Being there: A weeklong trip along the Civil Rights Trail helps VCU students connect history with the present
June 27, 2019
For student Jordan Moye, visiting the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama — where civil rights marchers calling for voting rights legislation were attacked by law enforcement officers in 1965 in what came known as “Bloody Sunday” — was a powerful experience.
New VCU class takes students on media and culture study of Vietnam
June 20, 2019
Over 10 days, students visited historically and culturally relevant sites and international tourism destinations in Central Vietnam.
VCU public relations students win awards for innovation, community impact
June 4, 2019
Two teams of public relations students from the Robertson School of Media and Culture won awards at the 2019 Virginia PR Awards, hosted by the Public Relations Society of America Richmond Chapter.
Student’s rise as a researcher takes her from law school in Brazil to an NIH lab
May 16, 2019
Sarah Izabel discovered Virginia Commonwealth University one frigid day when she just wanted to come in from the cold. Bundled up and shivering, she and a friend were walking near VCU in the winter of 2010 when they stumbled upon the University Student Commons and stepped inside to warm up. Izabel and her friend were both from Brazil, and were in the United States to improve their English and explore opportunities in the country. Unfamiliar with the area, they had never heard of VCU and didn’t understand what it was, but Izabel found herself immediately drawn to it.
Students share stories of life-changing experiences made possible by Baldacci gift
May 1, 2019
Bestselling novelist and VCU alumnus David Baldacci met with students who have received awards through an experiential learning fund and a political science scholarship he created with his wife, Michelle. (Photo by Kevin Morley, University Relations)
Class of 2019: Entrepreneur and biology graduate driven by a personal mission
April 30, 2019
Being diagnosed with alopecia areata at age 16 inspired in La'Tila Abbott a passion for health sciences that eventually led her to VCU. Abbott will graduate in May with a biology degree.
Chemistry and Forensic Science student receives prestigious NSF graduate fellowship
April 16, 2019
Caitlin Cain, a senior majoring in chemistry and forensic science, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees.
Humanities and Sciences students shine during Research Weeks
April 12, 2019
As part of Research Weeks (April 5-26), VCU News is highlighting the work of undergraduates whose work was made possible by VCU’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, Department of Biology, Division for Community Engagement and guidance from faculty members.
Class of 2019: Zulhumar Adil found the challenges she craved at VCU
Dec. 6, 2019
Zulhumar Adil, who emigrated from Urumqi, China, is eyeing a health care career after graduating from VCU this month.
Workshop provides fast-paced, professional lessons in strategic advertising
Nov. 15, 2019
The team tasked with reimagining the SlimFast brand impressed the judges. "They built a story through research,” said Alice Eldridge, research director at Good Run Research & Recreation.
Class of 2019: James Grubb is driven by a passion for political science and serving fellow veterans
Dec. 5, 2019
James Grubb found a community of friends and fellow veterans at VCU. Together they launched the Student Veterans Association.
Class of 2019: Cheyenne Nicholson’s winding path to graduation
Dec. 10, 2019
10 years after starting her undergraduate studies, Nicholson’s journey to a bachelor’s degree is a personal achievement — and a point of pride.
How VCU students’ pocket change is helping low-income families in a rural Virginia community
Nov. 11, 2019
In five semesters, Rebecca Durfee’s students have contributed more than $1,000 in cash and other donations.
Taking a big data approach, these VCU students are getting published by hundreds of news outlets
Dec. 9, 2019
Students in a data journalism class are producing stories being picked up by The Washington Post, The Associated Press and other publications across the country.
RVA My Way: Nikki Wilkins
Aug. 1, 2019
How a nature newbie went from having zero outdoor experience to being a river-loving whitewater rafting guide. [Video feature]
Student turns EMT experience into research opportunity
Nov. 25, 2019
“The research process as an undergraduate has had an instrumental impact on my personal development,” Tarek Haggy said. “It’s taught me things that no class could and provided early exposure to the professional world.”
Class of 2019: Amir Khozaei pursues the American dream with his VCU degree
Dec. 6, 2019
Amir Khozaei always wanted to attend VCU. He never really considered other schools. “I didn’t even take a college tour,” he said. “I knew this would be the place I wanted to be.”