Defining Community-Engaged Research

What is community-engaged research (CEnR)? This seems like an important question to consider as we are thinking about developing a course about it. VCU has a definition that was developed by the Council for Community Engagement. Check out the video created by Amy Calhoun during her internship with us. Thanks Amy!   We had a…

A Piece of the Puzzle

I like puzzles. I do. I enjoy the challenge of examining each piece, determining how it relates to the others – all the while having the “big picture” in mind. It requires intense concentration, an eye for detail, strategy and – above all – patience. The end result of every puzzle is the same: all…

Will it blend?

Will it blend? That is the question asked by man in a white coat and protective goggles standing in front of a Blendtec blender. He asks this question of the items one might usually hope to blend — ingredients for a healthy green drink, even coffee beans. But he also puts in an iPhone, a Frozen…