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Brandcenter Students Create STILLforJAPAN Initiative

It has been 131 days since the lives of millions across Japan were forever rocked by the devastating earthquake and tsunami. And while the rest of the world may have stopped running breaking news broadcasts and resumed life as normal, there are millions there who cannot. StillforJapan was created by students from VCU Brandcenter to […]

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VCU Professor of Anthropology Christopher A. Brooks Publishes “Through the Voices of Men: South African Men Speak about HIV”

Dr. Christopher A. Brooks has produced his second work focusing on HIV, Through the Voices of Men: South African Men Speak about HIV. Dr. Brooks is a Professor of Anthropology and Coordinator of the Anthropology Program in the VCU School of World Studies. From the book’s press release: “In this age of global media, few are unaware of […]

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Students in Brandcenter Class of 2012 Gain Agency Experience through Summer Internships

To gain agency experience and apply what they learned as Brandcenter “freshmen”, students from the Brandcenter Class of 2012 have spread out across the U.S. (and a few overseas) for summer internships. They are  documenting their experiences at www.macandjeans.com. See what’s going through their heads as they are put to work in the “real world.” […]

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Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Sponsors Summer Study Abroad Trip to International Women’s Congress

Professors Liz Canfield and Dr. Archana Pathak from the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies are taking a group of students to Women’s Worlds 2011, the 11th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women. The conference, held every three years, will be hosted by Carleton University and the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec, July 3 – […]

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Dr. Victoria Shivy, Psychology, Awarded VCU Community Engagement Grant to Evaluate Pen Pals Program

 reposted from Psychology Dept website: Dr. Victoria Shivy of the Counseling Psychology Program, recently was awarded a $20,000 VCU Community Engagement Grant. The project, “Pixie’s Pen Pals: A Program for Virginia’s Inmates” will develop a collaborative regional/state partnership among VCU faculty and students (from Psychology, the VCU Medical School’s Center for Human Animal Interaction, and the […]

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Dr. Bernard Moitt leads study abroad program in Barbados for 12th year

VCU faculty are leading more than two dozen study abroad opportunities this summer.  Most are full, but it’s not too late to start thinking about next year. For the 12th year, Dr. Bernard Moitt, Chair of the History Department, will lead a study abroad program in Barbados. Atlantic History and Culture in Barbados July 15 […]

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VCU Alum John Haynes and VCU Anthropology Instructor Dr. Bernard Means Awarded DoD Legacy Grant

Starting this month, Dr. Bernard K. Means, VCU Department of Anthropology, and archaeologist John Haynes will begin a year-long grant project, sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD) Legacy Resource Management Program. The project called “Virtual Artifact Curation: Three-Dimensional Digital Data Collection for Artifact Analysis and Interpretation” was initiated by Haynes, Marine Corps Base Quantico archaelogist and […]

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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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