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December 10, 2015
What is Permaculture Design?
Among other concepts, it's ecologically sound food production.
Permaculture is a design science that models itself on the patterns found in nature while applying them to human forms. By observing the natural state of a sustainable ecosystem, then by substituting food-producing plants for non-food producers, permaculture food forests supply the human need for food while keeping the balance of a natural ecosystem.
October 5, 2015
Professor explains how iPads can enhance - not distract from - the classroom curriculum
A trip to Disney inspired John Zinn, a professor in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, to rethink the role of technology in the classroom.
September 30, 2015
Osher Insider Information
Meet the new dean of the School of Professional & Continuing Studies
Dean Jamelle S. Wilson reiterates that education, at all levels, enriches a community. She believes that SPCS offers services and programs that help adults at all points in their lives reach their goals.
August 31, 2015
Jim Morgan, GC'06, and Dan Stackhouse, '98
Local alumni couple wins wedding contest
Richmond alums tie the knot in all-expenses paid wedding at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
May 20, 2015
Kirsten McKinney, GC'15, and Andy McKinney, C'15
Husband and wife McKinneys earn interdisciplinary degrees on the same day at the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies
On Saturday, May 9, Kirsten and Andy McKinney both walked across the stage and received their respective diplomas from Dean Narduzzi: Kirsten a master’s degree in liberal arts, Andy a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies.
James L. Narduzzi, outgoing SPCS dean
SPCS faculty, staff, students and alumni join together in tribute to outgoing Dean Narduzzi
21 years of service to the School of Professional and Continuing Studies makes an impact on co-workers and friends. We share some of the stories of the impact Dean Narduzzi has had on members of the SPCS community.
May 14, 2015
Freddie Hornedo, C'14
Freddie Hornedo, C'14, encourages fellow adult students to 'keep moving toward your goal'
Freddie Hornedo, C’14, is an award-winning student selected by his peers to address graduating students at SPCS Commencement 2015. He shares his educational journey and offers advice to those considering a similar journey.
August 6, 2014
Virginia's Poet Laureate
Passion for poetry and craft drives Ron Smith, R'71, G'74, and G'94
Football and great poetry have a lot in common. Just ask Virginia’s new poet laureate. Ron Smith, R’71, G’74, and G’94, is not only an accomplished poet but also a veteran from the Spider gridiron.
June 26, 2014
Kirsten McKinney, GC'15
A class project leads to independent study and, ultimately, a resource for comic arts researchers everywhere
Class projects usually end when the grades are handed out. For Kirsten McKinney, GC’15, that was just the beginning.
May 30, 2014