2014 Projects

Make Art Real

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Thursday October 9, 2014 - 9:00am

University Student Commons, Richmond Salons

 

The Make Art Real project aims to introduce new audiences to the arts. It supports Theme II of Quest to promote creative expression and enhance quality of life. This venture will provide regular programming at “The Depot” in downtown Richmond. Exhibits will demonstrate collaboration between art and other disciplines, allowing faculty, staff, and students not enrolled in arts programs to share the artistic side of their work. The project also corresponds well with efforts to develop the nearby VCU Institute for Contemporary Art and with the university’s ongoing efforts to work with the City of Richmond and local business owners to bring reinvestment to nearby sections of the city.

Bridging Opportunities in Human Health Services

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Thursday October 9, 2014 - 10:00am

University Student Commons, Richmond Salons

 

This project aims to develop a facilitated, in-depth site visit for VCU faculty interested in exploring human health services opportunities in the Richmond community. The site visit experience in intended to provide exposure to various community organizations specializing in human health, essentially creating a “bridge” between VCU’s campus and these facilities. The goal of this initiative is to motivate employees to action by enabling them to observe first-hand the services that these organization provide and to interact with representatives on site.

If You Can, You Can

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Thursday October 9, 2014 - 11:00am

University Student Commons, Richmond Salons

 

“You Can Play” is a national campaign that seeks to ensure equality and respect to all athletes regardless of their sexual orientation. Our project brings this campaign to VCU through the creation of a promotional video, the collection of data about the perception of the climate within VCU Athletics, and with programming events from nationally recognized speakers during LGBTQ History Month. While this initial focus is on equality with regard to sexual identity in athletics, our hope is that our program will be used as a template for addressing other aspects of diversity across the university.

Math in Motion

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Thursday October 9, 2014 - 1:00pm

University Student Commons, Richmond Salons

 

Everything we know about the universe rests on the foundation of mathematics. Somehow, though, the magic of mathematics – the true power of numbers and their beautiful wildness – gets lost in math class. Children, our most magical thinkers, get turned off math in grade school and miss out on a language through which they could learn to read and change the world. VCU Math In Motion will generate a creative, dynamic STEM education initiative within the Richmond community using an innovative curriculum and a customized mobile unit to bring the beauty of math to City school children in grades 5-9, through partnerships across VCU and within the Richmond school system.