Faculty Spotlight: Maria Rivera

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Faculty Spotlight: Maria Rivera

Maria Rivera, associate professor in the Department of Biology, recently co-edited a new book titled, Metagenomics for Microbiology. The book aims to provide guidance on the best practices for metagenomics, which looks at genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples. “These findings have the potential to change how we understand health and disease and how we practice medicine,” she […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Mignonne Guy – NIGMS Training Grant (Local Student Mentoring Program

Dr. Mignonne Guy, Assistant Professor in African American Studies, in collaboration with VCU’s Division for Health Sciences Diversity, was awarded a National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) training grant subcontract to host the Symposium on Health Equity and Interprofessional Practice: Increasing the Pipeline of Underrepresented Students to Level the Playing Field for the Medically […]

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Jason Merrick Wins Teaching Prize

Jason Merrick, Professor in the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research, was awarded the Prize for the Teaching of Operations Research/Management Sciences Practice by The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) at their annual meeting last week. INFORMS is the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of […]

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The Next Big Idea Challenge

Win Up To $1600 With Your Big Idea! The Next Big Idea contest is back! Anyone in the VCU community can submit an idea for a new company, product or service and win up to $1,600! Total prizes up to $1800! The deadline is Friday, November 28. Five different awards with be given out from […]

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VCU’s First TEDxVCU

TEDxVCU will host a conference at the Altria Theater on November 15th from 10:30 am- 5:30 pm. This is VCU’s first TEDx event. The event is free to all VCU students. The conference will include the following speakers from the College: Jillian Stevens, political science major, Kunal Kapoor, World Studies alumnus, Fulbright Scholar and current student […]

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Sullivan Receives $2.66 Million Grant

Terri Sullivan, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, was recently awarded a $2.66 million grant from the National Institute of Justice for her project titled Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Sustainability of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in Increasing School Safety in Urban Middle Schools. This four-year project builds on the work of the […]

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VCU Ranks 6th in Chemistry Degrees Awarded to Women

“We’re very proud of our tradition of offering access to women and underrepresented groups in the department,” said Scott Gronert, department chair and professor of chemistry. “And we’re also proud that we’ve become one of the largest undergraduate programs in the country.” Read more at VCU News.

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VCU Professor Wins Major Humanities Award

Dr. Brian Daugherity, an assistant professor in the College of Humanities and Sciences’ Department of History, has received a one-year, $175,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to provide school teachers with an in-depth look at civil rights in Virginia. Two groups of 35 school teachers each will take part in the program, […]

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Our Faculty Scholars 2013-14

Congratulations to our Faculty Scholars for 2014, who have authored or edited a book, won a national scholarly award or managed at least $50,000 in research expenditures during the 2013-14 academic and fiscal year. Faculty Authors Richard Bargdill, Psychology Faye Belgrave, Psychology Edward L. Boone, Statistical Sciences David Bromley, World Studies Christopher Brooks, World Studies […]

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VCU Researchers Receive Three NIJ grants

The National Institute of Justice Grants recently awarded three grants totaling $833,036 to VCU.  VCU was the only institution to get three grants. The faculty members and abstracts are below. The solicitation was Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes through the National Institute of Justice.  The number of total awards for […]

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