Tag: Virginia Commonwealth


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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.

VCU edges Drexel, 59-56, to win CAA title

VCU built a big first-half lead behind its trademark pressure defense , and Troy Daniels’ clutch free throws in the final minute allowed the second-seeded Rams to hang on for a 59-56 victory over #1 seed Drexel in the 2012 Virginia 529 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship game. The game was played before a sellout crowd […]

Hot-starting VCU holds off late Mason rally in CAA semis

Second-seeded VCU started fast and held on late to earn its seventh trip in the last 11 years to the title game of Virginia 529 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship with a 74-64 win over No. 3 seed George Mason on Sunday afternoon at the Richmond Coliseum. The Rams scored the first 22 points of the […]

VCU pulls away from JMU, 65-45

VCU limited James Madison to four points in the final 12 minutes of the game, pulling away from a 42-41 lead to record a 65-45 victory in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game Thursday evening at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. VCU improved to 12-5 overall and 3-2 in the CAA while JMU dropped […]

JMU women drop VCU, 64-43

James Madison ran its home winning streak to 17 games with a 64-43 victory over Virginia Commonwealth in Colonial Athletic Association women’s basketball team Thursday night at the JMU Convocation Center. The Dukes improved to 10-3 overall and evened their league record at 1-1, while VCU dropped to 8-5 and 1-1 in CAA play. VCU, […]

Sweet 16: Richmond 2, Big East 2

You read that right. Our state’s capital city has all of two NCAA teams, both of which made the NCAA Tournament field of 68, and both of which fought their way into the Sweet 16 with a combined record of 5-0. Meanwhile, the entirety of the Big East, a 16-team superconference stretching from the Northeast […]

Tech’s bubble bursts again: Mason, VCU get at-large bids, UR, ODU, Hampton earn automatics

It’s a rite of Selection Sunday that Virginia Tech fans could do without. The Hokies, with a 21-11 record, 11 wins in the ACC, two wins over NCAA Tourney participant Florida State, a win over #1 West Region seed Duke two weeks ago, were once again left out of the NCAA field. George Mason (26-6) […]

Tech's bubble bursts again: Mason, VCU get at-large bids, UR, ODU, Hampton earn automatics

It’s a rite of Selection Sunday that Virginia Tech fans could do without. The Hokies, with a 21-11 record, 11 wins in the ACC, two wins over NCAA Tourney participant Florida State, a win over #1 West Region seed Duke two weeks ago, were once again left out of the NCAA field. George Mason (26-6) […]

Sanders named to Wooden Top 50

In just five quick seasons, junior Larry Sanders (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) of the Virginia Commonwealth University men’s basketball team has gone from a basketball newbie to one of the top players in the country. 

VCU set to introduce new hoops coach

Virginia Commonwealth didn’t wait long to find its next head basketball coach. Former Florida assistant Shaka Smith will be introduced at the Siegel Center in Richmond on Thursday as the new head man. Smart, 32, replaces Anthony Grant, himself a former Florida assistant, who left VCU last week to take the head job at Alabama.

Friday, Feb. 20-Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009

– Economy: Gas prices trending back downward, Sunday, 12:40 p.m. – Sports: Nevada knocks off VCU in BracketBusters, Sunday, 12:40 p.m. – Sports: JMU baseball drops pair in Myrtle Beach, Sunday, 12:40 p.m. – Sports: JMU softball improves to 9-1, Sunday, 12:40 p.m. – Sports: W&L falls to EMU in men’s basketball, Sunday, 12:40 p.m. […]

AFP Sports Blog – Monday, Feb. 19, 2009

– News: Landesberg named ACC rookie of the week, Monday, 5:40 p.m. – News: UVa. tight end named to All-ACC Academic Team, Monday, 5:40 p.m. – News: JMU soccer player training with Team Canada, Monday, 5:40 p.m. – News: W&L senior named ODAC track and field athlete of the week, Monday, 5:40 p.m. – News: […]

AFP Sports Blog – Feb. 13-15, 2009

– News: ODU knocks off VCU, 69-65, Sunday, 3:09 p.m. – News: Wallace qualifies for Nationwide race, Saturday, 12:45 a.m. – News: JMU softball sweeps pair to open season, Friday, 4:30 p.m. – News: Crown Royal to honor Purple Heart winner at RIR, Friday, 2:10 p.m. – News: Hokies have action-packed 2009 slate, Friday, 9:40 […]

AFP Sports Blog – Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009

– News: UVa. releases ’09 football schedule, Thursday, 4:15 p.m. – News: Five Cavs invited to NFL combine, Thursday, 4:15 p.m. – News: VCU pulls out nailbiter over JMU, Thursday, 9:15 a.m.

AFP Sports Blog – Monday, Feb. 9, 2009

– News: VCU gets TV time for BracketBusters, Monday, 7:25 p.m. – News: JMU softball picked second in preseason CAA poll, Monday, 7:25 p.m. – Video: AP Sports Monday-Lakers beat Cavs, more, Monday, 9:45 a.m. – Video: UVa. men’s lacrosse 2009 season preview, Monday, 9:45 a.m.