VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., is not afraid to go out of his comfort zone for the sake of students. So when VCU fashion students wanted to outfit him for various work events as part of a special department project, it didn’t take long for him to say yes, despite feeling nervous about being in the fashion spotlight.
Haymore, who was appointed as secretary of commerce and trade in September 2016, has served in a number of leadership posts in the private and public sectors, including as secretary of agriculture and forestry under both Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Gov. Bob McDonnell.
The research grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was awarded to Katherine Inge, Ph.D., in the VCU School of Education.
Ginna Cullen, a retired art teacher with Louisa County, currently serves as the Central Virginia coordinator for the M.I.S. in Interdisciplinary Art Program with the VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a two-year, $288,273 grant to VCU’s Science, Technology and Society program to expand its collaboration with Science Pub RVA to host science café events in Richmond featuring leading scholars from the field of science and technology studies.
- 3-D printing at University of Richmond’s tribute to World War II veterans (3D Printing Industry)
- 10-block stretch of Broad Street gathering steam (Richmond BizSense)
- How are drones being used in the classroom? (Commercial UAV News)
- How VCU Music and Rex Richardson are creating important new works for brass (Style Weekly)
Events and announcements
Painter Michael Berryhill will deliver a talk at The Depot, 814 W. Broad St., 4–5 p.m.
The Muslim Students Association presents a Be the Match registry drive at the University Student Commons, 2–4 p.m. Participants can provide hope to thousands of patients with leukemia, lymphoma and blood cancer, and many others waiting for a bone marrow transplant, by signing up to be on the bone marrow registry.
RamDev, VCU’s software development club, will host Richmond’s Local Hack Day, part of Major League Hacking’s annual event. This is a great sample of the Hackathon experience. All majors and skill levels are welcome. The event starts at 9 a.m. in the lobby of Engineering West Hall. Pizza will be served.