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Fashion is focus of Campus Sustainability Day

Fashion is focus of Campus Sustainability Day

Fashion is the focus of this year’s Campus Sustainability Day, with events planned for Monday, Sept. 26 and Friday, Sept. 30 on the Virginia Commonwealth University Monroe Park Campus.

New deck lighting offers ‘brighter’ future for VCU

New deck lighting offers ‘brighter’ future for VCU

Virginia Commonwealth University Parking and Transportation recently completed a yearlong lighting project in its Jefferson Street and West Broad Street parking decks. The parking and transportation team worked in partnership with VCU Facilities Management and Kenall Manufacturing to retrofit both parking facilities with more than 500 new 49-wattage TekDek LED luminaries.

Faculty and Staff Features for September 2016

Faculty and Staff Features for September 2016

Wei Zhang, Ph.D., professor and director of computer engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, was recently awarded a nearly $50,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Monroe Park renovation to begin in November

Monroe Park renovation to begin in November

Mayor Dwight Jones, Virginia Commonwealth University and the Monroe Park Conservancy have announced completion of a multiyear campaign to raise $3 million in private funds to renovate Richmond’s oldest city park. The announcement sets in motion procedural steps to allow construction to begin later this year.

Robertson School to host speaker series on presidential race

Robertson School to host speaker series on presidential race

Marcus Messner and Vivian Medina-Messner, journalism professors in the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture, are organizing a speaker series centered on the presidential race. The series, "Tweets from the Trail: The Media and the 2016 Presidential Campaign," will begin next week.

What's the real story behind exorcisms? VCU's Andrew Chesnut explains

What's the real story behind exorcisms? VCU's Andrew Chesnut explains

With a TV revival of “The Exorcist” set to debut Friday night on Fox, R. Andrew Chesnut, Ph.D., the Bishop Walter Sullivan Chair in Catholic Studies and a professor of religious studies in the School of World Studies in the College of Humanities and Sciences, has been giving interviews to the media about the real-life phenomenon of exorcisms.

‘Everything a good professor should be’

‘Everything a good professor should be’

It’s the third week of the semester and Pam Burch already knows all 170 of her students by name. Senior Austin Flagg is pleasantly surprised, although by now he probably shouldn’t be.

Are diabetes and depression bidirectional? VCU professor aims to find out

Are diabetes and depression bidirectional? VCU professor aims to find out

Depression often affects people in their 20s and 30s, while diabetes often occurs when people are in their 50s and 60s. These two age groups and their experiences may appear dissimilar on paper, but research has revealed that people with a history of depression are twice as likely to develop diabetes later in life.

At VCU Broad Street Mile, 'a great way to build connections'

At VCU Broad Street Mile, 'a great way to build connections'

Running is part of Joseph DiPiro’s morning routine. The dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy is typically on the road around 6 a.m., logging his daily miles — 4-5 on weekdays, 8-10 on the weekends.

VCU School of Education hosts weeklong teach-in on race and ethnicity

VCU School of Education hosts weeklong teach-in on race and ethnicity

During the week of Sept. 19, each class in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education will explore questions of race and ethnicity. The weeklong initiative is part of an effort to see race and ethnicity as lived realities in schools and society, rather than abstract ideas.

Lecture series to explore intersection of science, art and nature

Lecture series to explore intersection of science, art and nature

The Science, Technology and Society Program of the College of Humanities and Sciences will host a 10th anniversary lecture series featuring two talks — one by an expert on early modern European history and the history of science, the other by an interdisciplinary artist who incorporates scientific knowledge and techniques in her work.

VCU hosts Facebook Live chat with concussion expert on Wednesday

VCU hosts Facebook Live chat with concussion expert on Wednesday

With high school sports season underway, concerns about concussions are once again top of mind for many athletes and parents. Concussions, which are a type of traumatic brain injury, are a frequent concern for those playing sports, from children and teenagers to professional athletes.

VCU student-run physical therapy clinic opens Sept. 21

VCU student-run physical therapy clinic opens Sept. 21

Virginia Commonwealth University physical therapy students will celebrate the grand opening of their free, student-run clinic Sept. 21. The Community Accessible Rehabilitative Exercises Services (C.A.R.E.S) Clinic at VCU will provide free physical therapy care to uninsured and underinsured individuals who live in Richmond.

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