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Puru Jena, Ph.D., distinguished professor in the Department of Physics in the College of Humanities and Sciences and director of VCU’s Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environment. (Enterprise Marketing and Communications)
Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D., a VCU English professor and director of the Humanities Research Center, is author of the new book "The Makings and Unmakings of Americans: Indians and Immigrants in American Literature and Culture, 1879-1924."

VCU professor Cristina Stanciu on her new book, ‘The Makings and Unmakings of Americans’

Jan. 26, 2023

A cultural history of Americanization, the book draws from an archive of Indigenous and new immigrant writing and visual culture.

D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Danny Hodges (left) and U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn (center) detailed their experiences during the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Alex Keena, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, (right) served as moderator. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Officers who defended the Capitol during Jan. 6 insurrection recall their experiences

Jan. 23, 2023

U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn and D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Danny Hodges describe the front lines of the 2021 riot at the Capitol and their feelings about those involved.

Art Is Afoot

Jan. 20, 2023

Inspired by social media, Jaden Mitchell, a sprinter on the VCU track and field team, started making sneaker art. Now his painted kicks are worn by NBA and Olympic stars.

Anna Webster recently was named to the Future Class, which honors a group of people who represent "the bright, bold and inclusive future of video games." (Contributed photo)

Years of playing video games, and professors’ encouragement, pay off for Anna Webster

Jan. 19, 2023

VCU alum, an in-house writer at Well Told Entertainment, recently received a prestigious honor in the industry at The Game Awards.

Angela Reynolds

Reynolds appointed interim associate dean of research and operations

Jan. 18, 2023

Angela Reynolds, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and director of the doctoral program in systems modeling and analysis.

Peer health educators Mishal Hussain and Sabereh Saleh at the Health Sciences Library talking about health and well-being issues associated with sleep. (Photo credit: RecWell.)

Peer health educators bring valuable lessons and well-being activities to fellow students

Jan. 10, 2023

Students highlight evidence-based practices at campus events, connecting with their peers in engaging and fun ways.

Candace Parrish, Ph.D., is a three-time graduate of the Robertson School of Media and Culture at VCU and the founder of self-care company Odelia, Marie, & Patrice. (Courtesy of Candace Parrish and CPP Studio)

VCU grad Candace Parrish finds success with self-care company

Jan. 10, 2023

Parrish, a professor at Penn State, is tapping into her creative side and honoring her family’s roots with her business that emphasizes sustainable, vegan products.

Dace Svikis, Ph.D., a VCU professor, traveled to Mizoram, India, in the fall as part of the Fulbright Specialist Program. Here, she delivers the keynote speech at the international seminar, "Make Mental Health a Global Priority," at Mizoram University. (Courtesy Dace Svikis)

VCU professor, Fulbright specialist travels to India to train community leaders on substance use disorder treatment

Jan. 9, 2023

The international collaboration between VCU psychology, psychiatry and OB/GYN professor Dace Svikis and 2019-2020 visiting scholar Lalchhanhima Ralte began with a Fulbright exchange fellowship program.

Headlines about the prominence of Ukrainian women on the front lines of war are misleading, said Jessica Trisko Darden, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at VCU's College of Humanities and Sciences. “The Ukraine war echoes a global pattern where national militaries accept women in larger numbers than in the past — yet relegate women to roles that distance them from front-line combat,” she wrote in a recent column in The Washington Post. (Getty Images)

Ukraine’s need for women in war conflicts with nation’s gender norms, VCU professor’s new research finds

Jan. 6, 2023

“The Ukrainian military has tried to adopt more equal policies, but those have faced pushback from Ukrainian society, which largely sees women’s place in society as guardians of the home and family,” political science professor says.