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A conga drum, an empty gym and Dave Matthews Band: The founding of Ezibu Muntu African Dance Company

The longtime Richmond dance group, now in its 48th year, traces its beginnings to a small group of VCU students and their dedicated instructor.

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VCU’s next Common Book is ‘Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore’

The 2018 book exploring climate change and sea level rise will be read by first-year VCU students and the university community.

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Kelli Lemon, Rasheeda Creighton and Melody Short. [View Image]

New entrepreneurship academy at VCU to bring together students and community members

The academy will provide opportunities for underrepresented students to develop 21st-century entrepreneurship skills in “a blended learning environment.”

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A look at how the VCU community is sharing the love and giving back in difficult times

In spite of the pandemic, students, faculty and staff — and of course those loveable therapy dogs at VCU Medical Center — are creating thoughtful moments.

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Art goes virtual at annual Black Lives Matter show

The Black Lives Matter RVA Art Show features works from dozens of artists that highlight inclusivity and racial justice.

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A group of students. [View Image]

A conga drum, an empty gym and Dave Matthews Band: The founding of Ezibu Muntu African Dance Company

The longtime Richmond dance group, now in its 48th year, traces its beginnings to a small group of VCU students and their dedicated instructor.

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Ana Edwards is preserving Black history — and sharing it with others

The VCU alumna and chair of the Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project, will receive the VCU history department’s highest honor for graduate alumni March 18.

A portrait of Elizabeth Rush with the cover of the book "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore." [View Image]

VCU’s next Common Book is ‘Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore’

The 2018 book exploring climate change and sea level rise will be read by first-year VCU students and the university community.

students wearing masks attending an in-person class at V C U in September 2020 [View Image]

VCU will resume in-person and hybrid classes beginning March 4

The decision is based on several factors, VCU President Michael Rao said, including an examination of COVID-19 positivity rates and a review of isolation space on campus.

Kelli Lemon, Rasheeda Creighton and Melody Short. [View Image]

New entrepreneurship academy at VCU to bring together students and community members

The academy will provide opportunities for underrepresented students to develop 21st-century entrepreneurship skills in “a blended learning environment.”

Kimberly Battle, who teaches at VCU School of Nursing, vaccinates her father, Phillip Battle, at the VCU Health Hub at 25th. (Thomas Kojcsich, University Marketing) [View Image]

Getting vaccinated and saving lives in Richmond’s East End

Seniors and health care workers say safety — for them and members of their community — is the top reason they are getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Black history and the COVID vaccine: A conversation with VCU Health's Marcelle Davis [View Image]

Black history and the COVID vaccine: A conversation with VCU Health's Marcelle Davis

When it comes to talking about Black history and medical care, Davis, VCU Health director of diversity, equity and inclusion, has one major piece of advice: “Educate. Educate. Educate."

Hidden In Plain Site founders Dean Browell, Dontrese Brown and David Waltenbaugh standing in an empty field [View Image]

Hidden In Plain Site: An emotional virtual experience explores Richmond’s Black history

The immersive web project, created by a small team with connections to Richmond and VCU, transports viewers back in time to explore stories of the Black experience.

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