Student Spotlight: Marcella Torres

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Student Spotlight: Marcella Torres

Marcella Torres is both a mathematician and a competitive bodybuilder. She is determined to prove the traditional practices of both the athletic and academic communities wrong by demonstrating the benefits of a plant-based vegan lifestyle. Torres, who is working towards her Ph.D. in Systems Modeling and Analysis at VCU, studies the effect of nutrition and […]

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Baldacci Student Experiential Learning Fund

Are you planning an internship, research experience or study abroad trip for 2018? Or do you have an interest in attending a professional conference or have an idea for a social entrepreneurship project? The Baldacci Student Experiential Learning Fund grants academically promising students of diverse areas of study and backgrounds with financial support to pursue […]

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VCU Commemorates Centennial of the Balfour Declaration

On the 100th anniversary of the historical document known as the Balfour Declaration, various departments from the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences invited esteemed scholars to discuss the role of the document in modern day context. The Balfour Declaration was a short letter that announced the British support of creating a separate state for […]

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Calling All Student Book Collectors

Submissions Open for VCU’s Book Collecting Contest Are you a bookworm? A spine fondler? A page sniffer? Then you may just have what it takes to win a hundred dollars! VCU is hosting a Student Book Collecting Contest this year, sponsored by the Department of English, James Branch Cabell Library, and Black Swan Books. One […]

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VCU’s Basketball Teams Use Data to Individualize Training

Every sport requires a unique pattern of movement, that places various strains on the body’s ability to generate energy and power. Basketball players often exert short, explosive bursts of energy when driving to the basket, while at the same time sustaining a continuous jog up and down the court. And though there are basketball related […]

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Coston Receives Grant to Study Health of Bisexual and Non Monosexual Women

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a $50,000, year-long grant to Bethany (bee) Coston, Ph.D., assistant professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at VCU. The grant is funded through the foundation’s New Connections project, a career development program designed to support research on health equity by scholars from diverse, historically disadvantaged or underrepresented […]

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African American Studies Department Hosts Pop-Up Gallery

Upon entering the first floor of Harrison House, visitors to the Department of African American Studies were greeted by a striking painting of a beautiful, naked woman during the Department’s October pop-up gallery. The woman’s head is tilted back in an expression of ecstasy, her arms bound to her sides by red ropes as disembodied […]

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David and Michelle Baldacci give $1.1M to support H&S students

Bestselling novelist and Virginia Commonwealth University alumnus David Baldacci and his wife, Michelle, are making a $1.1 million gift to VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences that will establish a scholarship for political science students and will create a fund to provide students with a variety of experiential learning opportunities. “Our continuing partnership with VCU is incredibly meaningful to us both,” […]

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Overflow Crowd Hears Junot Diaz

Over five hundred people, not just students and professors but members of the public as well, filled the VCU Cabell Library lecture hall last night with an electric energy of anticipation and vibrating hum of excited chatter. Most clutched well-thumbed copies of identical novels and wore giddy grins, as they lined the walls and perched […]

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Health Psychology Doctoral Program Emphasizes Research and Diversity

It is widely understood that a person’s health is influenced by behaviors like diet and exercise, but psychologists today recognize that a variety of intersecting influences, oftentimes not obviously linked to fitness, have an impact on our overall physical and mental well-being.   “There’s a growing awareness of the connections between people’s mental health, their […]

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