Richmond, Va.
Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

In the spotlight

The use of cannabis in medical treatment has sparked a heated debate between state and federal governments. What if there were an alternative? Aron Lichtman, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and toxicology in the VCU School of Medicine, is studying cannabis-like chemicals called endogenous cannabinoids that are made by the human body and brain.

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Professor traces Grimm fairy tales

Robert Godwin-Jones, Ph.D., is updating an online database of German fairy tales with illustrations, audio, video, annotations and more.


M.F.A. alumnus ‘paints’ pictures with sound

Three moments in Vaughn Garland’s life impacted him so greatly that they formed the inspiration for his latest project, a collection of thought-provoking sound bites from Virginia’s historic Route 5.