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Sonya Lamb Barnes at the Suit Yourself closet on the MCV Campus. [View Image]

A new ‘Suit Yourself’ closet on the MCV Campus helps job seekers find the right look

The closet, run by the VCU Career Services office, is the second at the university and is stocked with business clothes for students to use as they apply for jobs, internships and fellowships.

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Jordan Howard Thomas, left, with his grandfather, Howard Belton. [View Image]

Class of 2021: Jordan Howard Thomas’ degree is a tribute to his grandfather 27 years in the making

Thomas, a mechanical engineering student, grew up adoring Howard Belton, a retired engineer, and reflected on their bond often as he pursued his degree from VCU.

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Meet VCU's spring 2021 graduates [View Image]

Meet VCU's spring 2021 graduates

Another pandemic semester is ending, and with it comes hope that better days are ahead. We interviewed 20 students this spring on the eve of their graduation. These are their stories.

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Left, Savannah-Zhané Jolley. Top right: Jolley and her mother, Louise. Bottom right: Jolley's celebrates getting an "A" on a research paper. [View Image]

Class of 2021: A mysterious illness couldn’t derail Savannah-Zhané Jolley’s journey to a VCU degree

Headaches and memory loss nearly derailed her final years of school. But thanks to her mother, the Department of Political Science and her own perseverance, Jolley will graduate this month.

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Alexia Brown. [View Image]

Class of 2021: Alexia Brown is on a mission to learn – and make the world a better place

“I want something that’s going to make me want to get up in the morning, no matter how exhausted I am, with an energy that says, ‘I gotta go. I gotta go do my work.’ … There’s so much work to do.”

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Recent stories

  • Research
    A school hallway with lockers.
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    VCU, Penn State researchers shed light on racial, economic segregation in Virginia schools
    The researchers also reveal extensive racial, ethnic and socioeconomic gaps in AP course-taking among Virginia’s high school students.
  • Health
    Christina Gordon, a VCU dental student, holds a model of human teeth wearing braces.
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    For patients with braces, flossing teeth is a pain. A VCU student’s invention could make it easier.
    Christina Gordon’s device, the Proxy-Flosser, could ease the daily cleaning routine of those who wear braces. Her invention is one of five that has received funding from VCU’s Commercialization Fund.
  • Students
    Donald Petties.
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    Class of 2021: Donald Petties plans to use interior design to improve lives
    His projects exploring the built environment are informed by a background in construction.
  • Faculty and staff
    A drawing of digital locks.
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    The Colonial Pipeline attack is a clear demonstration of the threat of ransomware
    And addressing that threat — and the cybersecurity vulnerabilities that leave us open to it — is “no simple task,” according to VCU cybersecurity expert Christopher Whyte.
  • Alumni
    VCU School of Medicine alumnus Jeffery Taubenberger.
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    School of Medicine speaker series offers students a sense of connection and a glimpse of the future
    “Who We Are,” a series of events featuring VCU medical school graduates, kicked off in February to bolster experiential learning during COVID-19.
  • Community
    A recent performance of the VCU Health Orchestra.
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    VCU Health Orchestra to be featured on the 'Today' show
    NBC’s “Today” show will profile the orchestra, known as Music and Medicine, on Sunday, May 9.
VCU, Penn State researchers shed light on racial, economic segregation in Virginia schools [View Image] Research

VCU, Penn State researchers shed light on racial, economic segregation in Virginia schools

The researchers also reveal extensive racial, ethnic and socioeconomic gaps in AP course-taking among Virginia’s high school students.

For patients with braces, flossing teeth is a pain. A VCU student’s invention could make it easier. [View Image] Health

For patients with braces, flossing teeth is a pain. A VCU student’s invention could make it easier.

Christina Gordon’s device, the Proxy-Flosser, could ease the daily cleaning routine of those who wear braces. Her invention is one of five that has received funding from VCU’s Commercialization Fund.

Class of 2021: Donald Petties plans to use interior design to improve lives [View Image] Students

Class of 2021: Donald Petties plans to use interior design to improve lives

His projects exploring the built environment are informed by a background in construction.

The Colonial Pipeline attack is a clear demonstration of the threat of ransomware [View Image] Faculty and staff

The Colonial Pipeline attack is a clear demonstration of the threat of ransomware

And addressing that threat — and the cybersecurity vulnerabilities that leave us open to it — is “no simple task,” according to VCU cybersecurity expert Christopher Whyte.

School of Medicine speaker series offers students a sense of connection and a glimpse of the future [View Image] Alumni

School of Medicine speaker series offers students a sense of connection and a glimpse of the future

“Who We Are,” a series of events featuring VCU medical school graduates, kicked off in February to bolster experiential learning during COVID-19.

VCU Health Orchestra to be featured on the 'Today' show [View Image] Community

VCU Health Orchestra to be featured on the 'Today' show

NBC’s “Today” show will profile the orchestra, known as Music and Medicine, on Sunday, May 9.

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