Arts: Milo Russell, professor emeritus, dies at 93
Milo Floyd Russell (B.F.A.’55/A) was known for his dedication to perfecting portraits throughout his expansive painting career. He occasionally painted landscapes, but he would soon return to his portraits of an imagined subject with soft, round, brown eyes with often flat brown hair. Read more.
Arts: Spotlight on music alumna Dawn Henry
Dawn Henry (M.M.’98/A) grew up in Quarryville, Pennsylvania, and began playing clarinet at age 10. While attending VCU for her master’s degree, she auditioned and was selected for the U.S. Air Force Band. Henry is now chief musician for the U.S. Navy Band. Read more.
Medicine: Family celebrates a 101st birthday with gift
Clelia Johnson turned 101 in September. She remembers clearly coming to work at the Medical College of Virginia soon after high school. She had “the audacity,” she said, to ask the president of the college at the time, William Sanger, Ph.D., to speak at her medical secretary graduation. That contact led to her first job and then to a more than 60-year career working in medical pathology. Read more.
2015 State of the University Address
VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., will present the 2015 VCU State of the University Address at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the University Student Commons. VCU will also stream the address online. Read more.
Challenging new grads to ‘be disruptive’
During fall commencement ceremonies, Kay Coles James, former director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, challenged Virginia Commonwealth University’s newest graduates not to accept mediocrity but to be disruptive. Read more.
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