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Black and gold runs deep this College Colors Day

Black and gold runs deep this College Colors Day

Virginia Commonwealth University will celebrate College Colors Day on Friday, Sept. 2. VCU students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans are encouraged to sport their black and gold VCU gear for a chance to win prizes and get special College Colors Day deals from local restaurants and retailers.

Brandcenter students, grads earn awards

Brandcenter students, grads earn awards

A new technology to help people lead happier and healthier lives earned two Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter students a Future Lions award at Cannes, the major global student advertising competition. VCU was the only United States university to win out of 2,000 entries from 69 countries.

VCU Health pediatric allergist addresses EpiPen controversy

VCU Health pediatric allergist addresses EpiPen controversy

Members of Congress are calling for an investigation into the EpiPen maker Mylan. The pharmaceutical company has increased the price of EpiPens, from about $100 in 2008 to more than $500 today. EpiPens are prescription-only devices that deliver a rapid shot of epinephrine, a medication used t

VCU professor is helping America’s oldest tambourine ‘sing again’

VCU professor is helping America’s oldest tambourine ‘sing again’

In 1994, Preservation Virginia’s Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists were excavating the original site of James Fort when they found a small copper alloy cymbal, also known as a “jingle,” that was once part of a tambourine that arrived in the colony prior to 1610 — making it the oldest known English tambourine in the United States.

VCU honors seven at faculty convocation

VCU honors seven at faculty convocation

Sonya Clark recently hurt her back. So when she gingerly made her way to the podium Tuesday at Virginia Commonwealth University’s annual Opening Faculty Address and Convocation, she decided to use the moment as metaphor.

Gov. McAuliffe speaks in support of life sciences and meets with VCU entrepreneurs

Gov. McAuliffe speaks in support of life sciences and meets with VCU entrepreneurs

Innovation and entrepreneurship in the biological sciences are essential for bolstering Virginia’s economy, Gov. Terry McAuliffe told a room of students, faculty, state delegates and entrepreneurs at the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park on Monday morning. The governor was at the research park to speak about the important role life sciences play in the state econo

Olympic injuries are common injuries

Olympic injuries are common injuries

Haitian runner Jeffrey Julmis plunged knees first into the first hurdle during the men's 110-meter hurdles semifinals, but was uninjured. Other athletes who were part of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro weren’t so lucky.

#MyVCUsummer

#MyVCUsummer

Summers tend to whiz by faster than any other season. Spring semester ends, you blink and fall semester is beginning. The following seven students and one professor made the most of their fleeting summer days by exploring new places, challenging themselves with new opportunities and adventures, and taking a moment to capture and share their #MyVCUsummer with the rest of us through the power of Instagram.

VCU opens 2016-17 academic year with record freshman class

VCU opens 2016-17 academic year with record freshman class

Virginia Commonwealth University will welcome the largest group of freshmen in its history this week when the class of 2020 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.

Faculty and Staff Features for August 2016

Faculty and Staff Features for August 2016

J. Randy Koch, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Psychology, College of Humanities and Sciences, has been selected as a 2016 National Institute on Drug Abuse International Program Awards of Excellence winner.

VCU will honor distinguished faculty

VCU will honor distinguished faculty

Virginia Commonwealth University will recognize distinguished faculty during the 34th annual Opening Faculty Address and Convocation. VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., and Gail Hackett, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs, will preside over the ceremony, which takes place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave. A reception will follow the ceremony. VCU will live stream the event online at http://go.vcu.edu/convocation.

“The best year of my life:” Neurosurgery resident conducts brain tumor research in New Zealand

“The best year of my life:” Neurosurgery resident conducts brain tumor research in New Zealand

As a sixth-year neurosurgery resident at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Lisa Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., aches for her patients battling aggressive brain tumors. Despite surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, the average life expectancy for patients diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive type of brain tumor, is 15 months. “We have to do better than that,” Feldman said. “It’s so frustrating. I see so many patients suffering.”

Criminal justice majors gain law enforcement experience at Student Basic Jailor Academy

Criminal justice majors gain law enforcement experience at Student Basic Jailor Academy

Agustin Hussain hopes to follow in the footsteps of his late uncle, Robert Ellis, a former Navy SEAL and narcotics detective for the Newport News Police Department. “I’ve always been interested in law enforcement,” said Hussain, a rising senior and criminal justice major at Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. “But it was my uncle and mentor who pushed me to pursue my dream of becoming a special agent for the FBI’s counterterrorism division.”

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