Once a railway station, the newly renovated Depot is a dazzling feat of adaptive reuse providing gallery space and plenty of room to create.
If you know Broadway, then you likely know the work of Toni-Leslie James. Since her first Broadway musical in 1992, James — associate professor and director of costume design in the VCU Department of Theatre in the School of the Arts — has been a regular on the Great White Way.
The Black & Gold Loyalty Society launches this month with 1,425 members, including 48 like Bill Mattox who have given for at least 25 straight years. Together, society members have provided $113 million in lifetime giving to VCU.
VCU announced the naming of the first-floor gallery in the Markel Center of the Institute for Contemporary Arts in honor of Beverly W. Reynolds, a longtime VCU School of the Arts advocate and a passionate leader in the arts.
A new book by VCU professor Jason Ross Arnold investigates how the government routinely keeps information on a vast array of topics unnecessarily secret, despite 1970s-era reforms that require greater transparency.
Events and announcements
The topic of VCU’s 20th International Business Forum is “Doing Well, While Doing Good: The Full-Story Behind Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).” The forum will take place in the University Student Commons Ballroom, 907 Floyd Ave., 3:30–5:30 p.m. and is free to the public. A reception will follow in the VCU School of Business Atrium, 301 W. Main St., 5:30–7:30 p.m.
James Dobbins, a former U.S. ambassador to Europe who most recently served in the Obama administration as the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, will deliver a lecture, “Afghanistan: What Have We Accomplished, What Have We Learned, and What Should We Expect?” at 7 p.m. in room 1107 of the Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Ave. The event will be free and open to the public.
Award-winning “Freakonomics” co-author Stephen Dubner will headline the 24th Annual VCU Real Estate Trends Conference, one of the leading forums in the region for the exchange of ideas and information about real estate. The conference will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, beginning at noon. For registration information, visit http://www.realestate.vcu.edu/.