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VCU Partners with the Jain Community

    This past December, VCU faculty and members of the Jain Society met to ceremonially announce to the public their partnership to develop more curricular and co-curricular programs in Jain Studies. The Religious Studies Program in the School of World Studies offers an array of courses and programs in world religions, cultures, and spirituality.  […]

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VCU Graduate Student Gets to Play With Dolls and Explore

Despite her ripe old age of over 150 years old, Nina continues to stir controversy and intrigue. Nina, a nearly 3 foot long doll from the Civil War era, was donated to The Museum of the Confederacy (Richmond, VA) in 1923 by the family of Gen. James Patton Anderson, commander of the Tennessee Confederate Army. […]

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Alumni Star: Edmond F. Bowden, Ph.D.

Every other year, the VCU and MCV Alumni Associations recognize university alumni for their achievements and the infinite possibilities they bring to the future. This year, Ed Bowden was one such Alumni Star. Edmond F. Bowden (1982 Doctor of Philosophy, VCU College of Humanities and Sciences) came to Virginia Commonwealth University with the intention of […]

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The Virtual Curation Laboratory at Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has obtained funding from the U.S. Department of Defense in the amount of $49,000 for a project developed in partnership with an archaeologist for Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCBQ) and notable VCU alumnus, John Haynes. Project V.C.U.-R.A.M.S ., or the Virtual Curation Unit for Recording Archaeological Materials Systematically, involves three-dimensional (3D) […]

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VCU Reflects on 9/11

Sunday September 11, 2011 marked the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks which took place in 2001; and for the past two weeks theVirginia Commonwealth University community reflected on those tragic events. In commemoration of 9/11, VCU Libraries and the Friends of the Library are presenting several installations: a sound installation of the 1999 recordings from […]

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Greetings from Jim Coleman, Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences

OPEN LETTER TO THE VCU COMMUNITY On July 8, 2011, I started a new chapter in my life and academic career by taking on the role of dean of Virginia Commonwealth University’s College of Humanities and Sciences (the College) after spending the past four years as the vice provost for research at Rice University.  I […]

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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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