Natalia, an 11-year-old from Chesterfield County, had always been a picky eater. So her mother, Sabel Dujka, was immediately interested when she heard that VCU researchers were offering easy strategies to help Richmond-area parents concerned about their children’s eating and weight.
The sponsored research awards portfolio at VCU closed fiscal year 2014 at an all-time institutional high of $262.3 million — a 5.8 percent increase compared to the previous year.
Bioluminescence, nanoparticles, gene manipulation – these sound like the ideas of a science fiction writer, but, in fact, they are components of an exciting new approach to imaging local and metastatic tumors.
After the historic Scottish independence vote on Sept. 18, the United Kingdom remains united, but many issues and questions remain. Before the vote, nationalists in favor of independence were certain they would win, while unionists against it were fearful they could lose. So what happened?
Oliver Speck, Ph.D., an associate professor of film studies at VCU, is the editor of a newly published collection of scholarly essays considering Quentin Tarantino’s successful and controversial “Django Unchained.”
The School of Business implemented the International Consulting Program as a pilot project in 2013 with support from the Global Education Office’s International Strategic Initiative Award (now the Quest Global Impact Award). The intense seven-week summer program sends students abroad to work as business consultants for international companies.
VCU’s Global Education Office has awarded 18 grants of up to $20,000 to projects that support the university’s global priorities to improve the recruitment and retention of international students and scholars, increase the global engagement of VCU students and faculty, and expand VCU’s global footprint through research, teaching and global engagement.
- VCU takes over Broad Street for charitable races, festival (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Peeling back E-cig science (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Art and medicine intersect in Tapia Twins exhibit (Virginia Currents)
- Artist Sonya Clark named 1858 Prize winner (Charleston Post and Courier)
- The key to long life is about more than health care (Slate.com)
- McAuliffe names members of task force on campus sexual assault (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Events and announcements
VCU is providing a mandatory training program for students about sexual violence prevention, bystander intervention and risk reduction. Students have until Nov. 1 to complete the online training program.
A lecture on how 3-D scanning technology has shed light on the desperate struggles that led to cannibalism by some Jamestown settlers will kick off VCU’s fall Anthropology Speaker Series. The series, presented by the School of World Studies in the College of Humanities and Sciences, will feature talks by anthropologists from VCU, the University of Virginia and Boston University. Each of the lectures will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Commons Theater, 907 Floyd Ave. They are free and open to the public.
The Political Science program in the College of Humanities and Sciences presents a roundtable discussion with faculty members William Newmann, Mayda Topoushian and Faedah M. Totah in the Academic Learning Commons, Room 2104, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Current events in the Middle East and U.S. policy options will be discussed. All are welcome. For more information, contact Judyth Twigg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEDx at VCU hosts an open mic night in the Common Ground at 7:30 p.m. Thirty student and alumni contestants will have two minutes to pitch ideas for a TEDx Talk. The winner and runner-up will have a chance to talk at the first TEDxVCU conference at the Altria Theater on Saturday, Nov. 15. To register, visit the website below. For more information, contact Grace E. Cummmings at email@example.com or visit http://www.tedxvcu.com/openmic/.