Entrepreneurial spirit runs high at VCU and our alumni are always starting something. We talk to five who have helped launch Richmond-area startups.
Less than a year after her graduation from VCU, Laura Hayward is filling Eppendorf tubes with DNA and centrifuges with tubes in a lab down under.
Sixto Cancel, a senior VCU student, was among a dozen former foster youth recognized by the White House for making a difference in their communities.
Sitting on the tail fin of a model B-25 Mitchell bomber hanging from the ceiling of the Virginia War Memorial is a 3-D-printed, 6-inch-tall figurine of 95-year-old Richmond resident Russell Scott, who was shot down in a B-25 over Italy during World War II and held as a prisoner of war.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe honored Terrence Walker, an administrative assistant at University Counseling Services, and six other state employees for exemplary service and dedication to the commonwealth of Virginia.
VCU professor George Munro, Ph.D., has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant – his third – to travel to Russia to study the history of a small mining town that was once populated primarily by Soviet Union exiles.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe toured the Unique Pathogens Unit at VCU last week and spent time talking to the highly trained and skilled team that staffs it. The purpose of the governor’s visit was to garner his support and advocacy for VCU Medical Center to become one of 10 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regional Ebola treatment centers.
The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy has selected the VCU School of Pharmacy to receive the 2014-15 Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award for the school’s commitment to addressing unmet community needs through education, practice and research.
Events and announcements
Eligible university faculty and classified staff may make open enrollment elections for state health coverage and flexible spending until Friday, May 22. Paper election forms must be received by VCU Benefits no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22, while online elections may be completed until 11:59 p.m. on Friday. VCU cannot grant extensions to this state deadline. For more information, contact VCU Benefits at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 827-1723.
In partnership with VFW Post 6364, the VCU Police Department hosts the third annual Never Forget Memorial Run. The 1.4 mile silent run honors those who gave their lives in service to the nation. There is no cost to participate and no prior registration is required. Participants are asked to wear a white T-shirt for a uniform appearance. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Stuart C. Siegel Center, guest speakers start at 11 a.m. and the run will start at noon. For more information, contact Ofc. Stephen Adt at email@example.com.
The spring 2015 issue of “The Compass,” an e-newsletter developed by the Integrity and Compliance Office to inform employees about ethics and compliance issues relevant to VCU, is now available. This issue includes articles that answer questions raised during the Integrity and Compliance Culture Survey, discusses influencing an ethical culture and gives updates on university resources.
VCU’s 2015 holiday and winter closing schedule is available. Eligible faculty and staff are encouraged to save 24 hours of leave (three 8-hour days) required to cover part of the winter closing, as indicated at http://www.hr.vcu.edu/media/hr/IHR20141009.pdf. For more information, contact Gwen Parker, VCU Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-1534.