Faculty and staff

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Moderates are about to hold an ‘enormous amount of power’ in Washington, VCU expert says

Cooperation between Democrats and Republicans will be a necessity, especially in the Senate.

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VCU School of Education dean to co-chair state advisory committee on inclusive education practices

The new Culturally Relevant and Inclusive Education Practices Advisory Committee was established by the General Assembly in 2020.

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VCU names fine arts building after longtime dean Murry N. DePillars

The arts educator, who died in 2008, was “a bigger-than-life presence” who grew the VCU School of the Arts in size and stature.

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VCU Health’s first vaccine recipient: ‘This is our chance to move forward’

Vaccination is the right thing to do, says nurse manager Audrey Roberson, who works in the medical respiratory intensive care unit. “I trust the science.”

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VCU English professor edits new collection of nine classic Oscar Wilde short stories

The collection is the “perfect distillation of one of the Victorian era’s most remarkable writers.”

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Faculty and staff headlines

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Entry Pass, vaccines, virtual classes: What you need to know as the spring semester approaches

VCU’s spring term will look a lot different. Here are key dates and changes to keep in mind.

‘No side effects’: Ronald Leeper, one of the first at VCU Health to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, s... [View Image]

‘No side effects’: Ronald Leeper, one of the first at VCU Health to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, shares his story

In this VCU Health video, Leeper shares his thoughts on getting the vaccine, and why he feels getting vaccinated is so important.

VCU has identified about 2,100 clinical students who qualify for vaccination. (File photo) [View Image]

VCU moves into next phase of vaccine rollout plan

Students in the clinical years of their training, in health programs that are involved in patient care and students in patient-facing environments will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines Jan 12.

All VCU spring semester classes will begin virtually, except in instances where a student is involved in clinical and field placements, practica, co-ops, internships and other work-related experiential learning activities. (Allen Jones, University Marketing) [View Image]

VCU to open spring semester on virtual class schedule

The university hopes to resume in-person instruction on or before March 8.

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Moderates are about to hold an ‘enormous amount of power’ in Washington, VCU expert says

Cooperation between Democrats and Republicans will be a necessity, especially in the Senate.

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In “Confronting Totalitarian Minds,” timely lessons from the past

The forthcoming book by VCU professor Aspen Brinton is inspired by Czech philosopher Jan Patocka and examines the use of dissidence to challenge leaders to be more democratic.

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VCU names new vice president for university relations

Heston will oversee external and internal communications that advance VCU’s brand and reputation.

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What will be the impact of the pro-Trump insurrection at the Capitol?

The violent event will have long-lasting consequences, VCU homeland security expert William Pelfrey said: “One could not have designed better recruiting images and video” for extremists.

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