The Focused Inquiry Student Engagement Committee (SEC) is pleased to announce the contest winners and finalists of the 2021 Edition of the FI Student Contests. Please join us in congratulating all of them! Category 1: Narrative, Reflective, Expository, or Personal Writing (UNIV 111/112, usually unit 1) 1st Place: Ashley Vu, “Eyes” (written for Professor Leslie… Continue Reading 2021 FI Student Essay Contest Winners Announced!
The Department of Focused Inquiry is excited to collaborate with The Mellon Pathways to the Arts and Humanities at VCU Program to support their Mellon Research Fellows. Eighteen, second-year students enrolled at Reynolds or John Tyler Community College and participating in the Pathways to VCU Program were selected as Mellon Research Fellows this year. These… Continue Reading FI Faculty Team Up with Mellon Research Fellows
FI Faculty Member, Dr. Kiara Lee-Heart has recently published an article in Teaching Tolerance about teaching during a pandemic: “Pandemic Pedagogy: A Call to Educators to Bring Their Classrooms to Reality.”
Each year the VCU Chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society awards up to five students with the Robert G. Davis Undergraduate Writing and Research Award. Student work is nominated for the award by both HONR 200 or UNIV 200 programs. Each award recipient receives a $400 scholarship. Winners are usually recognized at our… Continue Reading 2019-2020 Davis Award Winners
The Focused Inquiry Student Engagement Committee is delighted to present the first-, second-, and third-place winners of the 2019-2020 Student Contests. Congratulations to all of our contest winners! In addition, we’d like to extend our sincere thanks to all of the participants in this year’s contests: your contributions helped to support and nurture our community… Continue Reading 2019-2020 Focused Inquiry Student Contest Winners
Last year, VCU’s Department of Focused Inquiry ran its first ever study abroad program to the American College Greece in Athens. As part of President Rao’s initiative to provide opportunities for experiential education, Thad Fortney taught a section of UNIV 211 “Food for Thought” a course designed to introduce students to interdisciplinary studies. Students traveled… Continue Reading Study Abroad in Greece
New Focused Inquiry faculty member, Dr. Incoronata “Nadia” Inserra, has published a book with the University of Ilinois Press. Global Tarantella: Reinventing Southern Italian Folk Music and Dances was supported by grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the L. J. and Mary C. Skaggs Folklore Fund. On the publisher’s website, the book is described as… Continue Reading Faculty Member Publishes Book