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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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First Lecture in Spring Blake Speaker Series in the History of Christianity on Feb 24

The Spring 2011 William E. and Miriam S. Blake Speaker Series in the History of Christianity will bring three noted scholars to campus.  The lectures are free and open to the public.   First Blake Series spring lecture: Paul M. Blowers, Ph.D.  Paul M. Blowers, Ph.D. will present the lecture “Between Revulsion and Empathy: The Reinvention of […]

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Mass Com Prof Marcus Messner will moderate Richmond Forum with Anderson Cooper

Repost from Mass Communications home page: Dr. Marcus Messner, assistant professor in the journalism sequence of the School of Mass Communications, will moderate two Richmond Forum events with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper on Feb. 19 and 20 at the Landmark Theater. Cooper will offer a “360-degree look at world events,” which is expected focus greatly […]

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2nd Annual Southern Film Festival presents “Screening Southern Literature”

The Southern Film Festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26, at the Grace Street Theater at 934 W. Grace Street. Six films will be screened: Wise Blood (1979) In This Our Life (1942) The Story of Temple Drake (1933) The Color Purple (1985) A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) To Kill […]

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Dr. Jonathan Losos to give 2011 Darwin Day Lecture “Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree” on Thurs, Feb 10

Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held on or around Feb 12, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin. At VCU, Dr. Jonathan Losos of Harvard University will give the 2011 Darwin Day Lecture, “Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Studying Ecological Determinants of Evolutionary Diversity”  on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 11 […]

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