Travel the world via Instagram with these five students who are studying abroad during the spring semester.
New coverage options offered by the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplaces provided potential benefits for the increasing number of Americans who were shouldering high medical cost burdens prior to the ACA, according to a VCU-led study.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s jobs report for December and 2014 as a whole revealed continued economic growth and signaled that employers plan to continue hiring. Will a wage increase follow? Leslie Stratton, Ph.D., professor of economics in the School of Business, discusses the latest report and what it means for workers.
Advertising veteran Andrew LeVasseur will lead the VCU Brandcenter’s new experience design (XD) discipline, which focuses on the industry’s shift from brand communications to brand experiences.
In early November 2014, at a prestigious national research conference, VCU junior Michael Kiflezghi presented his research into the molecular biology of aging. Kiflezghi’s appearance is just one of the latest in a string of accolades earned by VCU students taking part in a pair of programs that support aspiring scientists from underrepresented groups.
Manika Avasthi encourages her colleagues in the School of Business to incorporate service learning into their curriculum, which results in a win-win situation for everyone involved, she says.
- Living museum: A new exhibit puts stories with places (Style Weekly)
- How fish talk (VICE)
- VCU making feature-length film with 'TURN' star (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Scholars and activists speak out about why 'black life matters' (Chronicle of Higher Education)
- VCU track team helps out at Chesterfield elementary school (WTVR-TV Channel 6)
- The 3D printed past: A rundown of the most fabulous ongoing archaeological 3D printing projects (Popular Archaeology)
- Outgoing VCU Health System CEO reflects on changes, challenges (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Meg Ryan headed back to Richmond (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Events and announcements
VCU Department of Dance and Choreography will present PATH FINDERS, the 2015 Student Concert, on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. at the Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace St. Tickets are $15, or $10 for students with valid ID, and are available now at Showclix or by calling 804-828-2020.
The VCU and VCU Health System communities are invited to join President Michael Rao, Ph.D., for his second annual State of the University Address in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salons. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Rao will discuss the ways in which VCU is distinctive among its national research university peers. A Q&A will follow. A live webcast of the State of the University Address will be streamed on VCU’s homepage. For more information, contact Arianne Dowdell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-828-8851.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn, the author of sixteen collections of poetry, and poet and author Barabara Hurd will read their work at 7 p.m. at Scott House, 909 W. Franklin St., as part of the VCU Visiting Writers Series.