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A new tradition: VCU Alumni adopts the university's first alma mater.

A new tradition: VCU Alumni adopts the university's first alma mater.

Lemont “Monty” Kier, Ph.D., likes variety. “I like to do a little bit of everything,” said Monty, who joined Virginia Commonwealth University in 1977 as chair of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy – a position he held for 10 years.

East Marshall Street Well Planning Committee to meet on June 4

East Marshall Street Well Planning Committee to meet on June 4

A community council formed to represent descendants of the people whose remains were found in a 19th century well during construction on Virginia Commonwealth University’s medical campus will discuss their recommendations for the best way to honor those remains at a meeting next week.

Making an impact at Apple: Brandcenter student accepts coveted internship

Making an impact at Apple: Brandcenter student accepts coveted internship

Natasha Sligh considers herself “totally Mac-ed out.” She has never used a PC, ever. Turns out that lifelong loyalty to Apple Inc. may have served her well. Sligh is a first-year experience design graduate student at the Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter and she recently accepted a position as user experience intern at Apple in Cupertino, California.

Art as activism: Using art to tackle ‘the human rights issue of our time’

Art as activism: Using art to tackle ‘the human rights issue of our time’

Do you remember what it was like to be 8 years old? Did you have a gap-toothed grin and perpetually skinned knees? Did you love to play baseball or soccer? Did you spend your childhood incarcerated? That last one may seem preposterous until you consider that in 2014, 40 percent of Virginia’s incarcerated youth were between 8 and 14

VCU students earn Boren Scholarships for international study

VCU students earn Boren Scholarships for international study

Two Virginia Commonwealth University 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.

VCU wins big at the Virginia Public Relations Awards

VCU wins big at the Virginia Public Relations Awards

Virginia Commonwealth University was honored for its outstanding communications work with 39 prizes at the 69th Virginia Public Relations Awards, an event of the Public Relations Society of America’s Richmond chapter recognizing creative and effective communications strategies and tactics.

Cleanup project led by VCU staff member beautifies Henrico County stream

Cleanup project led by VCU staff member beautifies Henrico County stream

Mark Jeffries, production manager for the Virginia Commonwealth University Student Media Center, organized a stream cleanup in Henrico County over the weekend, at which 31 volunteers filled 15 large bags of trash, and hauled away four car tires, a child’s sled, a patio chair, corrugated metal and one vintage Polaroid camera.

Faculty Features for May 2016

Faculty Features for May 2016

Manoj A. Thomas, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of technology, Department of Information Systems, School of Business, was granted two $20,000 Microsoft Azure research awards.

Inaugural Student Veterans, Kente and Latina/o graduation ceremonies enrich spring commencement f...

Inaugural Student Veterans, Kente and Latina/o graduation ceremonies enrich spring commencement festivities

For the first time, Virginia Commonwealth University hosted individual Student Veterans, Kente and Latina/o graduation ceremonies this year as part of the lead-up to spring commencement activities. The events proved to be strong draws for both the new graduates and their families, allowing the students to celebrate their achievements in a unique forum before the university’s commencement ceremony on May 14.

Innovative student projects serve as centerpiece of School of Engineering milestone celebration

Innovative student projects serve as centerpiece of School of Engineering milestone celebration

A device that tests saliva instead of blood to determine a heart attack. An economically efficient phosphate removal system. An app that lets employees stand out from the crowd among job seekers. These are a sampling of the projects that were recently presented by Virginia Commonwealth University students at the School of Engineering’s annual Capstone Design Expo and Dean’s Society events.

VCU Board of Visitors sets 2016-2017 tuition and fees

VCU Board of Visitors sets 2016-2017 tuition and fees

The Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors today approved a budget for 2016-2017 that includes an increase in tuition and mandatory fees of 2.8 percent and a 1 percent reallocation from department budgets to increase student financial aid.

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