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Dale Smith Awarded Cabell Fellowship

The First Novelist Selection Committee announces the appointment of MFA student Dale Smith to the Cabell Fellowship for the 2009-2010 academic year. Funded by the Cabell Associates of VCU’s University Libraries–and named after the famed Richmond author James Branch Cabell–the Cabell Fellowship provides year-long assistance in the administration of the Cabell First Novelist Award.

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Kathy Bassard Awarded CTE Grant

Department of English faculty member Kathy Bassard has won a VCU Center for Teaching Excellence grant to create a Faculty Learning Community for next academic year. Kathy will be working with others in VCU’s Black Educational Association to find methods for enhancing the learning experience of African American students at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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