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“Atlantic Migration During Slavery: Part 2” Presented by the Alexandrian Society

The Alexandrian Society in the Department of History is holding their upcoming Spring Symposium, “Atlantic Migration During Slavery: Part 2,” on April 25th from 9 am to 6 pm in the University Student Commons Theater. The symposium brings together a group of dynamic scholars in the field of Atlantic Studies. Guest lecturers include David Eltis, […]

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The Virtual Curation Unit @ VCU

http://youtu.be/N6BPIuFYep0 Bernard Means, Ph.D. is an instructor of Anthropology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) as well as the Project Director for the Virtual Curation Unit for Recording Archaeological Materials Systematically (V.C.U.-R.A.M.S.), a research effort funded by the Department of Defense’s Legacy Program, and conducted jointly with John Haynes, a VCU alumnus who is now with Army […]

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Dr. E. William Colglazier To Speak on Science and Diplomacy

Dr. E. William Colglazier, Science and Technology Adviser to the State Department and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will speak Friday at VCU on the subject of Science and Diplomacy. His lecture is sponsored by the Department of Physics. Dr. Colglazier serves as an advocate for science‐based policy at the State Department, helps to identify […]

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Dr. Carl Ameringer Researches Health Care Access and Delivery in the Greater Richmond Area

http://youtu.be/nk6iCOhAXKQ Dr. Ameringer discusses his current research project, titled: Hispanic/Latino Immigrants and Access to Healthcare in the Greater Richmond Area. Dr. Carl F. Ameringer is professor of Health Policy and Politics at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. He is also chair of the Ph.D. program in Public […]

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20th Annual French Film Festival This Weekend

The Twentieth Annual French Film Festival, co-sponsored by VCU and the University of Richmond, begins tomorrow at the Byrd Theater in Carytown. The festival was co-founded and organized by Dr. Peter Kirkpatrick from the School of World Studies along with Dr. Françoise Kirkpatrick from the University of Richmond. The Festival has distinguished itself over the years with numerous North […]

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Edward Abse, Ph.D., Presents “Surveying a Shamanic Landscape: Anthropological Fieldwork with the Mazatec Indians of Southern Mexico”

http://youtu.be/58fd7fOhkbQ The School of World Studies hosts Edward Abse, Ph.D., as he presents research based on his two years of studying shamanism and religious life of the Mazatees, a Native American people of the Sierra Madre Oriental in Mexico. Dr. Abse is a cultural anthropologist, specializing in the anthropology of religion (shamanism; ritual and cosmology; […]

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MATX Guest Speaker Marc LaFountain Hosts Conversation About Social Blogging

http://youtu.be/0vlD14uEQKI Guest speaker Marc LaFountain recently discussed social blogging on Tumblr with VCU students at a seminar sponsored by MATX. Marc LaFountain was the third employee of Tumblr, the social blogging platform. This video contains excerpts from that conversation. MATX is VCU’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in Media Art & Text. The program is a joint […]

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Costly Coverage: Religious Freedom and Reproductive Rights in the Birth Control Debate

Are women’s constitutional rights to contraception in danger? Should faith-based employers be permitted to opt out of contraceptive coverage from their federally mandated health insurance plans? Four panelists will debate the issue at a public conversation, featuring diverse and opposing views, that assesses religion’s effects on women’s fundamental rights in society and in American and […]

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A Celebration in African American Studies

The Department of African American Studies will celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding students from academic disciplines across the University at A Celebration in African American Studies on Friday, March 23rd. Vocal and instrumental music performances will be provided by the Elegba Folklore Society, Inc. Newly donated paintings to the department by artist Costanza Knight will […]

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“Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint” – Dr. R. Andrew Chesnut’s Book Gains International Recognition

http://youtu.be/oZTGaztkwLo Dr. R. Andrew Chesnut’s most recent book, Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint has quickly gained international appeal as recent attention has been paid to the Mexican Catholic “folk Saint” Santa Muerte and her large following of devotees – which range from women with unfaithful husbands or lovers to drug traffickers and […]

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