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Audrey Roberson, a VCU Health nurse, works in the medical respiratory intensive care unit. [View Image]

‘It just breaks my heart’: VCU Health workers share what it’s like on the front line

In a series of filmed interviews, health care workers describe the emotional toll of COVID-19 and provide an intimate look at what it means to walk in their shoes.

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Weekly calls blossom into friendships between seniors and VCU health sciences students

“It gave us a way to connect with other people in a time when no one is meeting,” said one student of the group’s conversations with Henrico retirees.

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Virtual commencement will showcase new graduates’ photo and video submissions

The Dec. 12 celebration will honor the achievements of VCU’s August and December graduates and provide an interactive online experience for family and friends.

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Class of 2020: Becky Zenkevich is looking within, and learning to better care for older adults

The occupational therapist and gerontology student has lived through several jarring life events — and on three continents — while taking classes at VCU.

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Night shift: Student safety ambassadors provide a resource for the VCU community after dark

The ambassadors, part of the university’s transition to a more equitable public safety model, provide assistance when people need help but do not feel compelled to contact law enforcement.

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    The report, “School Segregation by Boundary Line in Virginia: Scope, Significance and State Policy Solutions,” was produced by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Penn State.
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    ‘It just breaks my heart’: VCU Health workers share what it’s like on the front line
    In a series of filmed interviews, health care workers describe the emotional toll of COVID-19 and provide an intimate look at what it means to walk in their shoes.
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    Class of 2020: Amari Samya is ready for the big stage
    Taking chances paid off for the theater performance major, who will graduate from the School of the Arts with a strong list of credits in live theater and acting for the screen.
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    VCU part of $111M cybersecurity manufacturing partnership
    The five-year agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy and a consortium of 59 member institutions is being led by the University of Texas at San Antonio.
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School segregation by race and poverty is deepening in Virginia, report finds [View Image] Research

School segregation by race and poverty is deepening in Virginia, report finds

The report, “School Segregation by Boundary Line in Virginia: Scope, Significance and State Policy Solutions,” was produced by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Penn State.

‘It just breaks my heart’: VCU Health workers share what it’s like on the front line [View Image] Health

‘It just breaks my heart’: VCU Health workers share what it’s like on the front line

In a series of filmed interviews, health care workers describe the emotional toll of COVID-19 and provide an intimate look at what it means to walk in their shoes.

Class of 2020: Amari Samya is ready for the big stage [View Image] Students

Class of 2020: Amari Samya is ready for the big stage

Taking chances paid off for the theater performance major, who will graduate from the School of the Arts with a strong list of credits in live theater and acting for the screen.

VCU part of $111M cybersecurity manufacturing partnership [View Image] Faculty and staff

VCU part of $111M cybersecurity manufacturing partnership

The five-year agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy and a consortium of 59 member institutions is being led by the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Dental school grad encourages students to succeed: ‘It’s our obligation to help the next person’ [View Image] Alumni

Dental school grad encourages students to succeed: ‘It’s our obligation to help the next person’

Recognizing the importance of having people believe in you and invest in your future success, Tamesha Morris set up a scholarship to aid students following in her footsteps.

Feeling grateful [View Image] Community

Feeling grateful

Students, faculty and staff say thanks to those who helped them get through a challenging and unusual semester.

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