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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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VCU Prof Jay Albanese quoted in Slate article on pickpocketing

Criminologist and Wilder School Professor Jay Albanese was quoted in a recent article in Slate magazine on pickpocketing.  The article asked the  question: What happened to the “venerable art” of pickpocketing in the U.S. and “should we miss it?” From the article “The Lost Art of Pickpocketing”: “Pickpocketing in America was once a proud criminal tradition, […]

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Designer and Fabric Artist Catherine Kapikian will give Annual Powell-Edwards Lecture on March 10

Catherine Kapikian, who has been a pioneer in a movement to  incorporate the arts into the practice of religion, will give the lecture “Ketchup, Karate Studio, or Fitness Center” as the Third Annual Powell-Edwards Lecture on Religion and the Arts. Kapikian is the founder and director emeritus of the Henry Luce III Center for the Arts […]

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Digital Media Artist Alan Bigelow Presents Work at MATX MIXTAPES! Event

Digital media artist Alan Bigelow will give a presentation on the emerging form of digital literature on Friday, March 4, at 2 pm in the VCU Student Commons Theater on the Monroe Park Campus. His presentation, Webyarns.com: Words Without Limits, is part of the MATX MIXTAPES! series, sponsored by the MATX Student Guild to bring […]

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Dr. Rutledge Dennis will present the first Dennis-Weathers Award at 28th Annual Black History in the Making Ceremony

Donald K. Hawkins is the first recipient of the Dennis-Weathers Award in African American Studies.  He will be recognized at the 28th Annual Black History in the Making Award Ceremony on Thursday, Feb 24, at the Grace Street Theater. The Dennis-Weathers Award was created in honor of Dr. Rutledge M. Dennis’s parents David and Ora […]

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