GENERAL

INFORMATION

Mailing address 1:  World Studies Media Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
900 Park Ave.
Hibbs Hall 425
Richmond, VA 23284
 
Mailing address 2:  World Studies Media Center
School of World Studies
Virginia Commonwealth University
312 North Shafer St.
Richmond, VA 23284
 
Website:  http://www.media.worldstudies.vcu.edu/
 
Main phone:  804-828-2320
 
Director's office phone:  804-827-1149
 
Fax:  804-828-0127
 
Room 423:  Director’s office
 
Room 424:  
Hibbs 424 is a classroom/lab robustly equipped with 35 independent student workstations and a teacher's control console. This space houses Dell Precision T3600 workstations with Intel Quad Core processors, 4 GB of RAM, and full multimedia design and production capabilities. Each station is equipped with a high-quality headset for listening to and recording audio. The instructor's console runs the Tandberg/Sanako Study 1200 electronic language lab. Hibbs 424 also has a Crestron presentation system, media production station, and a network printer for class projects and group activities. This classroom lab is ideal for collaborative learning, multimedia projects, and workshops. Reserve in advance (828-2320).
 
Room 426:  Hibbs 426 is a general purpose lab equipped with 28 Dell Precision T3420 workstations with Intel i7 QuadCore processors, 4 GB of RAM, and multimedia capabilities. This space is ideal for independent or small group study. One instructor machine is connected to a standard projection system. Pay-per-print service is available.
 
Mobile iPad Lab:  A mobile lab consisting of 35 iPad Air 2s and accompanying headsets. Each iPad runs the latest iOS software and contains 32GB storage capacity, a 9.7 inch LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with a 2048x1236-pixel resolution, an A8X chip with 64-bit architecture, and an M8 motion coprocessor. Each iPad also houses two cameras: a rear-facing 8MP iSight camera whose video recording features include 1080p HD video recording (30fps), video image stabilization, face detection, and 3x video zoom; and a front-facing camera with 720p HD video recording and face detection. Each iPad can last up to 10 hours of use, with the mobile lab also serving as a charging station. The mobile lab is available by advanced reservation only.
 
Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed during university holidays
 
Director's Hours:  Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm


The World Studies Media Center is closed during the Holiday Intersession in December & January since there are no World Studies courses offered at this time.