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Student Features for August 2017

Student Features for August 2017

Sarah Strickler, junior, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, School of Engineering, has received the American Nuclear Society’s Raymond DiSalvo Memorial Scholarship.

Annual Spirit Walk will briefly close roads near VCU’s Siegel Center

Annual Spirit Walk will briefly close roads near VCU’s Siegel Center

Virginia Commonwealth University will host its annual New Student Convocation and Spirit Walk on Tuesday, Aug. 22. The VCU Police Department will close roads for an estimated 20 minutes to allow students to walk from the Stuart C. Siegel Center to the 900 and 1000 blocks of Floyd Avenue.

Sights and sounds from move-in day

Sights and sounds from move-in day

A swarm of volunteers surrounded every car or truck that rolled up to 710 W. Franklin St. A dorm room worth of supplies was swiftly moved to the curb, then loaded into a huge cardboard box on a roller to go upstairs. Spirits were high as the newest Virginia Commonwealth University students moved into their new homes in Brandt and Rhoads halls on the Monroe Park Campus on Saturday.

VCU to announce largest private grant in university history

VCU to announce largest private grant in university history

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will join Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao and VCU School of Engineering Dean Barbara D. Boyan on Thursday, Aug. 24, to announce the largest grant from a private entity in university history: a multimillion-dollar grant to improve access to lifesaving medications around the world.

Faculty and Staff Features for August 2017

Faculty and Staff Features for August 2017

John C. Powers, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of History, College of Humanities and Science,s has been selected by the Chemical Heritage Foundation as the recipient of the Roy G. Neville Prize in Bibliography or Biography for his book, “Inventing Chemistry: Herman Boerhaave and the Reform of the Chemical Arts.”

Need tips for navigating college? Ask VCU’s orientation leaders

Need tips for navigating college? Ask VCU’s orientation leaders

Orientation leaders at Virginia Commonwealth University have a lot of practice giving advice to new students. And they speak from experience, since they are all students themselves. With the school year set to launch next week, we asked a few of them for pointers and tips on how to successfully navigate the college experience.

VCU opens 2017-18 academic year

VCU opens 2017-18 academic year

Virginia Commonwealth University will welcome freshmen this week when the class of 2021 moves into the university’s on-campus residence halls, launching the annual Welcome Week schedule of activities that marks the opening of the academic year. For the first time, freshmen students who live on campus will not be able to bring cars, which is expected to reduce pressure on street parking in surrounding neighborhoods and encourage use of public transportation.

Incoming medical students celebrate milestone during annual White Coat Ceremony

Incoming medical students celebrate milestone during annual White Coat Ceremony

Incoming Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine students from across the country — with different backgrounds and from all walks of life — came together with family and friends to celebrate their milestone moment of being “cloaked” in their first white coat during the school’s annual White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 11.

Inclusive Excellence announces awardees of three new initiatives

Inclusive Excellence announces awardees of three new initiatives

The Division for Inclusive Excellence has announced the winners of three new initiatives launched in spring 2017: the Equity and Inclusion Leadership Symposium, Student Social Justice Fund and Curriculum Development Awards. These initiatives are focused on engaging the Virginia Commonwealth University community’s interests in social justice and inclusion.

VCU School of the Arts, ICA, Department of African American Studies announce racial equity initia...

VCU School of the Arts, ICA, Department of African American Studies announce racial equity initiative

In fall 2017, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, one of the nation’s leading arts schools; the new Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU, opening in spring 2018; and the VCU Department of African American Studies will launch the Racial Equity, Arts and Culture Transdisciplinary Core, an initiative founded through the VCU Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation, known as iCubed.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz to give a public reading at VCU

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz to give a public reading at VCU

Acclaimed author Junot Díaz will give a public reading at Virginia Commonwealth University on Sept. 12. Díaz will speak at 6 p.m. in the third floor lecture hall of James Branch Cabell Library. The reading will be followed by a Q&A, a book-signing and a reception. Admission is free and open to the public.

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