On workdays, Daisy Pollock wakes up and takes her usual bath. She has her nails cleaned, her teeth and hair brushed, and then she slides into her blue uniform. Some days a local commercial in which she currently stars plays on the TV across the room.
Cabell Library’s newest art installation is the work of five Art Foundation students in a class called Space Research. The students were challenged to design and build bookshelves, each with a similar function and a unique artistic vision. The shelves are on display throughout the library, through Dec. 5.
Steven Woolf, M.D., director of the VCU Center on Society and Health and professor of family medicine and population health in the School of Medicine, is making a habit of lending his expertise on health disparities and life expectancy to lawmakers in our nation’s capital.
The Harry and Harriet Grandis Family Foundation announced a $2.1 million gift this month that will endow a full-tuition scholarship in the VCU School of Medicine and an endowed chair to support lung cancer research.
Joshua Langberg, Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical psychology in the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, has spent the better part of the past 10 years working with schools across the country to develop interventions to help middle school students with conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) succeed in school.
Events and announcements
Mohamed Gad-el-Hak, professor of biomedical engineering in the VCU School of Engineering, will speak about what the academy can do to produce well-rounded STEM graduates. Gad-el-Hak will speak from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Student Commons Forum Room, 907 Floyd Ave..
The VCU Choral Ensembles concert will feature a diverse program with pieces performed by the VCU Women’s Choir (Suite de Lorca by Finnish composer Eunojuhani Rautavaara; South African folk tune), the VCU Commonwealth Singers (Bach Motet # 6 “Lobet den Herrn” BWV 230 with portative organ accompaniment) and the Choral Arts Society (Vivaldi’s “Gloria”). The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. For ticket information, visit http://www.showclix.com/events/1320.