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SPCS students, faculty, staff and alumni regularly succeed inside and outside the classroom. Most of those  accomplishments never make local or national headlines. That doesn’t minimize those accomplishments.

We do our best to recognize media coverage, achievements and promotions and other good news on our main page, but the SPCS Newsroom seeks to provide a more nuanced presentation of SPCS accomplishments by population rather than by type or media.

SPCS Faculty & Staff Updates

Peggy L. Watson
Watson Quoted in UR Athletics Story

Peggy Watson, director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in SPCS, is quoted extensively in a Richmond Athletics article, Women’s Basketball Continues to Grow Partnership with Osher, about the growing partnership between the Osher Institute and the Spiders Women’s Basketball team.

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Erik Nielson
Nielson Quoted in Rolling Stone Article

Erik Nielson, professor and assistant chair of liberal arts, is quoted as an expert on the use of rap lyrics in criminal trials in the Rolling Stone article “New York Lawmakers Introducing Bill to Limit Rap Lyrics as Evidence in Criminal Trials.” Nielson and Andrea L. Dennis (Georgia Tech) are referenced as co-authors of Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics, and Guilt in America.

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Ann C. Hodges
Hodges Interviewed in CBS 6 'Buddy Check' Segment

Ann Hodges, paralegal studies program chair and professor of law emerita, is interviewed in a CBS 6 News “Buddy Check” segment about her role in co-founding the nonprofit organization CancerLINC. Hodges and Phyllis Katz, adjunct professor of nonprofit studies and law, who are both breast cancer survivors, founded CancerLINC to connect cancer patients with legal, financial, and community resources.

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Bob Spires
Spires Publishes Chapter in Human Trafficking Collection

Bob Spires, associate professor of education, has published a chapter in an edited collection titled Human Trafficking: Global History and Perspectives. Spires’ chapter is titled “Human Trafficking, Antitrafficking, and Contemporary Theory.” The collection is available for pre-order and will be released later this month (November 15).

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