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Ambassador Rasool’s Remarks at Cabell Library

South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool speaks at the opening of “Australopithecine!” — an exhibit At Cabell Library featuring two fossilized specimens of the controversial Australopithecus sediba (A. sediba ). Courtesy of the School of World Studies

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Dr. Suzanne Ruder Honored with Distinguished Teaching Award

Suzanne M. Ruder, Ph.D. was honored at the Faculty Convocation on Thursday September 6th with the university’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Suzanne is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry who was instrumental in adapting the methods of Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) for large classroom environments. POGIL stresses reconstructing course material in the […]

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“Unknown No Longer” Online Database

    What were the names of the enslaved Africans and African-Americans who built Virginia? Recently, the Virginia Historical Society created a path breaking new online database to gather all the names of enslaved Virginians who appear in the millions of documents that make up the society’s collections. Titled, Unknown No Longer, the database seeks to lift from […]

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Year of Freedom Panel Discussion

In 2012‐2013 Virginia Commonwealth University sponsors a Year of Freedom: Confronting Our Past, Facing Our Future as the university’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and Emancipation. The American Civil War and Emancipation constitute the most important events in American history, and Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy, was ground […]

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Year of Freedom Lecture by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Department of History inaugurates its Year of History lecture series with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senior Editor of The Atlantic on the topic “The Civil War and Emancipation in the Age of Obama.” Ta-Nehisi Coates is a writer and senior editor for The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues for TheAtlantic. com […]

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Science, Technology and Society Lecture

Featuring Dr. Ann Fox of Davidson College discussing “The Modern Body, Medical Drag, and Mattress Pads?: How Disability and Art Create an Aesthetic of Access.” We are used to pairing art and disability in very specific ways in our culture: art as therapy; art as depiction of the tragic, grotesque, or fearful; or disability as […]

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Staff Spotlight: Marquita Aguilar

Marquita Aguilar has worked for VCU since 1985 and has seen the university grow into what it has become for her today, her second home and family. For years she has served as a voice and advocate for the university’s staff through her various positions and involvement at VCU. Marquita is the Executive Administrative Assistant […]

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Two Alumni Receive Major Awards

Two CHS alumni have been honored recently with notable awards. Tom Robbins will be honored by the Library of Virginia with its 2012 Literary Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual Literary Awards Celebration on October 20, 2012. Robbins is best-known for his 1976 novel, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Critic William Baker, reviewing the […]

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Discussion on the “Anthropology of Zombies”

Anthropology Speaker Series – featuring Amy Nichols-Belo of Randolph-Macon College on the topic “From Invisible Laborers to the Brain-Eating Undead: The Anthropology of Zombies”, a discussion of her research on Northwestern Tanzanian zombie stories, anthropological scholarship on zombies worldwide, and thoughts on what the recent popularity of zombies says about American culture. For more information […]

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Faculty Convocation September 6

Please join President Rao for the 30th Opening Faculty Address and Convocation to be held Thursday, September 6 at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a reception. This is an outstanding opportunity to celebrate our work together in advancing the goals and ideals we […]

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