The mayor’s office, VCU and the Monroe Park Conservancy announced the completion of a multiyear campaign to raise $3 million in private funds to renovate Richmond’s oldest city park. The announcement sets in motion procedural steps to allow construction to begin later this year. The renovation is expected to take between 12 and 18 months.
The events, organized by University College, begin Oct. 4 and will explore topics such as the purpose of policing, Richmond’s racial history, and experiences with life and health behind bars.
Smith, currently the chief curator of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, will assume her position at the ICA this November. The new, non-collecting contemporary art institution will open in fall 2017.
Sweet Frog, the ubiquitous frozen yogurt shop, almost never came to be, founder Derek Cha revealed at the VCU School of Business’ first Ten-Ten Talk of the semester.
While rushing to retrieve lifesaving equipment for a patient, Melissa Hurley, a certified nursing assistant, felt sharp pains in her head and neck. Beset by blurred vision and nausea, her face a ghost-white color, Hurley went from someone giving care to someone needing it.
Events and announcements
Years before the Flint water crisis made headlines, Marc Edwards, a nationally renowned expert on municipal water quality, helped expose severe lead pollution in the drinking water in the nation’s capital. Edwards will speak at an event cohosted by VCU Innovate and the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association at Grace and Broad Residence Center 2, 1010 West Grace St., Suite 1231. Tickets are required. Light refreshments begin at 5 p.m. Edwards will speak at 6.
University Counseling Services is sponsoring the “Taking PRIDE in Mental Health: LGBTQIA+ Mental Health & Suicide Awareness Symposium” in the University Student Commons Theater, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will include a speaker presentation, lunch with a multidisciplinary Q&A panel, a spoken word workshop and a spoken word performance by VCU’s Good Clear Sound. Lunch will be provided during the panel. Please register for the event.
VCU English professor Tom De Haven will discuss the history of comic book censorship in Cabell Library, Room 250, from 7–9 p.m., as part of VCU Libraries’ observance of Banned Books Week.