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Faculty and Staff Announcements

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Marilyn Miller, crime scene guru and founding forensic science faculty member, retires after 17 years at VCU
"It's more than just following a checklist, taking a couple pictures and packaging a little bit of evidence. [It’s] about understanding how that evidence is left at the crime scene."
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Dean's Office accepting applications for associate dean for research and operations
Review of applications begins June 9.
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CHS staff members honored at VCU Staff Senate Awards for Excellence
These awards provide the deserved exposure and recognition of the hard work and extraordinary achievements of staff, which make VCU the great place it is to work today.
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Maryanne Collinson, Ph.D., appointed chair of the Department of Chemistry
Collinson has been at VCU since 2005, serving most recently as interim associate chair.
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Position descriptions requested for Work-Study Research Assistantship Program
The VCU Work-Study Research Assistantship Program (WRSA) was designed to give undergraduates the opportunity to gain insight into the research process while providing assistance to faculty mentors and research groups.
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CHS announces winners of the 2021 Seed and Catalyst Awards and Innovations in Teaching and Student Engagement Awards
The awards reflect the high impact, innovative scholarship being conducted across disciplines in CHS.
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Amy Rector appointed as director of the School of World Studies
Rector will assume the directorship on July 1.
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The Jenas give to honor VCU’s impact on their family
Tripti Jena, M.D., and Purusottam “Puru” Jena, Ph.D., credit much of their family’s well-being to the careers and community they found when they joined Virginia Commonwealth University in 1980.
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Staff Profile: Jo Murphy, Forensic Science
Murphy’s contributions to VCU were recognized recently when she received the President’s Service Excellence Award, which is awarded to four individuals who provide exceptional service and support to the VCU community.
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Susan Bodnar-Deren appointed chair of Department of Sociology
Bodnar-Deren has worked at VCU for the past nine years, serving most recently as an associate professor and associate chair in the Department of Sociology.
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Mignonne C. Guy appointed chair of Department of African American Studies
Guy has worked at VCU for the past seven years, serving most recently as an associate professor in the Department of African American Studies.
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Peyton Rowe appointed interim director of the Robertson School
Rowe has been interim associate director since January 2021 and director of undergraduate studies since August 2018.


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