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HRC Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Emma Smith

What’s It Worth? Shakespeare’s Value Then and Now Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Hertford College, Oxford University Wednesday March 15th, 4:00 PM Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue Admission is free and all are welcome! This event is part of the Spring 2017 Speaker Series: What the ‘Literary Greats’ […]

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Under the hijab and the kippah: Muslims and Jews in a divided America

February 24, 2017, 3 – 4:30 pm Academic Learning Commons 1000 Floyd Ave, Room 2201 A Religious Studies Faculty Panel Discussion FEATURING: Samaneh Oladi Assistant Professor of Islam David Weinfeld Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies Jon Waybright Instructor and SWS Director of Internships SPONSORS: VCU Powell-Edwards Lecture in Religion and the Arts, sponsored by Powell-Edwards Distinguished Professorship […]

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America’s First Catholic President

March 22, 2017 1:30 PM Richmond Salons III-IV University Student Commons America’s First Catholic President: The Presidential Election of 1908 and the Backlash That Followed Dr. John Kneebone, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History Fake news and rumors caused many Americans after the presidential election of 1908 to fear that William Howard Taft was the agent of a […]

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VCU Remembers Lidia Vallarino

Lidia Marisa Vallarino, Ph.D., who retired as a professor from the Department of Chemistry in the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, died January 22, 2017. Affectionately known in the department “Dr. V,” she was a prolific scholar, authored over 80 publications in international journals, held six patents, co-authored four chemistry textbooks and served the […]

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Retired Faculty Endow Professorship

Emeritus Professor of History Harold Greer, Jr., Ph.D. and his wife, Laura, who is also a retired faculty member, have generously pledged $1,000,000 to endow the Dr. and Mrs. Harold Greer Jr. Distinguished Professorship in Latin American History. The Greer’s gift is the largest single gift ever to the College from living donors. The gift […]

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Update on DACA from the CHS Diversity and Equity Committee

The CHS Diversity and Equity Committee has been discussing and developing strategies to address growing concerns about the impact of the current social and political climate on vulnerable student groups. Of particular concern are undocumented students, Middle Eastern and Muslim students, members of the LGBTQ community, and African-American students. The Committee’s initial focus has been […]

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Spring 2018 Residential Fellowships Announced

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the Humanities Research Center’s Residential Fellowships for Spring Semester 2018. Each year this program gives four faculty who are working on related issues or topics release from teaching responsibilities for one semester so that they can focus on their individual research projects and at the same time […]

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Dean’s Fellows Announced

Dean Fuentes is pleased to announce the appointment of two Dean’s Fellows, Sarah Golding, Instructor and Director of Undergraduate Research in the Department of Biology, and Meredith Katz, Instructor and Internship Coordinator in the Department of Sociology. Sarah will be working under the mentorship of Associate Dean for Research Scott Gronert on initiatives related to […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Brian Daugherity

January 25, 2017 Brian Daugherity, Assistant Professor of History, will talk about his new book, Keep On Keeping On: The NAACP and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virignia (University of Virginia Press, 2016). Virginia was a battleground state in the struggle to implement the Supreme Court’s historic Brown v. Board of […]

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Spring 2017 Speaker Series: Ayanna Thompson

Is Shakespeare Beyond Race? February 1, 2017 Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English, George Washington University Wednesday February 1, 4:00 PM Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue Admission is free and all are welcome! This event is part of the Spring 2017 Speaker Series: What the ‘Literary Greats’ Have to Say to Us Over the […]

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