A growing number of startups launched by VCU students over the past two years have gone on to hire other VCU students and recent graduates. In the last year alone more than 40 full- and part-time positions were created by companies that took part in VCU’s Pre-Accelerator Program and startup internship program, with many of the positions being filled by VCU students and recent graduates.
Midmorning light floods through the windows of Room 164 on the sixth floor of VCU Medical Center’s Critical Care Hospital. For nearly a year, the corner room of the neonatal intensive care unit served as Kaleb Graves’ nursery. Today, he is going home for the first time — 10 days short of his first birthday.
Working in conjunction with Community Idea Stations and redistricting reform coalition OneVirginia2021, Bill Oglesby has produced “GerryRIGGED: Turning Democracy on Its Head,” which will be shown in theaters for free across Virginia, and is airing this month on public TV stations.
Approximately 500 students, faculty and staff delved into a series of challenging conversations at three sessions of the President’s Forum on Social Justice, held in the Commonwealth Ballrooms in the University Student Commons last week.
A week before moving to Richmond to start medical school, Siddharth Hariharan was in Los Angeles to test his knowledge in another high-stakes environment. The first-year VCU School of Medicine student competed on three episodes of “Jeopardy!”
School of the Arts alumnus Jayanta Jenkins called working for Twitter “one of the most ridiculously outstanding opportunities” of his entire career in delivering the Brandcenter’s Friday Forum lecture last week.
After working three back-to-back night shifts every weekend, Carrie Walker is often exhausted by Tuesday morning. But after a few hours of sleep and a manicure, the night-shift nursing administrative coordinator shifts roles from full-time nurse to part-time student.
A safety device that combines the simplicity of a whistle with the functionality of an app won first place at the workshop-style Virginia Entrepreneurial Challenge at VCU last weekend.
- Before they were doctors (Richmond Magazine)
- What VCU artist in residence Noah Scalin made from donated clothes (WTVR CBS 6)
- The 19th Annual Theresa Pollak Prizes for Excellence in the Arts (Richmond Magazine)
- VCU and Flying Squirrels in early stages of talks to construct $55 million baseball stadium (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Events and announcements
VCU’s Department of Dance and Choreography presents Nora Chipaumire’s “portrait of myself as my father,” Oct. 28 and 29, at 8 p.m. at Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 W. 15th St. The Friday evening showing includes a post-performance discussion. Tickets are $15 ($10 for students) and are available at Showclix.com or by calling 804-828-2020, Monday–Friday from noon–4 p.m.
Broadway veteran Patti D’Beck turns her amazing directing skills to this fun, madcap musical that ran on Broadway in 2010 and 2011. Spend an evening with delightfully macabre Gomez, Morticia and the rest of the Addams clan, who encourage you to become part of their family by dressing in costume for this TheatreVCU production.
Nov. 11–12, 17-19, Dec. 1–3 at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 13, 20, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m.