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Good reads: Faculty, staff and students share their recommendations for your summer reading list

It's summer. Grab a book.

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Pickup and delivery skyrocketed during the pandemic. It could lead to permanent consumer changes.

An increase in these services from retailers, restaurants and grocery stores could mean a shift in how we shop.

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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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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 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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Why this shot matters to me

VCU students and employees — and members of the Richmond community — share their hopes for the end of the pandemic, and why the COVID-19 vaccine matters to them.

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New scholarship will support students and honor a longtime LGBTQIA+ champion

The Dorothy Fillmore Scholarship will help VCU students actively engaged with the LGBTQIA+ community who face housing instability, food insecurity, tuition issues or other financial hurdles.

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Good reads: Faculty, staff and students share their recommendations for your summer reading list

It's summer. Grab a book.

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‘Think on This’: Garret Westlake on solving complex problems in the world

The executive director of VCU's da Vinci Center builds a culture of collaboration at the university and helped create the first master of product innovation program in the country.

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Virginia middle and high school students to compete in VCU-hosted STEM competition

Students from five school districts will present their solutions to three real-world challenges posed by Bank of America, Capital One and CarMax.

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Enjoli and Sesha Joi Moon’s JXN Project is an effort to tell Black Richmond stories ‘truthfully and completely’

Their work, which celebrates 150 years of history in Jackson Ward, is capturing the neighborhood's pivotal role in the evolution of the Black American experience.

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‘Shore U’ could be a game changer

VCU Executive MBA students present a business plan to Gov. Ralph Northam on creating a four-year university on the Eastern Shore.

A car parked in front of a sign that says "pickup." [View Image]

‘Your order is ready’: Curbside pickup and delivery skyrocketed during the pandemic. It could lead to permanent consumer changes.

An increase in these services from retailers, restaurants and grocery stores could mean a shift in how we shop.

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.

View more »