Tag: Coursework

COBE Research Helps Freshmen Thrive

Learn how COBE translates health and wellness research into a living-learning experience for Freshman.

COBE Partners with University College to Expand Common Book Program

This fall, COBE is pleased to collaborate with University College to expand VCU’s Common Book Program to include graduate students and a series of programming throughout the year. The Common Book Program is one of the largest initiatives in University College. Building upon the nationally recognized Summer Reading program, the new initiative expands the previous… Read more »

Undergraduates Blog about From Research to Recovery Town Hall

During the From Research to Recovery Town Hall hosted by the COBE and the Department of Behavioral Health and Human Services undergraduate students in Dr. Amy Adkins’ class blogged about the presentations they found most interesting.

Spit for Science: A How-To Guide

A reflection by COBE Director Dr. Danielle Dick on what we’ve learned after running the Spit for Science research project for the past seven years.

Spit for Science Research Roundup #5

Two blog posts from students in the Spit for Science research class about the March COBE Connect lunch lecture with e-cigarette researcher Tory Spindle.

How Does Research Inform COBE Coursework and Programming?

Marcie Walsh, M.S.W., and Zoe Neale, M.S., presented about the Science of Happiness course and the THRIVE living-learning community at the March meeting of the Positive Psychology research group at VCU.

How A Breakup Helped Me Discover Self-Care

In this COBE guest blog, an exercise science student explains how a breakup turned into the perfect opportunity to explore self-care.

Spit for Science Research Roundup #4

The fourth edition of news updates on substance use and mental health research from students in the Spit for Science undergraduate course.

Can You Really Be Drunk In Love?

In music, movies and many other parts of popular culture, we are surrounded by media portrayals likening love to mind-altering substances – Billie Holiday’s lover goes to her head; Beyoncé is drunk in love; the Weeknd compares his lover to the anesthetic Novocain.

COBE Partners with Students to Promote Research and Public Health

During the Fall 2016 semester, COBE partnered with students in three undergraduate classes to promote scientific research, create promotional campaigns and spread basic knowledge about health and wellbeing on campus.

Spit for Science Research Roundup #3

The third edition of news updates on substance use and mental health research from students in the Spit for Science undergraduate course.

Spit for Science Research Roundup #2

A new selection of brief reviews from current undergraduate researchers covering recent events in substance use and emotional health research.

The Artfulness Initiative Expands into the Classroom

Building on the momentum from its launch this Fall, the Artfulness Initiative will offer a course in the Spring that develops one-off art and mindfulness events into a full semester curriculum.

Spit for Science Research Roundup #1

Brief blog posts from current undergraduate researchers covering recent events and research relating to substance use and emotional health.

How COBE Helps Students THRIVE

This year COBE and The Well launch THRIVE, a living-learning community integrating research, teaching and programming into an action-packed living experience. THRIVE helps students learn how to make the most out of their college years and lead healthy, prosperous lives.

COBE Welcome Address

We’re so excited to start our first academic school year with COBE recognized as an official VCU Institute! Learn more about how to get involved this year in our Welcome Address.

The Science of Happiness

The Science of Happiness

A new undergraduate course led by COBE director Danielle Dick and a multidisciplinary team of VCU faculty examining the state of college student mental health and wellness on a personal and systems level.

Watch Out! Midterms Are Coming!

Watch Out! Midterms Are Coming!

Are you experiencing anxiety about the big, mean midterms coming soon? Don’t worry! Here are some ideas to help you ace each test.

COBE Launch: A Retrospective

COBE Launch: A Retrospective

The past week was crazy as we launched the COBE initiative. Six days and ten (!) Welcome Week events later, we now have >1200 followers across Facebook and Twitter (and if I could ever figure out how to get my Instagram account to work, I know we have more there too).