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iCubed scholar Gendron honored with Distinguished Service award

Department of Gerontology Chair offering “What is Ageism?” seminar for IExcel Education on Sept. 7th Tracey Gendron, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Gerontology in the College of Health Professions, was presented with the Distinguished Service award at the 40th Faculty Convocation, held on August 30th. The award recognizes her substantial and ongoing contributions to […]

iCubed scholar’s interactive exhibition premieres at Arizona’s Sun Devil Stadium

(Paul Rucker speaks on KTAR News. See the full video here.) Paul Rucker’s “Banking While Black” highlights Black Wall Street stories Paul Rucker’s “Banking While Black” interactive art exhibit premiered at the Tempe, Arizona campus of Arizona State University on March 15, 2022. The project blends art and history to tell stories of the Black Wall […]

Little Ram Pantries project, launched via CEnR grant, expands to MCV Campus

The project is part of the iCubed Sustainable Food Access core Five Little Ram Pantries were installed on Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park Campus last fall as part of a pilot project to help address food insecurity among students. Now the project is being expanded, with two new Little Ram Pantries being added on the Monroe Park Campus and […]

Immersive dance performance “Hoptown” takes shape under iCubed scholar’s direction

MK Abadoo co-leads the iCubed Racial Equity, Arts and Culture core (Image courtesy of MKArts, the dance company founded by MK Abadoo, started working in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, this month as the piece titled “Hoptown” begins to take shape. Dancers offered background on the piece and involved attendees in preview performances of the piece during […]

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.

Monuments not easily removed in education, healthcare and justice: a call to the 21st century urban public research university

When I was an undergraduate student in the 1990’s, I wrote an opinion essay that called for the renaming of the John C. Calhoun Expressway in Augusta, Georgia. The essay later was published, in part, as an editorial in my home city’s conservative-leaning newspaper. Calhoun, a former South Carolina senator and U.S. Vice President, was […]

Authentic living and holistic mentorship

“I think that for iCubed, it is essential that we mentor students in life skills as well as research skills,” shares Sarah Raskin, M.P.H., Ph.D. “While skill-building is certainly part of this mentorship process – it’s essential that we mentor students in areas of professionalization as well.” Dr. Sarah Raskin joined Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) […]

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