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Changes to campus are afoot to protect against COVID-19 — here’s what to expect

Every measure taken is done with one goal in mind: preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

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Ilya Kaminsky wins 23rd annual Levis Reading Prize for ‘Deaf Republic’

The prize is awarded for the best first or second book of poetry published in the previous calendar year and honors the memory of the poet Larry Levis.

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Students strengthen community’s COVID-19 response with contact tracing, testing site assistance

VCU health sciences students are volunteering with the Virginia Department of Health’s Medical Reserve Corps.

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VCU names Tomikia LeGrande as vice president for strategy, enrollment management and student success

LeGrande has served as vice provost for strategic enrollment management at VCU since 2018.

Syeda Fatima, a junior biology major, is a recipient of the highly competitive NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program. Photo by Thomas Kojcsich, University Marketing. [View Image]

‘I never imagined to be where I am today’: VCU student selected for prestigious NIH scholarship

Syeda Fatima came to the United States from Pakistan in late 2016 and enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College before transferring to Virginia Commonwealth University. Now Fatima has been named the recipient of a prestigious scholarship from the National Institutes of Health.

"Prismatics: Larry Levis & Contemporary American Poetry" compiles extended interviews with 14 prominent contemporary poets. [View Image]

Prominent poets examine state of American poetry, Larry Levis’ legacy in new book

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Approval of both Trump's and Northam's handling of COVID-19 has fallen since April, VCU poll finds

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Q&A with VCU professor Michael Paarlberg, senior Latin America policy adviser for Bernie Sanders’ campaign

With fewer than 100 days to the general election between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, Paarlberg said much is at stake when it comes to U.S.-Latin America relations.

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Student selected for Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

Virginia Commonwealth University rising senior Matt Tessema has been selected to participate in the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes.

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VCU names Arthur L. Kellermann, M.D., senior vice president and CEO, VCU Health System

National leader in injury control, emergency medicine to assume duties in October.

Trauma in adolescence can shape the way a person responds to future stressors, according to a team of VCU researchers. Their recently published study also finds that the same stressors can have different affects on men and women. (Getty Images) [View Image]

After chronic stress in adolescence, male and female reactions to trauma differ later in life

The research team found that two individuals exposed to the same stress as adults can react differently if one had experienced early life trauma.

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New survey shows labor market recovery stalling

Real-Time Population Survey provides policymakers with current market data, while Labor Department’s most recent report reflects conditions six weeks ago.

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Massey researchers are studying how the COVID-19 crisis affects bone marrow transplant patients

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone; however, it has affected cancer patients, particularly bone marrow transplant patients, in a unique way.”

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A reimagined Monument Avenue could ‘reflect on our past and point our way to a more equitable future’

For Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist Michael Paul Williams, the idea that the monuments would one day be toppled once seemed implausible.

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Helping people get their groceries during a pandemic

Brandcenter graduate Joelle Halle shares her experiences in developing digital experience solutions at Kroger — including to the grocery store’s mobile app — to keep customers and employees safe.

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A look at VCU's COVID-19 research efforts

From vaccine development to building biobanks to study the virus, researchers have been launching projects to address and assess the impact of the novel coronavirus.

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With new federal grant, VCU’s Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program expands its reach

The grant from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration will increase the impact of the oyster restoration program.

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VCU biology major’s passion for medicine, science and research leads to prestigious NIH scholarship

Anirban Mahanty is the third VCU undergraduate in four years to receive the highly competitive NIH Undergraduate Scholarship.

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VCU Board of Visitors, VCU Health System Board of Directors to meet electronically July 29

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Beloved professor Cliff Edwards, a founder of VCU’s religious studies program, retires after 45 years

The longtime School of World Studies professor taught a variety of courses in religion and the arts. “The variety and energy of our students made every class session a challenge and an inspiration.”

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Six VCU alumni selected for 2020-21 Fulbright student scholarships

The awards fund independent research, creative projects, graduate study and English teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries.

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‘The improvement of the human condition’: 16 research projects receive Quest Fund grants

The funded work ranges from examining the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on mental health to improving education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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As eviction moratoriums lift, RVA Eviction Lab expands to Hopewell, Petersburg and Hampton Roads

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New study reveals a graphene sheet behaves ‘like a mirror’ for water molecules

The study led by VCU researchers addresses an important area for medicine, industry and science: Understanding how liquids — mainly water — interact with surfaces.

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VCU to launch new minor in education this fall

The minor will provide undergraduates across disciplines the opportunity to learn more about the teaching profession.

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Virginia doctors recommend a ‘reinvention’ of primary care

VCU physicians create start of a “road map for how primary care should respond to a pandemic.”

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Art history scholar named dean of VCU School of the Arts

Carmenita Higginbotham has been a featured scholar and consultant on several documentaries including PBS’ 2015 film on Walt Disney.

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ICA at VCU announces July reopening, fall exhibitions and launch of collaborative public programs

Fall season kicks off with a national collaboration exploring the notion of “Commonwealth” and featuring new artist commissions, print/digital publication and community programs.

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Study explores economic impact of COVID-19, CARES Act on Black workers and businesses in Virginia

“Historically, economic crises have had a disproportionately negative impact on African Americans and policies aimed at economic recovery have been less beneficial to this group.”

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Alumna’s acclaimed debut novel began as an idea in a VCU writing workshop

Rachel Beanland’s “Florence Adler Swims Forever,” is a Barnes & Noble Book Club pick and Amazon’s Featured Debut this month.

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