FI Professor’s Novel Released this Month

September marks the long-awaited release of Wirewalker, the first novel by Focused Inquiry professor Mary Lou Hall.  The story is set in a fictional city of Jackson City, Virginia, and centers on the unexpected friendship between a vulnerable boy and a Great Dane.  The publisher, Penguin Random House, describes it as “a novel about self-reliance, difficult choices, and…

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The Empathy Project: FI Professor Examines First Year Experience

“[T]he Empathy Project is a collaborative, project-based learning assignment in which students design a test of human empathy and pitch it to a hypothetical business,” explains Focused Inquiry Professor Micol Hutchison in an article in the latest issue of the peer-reviewed Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning.   In the article, “The Empathy Project: Using a Project-Based Learning Assignment…

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VCU’s Own Cherry Blossom Festival

No need to visit DC to celebrate this harbinger of spring or savor traditional Japanese culture.  This Sunday, April 3, from 12:30-4:30 VCU’s Japanese Student Association is hosting its 2nd Annual VCU Cherry Blossom Festival in the Student Commons Plaza.  Entertainment will include traditional drumming by VCU taiko club, featuring FI Professor Paul Yoon.  Join us!