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'Think on This': madison moore on merging art, music and academics

The assistant professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies talks about being a DJ, and how it informs and influences his work in the classroom.

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Addressing college affordability and the financial needs of students

VCU and other public universities examine innovative approaches to financial aid, structural inequities and removing barriers to higher education.

VCU received its fifth grant from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, which creates partnerships between universities to provide students with access to new exchange and training programs to be better prepared for today’s workforce. (University Marketing) [View Image]

VCU awarded 100K Innovation Fund grant for teacher training in STEM education

VCU’s Global Education Office and School of Education will work with Universidad El Bosque in Bogotá, Colombia, to bolster STEM education for Colombian and U.S. students.

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Students get REAL

Six students share their hands-on learning experiences at VCU and what they got out of them.

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Marilyn Miller, crime scene guru and founding forensic science faculty member, retires

For the past 20 years, Miller, an associate professor in the VCU Department of Forensic Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences, has been a driving force in legitimizing scientific analysis as a sub-discipline of crime scene investigation.

Virginia Commonwealth University honored a group of its most dedicated alumni June 3 at VCU Alumni’s Alumni Volunteer Service Awards celebration. [View Image]

VCU celebrates outstanding alumni volunteers

Virginia Commonwealth University honored a group of its most dedicated alumni June 3 at VCU Alumni’s Alumni Volunteer Service Awards celebration.

VCU leaders on Monday announced that students taking classes this fall will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing) [View Image]

VCU will require students to get COVID-19 vaccine for fall semester

Virginia Commonwealth University will require students taking classes this fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19, university leaders announced Monday.

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Cities worldwide took space for cars and gave it to people during the pandemic. Will it stick?

From slow streets to parklets, quick retrofits of public (and sometimes private) space rapidly expanded in response to COVID-19. While some changes are temporary, others could become permanent.

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VCU Board of Visitors Strategic Task Force to meet in-person and electronically June 14

The Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors will hold an in-person and electronic meeting on June 14, beginning at 3 p.m.

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Thomas Barker, first dean of VCU College of Health Professions, dies at 90

A leader at VCU for nearly 30 years, Barker spent his life serving others in education, health care and the military, bringing people together to improve the lives of students and patients.

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Department of Veterans Affairs honors VCU researcher for pioneering traumatic brain injury research

David Cifu’s work in the field includes leading two federally funded projects to address the long-term effects of mild traumatic brain injury in military service personnel and veterans.

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Putting science on the ballot

Doctoral student Kayla Mathes studies forest ecology and is raising awareness of climate change ahead of Virginia's 2021 elections through her work with the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.

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Virtual disabilities conference offers insights on moving forward amid the pandemic

Approximately 1,300 professionals from around the country are participating in the “Disability Services in the Age of COVID-19” conference this week co-hosted by VCU and the University of Connecticut.

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What was COVID-19’s impact on mental health, well-being and substance use early in the pandemic?

Research shows that those with a history of adverse childhood experiences were more likely to bear a heavier burden during the pandemic’s initial surge.

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Creating something ‘magical’: Alum’s passion for doodling leads to murals at children’s hospital

Marius Valdes created five wall-size murals at the Medical University of South Carolina. The artist and professor said mentors at the VCU School of Arts have inspired him throughout his career.

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New book co-edited by a VCU professor offers a more inclusive understanding of the Arab diaspora

Mariam Alkazemi’s “Arab Worlds Beyond the Middle East and North Africa,” celebrates the achievements and acknowledges the challenges of new communities built by the Arab diaspora around the world.

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VCU Police names interim assistant chief

Ervin “EJ” Taylor will help manage the department’s day-to-day operations and 24/7 patrol operations for the Monroe Park and MCV campuses.

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$2M grant to support programs for elementary school students at risk of social, behavioral, and emotional problems

The award, from the Institute of Education Sciences, will fund a four-year project co-led by researchers from VCU and the University of Minnesota.

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VCU earns Diversity Champion recognition for second year in a row

Virginia Commonwealth University has earned the honor of Diversity Champion from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

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VCU graduate students use bioinformatics to help in the fight against COVID-19

Compiling and analyzing state data plays a major role in testing and the vaccination process.

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‘A remarkable person with a bright future’: How Isaiah Young made the most of his opportunities

The ACE-IT in College graduate gained confidence and refined his career goal through VCU classes and several jobs and internships.

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In memoriam: Philanthropist and alum Dorothy Pauley. She ‘carried an air of happiness everywhere she went.’

The longtime university benefactor was the namesake — along with her husband, Stan — of VCU Health Pauley Heart Center and also helped lay the foundation for the VCU College of Engineering.

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11 experiential learning projects selected for VCU’s 2021 REAL Grants

Eleven experiential learning projects from a diverse range of VCU schools and colleges have been awarded funding through the 2021 REAL Grants initiative.

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Children’s Hospital of Richmond celebrates topping out of new children’s tower

16-story “Wonder Tower” will connect children's inpatient and outpatient services on one city block.

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In memoriam: Colleagues remember Danny Woodward, avid runner who led executive communications at VCU

The award-winning speechwriter, who died this week at 43, is remembered for his professional excellence and “unmatchable character and kindness.”

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The CDC says you don't need to wear a mask if you are fully vaccinated. Is that safe?

Why did the rules change so suddenly? Is the change really a good idea? And what about all the exceptions? VCU Health infectious disease expert Michael Stevens weighs in on the new federal guidance.

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Are masks and quarantining things of the past?

New guidance from the CDC leads to some exemptions from public health measures for fully vaccinated VCU students and employees.

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Joseph Porter, a ‘dedicated scientist’ and psychology professor, retires after 46 years

He built his first lab at VCU with his own hands and taught thousands of students at the university. And his research broke ground in the understanding of antipsychotic and antidepressant drugs.

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Pharmacy student group aims to bridge the digital divide in health care

A VCU student group, pharmacists for Digital Health, has earned national recognition for increasing access to medical technologies for low-income patients.

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Thomas Inge, a trailblazer in comics scholarship and former VCU professor, dies at 85

Inge’s contributions of comics, art, memorabilia and letters were instrumental in the creation of VCU Libraries’ Comic Arts Collection.

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