World Studies November 8th Newsletter

World Studies November 8th Newsletter

November 8, 2016

World Studies news, events and opportunities from November 8th, 2017.

World Studies October 26th Newsletter

World Studies October 26th Newsletter

October 26, 2016

World Studies news, events and opportunities from October 26th, 2017.

World Studies Newsletter, October 11th, 2017

World Studies Newsletter, October 11th, 2017

January 5, 2017

World Studies news, events and opportunities from October 11th, 2017.

World Studies September 26th Newsletter

World Studies September 26th Newsletter

September 27, 2016

World Studies News, Events and Opportunities from September 2016

World Studies Summer Newsletter - July 2016

World Studies Summer Newsletter - July 2016

July 20, 2016

World Studies News, Events & Opportunities from July 2016

The Smithsonian ‘Human Origins’ is coming to Richmond

The Smithsonian ‘Human Origins’ is coming to Richmond

March 2, 2015

Chesterfield’s central library will host the exhibit that covers many of the same themes that explore the evolution of man over 6 million years. The exhibit itself will include panels, public talks, hands-on displays and videos. SWS Dr. Amy Verrelli will be conducting some of the panels and public talks. The “Exploring Human Origins” exhibit is a part of the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Initiative.

Congratulations to SWS faculty members Bernard Means, Tony Brinckwirth and Anita Nadal for being awarded GEO Quest Global Impact awards

Congratulations to SWS faculty members Bernard Means, Tony Brinckwirth and Anita Nadal for being awarded GEO Quest Global Impact awards

March 2, 2015

Dr. Means’ project “Building a Virtual and Real Exhibit of India’s Past.” will formalize a partnership with Dr. Vinod Nautiyal of HNB Garhwal University, India, involving 3D scanning of artifacts recovered from excavations in the Trans-Himalayan region

Italian students get a grant to intern at Milano Expo

Italian students get a grant to intern at Milano Expo

January 1, 2015

Out of 1,000+ applicants,two Italian students from VCU were selected to join a group of 60 students to represent the United States as an Ambassador for 'Wave 2' of Expo Milano 2015. 

Congratulations to SWS Alumna Mariana Zechini on Her Forthcoming Publication

Congratulations to SWS Alumna Mariana Zechini on Her Forthcoming Publication

January 6, 2015

Mariana Zechini forthcoming publication is tittled ‘Digital Zooarchaeology: Using 3D Technology on Archaeofaunal Collections’ and will appear in the Quarterly Bulleting of the Archeological Society of Virginia. 

SWS Dr. Christopher Stevenson Ground-breaking Research on the Rapa Nui Population

SWS Dr. Christopher Stevenson Ground-breaking Research on the Rapa Nui Population

January 2, 2015

Along with a team of some of the best researchers in the world, Dr. Stevenson researched and developed new techniques that changed the debate about human history and the demographical dynamics on Easter Island. 

VCU professor Bernard Means to give webinar on 3D printing in education

VCU professor Bernard Means to give webinar on 3D printing in education

January 5, 2015

, VCU professor of anthropology and Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory, to give Makerbot's monthly webinar on Tuesday, January 20th from 3:00-4:00pm. 

VCU in French Speaking Africa Forum

VCU in French Speaking Africa Forum

October 1, 2014

Sponsored by the VCU Institute for Women’s Health, the October 13th VCU in French-Speaking Africa forum focused on joint clinical trials of a probiotic supplement for HIV-positive women in Ségou, Mali. 

SWS Graduate Kunal Kapoor to speak at TEDxVCU

SWS Graduate Kunal Kapoor to speak at TEDxVCU

October 2, 2014

Kunal Kapoor, Fulbright Scholar and Religious Studies Alumn, to speak at TEDxVCU. 

SWS Students presentation at FLAVA

SWS Students presentation at FLAVA

September 1, 2014

Congratulations to SWS students Lindsay Fitzgerald, Minsun Kim, Samantha McCartney, Luke Nelson, Amanda Radke and Taron Ware on their presentation at the 2014 FLAVA Annual Conference.

SWS Professor Oliver Speck's new book explores Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

SWS Professor Oliver Speck's new book explores Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

September 4, 2014

an associate professor of film studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, is the editor of a newly published collection of scholarly essays exploring Quentin Tarantino's successful and controversial "Django Unchained"

ICAZ 2014: Digital Scanned 3-D Reproduced Elements of Extinct Species; The Future Examines the Past

ICAZ 2014: Digital Scanned 3-D Reproduced Elements of Extinct Species; The Future Examines the Past

September 8, 2014

Bruce Manzano presented a poster at the ICAZ 2014 ( International Council of Archaeozoologists meeting in San Rafael, Argentina) featuring research by theVirtual Curation Laboratory and collaborators at the University of Kentucky (Bruce Manzano), the University of West Florida (Mariana Zechini) and Christopher Begley (Transylvania University). He also displayed printed replicas of passenger pigeon bones. You can see The abstract for the poster here.

SWS Wanda Capers is a finalist for the Dorris Budd Douglas Award

SWS Wanda Capers is a finalist for the Dorris Budd Douglas Award

September 10, 2014

Congratulations to  from the School of World Studies for been nominated as a finalist for the 2014 Dorris Budd Douglas Award

SWS Professor traces evolution of Grimm fairy tales

SWS Professor traces evolution of Grimm fairy tales

September 12, 2014

Over the summer, SWS Professor  began to update his database of Grimm fairy tales — which features both German and English translations — starting with "Cinderella." 

SWS Students Learning Archaeological Field Methods

SWS Students Learning Archaeological Field Methods

June 2, 2014

If you want to follow some VCU students learning archaeological field methods in an experiential setting, Bernard Means has created a Facebook page for just that. 

Summer Times Means Busy Times at the Virtual Curation Lab

Summer Times Means Busy Times at the Virtual Curation Lab

May 1, 2014

Check out this video produced by Danny Schmidt that highlights one of the cooperative projects done with Jamestown Rediscovery. 

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

May 9, 2014

SWS Associate Professor of French and Cinema  was voted the 2014 "Most Successful Diplomat" by Style Weekly and the French Film Festival was voted the " Best Film Festival" for the year. Congratulations!

Study Abroad Season is Here

Study Abroad Season is Here

May 19, 2014

 at the Richmond International Airport ready to go on their study abroad with The French West Africa Project. 

May Means Graduation at VCU

May Means Graduation at VCU

May 30, 2014

Congratulations class of 2014! Check out the pictures of the ceremony on the SWS Facebook page.