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GerryRigged: Turning Democracy on Its Head

Monday, February 13th, 2017 Bill Ogelsby, Assistant Professor of Journalism in the Robertson School, will show his documentary, GerryRigged: Turning Democracy on Its Head, followed by a panel Q&A, and a light reception. In Virginia, both Democrats and Republicans have engaged in the practice of gerrymandering to distort the electoral process, promote the party in […]

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Higher Education Advocacy Day January 12

All faculty are invited to participate in Virginia Higher Education Advocacy Day, this Thursday, January 12 beginning at 8:30 am. Legislators react favorably when they hear from our faculty telling stories about their research, their students, and their community engagement. Feel free to contact the VCU organizers.  Pat Cummins’ e-mail address is pcummins@vcu.edu, her cell […]

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Tressie Cottom

February 22, 2017 Tressie Cottom, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will talk about her new book, Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy (The New Press, 2017). Until recently American institutions of higher education have been driven not by the profit motive but a mission to train, educate, and cultivate minds. […]

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Alumni spotlight: Howard Owen

Howard Owen (MA English ‘82/H&S) built an impressive career in journalism, beginning at the Richmond Times Dispatch in 1978 and retiring from the Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star in 2013. His years of service in news coverage isn’t the only writing commitment he pursued in that timeframe, nor is it the one that has necessarily garnered him […]

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Class Notes December 2016

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. 1970s Isabel Dowrick (B.A.’74/H&S; M.Ed.’92/E) has mostly retired from her work at the University of Richmond as head of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. […]

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Geofuturism and Environmentalism Event

Friday, December 2nd 2:00 – 4:40pm and 5:00 to 6:30pm The Depot The Humanities Research Center and Sociology, along with the Sculpture Department present an event on Geofuturism and Environmentalism on Friday, December 2nd. The first panel discussion on Geofuturism: Learning how to let go and love other worlds will be from 2:00 to 4:30pm, […]

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Election Fest 2016

November 8, 2016 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Student Commons Plaza Join the Department of Political Science for their Election Day festivities on the Student Commons Plaza on Tuesday, November 8th. The festival will include food, music, rides, games and prizes! There will also be voter information tables set up to help students find their polling […]

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Class Notes November 2016

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. 1970s Darrell Griffin, M.D.* (B.S.’71/H&S; M.D.’75/M), retired from Florida State University in December 2015. He continues to work part time with pediatric house staff […]

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College alumni and donors meet the dean

In October, the College of Humanities and Sciences hosted three receptions for alumni and friends to welcome the new dean,  Montse Fuentes, Ph.D. Remarks by Dean Fuentes welcomed alumni, faculty and friends, shared a bit about her vision for the College and celebrated the launch of the unit’s largest fundraising campaign to date. Excerpts from […]

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College alumna honored with service award

VCU Alumni’s upcoming Volunteer Service Awards, celebrated biennially, honor alumni who have worked with particular devotion to serve the VCU community. On October 28, College of Humanities and Sciences alumna Michelle Turner (B.S.’93/H&S) will be recognized as the recipient of the Eugene H. and Rosalia C. Hunt Alumni Pride Award alongside eight other recipients, including current College of Humanities and […]

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