Students canoe, kayak, raft and wade in the water, researchers study its ecosystems, and artists capture its natural beauty. The long-standing relationship between Virginia Commonwealth University and the river in its backyard has proven mutually beneficial.
The symphony will be the first musical artist and first organization to serve in the role. During the yearlong residency, symphony staff will conduct guest lectures, present a holiday pop-up concert and hold special events.
Researchers say conditions will worsen without bold policy action to address root causes of the increase. Drug overdoses, alcoholism and suicides are a major factor, but new research also shows that death rates have increased for dozens of organ diseases.
As the university welcomes its largest freshman class — more than 4,600 students — the beginning of the academic year gets underway with a series of Welcome Week events.
The museum’s interactive installation creates intimacy, understanding among strangers who bond over the mending of garments.
Six distinguished faculty will be recognized for teaching, scholarship and service achievement Wednesday at VCU’s 36th annual Opening Faculty Address and Convocation.
Events and announcements
Nominations are being accepted through Aug. 24 for the 2018 Dorris Douglas Budd Award, which recognizes outstanding administrative and office support staff who enhance the image and mission of VCU and the VCU Health System.
Wear spirit gear and make banners to welcome the Class of 2022 in the annual Ram Spirit Walk. The incoming class and The Peppas spirit band will march from New Student Convocation to a block party on Floyd Avenue at 5:15 p.m. VCU Alumni invites students, student organizations, alumni and community members to line up along Harrison Street, Park Avenue or Linden Street to cheer incoming students as they parade from the Stuart C. Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St.
Artist Marinella Senatore’s Estman Radio: Richmond installation creates a space at the Institute for Contemporary Art for anyone to record and share their ideas. From 6 to 7 p.m., guest hosts Free Egunfemi, founder of Untold RVA; Chioke I’Anson, Ph.D., VCU assistant professor of African American Studies; and Stephanie Smith, ICA chief curator, reflect on the project and share select recordings made by ICA visitors.