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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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March 08, 2013
Kinetic Imaging Alumna quoted in Forbes Magazine

Amy White, an alumna from the Department of Kinetic Imaging, is senior editior at Gameskinny. She was quoted in in Forbes Magazine about the recent performance issues in Electronic Arts’ online gaming. “(Amy) has been monitoring the situation and taking fan feedback on her social community. She explains what Digital Rights Management (DRM) is all…

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February 28, 2013
Rob Tregenza’s First Feature Recognized in The New Yorker

Light Industry, a venue in Brooklyn, recently screened Talking to Strangers, written and directed by Rob Tregenza, Director of the Cinema Program. This 1988 film, shot in Baltimore, Maryland, shows nine different 10 minute segments in a continuous take on a single roll of 35mm film. The intricacy and innovative originality of these shots has…

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February 12, 2013
Year of Freedom Quilt Project

In 2013, the University is participating in the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by celebrating the “Year of Freedom,” which is 1863, the year of the Emancipation Proclamation. The committee is asking faculty, staff and students to make 12″ by 12″ panels for the VCU Freedom Quilt Project. The process is quite simple and…

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