Ryan Smith explains in “Robert Morris’s Folly” how a key financier of the American Revolution fell from grace.
The 32nd annual Opening Faculty Address and Convocation honored outstanding faculty and recognized some of the university’s best student scholars.
About 60 new undergraduate VCU School of Nursing students participated in the school’s first-ever white coat ceremony, a rite of passage that welcomes students into medical professions.
New research, with James Vonesh, Ph.D., professor of biology in the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences as co-lead author, reveals declines of more than 60 percent in Tanzania’s chameleon population.
Carolin Goerzig, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, researches terrorism, negotiating with terrorists, terrorist cooperation and radicalization.
Frank Bosco, Ph.D., assistant professor of management in the VCU School of Business, is working with a team to compile all of the research findings in the HR management field into an easily searched and navigated database.
VCU School of Pharmacy professor Jean-Venable “Kelly” R. Goode has been named president-elect of the American Pharmacists Association. In March 2016, she will succeed Lawrence “LB” M. Brown of Chapman University School of Pharmacy as president of the national association.
After running her first marathon in 2008, Trina Chakrabortty decided the time was right to incorporate yoga into her daily exercise routine.
Helene Wecker has been named the winner of the 2014 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for “The Golem and the Jinni,” a novel that blends elements of fantasy and historical fiction to tell the story of two magical creatures who arrive separately on the streets of 19th-century New York City.
Events and announcements
Ten art films from around the world are the featured presentations on the fall schedule of VCUarts Cinematheque, an ongoing film series developed by the Cinema Program in the VCU School of the Arts. The films will be projected at the Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace St., in 35mm with VCU’s state-of-the-art projecting system. The season’s Tuesday screenings start promptly at 7 p.m. A question-and-answer discussion will follow most films, which are free and open to the public on a first-come basis. The full schedule of films of can be found here.
Donate Life Virginia and the Center for Interprofessional Education at VCU host NASCAR driver Joey Gase to tell his inspiring story of hope involving organ donation. The event will be held at noon in the Kontos Medical Sciences Building auditorium, 1217 E. Marshall St. Lunch and autographs will follow.