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Returning to campus in the age of COVID-19

As colleges and universities nationwide prepare for the fall semester — in person, online and in a hybrid of both — VCU experts detail ways to maximize safety.

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Addiction, abuse, access to care: Studying secondary health impacts of the pandemic

VCU projects support those facing drug and alcohol abuse, intimate partner violence and cancer in remote areas.

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Two virtual reality projects among five funded by VCU’s Commercialization Fund

The projects include a VR intervention for treating youth at risk of substance use and violence, and ultra-miniaturized antennas.

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VCU Health performs rare liver transplant for the first time

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Keeping staff, faculty and students healthy

Throughout the spring and summer, VCU Facilities Management has been assembling, procuring and distributing personal protective equipment kits.

Helen Noble, a VCU medical student and Fogarty fellow, spent much of the last school-year in Peru. She visited Machu Picchu a week before she returned to the U.S. this spring. (Courtesy photo) [View Image]

VCU medical student’s interest in underserved populations leads to international research opportunity

Fogarty fellowship allowed Helen Noble to conduct research, help doctors in Peru gain access to the latest medical studies.

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College to Career: VCU to launch pilot program to expand student internship opportunities

The pilot is part of a larger university goal of creating a talent pipeline that addresses high-demand workforce needs and retains talent within Virginia.

Pamunkey Regional Library associate Christy Fones performs during a Storytime@Home video with equipment from the VCU Robertson School of Media and Culture. (Photo by Robin Bajkiewicz) [View Image]

VCU’s Robertson School, regional library create virtual children storytimes

A partnership with VCU has allowed the Pamunkey Regional Library system to offer “great literacy experiences to our community” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

VCU Board of Visitors, VCU Health System Board of Directors to meet electronically July 29 [View Image]

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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