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Public Humanities Here and Now: Students Discuss the Richmond Historical Landscape

Oct. 31, 2023

This event, moderated by Brian Daugherity, PhD, Professor, Department of History, featured three recent VCU history interns who shared their stories and experiences, tips and lessons, and insider anecdotes.

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Society of the Cincinnati Lecture Recap: The Revolutionary Invention of the American Democrat

Oct. 27, 2023

In his lecture, Matthew Rainbow Hale states, “To be a democrat meant owning and embodying popular sovereignty with the self-aggrandizing arrogance and brilliance that kings and queens were known for. To be a democrat was to declare oneself the new monarch on the block.”

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Much Ado About Nothing? Local Immigration Policy, and the MS-13 ‘Threat’ Lecture Recap

Oct. 18, 2023

An “imagined connection between immigration and crime” runs the media, says Paarlberg. The point of his null results paper: to not find a relationship.

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Greer Lecture Recap: Psychoanalyzing the Possessed

Oct. 16, 2023

2023 Greer Lecture in Latin American History recap on psychiatry and spirituality in early Rio de Janeiro.

A new award, which will be given annually, honors VCU faculty members who were nationally or internationally recognized for exceptional accomplishments during the course of their current evaluation period. (Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU announces first class of faculty scholars honored for ‘exceptional accomplishments’

Oct. 11, 2023

National/International Recognition Award will reward faculty members who personify the uncommon excellence that can be found across VCU.

The class Sustainable Community Development, part of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at VCU, developed story maps in partnership with descendant and community groups associated with Barton Heights and Woodland cemeteries. (Contributed photo)

VCU students’ online story maps highlight the history of Richmond’s Barton Heights and Woodland cemeteries

Oct. 10, 2023

The project was developed in close partnership with groups of descendants and volunteers associated with the two historic African American cemeteries in Richmond.

A new initiative at VCU called the College-to-Career Blueprint program is working to make career-readiness a part of the conversations students and their professors are having as soon as they set foot on campus. (Getty Images)

Career readiness for students is the goal for VCU’s new College-to-Career Blueprint

Oct. 6, 2023

The program, launched this year in collaboration with nine departments in the College of Humanities and Sciences, will make career conversations, experiential learning and internships a more seamless part of students’ experience.

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My Salvadoran Heritage

Sept. 22, 2023

VCU history student Mel Sheehan digs into her roots and shares the culture of her Salvadoran family.

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I Shall Stay Day: Unpacking Brazil’s Fight for Independence

Sept. 6, 2023

September 7 is Brazil's independence day. History student Mel Sheehan invites you to explore the history of the Brazilian fight for independence.

Kai Frazier, who graduated from VCU with a bachelor’s degree in history, founded Kai XR, a metaverse platform for educating children. (Contributed photo)

VCU alum Kai Frazier brings the world to students through virtual field trips

Aug. 31, 2023

Combining her background in teaching and museum work, 2008 history graduate broadens access for youths to immerse themselves in life-changing learning.