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News and Events for VCUCHS Faculty and Staff
VCU College of Humanities & Sciences
November 29, 2016

Grant Funding Information Sessions

The Office of the Provost and the Vice President for Health Sciences, the Council for Community Engagement (CCE) provides one-year Community Engagement Grants and one-year Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) Partnership Development Grants. There will be information sessions on December 15th at noon in room 1004f/g of VCU ASPiRE and on January 11th at 9:00am in room 3100 of the ALC. Proposals are due by February 24, 2017. Learn more or contact Tessa McKenzie for more information.

Your Input Needed: CTLE

The Provost needs your help to create a strategic plan for the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. The planning phase begins with an online activity aimed at brainstorming CTLE objectives. To participate in the activity, which should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete, you will be asked to register using an email address or user name and a password of your choosing. The deadline for completion is Friday, December 2nd. Complete the survey, read about the project in the recent Provost Update or contact Enoch Hale for more information.

Call for Volunteers: CHS Graduation

The College is in need of a few volunteers for Friday, December 9th in the evening and Saturday, December 10th in the afternoon at the Student Commons for our Diploma Ceremonies. If you are able to dedicate a short amount of time to help our students at their diploma ceremonies please email Janelle Scutt in the Dean's Office.

VCU Commencement 2016

The University Fall Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 10th at 10:00am at the Siegel Center. All graduates, faculty/staff are invited to come to this ceremony as well as then attend their individual department diploma ceremonies. Learn more and RSVP no later than December 6th.

CHS Diploma Ceremony Schedule

African American Studies

Saturday, December 10 at 3:30pm
VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons
907 Floyd Avenue
Tickets for guests are not required; however, seating is limited.

Biology

Saturday, December 10 at 1:30pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B
403 North 3rd Street
Tickets for guests are not required; however, seating is limited.

Chemistry

Friday, December 9 at 6:00pm
VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons
907 Floyd Avenue
Tickets are required for guests. Please contact moreauaj@vcu.edu for more information.

English

Saturday, December 10 at 1:30pm
VCU Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms
907 Floyd Avenue
Tickets for guests are not required; however, seating is limited.

Forensic Science

Saturday, December 10 at 3:00pm
VCU Student Commons, Commons Theater
907 Floyd Avenue
Tickets for guests are not required; however, seating is limited.

Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

Saturday, December 10 at 3:30pm
VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons
907 Floyd Avenue
Tickets for guests are not required; however, seating is limited.

History

Saturday, December 10 at 1:30pm
VCU Grace E. Harris Hall, Auditorium
1015 Floyd Avenue
Tickets for guests are not required; however, seating is limited.

Interdisciplinary Science Program

Saturday, December 10 at 5:30pm
VCU Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms
907 Floyd Avenue
Tickets for guests are not required; however, seating is limited.

Kinesiology and Health Sciences

Saturday, December 10 at 6:00pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B
403 North 3rd Street
Tickets for guests are not required; however, seating is limited.

Liberal Studies for Early and Elementary Education

Friday, December 9 at 6:00pm
VCU Student Commons, Commons Theater
907 Floyd Avenue
Tickets for guests are not required; however, seating is limited so please keep your guest numbers to a minimum.

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Saturday, December 10 at 1:30pm
VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons
907 Floyd Avenue
Tickets for guests are not required; however, seating is limited.

Philosophy

Saturday, December 10 at 1:30pm
VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons
907 Floyd Avenue
Tickets for guests are not required; however, seating is limited.

Physics

Saturday, December 10 at 1:30pm
VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons
907 Floyd Avenue
Tickets for guests are not required; however, seating is limited.

Political Science

Saturday, December 10 at 3:30pm
VCU Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom
907 Floyd Avenue
Tickets for guests are required; please contact the department if you haven't got yours yet, (804)828-2076.

Psychology

Friday, December 9 at 6:30pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B
403 North 3rd Street
Tickets for guests are not required; however, seating is limited.

Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture

Friday, December 9 at 2:00pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B
403 North 3rd Street
Tickets for guests are not required; however, seating is limited.

School of World Studies

Saturday, December 10 at 1:30pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center, Room E10-abcd
403 North 3rd Street
Tickets for guests are not required; however, seating is limited.

Sociology

Friday, December 9 at 3:00pm
VCU Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom
907 Floyd Avenue
Tickets are required for guests, please contact aknapp2@vcu.edu for more information.

Statistical Sciences and Operations Research

Saturday, December 10 at 1:30 pm
VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons
907 Floyd Avenue
Tickets for guests are not required; however, seating is limited.


Learn more about all departmental diploma ceremonies.

Mandatory VCU Employee Education

As a reminder the Integrity and Compliance Education modules are due Friday, December 9th, required for all employees. As members of the VCU community, we are committed to the highest ethical standards and employing integrity in all of our business decisions. Complete the module or contact the Integrity and Compliance Office with any issues or questions.

Geofuturism/Environmentalism Event

The Humanities Research Center and Sociology, along with the Sculpture Department present an event on Geofuturism and Environmentalism on Friday, December 2nd. The first panel discussion on Geofuturism: Learning how to let go and love other worlds will be from 2:00  to 4:30pm, followed by Vibrant Environmentalism: Speculative and reconstructive futurism from 5:00 to 6:30pm, both at The Depot. Admission is free and all are welcome. View the flyer.

Trump Foreign Policy: A New Era?

Political Science professor William Newmann will be speaking as part of the Richmond World Affairs Council, Dominion 2016 Speaker Series on Monday, December 12th. His lecture on Trump Foreign Policy: A New Era? will start at 5:45pm in The Empire Room of The Jefferson Hotel. Registration and networking start at 5:00pm, then there will be a Q&A session immediately following the lecture at 6:45pm. Tickets are $10 and $20. Student tickets are free. Learn more and RSVP.

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World Studies: 3D printing at University of Richmond’s tribute to World War II veterans

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VCU researcher receives $2.5M grant to assist young people with intellectual disabilities gain competitive employment
 
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Register for Spring Grant Academy

In order to further encourage faculty submissions to extramural funding sources, the Office of Research and Innovation announces the launch of the Spring 2017 Grant Academy. The Academy is open to both tenure-track and tenured faculty in all disciplines, and will offer assistance to selected faculty applicants who: 1) are ready to develop a proposal but would benefit from additional support, 2) have a concrete research project idea, and 3) have identified a competitive funding opportunity with a submission deadline in the late summer or fall of 2017. Completed online applications are due Monday, December 12, 2016 at 5:00pm. Learn more, or contact contact Melissa Throckmorton with questions.

State of the University Address

President Michael Rao will be holding the State of the University Address next semester to share his vision for VCU. The event will be on January 26, 2017 at 11:00am in the Lecture Hall (room 303) of the James Barnch Cabell Library. Formal invitation to follow.

Black History Month Speaker Announced

VCU Libraries will hold their 15th annual Black History Month Lecture featuring award-winning author Colson Whitehead on Thursday, February 9th. Whitehead is the author of two works of nonfiction and six novels, including the New York Times bestselling The Underground Railroad, which won the 2016 National Book Award for fiction last week. The lecture will begin at 7:00pm in the Cabell Library Lecture Hall (room 303), followed by a book sale, signing and reception. Learn more.

Save the Date: Staff Senate Conference

The VCU Staff Senate is holding their 2017 Staff Senate Professional Development Conference March 8th and 9th, 2017. This will give everyone a chance to step outside of the workplace, hear other perspectives and learn together. The conference is free to all VCU staff and VCU Health team members. Learn more.

Share Your News and Events With Us

If you have news to share this is a great place to do it! Please submit news and events to Janelle Scutt at jscutt@vcu.edu. We will submit your news and events to the VCU Calendar, Telegram, this newsletter and our social media outlets. Keep your colleagues informed by keeping us informed!

Faculty Spotlight:

Rosalie Corona (Psychology) was recently profiled by VCU Community Engagement. In 2015, she facilitated a discussion with community partners about critical health issues in Richmond’s Latina/o community. She has now founded and is directing the VCU Latina/o Mental Health Clinic, working with community partners and VCU psychology doctoral students to provide mental health services to the community. “For me, research, teaching and service are totally integrated. The impact of my scholarship is not just in journal publications, but rather how many people within the community have access to care.” Read more.

Alumni Spotlight:

Lateisha Tiller (Forensic Science) was just recognized by the United States Army Criminal Investigative Command for Civilian of the Year. Lateisha is an extraordinary role model for all women in science. She has excelled in the difficult landscape of a male dominated field and world (she is stationed in the Middle East) as a woman in science, a woman of color, an LGBTQ representative in the military with a leadership position. Congratulations Lateisha!

Student Spotlight:

Forensic Science graduate students, Robert Stein (MS Forensic Science) and Claire Cartozzo (PhD ILS) were both recently awarded the $1500 Forensic Science Foundation Scholarship to attend the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meetings in New Orleans this February. Robert's abstract was accepted as a poster presentation in the Anthropology section; Claire had two abstracts for posters accepted - one in the Criminalistics section and one in the General section. Congratulations Robert and Claire!

Upcoming H&S Events

• Dec 02: Write on Site
• Dec 02: Geofuturism Lecture
• Dec 09: Robertson School Diploma Ceremony
• Dec 09: Sociology Diploma Ceremony
• Dec 09: Chemistry Diploma Ceremony
• Dec 09: LSEE Diploma Ceremony
• Dec 09: Psychology Diploma Ceremony
• Dec 10: Biology Diploma Ceremony
• Dec 10: School of World Studies Diploma Ceremony
• Dec 10: English Diploma Ceremony
• Dec 10: History Diploma Ceremony
• Dec 10: HUMS 1 Diploma Ceremony: MATH, SSOR, PHYS, PHIL
• Dec 10: Forensic Science Diploma Ceremony
• Dec 10: Political Science Diploma Ceremony
• Dec 10: HUMS 2 Diploma Ceremony: AFAM and GSWS
• Dec 10: Interdisciplinary Science Diploma Ceremony
• Dec 10: Kinesiology and Health Sciences Diploma Ceremony

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Selected VCU Events

• Nov 11 - Dec 04: TheatreVCU: The Addams Family, A New Musical
• Dec 01: 2nd Annual Social Justice Student Conference
• Dec 07: Global Cafe
• Dec 10: University Commencement Ceremony
• Dec 10: Last day of classes
• Dec 12 - 20: Final Examinations: Monroe Park Campus
• Dec 15: Community Engagement Grant Info Session
• Dec 15: Community Engagement Grant Info Session
• Dec 21: Final Grades due by noon

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The next newsletter is scheduled for December 13th, 2016. Please submit content to Janelle Scutt at jscutt@vcu.edu as soon as details are finalized.

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