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Alumni spotlight: Jose Ortiz

Jose Ortiz, (BS, Physics and Computer Engineering ’08 and MS Electrical and Computer Engineering ’10) has worked as an avionics lead engineer on several record-breaking, unmanned aircraft projects since completing his undergraduate and graduate studies at VCU. A double major in physics in the College of Humanities and Sciences, and computer and electrical engineering from […]

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Alumni spotlight: Lucinda Huffaker

Lucinda Huffaker, Ph.D., (BS Psychology ’75) currently serves as Yale University’s Director of Supervised Ministries, single-handedly advising and mentoring 50 Master of Divinity students annually. While guiding students through the curriculum and coaching their first steps toward their future careers, she not only draws upon her innate enthusiasm and years of experience in teaching, but […]

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Class notes August 2017

Updates 1980s David Baldacci (B.A.’83/H&S) received the 2017 Literary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Library of Virginia, which recognizes outstanding and long-lasting contributions to literature by an author with Virginia ties. Rudy Burwell** (B.S.’86/H&S), owner of the Northern Virginia-based electrical supplier Encompass Supply, opened the company’s first Richmond office in January 2017. Encompass, founded in […]

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David Edwards Researches Air Transportation for NASA

For the past five years NASA has been collaborating with a associate professor David Edwards from the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research to test the next generation of air transportation systems using statistical simulations. The Federal Aviation Administration’s Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen project, is designed to improve the communication, navigation, […]

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Bringing the Past into the Present Using the Technology of the Future

Walking into VCU’s Virtual Curation Lab is like entering the mind of a crazed historian from the future. The whirring of several 3D printers working at once fills the tiny office space, which looks like a national museum stuffed into 200 square feet, with the busy sounds of creation. Massive bones of extinct creatures, delicate […]

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CCEP Engages Richmond in HIV Education and Awareness

African American men and women across the United States are disproportionately impacted by the ongoing HIV health crisis in America. Although African Americans make up only 13% of the overall population, they represent 40% of all people living with HIV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Black adolescents and young adults […]

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Mathematicians Make Progress on Unsolved Problems at Ideal Fest

“In my field of math, 99 percent of your time is spent pursuing avenues which are ultimately not fruitful. The one percent of the time that it does work, it can be revolutionary,” said Sean Cox, assistant professor of Mathematics at VCU. Cox is a mathematician whose research focuses on mathematical logic and set theory, […]

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Chemistry Faculty Receive $200,000 in State-Funded Research Grants

Chemistry chair Dr. Samy El-Shall and Professor Nicholas Farrell were each awarded $100,000 grants from the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced early this month. These prestigious awards support Virginia research in high-potential areas of study with commercial promise including advanced manufacturing, cyber security, energy, water quality, information technology, life sciences, and unmanned […]

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Acevedo Takes on New Role

Ed Acevedo, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, will serve as acting Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs effective July 1 while the search for someone to fill that position permanently is conducted.

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Class notes June 2017

Updates 1970s Isabel Dowrick** (B.A.’74/H&S; M.Ed.’92/E) has mostly retired from her work at the University of Richmond as head of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She works part time for the READ Center teaching adults who want to improve their reading skills. She also is a volunteer mentor for Education for Ministry, a study program […]

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