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Letter from the Dean

Dean Jennifer Malat, Ph.D., reflects on her first year as dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences and shares the College’s top accomplishments for the 2020-21 academic year.

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News Highlights

It’s been a busy year: curriculum updates, the construction of the new STEM building, a popular election website and a new associate dean.

Mehwish Safdar

Making it REAL: Three Students Share Their Experiences

Even with a pandemic, our students found a way to make their college experience REAL (Relevant, Experiential and Applied Learning) through work-study opportunities, service-learning courses and hands-on internships.

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Rising Stars: Faculty Profiles

One spends his time in a recording booth while the other hangs out in the trees. Get to know Chioke I’Anson, Ph.D., and Chris Gough, Ph.D., two faculty members who share a deep commitment to VCU and their students.

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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 highlights from the year.

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 2020-21 fiscal year.

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Student Highlights

Podcasts, publications and VCU P.R.I.M.E.: Here’s a sampling of the accomplishments of our star students.

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Resources at the Ready: The Advising Program

The College’s Undergraduate Affairs office provides students with the resources they need to succeed during their time at VCU -- academically and beyond.

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Community Advocate: Jy’Kira Riley

Meet Jy’Kira Riley, a third-year student double majoring in psychology and political science. When she’s not in class, you can find her running Minorities in Law at VCU, which promotes careers in the legal field among underrepresented populations.

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In a Pinch: Dabney (BS ’75/H&S) and Joe Cortina (BFA ’76/A)

Students sometimes need a little financial support to cross the finish line. These two alums make that happen through the College of Humanities and Sciences Student Emergency Fund.

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Preserving and Sharing Black History: Ana F. Edwards (M.A. ’20/H&S)

Ana F. Edwards has dedicated her life to protecting and elevating Black history through advocacy and scholarship.

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Oh Happy Day! Graduation 2021

For the first time since the pandemic began, we gathered together as a college to celebrate our latest graduates. Here’s a glimpse of that special day.