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At community gathering, UR and VCU to unveil digital map of East End Cemetery

At community gathering, UR and VCU to unveil digital map of East End Cemetery

Over the past year, students and faculty from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond have been collaborating to clean up and conduct research at Richmond’s East End Cemetery, a long-neglected and overgrown burial site of thousands of African-Americans that dates back to 1897.

Help VCU set world record for largest display of piñatas

Help VCU set world record for largest display of piñatas

Ever wanted to break a world record? Now’s your chance. The Virginia Commonwealth University da Vinci Center is partnering with the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Hispanic Foundation to attempt a Guinness World Record for the “Largest Display of Piñatas.”

MCV Hospitals Auxiliary awards $300,000 in departmental grants

MCV Hospitals Auxiliary awards $300,000 in departmental grants

On a rainy afternoon, dozens of volunteers and VCU Health team members left the auditorium of the Hermes A. Kontos Medical Sciences Building with smiles on their faces. Sixty of them held large envelopes carrying newly awarded grants back to their teams to fund patient care projects and staff initiatives.

VCU Board of Visitors to meet May 11

VCU Board of Visitors to meet May 11

The Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors has scheduled committee and full board meetings on Friday, May 11, on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus in the James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave., Richmond, Virginia, as follows:

VCU professors join elite biomedical engineering group

VCU professors join elite biomedical engineering group

Three Virginia Commonwealth University professors have joined the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, an elite group that comprises the top 2 percent of medical and biological engineers nationally.

At symposium, Georgetown president says universities should embrace influential role in speech de...

At symposium, Georgetown president says universities should embrace influential role in speech debates

During a speech at Virginia Commonwealth University on Thursday, John DeGioia, Ph.D., president of Georgetown University, said institutions of higher education bear a critical responsibility to take the same “restless and relentless” style of inquiry that marks their approach to scholarship and apply it to the complex tension between freedom of expression and respect for diversity and inclusion.

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