Monthly Archives: August 2018

Alumni News Round-Up: Week of August 18, 2018

August 20, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of August 18, 2018: Yash Tekriwal (’14) is co-founder and Director of Innovation at Radify Labs, an education startup. His company is one of eight recently selected to participate in the prestigious Lighthouse Labs accelerator program in Richmond this fall. Stephanie Jones (’16) was one of 11 undergraduates […]

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Grant Spotlight: Wireless Access at Home

August 9, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Not every MLWGS student has internet access in their home, which can make completing homework assignments, projects, and research outside of school hours logistically difficult.  In recognition of this fact, MLWGS Chief Technology Officer David Bortz worked with the Foundation to purchase ten Kajeet wifi devices and service for them.  The small, portable devices act as wireless hotspots […]

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Grant Spotlight: Summer Conferences

August 9, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

The Foundation supported many faculty members pursuing professional development opportunities over the summer.  One of these was MLWGS librarian Wendy DeGroat, who not only attended but presented at two conferences.  At the ODU Library Summer Institute, she gave a talk entitled “Teaching Students to Seek Contrasting Viewpoints.”  She has published on this subject as well, […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of August 4, 2018

August 8, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of August 4, 2018: Lucy Dacus (’13) is on the cover of Richmond Magazine’s Best & Worst issue. VCU News profiled Shira Lanyi (’05), who recently started medical school after a career as a professional ballerina.  “The transition from dance to medical school gave me a new strength […]

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