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“America's Founding Monsters,” written and illustrated by Virginia Commonwealth University student Maggie Colangelo, is a fun take on Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and George Washington — and their obsessed with prehistoric megafauna. (Courtesy of Maggie Colangelo) [View Image]

Student’s comic book tells the story of the Founding Fathers’ obsession with giant Ice Age animals

The book “shows a different side of the American Revolution,” said author Maggie Colangelo. “The more I learned about it, the more interesting and ridiculous the story became.”

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A VCU researcher is studying an app that provides wellness tools during and after pregnancy

Mamma Mia is a self-guided program and, if proven effective, may be a low-cost, sustainable option to help prevent or cope with depressive symptoms.

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‘Jim Crow 2.0’: Author Carol Anderson on the historic — and ongoing — suppression of Black voters

Current day policies are designed to systemically suppress African American voter participation in U.S. elections, said Anderson, whose book “One Person, No Vote,” is VCU’s 2020 Common Book.

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Trinitee Pearson as Tillius the Paladin. [View Image]

The show must go on: Inside VCU’s virtual production of ‘She Kills Monsters’

When social distancing makes a full house impossible, how does a theater production forge on? It takes a cue from business meetings and virtual happy hours, and goes online.

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Sponsored research at VCU hits new all-time high of $335M

Funding rose 8% over the previous year, and has grown by a third over the past decade.

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Labor market continues slow recovery [View Image] Research

Labor market continues slow recovery

New survey also shows that earnings have increased relative to the spring.

A VCU researcher is studying an app that provides wellness tools during and after pregnancy [View Image] Health

A VCU researcher is studying an app that provides wellness tools during and after pregnancy

Mamma Mia is a self-guided program and, if proven effective, may be a low-cost, sustainable option to help prevent or cope with depressive symptoms.

Student’s comic book tells the story of the Founding Fathers’ obsession with giant Ice Age animals [View Image] Students

Student’s comic book tells the story of the Founding Fathers’ obsession with giant Ice Age animals

The book “shows a different side of the American Revolution,” said author Maggie Colangelo. “The more I learned about it, the more interesting and ridiculous the story became.”

VCU engineering pioneer appointed director general of the World Nuclear Association [View Image] Faculty and staff

VCU engineering pioneer appointed director general of the World Nuclear Association

Sama Bilbao y León helped make VCU’s nuclear engineering program the most comprehensive in the state. Now she will head one of the nuclear industry’s largest international organizations.

VCU grads organize to help in Beirut relief efforts [View Image] Alumni

VCU grads organize to help in Beirut relief efforts

2,200 pounds of supplies are being distributed in the city, which was devastated by an explosion in August.

VCU’s Lynn Pelco, a champion of civic engagement, recognized with national award [View Image] Community

VCU’s Lynn Pelco, a champion of civic engagement, recognized with national award

The associate vice provost for community engagement has been honored for her leadership by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities.

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