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Arts: Valentino helps open VCUQatar’s Tasmeem Doha 2015

ValentinoVCUQatar, in partnership with the Qatar Foundation, launched Tasmeem Doha 2015, its biennial art and design conference, featuring a special conversation with legendary fashion designer and master couturier Valentino Garavani. Read more.

Arts: MoMA acquires third work from professor

MoMaThe Museum of Modern Art in New York City recently acquired a kinetic sound installation from internationally acclaimed sound artist Stephen Vitiello, associate professor of kinetic imaging in the VCU School of the Arts. Read more.

Arts: VCU grad’s work as a costumer leads to opportunities

CostumerThe roar of the huge rain machines drenching the cast of “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” during filming in 2006 was a cue that former Richmonder Josh Coleman (B.A.’03/A) would be spending a long night cleaning, repairing and drying the cast’s costumes. Read more.

Arts: Chronicling the music career of a VCU alumnus

In the early 1980s — he can’t remember precisely when — Carlos Chafin was in his 20s and living in Richmond. He’d studied classical piano as a child, then switched to rock and was a fixture in the Virginia capital doing session work and engineering. One day, he was approached by Peter Coughter of the ad agency Siddall, Matus and Coughter. Read more.

Arts: Students collaborate on ‘Made in Church Hill’ exhibit

Made in Church HillRichmond’s Church Hill neighborhood has long held a special place in the heart of the Virginia Commonwealth University community. Read more.

Arts: Students to educate public about mitochondrial disease, encourage healthy living

Students to educateAn upcoming exhibit at the Science Museum of Virginia will feature Virginia Commonwealth University faculty and students’ multimedia projects that aim to raise awareness of mitochondrial disease and the importance of healthy lifestyle choices in maintaining energy in our day-to-day-lives. Read more.

Arts: Buffington named National Higher Education Art Educator of the Year

BuffingtonThe National Art Education Association has named Virginia Commonwealth University’s Melanie Buffington, Ph.D., the 2015 National Higher Education Teacher of the Year. Read more.

VCUQ students to design outfit for the ‘Lady in Red’

Lady in RedMarsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha, has announced a collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, offering local fashion design students the opportunity to secure a six-month internship at Qatar’s new ultra-luxury resort by creating a bespoke wardrobe collection for the Lady in Red. Read more.

VCU graduate programs ranked in the top 50

VCU grad programSeveral graduate programs at Virginia Commonwealth University have improved their rankings among the top 50 of the nation's best in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.” Read more.

Show us your Little Rams

Little RamsShare a photo of your Little Rams (kids or pets) dressed in their Rams gear! Tag us @vcualumni on Twitter or Instagram, post to our Facebook page or email us at alumni@vcu.edu. Read more.

Take full advantage of this alumni benefit

Alumni group rates Letter from VCU Alumni President Baxter Perkinson Jr., D.D.S. (D.D.S.’70/D): As your president, I want to be sure you are taking full advantage of an alumni benefit that is available to you. Read more.

Special guest at next RPI alumni meeting

Broad St. MileGraduates of Richmond Professional Institute are invited to attend a special meeting of the RPI Alumni Council. Please join fellow RPI graduates and hear from Richard T. Robertson (B.S.’67/MC), former president of Warner Brothers Domestic Television Distribution. Read more.

New VCU license plates available

License platesShow your love for the VCU Rams with new license plates from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Two new designs are now available. Read more.

VCU Broad Street Mile returns for third annual event

Broad St. MileVirginia Commonwealth University returns as the signature sponsor of the VCU Broad Street Mile. The event offers participants the opportunity to enjoy a free festival, compete in a series of 1-mile fun runs or a 5K and raise money for local charities. Read more.

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Events

30th Annual Brown-Lyons Lecture

7:30-9:30 p.m. March 26

Massey Mile water stop volunteering

March 28

VCU Alumni Winery Tour

9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. April 4

Intercultural Festival

1-6 p.m. April 11

Rams Night Out

6-11:30 p.m. April 11

Monroe Scholars Book and Author Luncheon

Noon-1:30 p.m. April 15

Paint the Town Green

8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 18

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