February 2011

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26 Feb 2011

Grades Project Wins National Contest

Mark Newton and Ameesha Felton won a national computer-assisted reporting contest for their analysis of VCU’s grade distribution data. Mark gave a presentation about the project at the Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference held Feb. 24-27 by Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc.

19 Feb 2011

From Paris to Richmond: Picasso Comes to the River City

Hundreds of people lined up outside the doors of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on a beautiful Saturday morning to attend the opening of the long-awaited Pablo Picasso exhibition. The works, on loan from the Musée National Picasso, Paris, will be on view until May 15.

19 Feb 2011

Opening day at VMFA Picasso Exhibit draws hundreds

Hundreds of people came to the opening of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’s Pablo Picasso Exhibit. The exhibit was made possible because The Musee Picasso National in Paris, where the paintings are normally stored, is being renovated until 2012. Richmond marks the only stop on the East Coast, out of the seven-city world tour.

19 Feb 2011

Picasso comes to Richmond’s VMFA

Over 3,000 people flocked to the opening of the Pablo Picasso exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday, February 19. The exhibit features 176 works from Picasso’s own personal collection assembled during the artist’s lifetime, according to Robin Nicholson, the VMFA’s deputy director for art and education, adding, “It’s the finest collection of Picasso’s work in the world.”

16 Feb 2011

Meet a VA Lobbyist: Virginia Public Access Project

While they aren’t lobbyists, the Virginia Public Access Project has a lot to do with lobbying. They publish and help link lobbyists to organizations and the money they give to candidates, becoming an incredibly important tool for citizens of Virginia.

09 Feb 2011

Meet a VA Lobbyist: Mark Rubin, VCU

For those who don’t know what lobbying is like, or wonder what entails, this video is for you. Mark Rubin, executive director of government relations at Virginia Commonwealth University, explains lobbying and what it entails.