VCU to close Thursday, Friday as Hurricane Florence approaches

September 12, 2018

Nia Tariq News Editor VCU will remain open Wednesday, but will close Thursday and Friday in anticipation of incoming category four Hurricane Florence — VCU Medical Center will remain operational. A VCU Alert was sent out on Tuesday that the university will shut down for the inclement weather, and will Read More

VCU awarded grant for recruitment, retention of women in STEM

September 5, 2018

VCU will recruit more STEM female faculty members following the awarding of a $2.99 million grant. Accorded by the National Science Foundation, the “Overcoming Immunity to Change: ADVANCE IT VCU” grant plans to raise participation and advancement of women in science, technology, engineering and math fields. “The disproportionate representation of Read More

VCU professors join elite bioengineering institute

April 16, 2018

Three professors were inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) at a formal ceremony on April 9. Those chosen are recognized for their contributions in teaching, research and innovation in the field. Dr. Gregory Buck of the VCU School of Medicine and Lukasz Kurgan and Frank Read More

Experts Call for More Resources in Fighting Opioid Epidemic

February 12, 2018

An average of 19 people a week overdosed on opioids in Richmond last year, and government agencies and other entities have responded to the crisis in a variety of ways, from dispensing overdose reversal drugs to arresting addicts. Academic and law-enforcement experts discussed the problem and possible solutions Tuesday in Read More

Unfunded federal mandates cost VCU millions

April 3, 2017

Virginia Commonwealth University estimates it spends about $13 million annually to comply with more than 200 federal regulations, according to a fiscal report Congress asked all Virginia public universities to submit as part of a review of unfunded mandates. According to the report, VCU spends $800,000 to comply with Title Read More

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