Faculty and staff

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In memoriam: VCU faculty remember former colleague Ellis Marsalis, patriarch of jazz’s royal family

Marsalis’ former VCU colleagues recall a man who was quiet, kind to everyone, loved teaching and who was not impressed by celebrity.

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‘I’ve never seen anyone do a better job’: Longtime VCU journalism professor Jeff South to retire

South, who taught at VCU for 23 years and led the Capital News Service program for 17, helped instill in students an appreciation for freedom of the press and a focus on getting their work published.

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Tools, tips and advice as students and faculty transition to online courses

At VCU and around the world, students and educators are moving to virtual classrooms. Collaboration and asking for help are key, said online education expert Jonathan Becker.

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Economic uncertainty abounds as effects of the coronavirus escalate

VCU Business professor Jeff Smith talks about the long road to recovery for global supply chains once virus ‘runs its course.'

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VCU business faculty are helping entrepreneurs around the world develop their creative ideas

Michaela Bearden, Katie Gilstrap and others at the School of Business are assisting entrepreneurs from varying backgrounds as they start and build their businesses.

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Faculty and staff headlines

Ellis Marsalis seated at a grand piano. [View Image]

In memoriam: VCU faculty remember former colleague Ellis Marsalis, patriarch of jazz’s royal family

Marsalis’ former VCU colleagues recall a man who was quiet, kind to everyone, loved teaching and who was not impressed by celebrity.

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VCU’s ALT Lab helps the university go virtual

The lab, which develops online and technology-enhanced courses, is helping faculty reshape curriculum for students scattered across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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‘I’ve never seen anyone do a better job’: Longtime VCU journalism professor Jeff South to retire

South, who taught at VCU for 23 years and led the Capital News Service program for 17, helped instill in students an appreciation for freedom of the press and a focus on getting their work published.

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Amid global crisis, VCU’s Child Development Center remains community focused

Staff members are caring for children of VCU Health System employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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For LGBTQ+ youth, pets may help with depression and anxiety in times of COVID-19 and social isolation

VCU School of Social Work research into stress among LGBTQ+ youth has been expanded during the pandemic to include how pets can help with mental health.

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Tools, tips and advice as students and faculty transition to online courses

At VCU and around the world, students and educators are moving to virtual classrooms. Collaboration and asking for help are key, said online education expert Jonathan Becker.

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How to cope with COVID-19 anxiety, stress, irritability and uncertainty

VCU psychology professor Michael Southam-Gerow offers advice for preserving mental health amid the coronavirus.

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VCU announces operational changes as COVID-19 pandemic continues

The university will extend online-only classes through the end of the spring semester and has canceled May 2020 commencement.

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