H&S: Alumna serves as Hopewell’s vice mayor
At 16, Jasmine Gore (B.A.’10/H&S) had plans to attend college and become a scientist. Now 26, Gore has achieved that dream, first graduating from VCU and then securing a job as a technologist in a genetic sequencing lab, where she still works. Read more.
H&S: Psychology senior conducts HIV testing study
For Danielle Armstrong, conducting data collection and crunching the numbers is not the fun part of research. Studying why people behave the way they do is what she enjoys. Her research could help save lives by showing how to encourage people to utilize resources already widely — and sometimes freely — available. Read more.
Faculty members share behind-the-scene lives
Away from work and in their own worlds, some VCU faculty members quietly lead second lives. Take the dentist who raises oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. Or the professor who just released a debut album. Or the librarian often found rolling on two wheels. Read more.
Alumni donate Torah that survived the Holocaust
VCU announced the acquisition of a Sefer Torah, a powerful symbol and moving presence in Jewish worship and community life. Presented by an alumni couple with deep connections to the university, it will be held and safeguarded by the VCU Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives. Read more.
VCU student wins Richmond cycling event
VCU student Chris Jones won the Division I men’s individual time trial in the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships in Richmond, marking a formidable start for the VCU contingent competing in the races featuring roughly 400 athletes from 115 colleges and universities. Read more.
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