The UCI Road World Championships is coming to Richmond, and that means a bike-load of opportunities for the VCU community. The race, scheduled for Sept. 19 to 27, will bring 1,000 athletes and an estimated 450,000 spectators, and its courses will loop through or near both of VCU’s campuses.
In the span of two weeks, train accident victim Kyle Hannon lost two legs but gained two lives — his own and his daughter’s — at VCU Medical Center.
Five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, a VCU researcher has found that soy lecithin is a less harmful and more effective way to disperse oil spills.
As Paige Fitzgerald prepared to race in her seventh Monument Avenue 10K last month, she bought a new pair of shoes she hoped would make her faster. The Newton running shoes were recommended to the 47-year-old after tests showed she strikes the ground with her forefoot, just one of several details Fitzgerald learned through her visits to the VCU RUN LAB.
Kevin Powers, an author, poet and graduate of VCU, has been named a 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in support of his forthcoming second work of fiction.
Joey Mapp had almost given up hope that his seizures would ever subside, but then a neurologist at VCU Medical Center suggested he try a recently FDA-approved electronic implant that slows seizures using low levels of electrical stimulation.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will be the featured speaker at VCU’s spring commencement ceremony on May 9.
In a recent study, VCU School of Medicine researchers predicted which cirrhosis patients would suffer inflammations and require hospitalization by analyzing their saliva, revealing a new target for research into a disease that accounts for more than 30,000 deaths in the United States each year.
Events and announcements
The deadline to nominate staff and administrative and professional faculty for the President’s Awards has been extended to April 29. You may submit your nominations for these awards at http://www.president.vcu.edu/nominations/index.html, where you will find additional information regarding the awards criteria and the online nomination portal.
Erin McGraw is the author of six books, most recently the novels “The Seamstress of Hollywood Boulevard” and “Better Food for a Better World.” Gregory Donovan teaches poetry at VCU and is the author of the poetry collection “Calling His Children Home.” This reading launches Donovan’s new book, “Torn from the Sun.” The reading will be at the Scott House at 7 p.m.. It is free and open to the public.
Christian Miller, Ph.D., a professor of philosophy at Wake Forest University, will give his talk, “Cheating: How Honest Are We?” at 7 p.m. in room 2104 of the Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
VCU Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondeliers,” on April 24 at 7:30 p.m., and on April 26 at 4 p.m., in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door.