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H&S: White House recognizes student as ‘Champion of Change’

Sixto CancelSixto Cancel, a senior Virginia Commonwealth University student, will be among a dozen former foster youth who will be recognized by the White House for making a difference in their communities. Read more.

H&S: WWII veteran’s harrowing mid-air escape commemorated with help of 3-D printer

WWII veteranSitting on the tail fin of a model B-25 Mitchell bomber hanging from the ceiling of the Virginia War Memorial is a 6-inch-tall figurine of 95-year-old Richmond resident Russell Scott, who was shot down in a B-25 over Italy during World War II and held as a prisoner of war. Read more.

H&S: Professor receives Fulbright grant

 George Munro, Ph.D.Virginia Commonwealth University professor George Munro, Ph.D., has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant – his third – to travel to Russia to study the history of a small mining town that was once populated primarily by Soviet Union exiles. Read more.

H&S: Project to encourage breastfeeding

A new project at Virginia Commonwealth University will encourage, inform and empower economically disadvantaged Richmond-area mothers to breastfeed. Read more.

H&S: Alumnus receives Guggenheim Fellowship for novel

Kevin PowersKevin Powers (B.S.’08/H&S), an author, poet and VCU graduate, has been named a 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in support of his forthcoming second work of fiction. Read more.

H&S: Study seeks to improve support of college students with ADHD

Joshua Langberg, Ph.D.Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Virginia Commonwealth University have received a nearly $3.2 million federal grant to study how colleges and universities can better support students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Read more.

H&S: Smarter running through science

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As Paige Fitzgerald prepared to race in her seventh Monument Avenue 10K, she bought a new pair of shoes she hoped would make her faster. Read more.

H&S: An interview with poet Gregory Donovan

DonovanGregory Donovan, an associate professor in the creative writing program in the Department of English, part of the College of Humanities and Sciences, has published his second collection of poetry, “Torn from the Sun,” from Red Hen Press. Read more.

H&S: New biography tells story of the first world famous African-American concert performer

Roland HayesA recent biography co-written by a Virginia Commonwealth University professor tells the story of the tenor Roland Hayes — the first African-American man to achieve international fame as a concert performer, selling out Carnegie Hall and other major venues around the world. Read more.

H&S: Departments welcome alumni back

VCU College of Humanities and Sciences alumniThe College of Humanities and Sciences welcomed back alumni and supporters from several departments in the month of April. Alumni enjoyed catching up with former professors and sharing updates on careers and life since graduation. Read more.

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VCU celebrates its top 10 graduates of the last decade

10 Under 10Virginia Commonwealth University honored 10 graduates of the last decade (GOLD) at VCU Alumni’s inaugural 10 Under 10 awards celebration. Read more.

VCU Medical Center among first to receive prestigious accreditation

VCU Medical CenterVirginia Commonwealth University Medical Center has become one of the nation’s first medical centers to complete the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s new accreditation program for Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers. Read more.

Arts: VCU Anderson Gallery closes

The Anderson GalleryThe Anderson Gallery, the VCU School of the Arts exhibition facility, closed May 18, but the gallery’s rich permanent collection of artwork will become more accessible than ever after it moves to VCU Libraries. Read more.

Massey: Amy’s Army plans guided garden cycling tour

Amy’s Army, a group dedicated to raising $100,000 toward cancer research at VCU Massey Cancer Center, announces “Pedal through Petals: a guided cycling tour of Richmond’s gardens.” The event will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 30. Read more.

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Events

Pedal through Petals
9 a.m. May 30

H&S Community Health Education alumni and friends reception
4-6 p.m. May 30

June AAAC meeting
10 a.m.-noon June 13

VCU Day at Nationals Park
1:30-6 p.m. July 18

Hampton Roads student send-off
5:30-9 p.m. July 22

Fredericksburg student send-off
6:30-8:30 p.m. July 30

Central Virginia student send-off
5-9 p.m. July 31

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