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Drone flight planned over Monroe Park Campus buildings this week

Drone flight planned over Monroe Park Campus buildings this week

As part of a research project, Virginia Commonwealth University Life Sciences will conduct an unmanned aircraft system mapping flight over parts of VCU’s Monroe Park Campus on Thursday and Friday, during the university’s fall semester reading days.

Sullivan named VCU assistant vice president for capital assets and real estate

Sullivan named VCU assistant vice president for capital assets and real estate

Kevin G. Sullivan will join the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Division of Administration as assistant vice president for capital assets and real estate, effective Jan. 1. In this role, Sullivan will be responsible for developing the overall real estate strategy for VCU, the VCU Health System, and its affiliated foundations for the acquisition and disposition of buildings and lands.

Project shares ephemera from women’s suffrage, temperance, civil rights and other social movements

Project shares ephemera from women’s suffrage, temperance, civil rights and other social movements

Sheet music for the suffragists’ rallying song “Votes for Women.” A Superboy comic PSA from the 1950s extolling the virtues of public education. A Victrola ad from 1920 suggesting that community singing would bring immigrants “into the fold of American citizenry.” A temperance movement handbill warning that alcohol is the “Fluid Extract of Hell” and “GUARANTEED TO KILL BOYS.” These are just a few of the intriguing items to be found in a new project by VCU Libraries and seven partner institutions that showcases photographs, pamphlets, placards, advertisements, buttons and other ephemera from the history of social reform movements and social services.

Bourbon-maker leaves Snead Hall in high spirits

Bourbon-maker leaves Snead Hall in high spirits

David Cuttino believes he has just enough business knowledge to be a successful entrepreneur. “Enough to be dangerous,” said Cuttino, co-founder and general manager of Reservoir Distillery.

What’s the scariest part of Halloween? Cavities.

What’s the scariest part of Halloween? Cavities.

They can be gummy, crunchy, sour or sweet, but one thing all candies have in common is that they decay your teeth. With an eye on Halloween, the American Dental Hygienists Association designated October as National Dental Hygiene Month.

Comedian and writer Zach Anner to speak at VCU during Disability Awareness Month

Comedian and writer Zach Anner to speak at VCU during Disability Awareness Month

Comedian, actor and writer Zach Anner will speak at VCU on Monday, Oct. 16, as part of the university’s recognition of Disability Awareness Month. Anner’s talk, “When Life Gives You a Wheelchair, Make Lemonade,” will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the University Student Commons Theatre, 907 Floyd Ave.

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