VCU Study Abroad Fall Fair 2016September 28th, 10 am - 2:30 pm, Commons Plaza
Hosted by VCU's Global Education Office. Join study abroad program providers, fellow students who have studied abroad and Education Abroad staff as well as travel agencies for the Fall 2016 Study Abroad Fair. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.Sullivan Catholic Studies LectureSeptember 28, 4-6 pm, Commonwealth Ballroom B, University Student Commons
Catholic Studies in the School of World Studies will be hosting Dr. Jalane Schmidt as part of the Sullivan series. Her lecture is titled "A Virgin in the Streets: Religion, Race, and Revolution in Cuba"
. For more information, please contact Dr. Andrew Chesnut at email@example.com.Meet VCU's Author Series with David KooganSeptember 28th, 7-8:30 pm, Cabell Library, Multipurpose Room
Meet VCU's Authors kicks off with a talk by the English Department's David Coogan
. Professor Coogan will discuss his new book Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail. The edited collection grew out of Professor Coogan's work in the Open Minds Project between VCU and the Richmond City Jail.VCU's Fall Graduate & Professional FairSeptember 29th, 10 am - 1pm, University Student Commons
Hosted by the Office of Admissions and co-sponsored by the Graduate School and VCU Career Services. Students will have an opportunity to learn about graduate schools, professional schools and gain information on the graduate admissions application process from schools across the country. There is no cost to attend. For more information, contact Joy Rush at 804-828-6916 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Fall 2016 Anthropology Speaker SeriesSeptember 29th, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Forum Room, University Student Commons
The Anthropology Program in the School of World Studies hosts the Fall 2016 Anthropology Speaker Series. This week's lecture features Jan Hoffman French, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Richmond. Her lecture is entitled "Legalizing Identities: Becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's Northeast"
. 3:00-4:30 pm, Forum Room, University Student Commons. For more information please contact Christopher Brooks: email@example.com.Transcending Male-female Boundaries: A Sikh PerspectiveOctober 1st, 1-3:30 pm, Forum Room, University Student Commons
The Sikh Student Association of VCU presents Harinder Singh, co-founder of Sikh Research Institute, Co-Founder Panjab Digital Library, Organizer of Free Akal Takht. This will be a journey to explore gender roles set by society. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.Trials and Triumphs, 1974-76: The Struggle for Recognition of VCU's first Gay Student GroupOctober 4th, 12 - 1 pm, Cabell Library Lecture Hall
Current VCU faculty and students who have been exploring this dramatic episode will tell the story of what prompted the lawsuit against VCU's Board of Visitors, and the twists and turns leading to eventual victory in 1976. A panel of alumni, including the first two spokespersons for GAS, will then share their memories of that struggle and of life for LGBTW students in the 70's For more information: http://humanitiescenter.vcu.edu/trials-and-triumphs/
.Cinematheque: Hard to Be a God (Russia, 2013)October 4th, 7 - 9 pm, Grace Street Theater (934 W Grace St.)
A group of scientists is sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history, to find the right path to progress. Their task is a difficult one: they cannot interfere violently and in no case can they kill. The scientist Rumata tries to save the local intellectuals from their punishment and cannot avoid taking a position. As if the question were: what would you do in God’s place? Run Time: 177 Minutes. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.National Scholarship Information Sessions: Boren AwardsOctober 6, 2-3 pm, VCU Globe, Room 1030C
The National Scholarship Office will hold an information session on the Boren Awards. Boren Awards
are funded through the National Security Education Program. They provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. Boren Awards are targeted at geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. For more information, please email email@example.com.Humanities Research Center Fall 2016 Speaker SeriesOctober 6, 5 - 6 pm, VCU Globe, Room 1030J
Topic: Applying Indigenous Legal Traditions to Conceptualizing Water Justice Speaker: Dr. Deborah McGregor, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University As we ponder the implications of climate change and environmental damage inflicted by human behavior, alternative sources of energy such as wind and water are attracting increasing attention. But less attention is being paid to alternative knowledges, or different ways of conceptualizing our relationship with our environment. This speaker series features three leading scholars of Native American Knowledge as it relates to the environment. These three scholar activists explore Indigenous knowledge systems and their applications in diverse contexts including water and environmental governance, environmental justice, forest policy and management, and sustainable development. They offer different ways of engaging with our world and exciting possibilities for our collective future. http://humanitiescenter.vcu.edu/hrc-speaker-series-dr-deborah-mcgregor/