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HRC Spring Speaker Series: Su’ad Abdul Khabeer

Tuesday March 27, 2018 Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip-Hop in the United States Su’ad Abdul Khabeer Associate Professor of American Culture and Arab and Muslim American Studies, University of Michigan Tuesday March 27, 2018 4.00pm Cabell Library Lecture Hall The Virginia Commonwealth University Powell-Edwards Lecture Series in Religion and the Arts is sponsored by […]

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2018 Spring Speaker Series: Stefano Adamo

Thursday April 12, 2018 The Humanities Respond!  Literary and Cinematic Depictions of the 2007 Financial Crisis Stefano Adamo  Assistant Professor of Italian Culture, University of Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina Thursday April 12, 2018 4:00pm Cabell Library Lecture Hall

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Class notes December 2017

Updates 1980s Dale Brumfield (B.F.A.’82/A; M.F.A.’15/H&S) published “Virginia State Penitentiary: A Notorious History.” The book delves into the 190-year history of the prison, designed by Thomas Jefferson, which set the standard for the future American prison system. Jamie Olson** (B.S.’84/H&S) is a clinical specialist/intensive foster care and clinical services manager at the South Carolina Department […]

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The Impact of Race and Nativity on Breastfeeding

VCU Sociologist Susan Bodnar-Deren works with local non-profit on programs to encourage breastfeeding. Breastfeeding, despite its name, is about much more than the transfer of nutrients from mother to child. It’s a symbiotic period in the maternal relationship that benefits the health of both mothers and their  babies for the rest of their lives. The […]

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Anthropological Approaches to Oil Production: A View from the Arabian Sea

Wednesday November 29, 2017 The School of World Studies presents Andrea Wright, Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at the College of William and Mary as part of the Fall 2017 Anthropology Speaker Series. VCU Student Commons, Commons Theater 907 Floyd Avenue 3:00pm Admission is free and all are welcome! View the flyer

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VCU Commemorates Centennial of the Balfour Declaration

On the 100th anniversary of the historical document known as the Balfour Declaration, various departments from the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences invited esteemed scholars to discuss the role of the document in modern day context. The Balfour Declaration was a short letter that announced the British support of creating a separate state for […]

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Calling All Student Book Collectors

Submissions Open for VCU’s Book Collecting Contest Are you a bookworm? A spine fondler? A page sniffer? Then you may just have what it takes to win a hundred dollars! VCU is hosting a Student Book Collecting Contest this year, sponsored by the Department of English, James Branch Cabell Library, and Black Swan Books. One […]

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Researched Creative Writing at VCU

Write What You Know, Research What You Don’t; How Researched Creative Writing is Taught and Practiced at VCU “A river, amber-tinted in the shadow of its banks, purled at the army’s feet; and at night, when the stream had become of a sorrowful blackness, one could see across it the red, eyelike gleam of hostile […]

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Alumni spotlight: Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams (BS Mass Communications/Public Relations ’10) has shifted a successful career in technology sales and consulting to special education with the national corps of teachers, Teach for America. Her irrepressible enthusiasm and honed advocacy skills are proving invaluable tools as she supports the Teach for America mission to provide educational equity and excellence in […]

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Make a difference at VCU (and save on taxes)

Convert a Burden into a Philanthropic Gift If you are 70½ or older you are likely familiar with the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Required Minimum Distribution. Each year, the IRS requires you to withdraw a certain amount from your IRA whether you need the funds or not, and you pay income tax on every distribution […]

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