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December 16, 2016
Research Executive Director Named to National Advisory Committee

Sarah B. Cunningham, Ph.D. has been appointed to the Creative Youth Development National Partnership’s advisory committee. The Creative Youth Development National Partnership is an initiative of the National Guild for Community Arts Education, Americans for the Arts, Presidents Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and Massachusetts Cultural Council. Read the full press release here.

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December 15, 2016
Art + Science Working Together to Impact a Community

Ever since meeting at a Virginia Commonwealth University Office of Sustainability retreat last fall, professors Stephen Fong, Ph.D., and Jon Sheridan have been sharing ideas about how they could collaborate. While Fong teaches chemical and life science engineering and Sheridan teaches photography, they believe art and science complement each other. After consulting with Christopher Gough,…

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December 14, 2016
Announcing 2016-17 VCUarts Graduate Research Grant Awards

Twelve graduate students have been awarded grants ranging from $1,190-$3,000 to support creative practice, research and scholarly activities.   J. Avery Collins, Sculpture + Extended Media “The moon cuts like pie, but not cherry” is a durational performance depicting the interior of one ‘living’ entity- that invites visitors into five of its many symbiotic compartments…

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December 12, 2016
Theatre Alumnus Appointed Penn State Theatre Director

William Doan (MFA ’86), a professor of theatre at Penn State, has been appointed director of Penn’s School of Theatre for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2017. Doan is the former associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Arts and Architecture. Read more about his career and his new position…

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December 12, 2016
VCUarts Awards $25,000 in Funding for Undergraduate Research Grants

VCUarts supports student scholarship by annually funding undergraduate research grants. The program enhances traditional course work through thought-provoking discussions and hands-on experience that spark curiosity, creativity, risk-taking and scholarly investigation. Students are encouraged to work in multidisciplinary teams and are led by a faculty mentor. Each team can request up to $3,000 in funding. Congratulations…

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December 09, 2016
Congratulations December Graduates!

VCU News profiled some of the remarkable students receiving their degrees this weekend, including Art History’s doctoral graduate, Owen Duffy. Here is the profile on Duffy from the VCU News article: Ranging from working at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, mere miles away on the Boulevard, to racking up new stamps in his passport…

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November 28, 2016
Don’t Stress Out! Relax With the VCUarts Activity Book

You’re back from Thanksgiving break. Graduation is in two weeks. Finals are in three weeks. Winter break is around the corner. This can be a stressful time of year with projects, crits and final exams. We’re big believers in taking the occasional mental break to give your brain a reset, so we created a VCUarts-themed…

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November 28, 2016
Research Director Weighs in on National Arts Climate

One can only assume the state of the arts under a new political administration, but the Washington Post took the time to reach out to representatives from different areas of art to get their thoughts. Our very own Sarah B. Cunningham, executive director of research and former director for arts education at the National Endowment…

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November 28, 2016
Comm Arts Associate Professor Featured in Italian Publication

Communication Arts Associate Professor Stephen Alcorn was featured in Italy’s premier cultural quarterly, “Prometeo,” where his nine-page essay “Botanical Sketchbook: Reflections on the Daily Practice of Drawing from Nature,” extols the benefits and virtues of drawing directly from nature on a daily basis and features full-color reproductions from his most recent botany and vegetation-inspired botanical…

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November 22, 2016
Black Friday Shopping for Art School Supplies

While many of us will still be on the couch in our pajamas, there are a chosen few who will brave and battle for the best deals of the year on Black Friday. This isn’t just a good time to check off your holiday gift list, but it’s a great time to stock up on…

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November 21, 2016
VCUarts 2016-17 Faculty Research Grant Recipients

Each year, the VCUarts Dean’s Office provides research grant opportunities to support high quality faculty research and exploratory work. Grants provide funding to support all stages of research, from initial exploration to the creation and presentation of new work. Congratulations to the following faculty who have been awarded exploratory and research grants for the 2016-17…

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