The American Hospital Association has recognized VCU Medical Center with its top honor for leadership and innovation in safety and quality improvement. VCU Medical Center was selected as the 2014 recipient of the AHA–McKesson Quest for Quality Prize®.
Elizabeth King, a sculptor and professor in the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media in the VCU School of the Arts, is a recipient of an Anonymous Was a Woman award, a $25,000 grant for women over 40 who are at a critical moment in their lives or careers.
VCU Medical Center has been ranked as the best hospital in the Richmond Metro area again this year by U.S. News & World Report, the fourth consecutive year the hospital has led in the area.
Charol Shakeshaft, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership in the VCU School of Education, helped spearhead a video project about racial divisions in the Richmond region.
Six years ago, VCU established its Office of Sustainability under the careful guidance of Jacek Ghosh, and now, following his departure this spring, a successor is ready to roll up her sleeves and pick up where he left off. Erin Stanforth, director of sustainability, comes to VCU from Portland, Oregon, by way of Boone, North Carolina.
- Social movement: The Freedom Now Project offers an interactive history of the Farmville civil rights demonstrations (Style Weekly)
- New VCU office has twofold mission (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Richmond teenagers learn about sustainable energy at VCU (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Letting go: A $1 million look at forgiveness (Style Weekly)
- Coach Shaka Smart, VCU building for the future (USA Today)
- Program gives students a fresh take on fresh water (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- VCU performance series takes you from guitars to banjos and beyond (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Lessons in understanding: Aspiring teachers tour city areas to learn about students (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Service held for Warren E. Weaver, retired dean of the School of Pharmacy (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Guest columnist Dr. James Bennett Jr.: Path to curing brain diseases must continue (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Events and announcements
The University Student Commons & Activities sponsors a “Concert @ The Commons” featuring The Whiskey Rebellion at the Commons Plaza from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Gillian Perry at email@example.com or visit http://www.usca.vcu.edu/student-involvement/calendar-of-all-student-programs/.
A team of assessors from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators will examine all aspects of the VCU Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operation and support services. University members, agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments by calling (804) 828-6722 on Monday, July 21, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Comments will be documented by the IACLEA assessment team. Comments made by telephone must address the department’s ability to comply with IACLEA’s standards.
Director Matt Newman and an all-star cast from the Coalition Theater will offer a sampling of stand-up comedy at the next event in the Anderson Gallery Summer Happy Hour Series. The theater is home to several house teams, ready to spin audience suggestions into all-improvised comedic gold. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Anderson Gallery. The program is free, and a cash bar is available.