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Faculty and Staff Features for February 2017

Faculty and Staff Features for February 2017

Michael Hindle, Ph.D., and P. Worth Longest Jr., Ph.D., have received a $2.4 million, four-year renewal of a National Institutes of Health grant originally awarded in 2011.

Breaking through barriers to HIV care

Breaking through barriers to HIV care

“Global is local and local is global.” April D. Kimmel, Ph.D., applies this simple, but impactful notion to her work daily as an applied decision scientist.

Inspired works lead to VMFA Fellowships for VCU students and faculty

Inspired works lead to VMFA Fellowships for VCU students and faculty

Zephyr Sheedy was at Lowe’s. Jessica Cruz was in Qatar. Jason Ly was in the bathroom. And Alexander Sausen was at a banquet in Indianapolis with 3,500 people dressed to the nines when he learned he was a recipient of the 2017 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Award.

Creative competition hones students’ presentation skills

Creative competition hones students’ presentation skills

You won’t get very far with even the greatest idea if you can’t present it well. That’s the thinking behind Creative Communication by Design, one of the original winners of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business’ EPIC Challenge.

GRTC honors VCU alumnus Nathan Burrell

GRTC honors VCU alumnus Nathan Burrell

Starting as an intern from Virginia Commonwealth University, Nathan Burrell has blazed a trail to oversee the 550-acre James River Park System, which draws 1.4 million visitors each year. The park, which includes areas on both sides of the river, and islands in between, offers mountain biking and hiking trails, rock climbing, fishing spots, river rapids, beach access and more.

Brand survival in the Trump era

Brand survival in the Trump era

With the country divided between pro- and anti-Trumpers, one group cannot afford to take sides — brands whose livelihoods depend on appealing to the entire population.

VCU love stories

VCU love stories

Many people who come to Virginia Commonwealth University to study or work discover something along the way that they did not necessarily expect — the love of their life. Below, eight happy couples share stories of how VCU helped shape their relationships.

VCU conference explores risk management issues tied to today’s workers

VCU conference explores risk management issues tied to today’s workers

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business will focus on a changing workforce at the 11th Annual Risk and Insurance Studies Center Trends Conference. “Navigating Risks & Challenges of a Changing Workforce” will take place Tuesday, March 7, at Snead Hall, 301 W. Main St., first floor. Registration opens at 7:15 a.m.

As the sun sets, the sun will rise at Cabell Library

As the sun sets, the sun will rise at Cabell Library

Joana Stillwell often woke before dawn this past summer to record the sunrise from her Fan district bedroom window. While not a morning person, the Virginia Commonwealth University student finds that her days flow better when she has an early start. The practice continued through the fall and spring.

Brandcenter alumni shine on massive Super Bowl stage

Brandcenter alumni shine on massive Super Bowl stage

Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter alumni once again played their part in the annual spectacle that is the Super Bowl, contributing their expertise and talent to the creation of a bevy of commercials that aired around the world during Sunday’s broadcast.

Making headlines: VCU journalism students are covering the General Assembly for 90 news outlets a...

Making headlines: VCU journalism students are covering the General Assembly for 90 news outlets and feeding stories to the Associated Press

On a recent morning at the General Assembly, a Virginia Senate subcommittee considered legislation backed by the oil and gas industry that would keep chemical recipes used in fracking confidential as trade secrets. Among the lobbyists, activists and others observing the debate, Virginia Commonwealth University senior journalism major Tyler Hammel was listening carefully and taking notes.

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