The robe-like garment traditionally worn by Muslim women typically absorbs heat and radiation and blocks vitamin D-rich light. Physics professor Khaled Saoud is trying to change that.
For his first calendar year leading the university’s research efforts, P. Srirama Rao, Ph.D., has outlined an agenda focused on enhancing the research endeavors of faculty, staff and students.
In the current issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, VCU’s Richard Wenzel outlines factors contributing to a “crisis in job satisfaction” among physicians … and how to overcome them.
Sarah Viren, author of the award-winning essay collection “MINE,” also will give a reading at the event, which is part of the 2018-19 VCU Visiting Writers Series.
Events and announcements
The Department of Biology and VCU Libraries will co-host a free screening and panel discussion of “Before the Flood” at 6 p.m. in Room 303 of James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave. The documentary, part of the RVA Environmental Film Festival, follows actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s journey to learn about climate change. RSVP requested.
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs will host a discussion about favorite books written by black authors or about black history and culture. The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the OMSA office, Room 215, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. Attendees may bring a book to exchange for another. Lunch will be provided.
VCU Dance NOW 2019 features VCU faculty and guest choreographer Gregory Maqoma of South Africa in the Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace St. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Feb. 14-15 and at 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 16. Tickets are $15; $10 for students with a valid I.D.