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H&S: Sanctuary to provide creative outlet for former inmates

Sanctuary founder and VCU alumna Liz CanfieldA new workshop space on Broad Street sponsored by Open Minds, a program of Virginia Commonwealth University and the Richmond City Sheriff’s Office, will provide formerly incarcerated Richmond-area residents and their families a place to continue to learn and create together. Read more.

H&S: Instructor David Shipp dies at 62

David ShippDavid Shipp, longtime instructor in Virginia Commonwealth University's English Language Program, died after a brief battle with cancer. He was 62. Read more.

H&S: Professor named one of Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of 2015

Puru Jena, Ph.D.Puru Jena, Ph.D., a distinguished professor of physics at Virginia Commonwealth University, was named one of three Virginia’s Outstanding Scientists of 2015. Read more.

Robertson: Students provide nonprofit marketing services

 Students provide nonprofit marketing servicesLuke Divita and his teammates, all students at Virginia Commonwealth University, had been up for 24 hours, preparing a social media plan, a brochure, a flier and a photo slideshow for the nonprofit Autism Society Central Virginia. Read more.

Robertson: Students present studies, win award

Conference director Don Stacks, Ph.D.Researchers from the Robertson School and the Center for Media + Health presented their latest research at the International Public Relations Research Conference in Miami. Read more.

Calling all VCU alumni members!

VCU Alumni Annual Meeting and the Alumni Leaders ColloquiumAll active, dues-paying members of VCU Alumni are invited to attend the inaugural VCU Alumni Annual Meeting and the Alumni Leaders Colloquium to follow the business meeting. Read more.

VCU President Michael Rao’s statement on the hiring of coach Will Wade

WadeFollowing is a statement from Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao, Ph.D., on the hiring of VCU men’s basketball coach Will Wade. Read more.

Arts: Alumnus to offer ‘Jeanology’ program to students

Donwan-featureDuring a recent visit to campus, Donwan Harrell (B.F.A.’92/A), owner and designer of Prps Jeans and a Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts alumnus, shared his career experiences and detailed his vision for the new international program, “Jeanology,” which he will teach this summer. Read more.

VCU offers an open online course on community-engaged research

VCU offers an open online course on community-engaged researchThis summer, Virginia Commonwealth University is practicing what it teaches by offering a connected-learning online course in community-engaged research — and it’s open to everyone. Read more.

VCU Libraries: Topping Off Ceremony

Topping Off Ceremony On March 18, thousands gathered on the Compass, the geographic heart of the VCU Monroe Park Campus, to celebrate a major milestone: the topping off, or structural completion, of the new and much needed building currently being constructed beside James Branch Cabell Library. Read more.

Medicine: CCTR Cancer and Molecular Medicine Ph.D. concentration confirms first graduate

Lauren Folgosa CooleyLauren Folgosa Cooley comes from a family of doctors, nurses and physical therapists, which is partly why she came to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in 2010 to earn her M.D. Read more.

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Events

Digital Pragmata brown-bag session

Noon-1:30 p.m. April 17

H&S African American Studies alumni and donor event

5:30-7 p.m. April 17

Second annual Distinguished Scholar Lecture

7 p.m. April 17

Reunion Weekend

April 17-19

Theatre VCU's “Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster”

7:30-10 p.m. April 17

Paint the Town Green

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

LSEEE alumni and donor event

5:30-7 p.m. April 22

VCU Alumni Night at The Diamond

5:30 p.m. April 24

2015 Alumni and Community Bike Ride

8 a.m.-2p.m. May 2

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