The Broad Street Mile combines a street festival with a 5K run and a series of 1-mile fun runs and serves as a turnkey fundraising opportunity for local community organizations. The third annual event will be held Oct. 17 on West Broad Street between Belvidere Street and Hermitage Road. More than 65 local nonprofits are participating.
Molly Long spent her final summer as a VCU student surrounded by psychoactive drugs, but the 22-year-old wasn’t getting high. She was helping to develop a treatment for people who have late-stage HIV and AIDS.
VCU professor Faye Belgrave, Ph.D., has been awarded a nearly $1.5 million grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to expand the Richmond region’s capacity to prevent HIV and substance abuse, particularly among young African-Americans.
Laura Diegelmann, M.D., an alumna of the College of Humanities and Sciences and the School of Medicine, has combined work and travel, practicing emergency medicine in Alaska, Australia, South Africa, Rwanda and Liberia.
Several myths persist about the usefulness and danger of the flu vaccine, but VCU Health’s Ronald Ramus, M.D., and Linda Meloy, M.D., advise pregnant women to take the precaution for their own protection against the strain, as well as to provide protection for their unborn baby against flu and other illnesses.
Joshua Griffin played a vital role in the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, serving as community liaison and staff support for Richmond 2015, the organization behind the planning and management of the stirring series of races.
Anthropology students at VCU helped design a new exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Natural History that features more than 200 3-D-printed artifact replicas from sites such as George Washington’s Ferry Farm and Mount Vernon, James Madison’s Montpelier, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, and Jamestown.
Events and announcements
Sandra Lim, winner of the 2015 Levis Reading Prize from VCU for her poetry collection “The Wilderness,” will read from her prize-winning work at 7 p.m. at the Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace St. This event is free and open to the public.
A new exhibition will showcase a collection of World War I-era postcards that depict a British nurse who heroically treated soldiers from both sides of the war before she was executed by the Germans. “Edith Cavell: A Nurse Who Tried to Do Her Duty,” at VCU Libraries’ Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, opens Friday, Oct. 9, and will run through Feb. 5, 2016. A reception will be held Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the library, located at 509 N. 12th St. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
The topic of VCU’s 21st International Business Forum is “North America’s Competitive Advantage: Why and How the U.S., Canada and Mexico Should Enhance Their Alliance to Meet the Asian and European Challenges of the 21st Century.” The forum, which is free and open to the public, is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the University Student Commons Ballroom, 907 Floyd Ave.
Human Resources provides eligible VCU faculty and staff with seasonal flu shots on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Commons Theater, 907 Floyd Ave.; and on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in McGuire Hall Annex, Room B-20, 1112 E. Clay St.