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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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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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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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Conspiracy theories are dividing us. How do we talk about them?

Social media groups are allowing people to form strong communities around shared beliefs — even if they aren’t true. To discuss this with loved ones requires a careful approach.

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Faculty and staff recognized for longstanding and exceptional service at annual employee awards

Among those recognized were Jimmy Pollock, a maintenance reserve inspector who has worked at VCU since 1960.

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Match Day matchmaker: How Chris Woleben helps VCU medical students find their first jobs as doctors

Medical schools nationally are looking to Woleben’s model to help graduating students find their ideal residency match.

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Faculty and staff headlines

A drone image of icebergs broken off from a glacier at Vatnajökull, Iceland. [View Image]

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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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.

Left: Plan of the City of New York from William Duncan’s 1793 city directory. Right: Portrait of Alexander Anderson, c. 1815, by John Wesley Jarvis. [View Image]

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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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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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.

Fotis Sotiropoulos, Ph.D. [View Image]

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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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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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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