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Center for the Study of Tobacco Products receives nearly $20M grant

The Center for the Study of Tobacco Products at Virginia Commonwealth University has received a $19.78 million grant through a partnership between the National Institutes of Health and the  FDA Center for Tobacco Products to launch a five-year project focused on predicting the outcomes of government regulations of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. The center, which is part of […]

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Dean to lead $3M grant for advancing women in STEM at VCU

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.99 million grant to an interdisciplinary team of faculty women leaders at Virginia Commonwealth University that will increase the recruitment, retention and advancement of STEM female faculty across the university. The grant, “Overcoming Immunity to Change: ADVANCE IT VCU,” led by Montse Fuentes, Ph.D., dean of the College of Humanities […]

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In rural Jamaica, VCU students offer healthy living outreach and education

A dozen Virginia Commonwealth University students from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences traveled to Jamaica this summer as part of a service learning course that conducts health promotion and health education activities in rural communities. The class, Jamaica: Community Health Promotion, led health promotion and education activities in eight schools, addressing topics such […]

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Primer Residue and Brake Dust

September 12, 2018 2:00 p.m. Academic Learning Commons, 2201 Speaker: Mary Keehan, MS Virginia Department of Forensic Sciences Sponsored by the Department of Forensic Science as part of its Graduate Program Seminar Series For more information: Jo Murphy, (804) 828-8420, jsmurphy@vcu.edu

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Declaring Freedom from a Founding Father: The Life of Ona Judge and Her Escape From the Washingtons

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 6:00 p.m. Auditorium, VCU Institute for Contemporary Art 601 West Broad Street Erica Armstrong Dunbar Professor of History Rutgers University Sponsored by the Humanities Research Center in partnership with the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art Admission is free by ticket available at icavcu.org/lectures/lecture-dunbar.

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Meet VCU’s Authors: Brooke Newman

Monday, September 17, 2018 4:00 p.m. Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (Room 250) Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race and Sex in Colonial Jamaica Brooke Newman Associate Professor of History and Associate Director of the Humanities Research Center Dr. Newman’s new book provides a major reassessment of the development of race and […]

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The Importance of our Urban Catholic Schools

Tuesday, September 18 4:00 p.m. Cabell Library Lecture Hall Join VCU President Emeritus, Eugene Trani, and guest speakers Wanda Wallin and Joseph Whitmore to learn about Catholic education in Richmond and beyond. Presented by Dr. Eugene Trani and the Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Chair of Catholic Studies More information on this lecture series may be […]

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qPCR-Based Mixture Detection Using High Resolution Melt Curve Analysis: Getting More Information Earlier on in the Forensic DNA Workflow

September 19, 2018 2:00 p.m. Academic Learning Commons, 2201 Speaker: Tracey Dawson Cruz, PhD Department of Forensic Science Virginia Commonwealth University Sponsored by the Department of Forensic Science as part of its Graduate Program Seminar Series For more information: Jo Murphy, (804) 828-8420, jsmurphy@vcu.edu

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The Opioid Epidemic in Virginia: Individual, Family and Community Consequences

September 19, 2018 7:00 p.m. Academic Learning Commons 1107 This inaugural event marks the launch of our annual Health Sciences Lecture Series. The series invites speakers to highlight topics relevant to the structure, organization and operation of the U.S. healthcare system and its impact on the general well-being and health status of the U.S. population. […]

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Truth, Freedom of Expression, Democracy and the Age of the American Presidency

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.) NEW LOCATION: W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts* 922 Park Avenue A conversation with Bob Woodward, legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, author and associate editor of The Washington Post *In the event that the Singleton Center is filled to capacity, a video of […]

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