The Institute for Contemporary Art will be a game-changer for Virginia Commonwealth University and the City of Richmond. Here’s why, and what to expect from this new institution slated to open in 2016.
When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm first published their famous collection of fairy tales in 1812, the stories — including “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “The Frog Prince” — were typically short, simple and often brutal versions of the folklore stories shared for generations across the German countryside.
This summer, at a small, rural hospital outside of Estelí, Nicaragua, VCU student Shruthi Muralidharan encountered an aging electrocardiogram machine that was badly in need of repairs.
PENdulum, which was co-founded by Sahil Aggarwal, a senior biology major at VCU, and Ahsan Ahmad, a student at Benedictine University in Chicago, is looking to sign up volunteers to write letters that can empower and build confidence among HIV-positive youth in Swaziland.
Adam Ewing, Ph.D., examines the rise and spread of Garveyism — a race-first political movement led by Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey — across the United States, the Caribbean and Africa following World War I.
School of Pharmacy Dean Joseph T. DiPiro, Pharm.D., has been selected to receive the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s 2014 Paul F. Parker Medal for Distinguished Service to the Profession of Pharmacy. The Parker Medal Selection Committee chose DiPiro for the honor based on his three decades of leadership in clinical pharmacy practice, education and research.
Aron Lichtman, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the School of Medicine, studies cannabis-like chemicals called endogenous cannabinoids that are made by the human body and brain. He hopes his work will lead to the development of a medication that shares the medical benefits of cannabis, but has been scientifically proven to be safe and effective to reduce pain and suffering in patients.
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Events and announcements
The VCU Department of Music opens the 2014-15 season of the Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concerts with Grammy-winning Pacifica Quartet in concert. The performance takes place at 8 p.m. at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave. Tickets are $34 and can be purchased at vcumusic.showclix.com.
VCU will launch its celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month with a presentation by award-winning Latina author and activist Juana Bordas. Bordas will speak at 7 p.m. in the VCU School of Engineering West Hall, Room 101, 601 W. Main St. The event is free and open to the public.
Natasha Trethewey, the immediate past poet laureate of the United States and winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, will give a reading and engage in a conversation with Claudia Emerson, a VCU professor and winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Commonwealth Ballrooms of VCU Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. The event will be free and open to the public.