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March 22, 2017
VCUarts presents End-of-Year Student Exhibitions

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts is presenting its annual spring student exhibitions beginning March 24 at The Anderson, 907 ½ W. Franklin St. The end-of-year exhibitions, taking place over six weeks, are free and open to the public and begin with an undergraduate show featuring the curated work of the best and brightest…

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March 17, 2017
VCUarts Kinetic Imaging Professor’s VoicingElder Project

Semi Ryu, associate professor of Kinetic Imaging, developed interactive technology using virtual puppets to help older adults tell their stories through ageless bodies. “I was always curious about users’ psyche…,” Ryu said. “What kind of psychological relationship is possible between the user and avatar? That has been my primary research focus for a long time…

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March 15, 2017
Tasmeem Doha 2017

Andrew Keen, Carlo Ratti, Hasan Elahi, Tina Kukielski, Anouk Wipprecht, Sophia Al-Maria, The Foundland Collective, Tintype Photography, Pixel Art, The Constitute/Goethe Institute, Nick van der Kolk, and MoB+Storefront among the speakers, exhibitions, demonstrations, and workshops at Tasmeem Doha 2017. A collaboration between Virginia Commonwealth School of the Arts in Qatar and VCU School of the…

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March 09, 2017
Tasmeem Doha: mOb majlis

As part of Tasmeem Doha 2017, mOb will create a majlis–a community sitting space–to experience and interact with participants at VCUarts and VCUQatar’s international art and design conference. Join them as they construct the majlis, from pattern to structure, in real time along with our mOb crew in Qatar. Watch live streams of the conference…

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March 09, 2017
Tasmeem Doha 2017 – Analogue Living in a Digital World

A collaboration between Virginia Commonwealth School of the Arts in Qatar and VCU School of the Arts, Tasmeem Doha 2017: “Analogue Living in a Digital World,” will take place on March 15 and 16 in Doha, Qatar. Watch the livestream at: https://www.ustream.tv/embed/17804964?html5ui Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, in collaboration with its home campus, VCU School…

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March 03, 2017
VCU Music Professor on the civil rights movement and jazz

VCU Music Professor Antonio Garcia talks with With Good Reason Radio about the work of jazz musicians and how the civil rights movement was expressed through their work. The personal and professional lives of musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane cannot be divorced from the struggle for racial equality. Antonio Garcia says…

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March 02, 2017
VCUarts Sculpture Alumna Is Design Researcher at IBM

Hannah Graffeo (B.F.A. ’13) is a design researcher at IBM in New York and was recently interviewed by the New York Times. Q. What is your role as a design researcher? A. My group supports IBM Watson for Oncology, a part of Watson Health that helps care teams personalize cancer treatment. We develop software tools that…

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February 28, 2017
Scientific Illustrations on View at VCU Libraries

A new art show opened yesterday, February 27, featuring medical and scientific illustrations by 16 Communication Arts students and alumni. “Medical illustration is something I have always been interested in … I just didn’t realize it was an actual major until I came to VCU, which just so happens to be the only school in…

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February 24, 2017
VCUarts Announces Inclusion Infusion Initiative

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts is raising its students’ level of social-identity engagement through its Inclusion Infusion Initiative. Through the $100,000 initiative, faculty and students have proposed programs to bring to campus artists, performers and scholars whose work is a catalyst for dialogue about diverse aspects of identity — such as culture,…

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February 22, 2017
Professor Michael Jones McKean’s ‘The Ground’ On View in Baltimore

Michael Jones McKean, associate professor of Sculpture, is bringing an abandoned Baltimore building to life. His work is on view at The Contemporary, a nomadic modern art museum. It is visually pleasing both in parts or as a whole, and at the opening last Saturday, visitors were consistently stepping in closer or backing farther away…

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February 20, 2017
Free Hot Coffee Bike visits Virginia Capitol

Gov. Terry McAuliffe takes a cup of Recovery Roast coffee from Rachel Carr and Dan Roh at the Free Hot Coffee Bike, a Rams in Recovery project. Students and supporters brought the coffee bike to Capitol Square Friday. Photo from VCU News. Assistant Professor John Freyer’s Free Hot Coffee Bike made it’s way to the…

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