August 29, 2012
The Art of Nursing

Art Education graduate students and faculty worked with the School of Nursing to develop a program that explores the usefulness of art criticism – the ability to observe, interpret, and evaluate works of art – as a way to enhance nurses’ clinical reasoning and perceptual skills. The project, funded by a VCU Presidential Research Incentive…

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August 23, 2012
VCUarts Welcomes New Students

Welcome to VCUarts, new students! The first year is a trying time, for both AFO students and performing arts majors. VCU’s independent student press, The Commonwealth Times, will be following five students through their first year in VCUarts.  

August 21, 2012
Craft Chair Sonya Clark honored as one of Belle Magazine’s Women in the Arts

  Sonya Clark has been selected as one of Belle Magazine’s 2012 Women in the Arts. The awards program was developed to honor women within the Richmond market who have become examples of success and perseverance as they’ve enhanced and expanded our arts community. Each of the Women in the Arts will receive a special feature…

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July 23, 2012
Assistant Photo/Film Professor on With Good Reason

Brian Ulrich, Photography and Film assistant professor, was interviewed on the radio program With Good Reason. He portrays shoppers and employees in a photographic study of consumerism in America in his book Is This Place Great or What.

July 16, 2012
Richmond City Council Recognition

VCUarts just got a big thumbs up from the city of Richmond. Earlier this month, City Council gave VCUarts an “official recognition” for its efforts in the construction of the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art, the multidisciplinary arts center planned for the corner of Broad and Belvidere streets, scheduled to open in 2015. This recognition…

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July 11, 2012
VCU Jazz Journeys To South Africa

  Congratulations to Tony Garcia, Director of Jazz Studies, for receiving an International Partnership Major Initiatives (IPMI) Award. Tony’s project brings together students and faculty of the Jazz Studies Programs of VCU and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in Durban, South Africa. Beginning July 2012, students and faculty from each campus will conduct exchange visits,…

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July 02, 2012
Fashion Alumnus up for CFDA Nomination

Fashion Design alumnus, Donwan Harrell, is gaining major recognition in the fashion industry. His denim line PRPS, worn by famous names such as David Beckham and Johnny Depp, is made in Japan and uses signature selvedge. The denim is made from African cotton on old Levi’s looms. Aside from being featured in widely known publications and blogs…

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June 01, 2012
Catching up with Craft/Material Studies

In the Spring 2012 semester, a total of more than $25,000 in grants, awards, and scholarships were distributed to several top Craft/Material Studies students. Congratulations to the following undergraduate students: Sean Donlon Michelle Florence Jessica Hairston Jessica Mayes Mary Newton Leah Simmerman Ashley Tamber Rachel Van Liere Sibelle Yuksek   The First Craft Department Alumni…

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June 01, 2012
Kinetic Imaging Student wins 2012 Anti-Smoking Video Contest

Congratulations to Ayyaz Amjad, Kinetic Imaging student and grand prize winner of the “Tobacco – I’m Not Buying It” video contest. Amjad’s video, “You Don’t Smoke Cigarettes, Cigarettes Smoke You” won the $1,000 grand prize in the 18-25 age group. His video explains the dangers of smoking and shows people being taken out of a…

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May 08, 2012
VCUarts Qatar Graduates its First Class of MFA Students

  VCUarts Qatar held its 2012 Commencement Ceremony on May 7th at the Education City Student Center, conferring 43 Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in fashion, graphic and interior design and two Master of Fine Arts degrees in Design Studies. The 11th Commencement – which also celebrates the first class of designers of the first graduate…

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May 07, 2012
VCUarts in VCU Venture Creation Competition

The Virginia Commonwealth University da Vinci Center for Innovation hosted the 2012 VCU Venture Creation Competition and winners of the inaugural campus-wide competition were announced Friday, April 27, as part of VCU Student Research Week. The competition began earlier this semester with 40 student teams submitting executive summaries of ideas, concepts or technologies for a…

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