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43% of respondents report feeling depressed after losing sense of smell or taste related to COVID-19

VCU researchers conducting an ongoing COVID-19 smell and taste loss survey identify array of potential short-term and long-term health impacts.

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Class of 2021: How the impossibility of college became a reality for Ashley Lawrence

A decade after graduating from high school, the 30-year-old former dog groomer is poised to earn a degree in electrical engineering. She said she still finds certain things “surreal.”

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President Biden’s climate change pledge sets a global example, VCU expert says

Biology professor Chris Gough says Biden’s pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half is a move in the right direction, but solving climate change will take a global effort.

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Romantic relationships mitigate effects of trauma on alcohol use among college students

A new study led by VCU researchers shows students exposed to interpersonal trauma prior to college are more likely to engage in risky alcohol use — but effects can be mitigated through romantic relationships.

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VCU and George Mason University partner to advance sustainable fashion in joint educational project

Two universities. Nine student teams. One massive digital education and advocacy campaign in support of Fashion Revolution Week, April 19-23.

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VCU professor and author Clint McCown inducted into Wake Forest Hall of Fame

Clint McCown, a professor in the Department of English in the College of Humanities and Sciences, was inducted into the Wake Forest University Hall of Fame on April 17.

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Class of 2021: Dennis Hopkinson goes from VCU to Rwanda and beyond

The VCU Health doctor will take lessons learned from international research and VCU programs to a fellowship in North Carolina.

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Here’s how New York City survived a deadly outbreak — in the 1790s

Through the eyes of front-line medical worker Alexander Anderson, a forthcoming book by VCU history professor Carolyn Eastman will explore how New York grappled with yellow fever epidemics.

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Philanthropy Week highlights the impact of private giving at VCU

Students are invited to participate in socially distanced activities April 26-30 that show how private philanthropy has enriched their VCU experience.

VCU School of Medicine alumnus Jeffery Taubenberger. [View Image]

School of Medicine speaker series offers students a sense of connection and a glimpse of the future

“Who We Are,” a series of events featuring VCU medical school graduates, kicked off in February to bolster experiential learning during COVID-19.

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A VCU class on contemplative practices offers important lessons on how to be present

“Sociology of Contemplative Practices” draws on techniques from across the globe, and helps students calm their minds.

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Class of 2021: Alex Trainham excels inside and outside the classroom

Long fascinated with computers and audio engineering, Trainham was introduced to coding at VCU and will graduate next month with degrees in computer science and mathematical sciences.

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How Richmond and Petersburg can become leaders in advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing

The VCU College of Engineering and leaders in economic development and private business have a plan to strengthen the region as an emerging business cluster.

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A VCU family of vaccinators

A pharmacy and business dual-degree student and his parents — both VCU alums — help administer COVID-19 vaccinations to the public.

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Class of 2021: George Kahingo helps his fellow students grow as leaders

Kahingo, a biology major, is a leadership involvement ambassador in the Division of Student Affairs, a role that connects him with dozens of student organizations and hundreds of peers across campus.

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VCU launching 20 new accelerated bachelor’s to master’s degree opportunities

The accelerated programs across the university will save students time and money.

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ICA at VCU celebrates third anniversary, announces spring and summer exhibitions and programs

Season features solo exhibitions with new commissions and public programs that include collaboration, creation and mutual learning.

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Fotis Sotiropoulos appointed VCU provost and senior vice president for academic affairs

Sotiropoulos has served as dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University for the past five years.

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Gov. Ralph Northam proclaims today ‘RTR Day’

The proclamation recognizes a VCU School of Education program that recruits, trains and supports teachers for four Richmond-area school divisions.

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Class of 2021: Hannah Sahr is interested in the user experience of space

The interior design student wants to look at how good design can be achieved through an identity, not a trend.

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Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause: What the rare blood clotting issue means

The link to the vaccine isn’t definite, and cases are rare, but caution is necessary to ensure patient safety.

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VCU and VCU Health suspend use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The suspension comes after federal health agencies on Tuesday called for an immediate pause in use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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Class of 2021: Portia Newman cares deeply about leadership, education policy and justice

After a rough start in college, Newman will earn her Ph.D. from VCU this spring. She aspires to promote diversity, community and social justice in education.

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E-cigarettes with a cigarette-like level of nicotine are effective in reducing smoking and exposure to carcinogen, study finds

The study provides important information for smokers who may be trying to use e-cigarettes as a means to cut down on their smoking habit.

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VCU anticipates higher percentage of in-person classes, continued health and safety measures this fall

Both the Monroe Park and MCV campuses will be fully operational, though capacity in most buildings may still need to be reduced, university leaders say.

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Being here: Videos, photos and virtual tours provide an in-depth look at campus

With virtual Preview Week for accepted students scheduled to take place next week, we’ve gathered various resources to explore VCU’s campus from the comfort of home.

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Four weeks of havoc: Epilogue, A run for the ages

In the final installment of our series on VCU's miracle run to the 2011 Final Four, the Rams reflect on what they accomplished — and what they created.

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Research Weeks takes place virtually this year

Web events hosted by departments across VCU begin April 14.

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Virtual symposium co-hosted by VCU to shine national spotlight on Virginia’s waterways

Rescheduled from 2020, the River Management Society’s biennial event will celebrate the recovery and adaptive use of local and statewide rivers, streams and creeks.

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Ed Grier, dean of the VCU School of Business, is leaving the university July 1

Under Grier, who came to VCU in 2010, the business school launched a new strategic plan, the International Consulting Program, the Master of Decision Analytics Professional Track and an online M.B.A.

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