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Virtual advertising ‘summer camp’ offers hands-on experiences and professional connections

With summer internship opportunities a casualty of the coronavirus economic downturn, VCU advertising students created their own program for a global group of peers.

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Empowering underrepresented students in the biomedical sciences

A decade of funding from a trio of federal grants has made VCU a leader in finding talent the science and engineering professions have been missing.

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VCU journalism students overcame the challenges of a campus shutdown to produce mini-documentaries

The first two debuted June 12 on VPM PBS Plus. Future episodes will air June 26, July 3 and July 10.

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Mathew Alexander, a VCU grad and rising second-year VCU medical student, is working with two other experts to report on the United States' response to COVID-19 for the World Health Organization. (Courtesy of Mathew Alexander) [View Image]

VCU medical student one of three U.S. ‘country experts’ on WHO’s COVID-19 response project

Mathew Alexander, who has worked on health policy research as a VCU student, is providing data to the World Health Organization to help researchers compare governments’ responses to the coronavirus.

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VCU English student, a teacher at Richmond’s John Marshall High School, digs into the school’s past

Sara MacRae’s research project for her master’s degree is a study of the history of the school and its current site, which was once a smallpox quarantine zone following the Civil War.

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Study reveals new magnetic process that can lead to more energy-efficient memory in computers and other devices

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of California, Los Angeles have made an important advance that could lead to more energy efficient magnetic memory storage components for computers and other devices.

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How has COVID-19 affected VCU international students from China? And how can they be better supported?

A study by School of Education professor Yaoying Xu is investigating the particular challenges faced by Chinese college students studying in the U.S.

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In memoriam: Bill Royall, former vice rector of the VCU Board of Visitors and longtime VCU benefactor

Royall was an integral part of VCU for half a century, serving as a mentor to students, donating millions of dollars, and helping advance scientific research.

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Virtual advertising ‘summer camp’ offers hands-on experiences and professional connections

With summer internship opportunities a casualty of the coronavirus economic downturn, VCU advertising students created their own program for a global group of peers.

Marithe Baclagon, a CAD/CAM laboratory technician with the digital dentistry lab in VCU's School of Dentistry, drafts and mills a prosthetic. [View Image]

Improving care through digital dentistry

A VCU lab’s 3D designs for custom crowns and veneers reduces costs for patients and provides hands-on learning for students.

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Empowering underrepresented students in the biomedical sciences

A decade of funding from a trio of federal grants has made VCU a leader in finding talent the science and engineering professions have been missing.

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In letter to VCU community, university leaders announce shift in public safety model

"Through a series of targeted reforms and community involvement, VCU will forge a new transdisciplinary model for campus safety and wellness with the goal of addressing and promoting health equity."

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Nursing student fulfills his parents’ dream by graduating from college

When Christian Santos’ family immigrated to the U.S., it meant starting over so Santos could pursue an education. “They knew the sacrifice was worth it.”

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