Along the muddy banks of the Pamunkey River in Virginia’s New Kent County, VCU researchers have built an irrigation system that is allowing them to simulate the potential effects of climate change on tidal wetlands.
Six recent VCU alumni have been awarded Fulbright grants for the 2015-2016 academic year. The recipients will travel to Andorra, Lesotho, Morocco, Italy and Malaysia on teaching assistant and research student scholarships.
John Venuti, chief of VCU Police and assistant vice president of public safety, has been named a Campus Safety Director of the Year by Campus Safety Magazine, a national publication for campus police chiefs, security directors, emergency managers and public safety administrators.
Richmond-area immigrants are participating in a weekly class at VCU that teaches the immigrants English and prepares them for the U.S. citizenship test.
Sinem Esra Sahingur, D.D.S., Ph.D., has received a five-year, $1.9 million National Institutes of Health grant to study the cause of periodontitis, which is the inflammation of gums that can lead to tooth loss and additional health complications if not treated.
The summer months are an especially critical time for heart health because of the risks of dehydration and other heat-related illnesses. Bethany Denlinger, M.D., medical director of the Cardiology Lab at VCU Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, Virginia, answered questions about hydration, exercise, eating and basic good heart health in the summer months.
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Events and announcements
The VCU NAACP, Black Graduate Student Association and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs host a series designed to provide a safe space to discuss and explore the role of “Race in America” in the University Student Commons, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Room 215, 2–3 p.m.
RamPantry, which provides in-need VCU students, faculty and staff with emergency food, is always in need of donated peanut butter, hot/cold cereal, rice, pasta and canned fruit. Donations can be dropped off in the University Student Commons, Room 121.