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May 19, 2013
David Leong Inducted into College of Fellows of the American Theatre

On April 21, 2013 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, David S. Leong, Chair of the Department of Theatre, was inducted as a Fellow in the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. “Investiture in the College is one of the highest honors bestowed on educators and professionals of America’s educational…

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May 17, 2013
Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Awarded to Graduate Sculpture Student

The 2013 Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship awardee is Rotem Tamir, graduate student in Sculpture + Extended Media. Congratulations to Rotem! The fellowship provides a generous one-year $10,000 stipend. On Rotem’s exhibition, the review panel provided the following commentary: We were impressed by every aspect of her installation, from its conceptual rigor and exceptional craftsmanship to…

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May 08, 2013
Interior Design MFA Student Wins National Competition

Xuan Liu, MFA student in the Department of Interior Design, placed first in the Robert Bruce Thompson Annual Student Light Fixture Design National Competition. The XYZ Light concept is inspired by the Tao “The Tao begot one. One begot two. Two begot three. And three begot the ten thousands things.” The XYZ Light provides functional…

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May 02, 2013
Venture Creation Competition Awards to VCUarts Students

The da Vinci Center, a collaboration of VCU’s schools of the Arts, Business, Engineering and Humanities and Sciences, announced the winners of their second Venture Creation Competition (VCC), a business plan competition held last week aimed at sparking the entrepreneurial spirit of all VCU students. The VCC was held as part of VCU’s annual Student…

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April 30, 2013
AIGA Awards to MFA Graphic Design Students and Alumni

The annual AIGA Grade 7 Awards for Design Excellence were awarded to a few MFA students and alumni from The Department of Graphic Design. Charley Foley with Scout Design (MFA Visual Communications alumnus, 2000) won a Judge’s choice award and a Best Poster/Flyer award. Best Student Design, Visual Communications Graduate Student James Walker Merit Award,…

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April 24, 2013
Community Engagement Grant Awarded to Sasha Waters Freyer

The VCU Council for Community Engagement in partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond  has awarded a $17,000 grant for the project entitled “Production and Distribution of a Documentary Film to Inform Parents, Service Providers and Students about Down Syndrome.” The primary goal of this proposal is to develop an original documentary film…

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April 24, 2013
Associate Professor in Art Education Wins Community Engagement Grant

Associate Professor in Art Education, Dr. Melanie Buffington, is the lead PI on a team that recently won a $19,700 Community Engagement Grant from VCU. Working with Dr. Liz Cramer from the School of Social Work, Art Education graduate student Jess Norris, the Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC), Transitions Day Support Services, and the VMFA, the…

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April 23, 2013
AFO Student Wins Award for Documentary

Alexander Kreher, comes to VCUarts Art Foundation from Germany. His girlfriend is Zoë Romano, who ran across the US as Alex documented it. Kreher created a short film – his first – of Zoe’s adventure as a portfolio piece. That film, along with “All Those Beautiful Things,” about a woman from Maine, who struggles with…

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April 22, 2013
VCU Community Engagement Award for Research Awarded to VCU Jazz

Due to the great success of VCU Jazz‘s partnership with the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the project has been chosen as the 2013 recipient of the VCU Community Engagement Award for Research, an award saluting VCU’s efforts to engage its community locally, nationally, and internationally through research. This…

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April 10, 2013
Undergraduate Research Community Project Gaining Local and National Recognition

Photo & Film student Mark Strandquist developed the idea for The People’s Library through his work with the Art Museum of the Americas in DC. His project, which directly involves the Richmond community, receives discarded books from The Richmond Public Library. Strandquist and his collaborators, recipients of an Undergraduate Research Grant, recycle the books into…

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April 08, 2013
VCUarts at TEDxRVA

TED, a platform to share ideas, offers the opportunity for locally organized events. The Richmond version, appropriately named TEDxRVA, brought several passionate Richmond speakers as well as international guests to the stage. Speakers from four different departments within VCUarts shared their ideas and talents based on the theme Create. Communication Arts Chair Bob Meganck and…

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