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Mignonne C. Guy appointed chair of Department of African American Studies

Mar 16, 2021

Guy has worked at VCU for the past seven years, serving most recently as an associate professor in the Department of African American Studies.

The Stonewall Jackson monument in Richmond is removed from its plinth last summer. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

VCU Publishing seeking contributions to ‘Imagining Black Futures in Richmond’

March 16, 2021

The online anthology aims to reveal legacies of harm and envision new futures.

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Peyton Rowe appointed interim director of the Robertson School

Mar 12, 2021

Rowe has been interim associate director since January 2021 and director of undergraduate studies since August 2018.

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John C. Powers reappointed chair of Department of History

Mar 11, 2021

This will be his second three-year term.

A group of VCU students and academic advisers have created a way for underrepresented students to overcome barriers as they pursue careers in health care. (Getty Images)

VCU P.R.I.M.E. empowers underrepresented students interested in health care careers

March 10, 2021

The student- and staff-initiated group identifies traditional barriers and develops strategies to help peers overcome them.

Cathleen D. Cahill will speak at a VCU virtual event March 12. (Michael T. Davis)

Historian to discuss how women of color transformed the suffrage movement

March 9, 2021

An event with author Cathleen Cahill will examine how Native American, Chinese American, African American and Hispana suffragists challenged women’s inequality and fought against racial prejudices.

The VPM + ICA Community Media Center, which opened virtually last fall and is scheduled to open for in-person recording this fall, will train and educate students and members of the community to become audio producers, offering podcasting workshops as well as training sessions and presentations. (Getty Images)

Discovering new voices at the VPM + ICA Community Media Center

March 9, 2021

The center, which helps students and Richmonders create podcasts, is a forum for community storytelling, and a way to “find new voices that we need to hear.”

Eric Williams. (Courtesy of Eric Williams)

Former PACME recipient’s student activism led to a career pursuing equity in higher education

March 7, 2021

“The experiences and mentors I had really spurred me into the career trajectory that I’ve taken,” said Eric Williams.

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Sociology jumps off the page

Mar 5, 2021

Four faculty members in the Department of Sociology share creative ways their students engage with their course material.

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VCU alum receives Fulbright research award

March 4, 2021

Dylan Naltraj David travels to his homeland, Trinidad, to conduct cancer research.