The impact of VCU researchers is wide-ranging — they have patented a canine vaccine for Lyme disease, led a nationwide effort to study concussions and aided the resurgence of sturgeon in the James River. Those are a few of the ongoing accomplishments made with $218.9 million in VCU research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey.
The 2017 Public Policy Poll: Public Safety, Substance Use and Mental Health also found that Virginians believe law enforcement treat citizens fairly and do a good job handling race relations.
United2Heal, founded at VCU in 2011, currently has about 250 members. The organization collects surplus medical supplies and sends them to areas in need around the world.
A comprehensive review is critical because the role of obesity in heart failure is not completely understood, said Salvatore Carbone, research instructor of medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Pauley Heart Center.
Since graduating from VCU in 1988, Wei Dong has become a published author, has practiced interior design in the U.S. and China, and has had his artwork exhibited in galleries around the world.
In recognition of innovative programs that create a positive work environment, the university has received a Seal of Distinction from WorldatWork, a global nonprofit human resources association and compensation authority.
More than half of the poll’s respondents (58 percent) said they were willing to pay more in taxes to keep programs for workforce training and development at current state levels.
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The screening will be held at the University Student Commons, Commons Theater, from 7–9 p.m. “Loving” follows the courtship and marriage of an interracial couple whose violation of Virginia’s anti-miscegenation laws eventually lead to the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Loving v. Virginia, which holds that laws prohibiting interracial marriage are unconstitutional.
Daugherity, assistant professor in the Department of History, will be featured as part of the “Meet VCU’s Authors” series in Cabell Library, Room 250, at 7 p.m. He will be speaking about his new book, “Keep On Keeping On: The NAACP and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virginia.” Admission is free and all are welcome.
The fair will be held in the Richmond Salons on the second floor of the University Student Commons from noon to 3 p.m. All VCU students and alumni are invited to connect with companies seeking part-time employees to work on or near campus.
The show will be held Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27 and 28, at 8 p.m. at the Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace St. Tickets are $15 ($10 for students with valid I.D.).