The VCU Autism Center for Excellence works with school districts in Virginia to provide comprehensive training for individuals working with students with autism spectrum disorders.
Julie Bonano, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the VCU School of Medicine, is one of 600 young researchers in the world who will be attending the 64th Annual Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, this summer.
A Richmond-based publishing house with deep ties to VCU has recently launched with a focus on publishing literary novels with a metaphysical slant.
George W. Vetrovec, M.D., professor of medicine in the VCU University School of Medicine and director of the Adult Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at VCU Medical Center, was recently designated a Master of the American College of Cardiology.
- Employing people with autism (Washington Post)
- Close-up photos show what police saw during Farmville civil rights protests (WTVR-TV Channel 6)
- VCU Health System cites quality, safety changes (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Richmond is coming out (Richmond.com)
- VCU lab prints 3D chess set pieces of historic significance (WCVE-FM)
Events and announcements
VCU is hosting Student Research Weeks, a series of events that bring together undergraduate and graduate students from across disciplines to celebrate research and creative and scholarly projects. During the two weeks, undergraduate and graduate students will present overviews of their projects, theses and dissertations. For more information, visit http://www.research.vcu.edu/ugresources/research-week_2014.htm.
The VCU Staff Senate’s 10th annual Marquita Aguilar Scholarship Walk-A-Thon, formerly the Virginia’s Caring University Walk-a-thon, is scheduled for 11:35 a.m. on the Monroe Park Campus at the University Student Commons Plaza. The walk benefits the Marquita Aguilar Scholarship – an undergraduate award for juniors and seniors in financial need with a grade point average of 2.7 or better who can demonstrate past or current community service. For more information, or to register, visit http://staffsenate.vcu.edu/walkathon/index.html.
Elizabeth A. Clark, Ph.D., a Duke University professor of religion and history and a leading scholar in the study of Christianity, will deliver the 21st annual William E. and Miriam S. Blake Lecture at 7:30 p.m. at the Grace Street Theater. Clark, who is credited with having a transforming influence on the study of Christianity, will speak about “Rome in the 19th-Century Protestant Imaginary: American Professors, Ancient ‘Pagans’ and Early Christianity.”
Theatre VCU presents its performance of “Arabian Nights,” a visually stunning production that features the imaginary world of Ali Baba, Sinbad the Sailor, secret sorceresses, singing trees and wise talking birds. For a schedule of performances and ticket information, visit http://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/on-stage/the-raymond-hodges-main-stage/.
Vera Kononova Brown, a Ph.D. candidate in the Media, Art and Text program at VCU, will be the featured speaker for the 6th annual Powell-Edwards Lecture in Religion and the Arts at 7 p.m. in the Richmond Salons of the Student Commons. Brown will speak about “Revealing the Unseen: Looking Beyond the Surface of Eastern Orthodox Icons.”
Jazz Orchestra I presents a concert with guest artist Boris Kozlov (jazz bass) at 8 p.m. in the Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. For ticket information, visit http://www.showclix.com/events/1320.