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‘Diversity drives excellence’ at 2022 PACME ceremony

“Each PACME winner is an exemplar of the power of relationships and how, when we honor our relationships, we create something that is bigger than ourselves,” Aashir Nasim, Ph.D. Kelechi (K.C.) Ogbonna, Pharm.D., associate dean for admissions and student services in the School of Pharmacy, received the Riese-Melton Award, given each year for contributions made […]

VCU Mary and Frances Youth Center’s Lobs & Lessons program inducted into the Richmond Tennis Association Hall of Fame

Lobs & Lessons is a youth enrichment program that strengthens life skills, promotes academics and creates a path to higher education through the sport of tennis.

VCU Service-Learning Office publishes triennial community partner impact assessment report

The report aims to understand the impact of service-learning on community partner organizations in order to ensure reciprocal, mutually beneficial partnerships.

New non-discrimination training sustains inclusivity at VCU

The VCU Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success (IES) launched the VCU Non-discrimination Training on Oct. 28, 2021. The purpose of the VCU Non-discrimination Training is to provide all VCU faculty and staff with a common foundation of concepts related to non-discrimination and equity in the workplace. The training is one way IES sustains […]

From slavery to Jim Crow to George Floyd: Virginia universities face a long racial reckoning

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) was featured in an article by The Washington Post on Nov. 26, 2021. The article details challenges faced by Virginia universities in renaming campus landmarks and promoting diversity.

A queer studies summer intensive creates a virtual queer space at VCU

What is a virtual queer space? This is the question this year’s Camp Qmunity cohort attempted to answer.

VCU Fashion professor takes students behind the curtain of sustainability with new community-engaged research project

A Community-Engaged Research Impact Grant recipient details a post consumer textile project between two VCU Fashion classes and two community partners.

iCubed Sustainable Food Access core member evaluates VCU student food insecurity

Studies addressed the prevalence of student food insecurity, challenges associated with food insecurity and how students cope with those challenges.

iCubed’s Commonwealth Scholars Program provides more than academic support to students

The VCU Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation (iCubed) runs the Commonwealth Scholars Program (CSP). During the 2020-21 academic year, CSP provided academic and financial support to 11 students. Three students share how CSP supported them through their academic careers and beyond.

5 Projects iCubed core members are working on in 2021

Currently consisting of eight cores, iCubed faculty are conducting a multitude of community-engaged research projects to benefit the Richmond area and beyond. Here are five projects our cores and faculty are working on in 2021.

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