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VCU’s Basketball Teams Use Data to Individualize Training

Every sport requires a unique pattern of movement, that places various strains on the body’s ability to generate energy and power. Basketball players often exert short, explosive bursts of energy when driving to the basket, while at the same time sustaining a continuous jog up and down the court. And though there are basketball related […]

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Coston Receives Grant to Study Health of Bisexual and Non Monosexual Women

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a $50,000, year-long grant to Bethany (bee) Coston, Ph.D., assistant professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at VCU. The grant is funded through the foundation’s New Connections project, a career development program designed to support research on health equity by scholars from diverse, historically disadvantaged or underrepresented […]

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African American Studies Department Hosts Pop-Up Gallery

Upon entering the first floor of Harrison House, visitors to the Department of African American Studies were greeted by a striking painting of a beautiful, naked woman during the Department’s October pop-up gallery. The woman’s head is tilted back in an expression of ecstasy, her arms bound to her sides by red ropes as disembodied […]

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How Ancient Egyptian Christians Healed the Body and Soul; Q&A with Andrew Crislip

Andrew Crislip, Ph.D., is regularly the first person in hundreds of years to read the words and thoughts of people so ancient and forgotten, even the language they used to communicate has been dead for centuries. His research focuses on the history of Christianity in late antiquity, particularly focusing on the history of monasticism and […]

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STEM Fundraiser to Host Christine Darden, ‘Hidden Figures’

On November 17th , 2017 the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences and the American Chemical Society’s VA section will be sponsoring a community event and fundraiser that will support a state-wide student summit to be held at VCU on November 18th. This fundraiser will feature an evening with Dr. Christine Darden, the NASA aeronautical […]

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Fall Faculty Forum 2017

Dean Montse Fuentes, held her Fall Faculty Forum on October 18th in the Student Commons Theater, along with VCU Provost Gail Hackett and our Associate Deans.  At the forum they discussed their priorities for the academic year and answered some questions.  The forum was followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to network with colleagues. Dean […]

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Call for Applications: Dean’s Fellows

The College of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to invite applications for Dean’s Fellows. Fellows will be engaged in a variety of leadership activities in the College and on campus, participating collaboratively as active members of the Dean’s leadership team in the Dean’s Office, contributing to team meetings, bringing important perspectives from the faculty, and […]

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New Chair for Political Science

We would like to congratulate Dr. Ravi Perry as he has recently accepted the position of Chair of Political Science effective October 15th. Ravi has brought distinction to the Department of Political Science and the College through both his scholarship and his extensive service and community involvement. Ravi’s research interests focus on an evolving and […]

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David and Michelle Baldacci give $1.1M to support H&S students

Bestselling novelist and Virginia Commonwealth University alumnus David Baldacci and his wife, Michelle, are making a $1.1 million gift to VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences that will establish a scholarship for political science students and will create a fund to provide students with a variety of experiential learning opportunities. “Our continuing partnership with VCU is incredibly meaningful to us both,” […]

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Class notes October 2017

Updates 1970s Patricia Brincefield (B.A.’76/MC) was named director of communication and marketing at St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock, Va. 1980s Ronnie Greene (B.S.’86/MC) edits investigative stories for Reuters and teaches graduate writing at Johns Hopkins University, where he received a master’s in nonfiction writing in 2013. His second book, “Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence […]

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