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MATX MIXTAPES! Series Brings Raphael Rubinstein to Campus

  The Inaugural Media, Art, and Text Student Guild MIXTAPES! series will bring Raphael Rubinstein to campus in December to give the lecture The Return of the Impossible: Provisionality and Negation in Contemporary Art. Rubinstein is a contributing editor to Art in America, a professor of critical theory at the University of Houston, and a published poet.  […]

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Annual Crenshaw Lecture Celebrates Women and Politics in Virginia

On Friday, November 19, Dr. Cynthia A. Kierner, Professor of History at George Mason University, will give the 2nd Annual Crenshaw Lecture on Virginia Women and the Politics of the Early Republic: The Strange Case of Martha Jefferson Randolph. A Professor of History at George Mason University and a specialist in the fields of early America, […]

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VCU Cabell First Novelist Festival Honors 2010 Winner Victor Lodato

This year’s VCU Cabell First Novelist Festival takes place today, with a question & answer session at 2 pm in Cabell Library’s fourth floor Cabell Room, followed by a reading and panel discussion with Lodato, his agent and his editor this evening. The reading and panel discussion takes place tonight in the Singleton Center at 7 […]

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Writing Center offers grad and undergrad writing workshops

University College’s Writing Center offers dozens of writing workshops over the course of a semester – with topics like “Recipe for Success: Combining sources and claims to cook up a great research paper,” “Selling Your Work: Writing successful proposals, abstracts, and introductions” and “Taking Control: Strengthening organization in graduate level writing.” Their workshops, they claim, […]

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Print-on-demand Open Source Textbooks

Advances in digital technology have made open source textbooks possible, saving students significant money, and many faculty across the U.S. are using open source textbooks for their classes. Lon Mitchell, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, and his colleagues in the Math & Applied Math Department have taken this a step further by starting a project to […]

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Blake Speaker Series for 2010-11

Today at 3 pm, Dr. Emma Wasserman from Rutgers University will give the lecture Evil Everywhere? Demons, Spirits, and Powers in the Letters of Paul as the latest in the 2010-11 William E. & Miriam S. Blake Speaker Series in the History of Christianity.  Dr. Wasserman is Assistant Professor of Religion at Rutgers, and is […]

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Graber named National Book Award Finalist

From the VCU News Service: Kathleen Graber, an assistant professor in English who teaches in the creative writing program at VCU, has enjoyed a remarkable rise in her chosen pursuit. She has received an M.F.A. from New York University, held prestigious fellowships, seen her work published in the New Yorker and the American Poetry Review, […]

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VCU Rice Center home for significant wetlands restoration project

From the VCU News Service: The VCU Rice Center, a nearly 500-acre field station for environmental research on the historic James River, will soon be the site of one of the most significant wetland restorations on the East Coast. A 70-acre artificial lake created in the 1920s to attract ducks for duck hunters will be […]

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VCU alum and author of “Finding Thalhimers” hosts book launch

A book signing / release party for VCU alum Elizabeth Thalhimer Smartt’s Finding Thalhimers will take place tomorrow, Oct 16, from 1 to 3 pm at the VA Historical Society, 428 Nth Blvd. Both book launch and reunion for Thalhimers’ employees and customers, the event will feature Snow Bear, Thalhimers memorabilia on display, authentic Thalhimers’ six-layer […]

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“Banished”

Tonight, at 7 pm, the film Banished will be shown as part of the Fall 2010 MAAFA Film Series, which explores the history, culture, politics, and contemporary life of persons of African descent living in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.  The film series started on Thu, Oct 7, and will end with a showing […]

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