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2022-2023 Annual Report

Dean Catherine Ingrassia

From the Dean

Catherine Ingrassia, Ph.D., celebrates the biggest accomplishments from the 2022-23 academic year.

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News Highlights

Read up on the NSF director's visit to campus, the launch of the Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environment, a philosophy summer camp for high school students and more.

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Learn, Discover and Innovate

VCU College of Humanities and Sciences celebrates the opening of the new STEM Building at 817 W. Franklin Street

Faculty Profile: Emanuele Alves

Emanuele Alves, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Forensic Sciences, is working to develop a faster, more effective breathalyzer for THC, the component of cannabis most associated with its psychoactive effects.

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Faculty Profile: Grace Gipson

Grace Gipson, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of African American Studies, is a pop culture scholar and Black future feminist who studies representation around race and gender in comic books, music, film and television.

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Faculty Highlights

Our faculty members in the College of Humanities and Sciences are an amazing group of educators, academics and researchers. Here are just a few faculty news and publication highlights from the year.

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Grant Highlights

When not in the classroom, our faculty can be found participating in ground-breaking research. Here is a sampling of some of the many grants funded during the 2022-23 fiscal year.

Student Highlights

Our students make us proud! Meet a few here —  researchers, fellowship awardees, scholarship recipients and more.

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Student Profile: Christine Singleton

Christine Singleton fell in love with literature at a young age, but the sudden death of her father caused her to leave school early. When she was ready to return, she discovered the Mellon Pathways Program, which ultimately led her to VCU and the Department of English. 

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Donor Profile: Sesha Joi Moon, Ph.D. 

Before she became a leader of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts on Capitol Hill, Sesha Joi Moon, Ph.D., served as a student leader at VCU and became one of the first students to earn a degree from the Department of African American Studies.

Alum Profile: Jerome Reid

Jerome Reid (B.S.’06, M.S.’08), senior athletic trainer for the Philadelphia Eagles, recounts the path that led him to Super Bowl LVII.

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 A Celebration of Accomplishment

The College of Humanities and Sciences applauds the Class of 2023.