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Ev Worthington Co-Writes New Book

Everett Worthington, professor in the Department of Psychology, recently co-wrote a book with Jennifer Ripley of Regent University that provides more than 100 practical exercises to help couples improve their relationships. The book, Couple Therapy: A New Hope-Focused Approach, focuses on assessment, feedback, creating commitment, communication, problem-solving, understanding each others’ pasts, apologies and forgiveness. Read […]

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New Book By Psychology Professor

A new book co-authored by Faye Belgrave, professor and doctoral student in the Department of Psychology, explores how to best help African-American boys succeed. The book, African American Boys: Identity, Culture, and Development, comes five years after Faye authored a similar book focused on African-American girls titled African American Girls: Reframing Perceptions and Changing Experiences. […]

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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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Alumni spotlight: Patrick Harwood

Patrick Harwood, BS Mass Communications ’84, moved to Charleston, South Carolina in 1990 to take a news reporting position with the local CBS affiliate and quickly fell in love with his new city. He enjoyed occasional jaunts around the historic sites of Charleston, taking in its storied architecture and coastal vistas, in later years sometimes […]

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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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New Course in Innovation

A new team-taught, interdisciplinary course in innovation, Innovation Goes to Market, is being offered for the spring 2015 semester. The course will focus on taking student-generated ideas through a rigorous customer interview process, discarding those that don’t solve a customer pain, with the goal that each four-person team will finish the semester with a customer-validated […]

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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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