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April 12, 2014
Rome Prize goes to Sculpture Professor

The American Academy in Rome is pleased to present the winners of the 118th annual Rome Prize Competition. The names were announced at the Arthur & Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony held at the Harmonie Club in New York City on April 10, 2014. Congratulations to Assistant Professor in the Department of Sculpture +…

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April 08, 2014
TheatreVCU Brings Home Many Awards in SETC Competition

Several students from the Department of Theatre were recognized at Southeastern Theatre Conference 2014. SETC is the largest regional theater conference in the country with 3500 or so participants from across the nation. The competition draws from a region much broader that the 10 southeastern state it was originally designed to serve. This year there…

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March 22, 2014
Communication Arts Faculty Duo Wins Innovation Grant

Congratulations to Chair of Communication Arts Robert Meganck and Communication Arts Associate Professor Matt Wallin! The duo received a $40,000 grant from the Virginia Innovation Partnership i6 Challenge competition for the finalization of The 3D VCH Color Model project. See their TEDxRVA 2013 talk on the project here.

March 18, 2014
Dr. Sarah Cunningham Appointed to National Guild for Community Arts Education

Dr. Sarah B. Cunningham, Executive Director of Research at VCUarts, was appointed to the National Guild for Community Arts Education’s board of trustees in February 2014. As a Guild trustee, Cunningham will support and help shape the future of the growing arts education sector the National Guild serves and represents. The National Guild for Community…

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March 13, 2014
Announcing the Arts + Health Fellows Program

VCU School of the Arts and the Health Science Campus have teamed up to provide a new fellowship open to faculty and students aimed at exploring the intersection of arts and health. Two awards of $3,500 and two awards of $6,000 will be granted to support interdisciplinary projects that utilize arts and design skills to…

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March 10, 2014
Communication Arts Professor Interviewed on WCVE’s Virginia Currents

On Sunday, February 23, 2014 WCVE’s Virginia Currents Radio Program (National Public Radio • 88.9) aired an interview with Communication Arts Assistant Professor, Stephen Alcorn, celebrating the publication of ODETTA: THE QUEEN OF FOLK, Alcorn’s picture book tribute to the legendary folk singer and social activist, Odetta Holmes (1930-2008).

February 03, 2014
Peppas Welcomes New Assistant Director

With a roster that has doubled in less than two years, it seems everyone wants to be a part of what CBS Sports calls “the best pep band in college sports.” Peppas, VCU’s resident Athletic and Pep Band, is known for its unapologetically intense musical antics during the games. Headed by director Ryan Kopasci, the…

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January 17, 2014
Communication Arts Professor Illustrates Japanese Novel

Assistant Professor in The Department of Communication Arts, Stephen Alcorn, recently illustrated a Japanese edition of a novel by Paul LaFarge, titled, “The Artist of The Missing.” The volume features 12 large-format relief-block prints and boasts a full-color wraparound cover. From the Tokyo-based publisher, CHUOKORON-SHINSHA, INC: “A haunting novel that recalls the early work of…

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January 06, 2014
Painting and Printmaking Professor Receives Distinguished Teacher of Art Award

Congratulations to VCUarts’ Department of Painting and Printmaking Professor Reni Gower for being named the 2014 recipient of the College Art Association’s Distinguished Teacher of Art Award. The Distinguished Teaching of Art Award, established in 1972, is presented to an individual who has been actively engaged in teaching art for most of his or her…

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December 20, 2013
VCUarts Commencement Keynote Speakers Enlighten Graduating Students

Looking back through the years, the VCUarts commencement ceremonies have been about inspiring the graduates through moving and thoughtful keynote speakers, and 2013 was no different. For spring’s commencement ceremony, alumna Teresita Fernandez (M.F.A. ’92) talked about the sculpture professors who continue to live with her as little voices in her head, how a lack of…

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December 14, 2013
Assistant Professor in Dance Receives Artist Fellowship

Congratulations to Assistant Professor in the Department of Dance, Courtney Harris, who has been chosen as a recipient of The Virginia Commission for the Arts 2013-2014 Artists Fellowships. Fellowships are awarded annually to artists residing in Virginia in recognition of creative excellence and to support their pursuit of artistic excellence. Harris was chosen among four…

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