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Saving the History and Heroes of Social Welfare

Nov 13, 2017
American Labor Museum

Every picture tells a story. That's why Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries and partners from across the nation are creating the Image Portal, an online collection focused on social reform and social welfare -- things like prohibition, women’s suffrage, civil rights and immigration.  Sandy Hausman has details.

VCU School of Engineering

 

 

Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond has received the largest private grant in history: 25 million dollars from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The money will support the school’s “Medicines for All” research. Virginia’s Governor was on hand at the announcement. 

VCU Hosts Southern Film Festival

Sep 14, 2016
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The seventh annual Southern Film Festival begins this week in Richmond. Organized by VCU, the event starts Thursday and runs through Monday.

 

 

Think ‘southern film’ and the first thing that comes to mind might be Gone with the Wind, or similar movies that fall under ‘The Lost Cause’ literary movement.

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Only 1 in 3 victims of sexual violence end up reporting their assault to authorities. That number is even lower on college campuses where it's 1 in 5.