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McAuliffe signs SB362 allowing Secretary of Commerce and Trade to bring entrepreneurs into state government

Today at New Richmond Ventures, Governor McAuliffe signed SB362 which allows the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to coordinate with the private sector on issues related to entrepreneurship, and to solicit input on creative solutions to ongoing government issues.


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Convicted: Why did the jury convict Bob McDonnell, Maureen McDonnell?

Attorneys for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, based their defense against federal corruption charges on the dysfunctional relationship between the former First Couple.


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VCU to partner with medical school in Kazakhstan

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine announced Wednesday an educational, clinical and research exchange partnership with Kazakh National Medical University in Almaty, Kazakhstan.


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VCU Medical Center earns designation as a Lung Cancer Screening Center

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center has been designated as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology, becoming one of the first in the state to earn the designation.


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College access organization awards 42 scholarships to Virginia students

GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc. (GRASP), a non-profit, education organization, headquartered in Glen Allen, recently awarded 42 College Success scholarships totaling $60,970 to Virginia students currently attending college who have participated in the GRASP College Success program.


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Virginia leaders applaud efforts to combat sexual violence on college campuses

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday signed Executive Order 25 establishing a new task force, chaired by Attorney General Mark Herring, to help combat sexual violence on college campuses.


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ALZPossible.org helps Virginians find information on dementia

The AlzPossible website, alzpossible.org, has a new look aimed at helping professional caregivers in Virginia with updated information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.


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VCU receives grant to study molecular marks left by childhood experiences

Virginia Commonwealth University has received a five-year, $3 million grant to study how adverse experiences such as severe illnesses, neglect and maltreatment during childhood leave molecular marks in DNA that predict health risks later in life.


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VCU leads research effort to improve access to AIDS drugs

A $4.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is giving Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering and collaborating research universities an opportunity to supply developing countries with affordable access to AIDS drugs.


VCU professor receives Fulbright award to study invasive frog species

James Vonesh, Ph.D., a biology professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has received a prestigious Fulbright Scholar award to study a globally invasive frog species in South Africa.


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VCU physicist, collaborator receive $2M grant to improve melanoma treatment

Jason Reed, Ph.D., an assistant professor at VCU, has been awarded a roughly $2 million grant with a collaborator at UCLA to develop a new method to rapidly determine how a cancerous tumor responds to a battery of candidate therapies.


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Tim Kaine reviews strategies for lowering post-college costs

During a Senate Budget Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine highlighted the harmful impact of high college costs and student loan debt on borrowers and the entire U.S. economy.


McAuliffe announces appointments to college boards of visitors

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced his appointments to the boards that govern Virginia’s higher education system, including the Boards of Visitors for Virginia colleges and universities.


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VCU grant to help middle school teachers help at-risk students

VCU will lead a three-year research grant of $1.5 million from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to develop a professional development model to help 6th through 8th grade teachers support all students.


1 In 5 new UVa. School of Medicine grads remain in state

This year marks the largest number of UVA School of Medicine graduates who will remain in state for their residencies since 2007, when 31 members of the 133-member graduating class stayed in Virginia.


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VCU partners with CSO Research for career outcomes survey

Virginia Commonwealth University, along with 15 other institutions, has partnered with CSO Research Inc. to develop and launch The Outcomes Survey, a comprehensive, national look at the “first destinations” of new college graduates.


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McAuliffe puts focus on women’s health

Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe kicked off National Women’s Health Week with four significant announcements demonstrating his commitment to protecting Virginia women’s rights to make their own healthcare decisions.


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VCU participates in nationwide clinical trial for heart failure patients

A new clinical trial at Virginia Commonwealth University is studying the safety and effectiveness of a new device for patients diagnosed with moderate to severe heart failure.


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Live Well RVA study takes aim at obesity

A new study under way at Virginia Commonwealth University is focused on tackling obesity in young adults.


VCU unveils rare collection of Virginia civil rights protest photographs

Virginia Commonwealth University is hoping for the public’s help in shedding new light on a pivotal moment in the civil rights struggle in Virginia with a new exhibit of 277 photographs taken during nonviolent civil rights protests in Farmville, Va., in the summer of 1963.


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VCU researchers identify gene that causes excessive androgen production

Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine have found that a specific protein is increased in theca cells, the source of excess male sex hormones, or androgens, that characterizes polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).


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Poll: Majority of Virginians believe better mental health services would prevent gun violence

A new Commonwealth Poll from Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs indicates that a large majority of Virginians believes better mental health services would help in the prevention of gun violence.


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McDonnell announces task force on mental health services

Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced the membership for the newly-created Task Force on Improving Mental Health Services and Crisis Response. The membership includes leaders in the mental health field, law enforcement communities, the judicial system, private hospitals, and individuals receiving mental health services and their families.


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Cynthia Hudson named chief deputy attorney general of Virginia

Attorney General-elect Mark Herring today announced Cynthia E. Hudson will serve as his Chief Deputy Attorney General. In this new role Hudson will oversee the day-to-day legal operations of the Attorney General’s office and work with Attorney General Herring to provide top-level professional legal services to the Commonwealth and all Virginians.


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UVa. basketball to host VCU, Notre Dame, Syracuse, UNC in 2013-2014

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today the men’s basketball league opponents for all 15 institutions for the 2013-14 season. Virginia’s home slate is highlighted by home contests against Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Syracuse.