the African American Studies program. The award […]

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Class notes February 2018

Updates 1960s Sam Forrest (B.S.’63/H&S) is an internationally published furniture designer, trans-Atlantic solo sailor and globe-trotter who has traveled 37 countries. He worked in China as a senior design consultant for Gold Mantis Construction and as a professor of debating and argumentative writing at Gongdong University of Foreign Language. 1970s Stan Orchowsky, Ph.D. (M.S.’78/H&S; Cert.’80/AHP; Ph.D.’82/H&S), started […]

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Endowed Professorships Support Research

The College of Humanities and Sciences uses private endowment resources to support the work of its faculty on a wide range of research and teaching activities. Faculty members are awarded endowed chairs and professorships when they have distinguished themselves through their teaching, research, scholarship, service, creativity, and innovations.   Faculty are nominated for an endowed […]

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New award in Chemistry given by local entrepreneur

Kevin Theisen, a relative newcomer to Richmond, has established a generous new award in the Department of Chemistry to recognize students with an interest in software programming. As a successful software developer and entrepreneur, Kevin knows the potential for new ideas and applications in this specialized field and is paying it forward to the next […]

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