On May 8, models wearing works of art from 40 talented student-designers walked the runway that had been erected temporarily in the VMFA’s atrium. It is an unusual backdrop for a university fashion show, but the students’ exquisite creations fit right in.
To transform the juvenile justice system, VCU alumnus Mark Strandquist created Performing Statistics, a project that connects incarcerated children and teens with artists, designers, educators and Virginia’s leading policy advocates to help tell their story and give it a human face.
As part of a newly launched public radio project called “UnMonumental,” a VCU alumna and a VCU instructor of African American Studies are telling everyday histories of Richmond through the voices of the people who live in the city today.
Two VCU students will study foreign languages overseas next academic year with support from Boren Scholarships. Gabrielle “Gabby” Beckford will study Arabic in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, while Caroline Butler will study Wolof and French in Dakar, Senegal.
During a recent Twitter chat, Richard Sterling, M.D., chief of hepatology for the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, answered questions about hepatitis symptoms, as well as the ill effects of the disease’s progression, including cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure.
From Miami to Moscow and from Madea to Evita, the 15 professional designers who reviewed the VCU Department of Theatre student design portfolios have worked around the world on every character and time period imaginable.
Thirteen years ago, two noted authors made the decision to move to downtown Richmond, Virginia, from the city’s Near West End. Now, immersed in the bustle of campus life at VCU, they wouldn’t have it any other way.
After an extensive national search, Melinda S. Hancock will join the VCU Health System as its chief financial officer and senior executive vice president. She will begin her responsibilities on June 20.
Events and announcements
The Injury and Violence Prevention Program holds an open house at VCU Medical Center, Main Hospital, first floor, room 1-422, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests will learn more about prevention and meet the Injury and Violence Prevention Program team.
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