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Dr. Wendy Kliewer, Psychology Dept Chair, blogs about her semester as a Fulbright research fellow in South Africa

Wendy Kliewer, Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department is currently a Fulbright research fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. A stress and coping researcher with a developmental and prevention focus, Dr. Kliewer’s work centers on risk and resilience in youth, with particular attention to the role parents and families play in helping […]

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Three VCU Students Win Boren Scholarships for Study Abroad Next Year

News courtesy of Jeff Wing, National Scholarship Office, Photos courtesy of VCU News Center: Senior Margaret Cotter, Sophomore Bertrand (Yohannes) Mpigabahizi, and Junior Rachel Sine have been awarded Boren Scholarships to study abroad next year.   With their selection, VCU students have now won twelve Boren Awards for International Study in the past five years. […]

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Two Students Earn Goldwater Scholarships for their Work in Biology

Reposted from VCU News Center, article by Tom Gresham: Two [VCU College of Humanities and Sciences] students have been awarded the Goldwater Scholarship, the premier national scholarship for undergraduate math, science and engineering students. Anjali Hari, a junior, and Grant Day, a sophomore, will receive scholarships to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and […]

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Congratulations 2011 VCU Graduates!

Spring 2011 Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 21.  For more on all things commencement, see the Commencement Website. The College of Humanities and Sciences will host a reception (cookies and punch) for our graduates from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM in the University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms, 2nd Floor. College of Humanities and […]

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David Baldacci Guest at Inaugural Book & Author Luncheon May 2

VCU Alumnus David Baldacci was the guest author at the VCU Alumni Association Inaugural Book & Author Luncheon, held at the Jefferson Hotel on May 2, 2011. Baldacci spoke about his recently published book The Sixth Man and his experiences in the field of writing.  He is a 1983 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University College […]

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VCU Gardens for Life: Arbor Day 2011 – Ceremonial Tree Planting at Noon on April 29

Continuing with the Gardens for Life umbrella project, VCU Goes Green and Green Unity 4 VCU will plant a variety of trees to celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 29th. The ceremonial observance will include a discussion with horticulturalists and ecologists on the importance of trees, particularly in an urban setting. The event will include a demonstration and discussion […]

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Psychology Honor Society Collects Supplies for U.S. Army Personnel in Afghanistan

Reposted from VCU News Center: Special Delivery VCU Psychology Honor Society collects supplies for U.S. Army personnel stationed in Afghanistan Members of Virginia Commonwealth University’s chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, recently collected food, toiletries and other supplies for U.S. Army personnel serving in Afghanistan. The project started with a request […]

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Dr. James S. Coleman Named New Dean of College of Humanities & Sciences

From VCU News Center: James S. Coleman, Ph.D., a highly regarded ecology and evolutionary biologist and academic administrator, has been named dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Humanities and Sciences, effective July 15. Coleman currently is vice provost for research and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Rice University in Houston. “Dr. […]

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Visiting Writers Series: Robert Olen Butler to Read April 7

Award-winning fiction writer Robert Olen Butler will read on Thursday, April 7.  The reading, part of the VCU Visiting Writers Series, will take place at 8 pm in the Richmond Salons, University Student Commons. Butler has published eleven novels: The Alleys of Eden, Sun Dogs, Countrymen of Bones, On Distant Ground, Wabash, The Deuce, They Whisper, […]

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Go Rams!

Reposted from the Washington Post: VCU Stuns Kansas, advances to the Final Four In the moments after Virginia Commonwealth’s latest NCAA tournament stunner, the Rams encircled one of their youngest, a freshman named Heath Houston, in an exuberant Alamodome locker room and watched him perform the team’s post-win ritual. Houston started by dodging and weaving […]

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