Lt. Joseph Roderique, M.D., a School of Medicine alumnus, has developed an injectable antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning that creates a potential breakthrough in medicine and pharmaceutics that addresses a problem that “has plagued mankind since the discovery of fire.”
VCU Squared cultivates a climate of entrepreneurship that touches all corners of the university, including inspiring and encouraging students such as Jack Alden of Studio 1050 and Jake Greenbaum of Urban Choice Mushroom Farm.
Jack Horner, the noted paleontologist, discussed his career successes during a visit to VCU. Horner, who has dyslexia, served as a technical adviser on all three “Jurassic Park” films and was the inspiration for the character of Dr. Alan Grant in the series.
The VCU School of Medicine was selected as one of 10 schools nationwide to test guidelines designed to ensure that students learn the patient care activities that new physicians should be able to perform on day one of residency.
Mamé Adjei, an advocate for women and youth, will compete in next year’s Miss USA pageant. Adjei, a 23-year-old Ghanaian-American from Silver Spring, Maryland, was a double major in political science and African American Studies at VCU.
Veronica Sikka, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine, VCU School of Medicine, talks about why people tend to get sick when extreme weather changes occur, what some cold-weather illnesses are, and most importantly, what people can do to stay healthy.
The March of Dimes Virginia Chapter recognized Jeanne Salyer, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, VCU School of Nursing, for her contributions to congestive heart failure research and her dedication to nursing education.
The VCU program that serves prospective, incoming and current transfer students has been recognized for its innovative and exemplary practices resulting in improvement of academic advising services.
- On elite campuses, an arts race (The New York Times)
- Think twice before choosing knee replacement (New York Times)
- Learn about a new hope-focused technique to maintaining a healthy relationship (Virginia This Morning)
- Richmond Christmas Mother Maya Smart helps kick off Salvation Army season (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Magnets in helmets might make football safer (Science News)
Events and announcements
The Department of Dance and Choreography in the VCU School of the Arts presents the fifth event of the 2014–2015 season — the 2014 Fall Senior Project, “Friction.” The event takes place Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 20–22 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 at ShowClix or by calling (804) 828-2020.
The Division of Inclusive Excellence offers the LGBTQ Resource Library, 817 S. Cathedral Place, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., as a quiet reflective space to remember those lost this year to transphobic violence in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance. For more information, contact Vivian Stahl at email@example.com or (804) 828-8947.
The Department of Mathematics holds a colloquium talk featuring Joel Hamkins, City University of New York, in the Academic Learning Commons, Room 2104, 3–4 p.m. Hamkins will give a general introduction to the theory of infinite games, using infinite chess — chess played on an infinite chessboard stretching without bound in every direction — as a central example. For more information, contact Sean Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-8604.
VCU Music presents the Small Jazz Ensembles performing in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall at 8 p.m. The performance will include six combos and music by Billy Strayhorn, Oliver Nelson, Wayne Shorter, Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Bobby Timmons and Kenny Barron. Admission is free. For more information, contact VCU Music Box Office at email@example.com or (804) 828-6776.