A team of three VCU students won $10,000 in a San Francisco hackathon for designing an innovative mobile app that makes it easier for salespeople to pull up customers’ information while talking on the phone.
VCU professor Terri Sullivan, Ph.D., has received a $2.66 million federal grant to study the effectiveness of an anti-bullying program in Richmond middle schools.
The development of roads has a significant negative and pervasive effect on frog and toad populations, according to a new study conducted by a team of researchers that included undergraduate students and faculty from VCU’s Department of Biology.
Tony Garcia, director of jazz studies at VCU, believes jazz musicians from different parts of the world have much to learn from one another. And so, three years ago, Garcia formed a partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Nata in Durban, South Africa, to advance an educational exchange.
VCU aims to appease horror fans this week with “When Does Hollywood Cross the Line? The Reality of Blood Spatter,” a presentation blending forensic science and theater. “Blood Spatter,” the first in the VCU School of the Arts seminar series “Unexpected Connections,” takes place Friday, Oct. 24, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Depot.
Through the Global Education Office Undergraduate Research Fellowship, hosted by the VCU Office of Research Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, junior Ling-lin Ku and seniors Samantha Correa and Siobhan Gray participated in research projects that enabled them to engage significantly with international cultures while simultaneously building their research skills.
- VCU's Institute for Contemporary Art will drive new development, director says (Virginia Business)
- Sunday Q&A with Mark E. Rubin of the Virginia Center for Consensus Building (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Hanover teachers first to complete new VCU online teaching program (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- To stamp out sexual violence, students must step up (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- 100 hospitals with great neurosurgery and spine programs (Becker's Hospital Review)
- Recent VCU grad and filmmaker Connor Burke has become the best freestyle skateboarder in the country (Style Weekly)
- 'Robert Morris’s Folly' (Failure Magazine)
- VCU pharmacy professor recognized at Texas event (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Religious wars hit Brazil's ballot box (Bloomberg View)
Events and announcements
The 24th Annual VCU Real Estate Trends Conference is one of the leading forums in the region for the exchange of ideas and information about real estate. The conference will be held starting at noon at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. “Freakonomics” co-author Stephen Dubner will speak at the event.
VCU celebrates Food Day with a week of events. On Oct. 23, VCU Dining Services will host a food demonstration and tasting titled “Healthy Eating on $5 a Day” in the Commons Theater from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Also that day, a panel discussion on access to local, affordable, healthy food will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Virginia Rooms C and D, University Student Commons. An herb-planting party will take place on Oct. 24 – the official national Food Day – in the Jonah L. Larrick Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
VCU will feature concerts on three consecutive nights with brass groups. They include the U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble (Oct. 23), the Nautilus Brass Quintet (Oct. 24) and the New York Brass Arts Trio (Oct. 25). For more information, visit http://arts.vcu.edu/music/events/.
In observance of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, VCU Medical Center will again offer a limited number of free low-dose chest CT scans to qualifying high-risk patients in November. For more information, visit http://news.vcu.edu/article/VCU_Medical_Center_to_offer_free_lung_CT_scans_again_in_November.