VCU students are learning that a $50,000 financial windfall awaits those who commit to taking 15 credits each semester and working to graduate in four years as part of VCU’s “Do the math: 15/4” campaign.
A VCU lab is 3-D scanning the Virginia War Memorial’s collection of military miniatures as part of a digital display that will allow visitors to more easily explore the museum’s exhibit of thousands of figurines.
The VCU School of Medicine has a reputation for welcoming nontraditional medical students onto the MCV Campus. One of them is the Class of 2017′s Clay Downey, whose inspiring story has been featured by the Association of American Medical Colleges in its Aspiring Docs series.
Want to know what a roomful of happiness looks like? Visit a mentoring session between VCU students and George Washington Carver Elementary School fourth-graders. The room lights up with pure joy.
VCU’s Next Big Idea competition is back, and this year it has expanded to make every person in the VCU community eligible.
Physics researchers at VCU have discovered that most of the electrolytes used in lithium-ion batteries — commonly found in consumer electronic devices — are superhalogens, and that the vast majority of these electrolytes contain toxic halogens.
A new book by a VCU professor examines the gentrification of Damascus, the capital of Syria and one of the world’s oldest cities, and provides a glimpse of life in the city before the outbreak of Syria’s ongoing civil war.
VCU experts in rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology, such as Jeffrey Kreutzer, Ph.D., and his team, are among the frontrunners in the country leading research and clinical services focused on helping survivors of traumatic brain injuries, as well as their partners and families, reclaim their sense of self-value and worth — thereby helping them build a life that they can feel good about living.
Mildred “Millie” Dresselhaus, Ph.D., who is known as the “Queen of Carbon Science,” regaled a full audience on Oct. 20 at VCU with discoveries, setbacks and triumphs of her 50-year adventure with nanoscience.
- VCU professor lands grant to study anti-bullying programs in Richmond (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- VCU Medical Center is offering lung cancer screenings that could save lives (WTVR)
- Real estate trends conference: Housing market recovers slowly (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- VCU Pauley Heart Center to participate in American College of Cardiology’s Patient Navigator Program (Augusta Free Press)
- Wingfield to retire from Greater Richmond Partnership after 20 years (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Your health: Where does Ebola come from? (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- VCU’s band ‘The Peppas’ will be doing Haka War Chants this year (NBC Sports)
Events and announcements
The American Medical Student Association at VCU hosts a lunch lecture on “Mental Health Policy in Richmond” in Sanger Hall, Room 3-016, noon–12:50 p.m. Katherine Neuhausen, M.D., will discuss her work advising state leaders on mental health and how the governor’s new “A Healthy Virginia” plan will expand access to behavioral health treatment for uninsured and Medicaid populations. RSVP by visiting http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TDXDZZS. For more information, contact Jackie Britz at email@example.com
Featuring Jason Scott (saxophone), Bob Miller (trumpet), Cameron Ralston (bass) and Scott Clark (drums), all former VCU students. Includes the premiere of Clark’s composition “Bury My Heart.” Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall, W. E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 8 p.m., free.
Helene Wecker, winner of the 2014 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, reads from her book, “The Golem and the Jinni,” and is then joined by her agent and editor for a discussion of the evolution of the book from original idea to first draft to published work. W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event begins at 7 p.m. The event will be followed by a public reception and book sale and signing. The event is free and open to the public, but please register.
The Alexandrian Society, with support from the Department of History and the Student Government Association, presents its 2014 Fall Lecture with Adriane Lentz-Smith, Ph.D., Duke University, in the Commons Theater, 4 p.m. The title of the lecture is “World War I and the African-American Freedom Struggle,” based on Lentz-Smith’s book, “Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I.” For more information, contact Ryan Loredo at firstname.lastname@example.org