The three-year project was awarded a $3 million grant by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health. (Getty Images)

Ahead of FDA ban, a new project will assist providers in helping patients quit menthol cigarettes

Oct. 9, 2023

The project led by researchers at VCU and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is supported by a new $3 million grant.

A new initiative at VCU called the College-to-Career Blueprint program is working to make career-readiness a part of the conversations students and their professors are having as soon as they set foot on campus. (Getty Images)

Career readiness for students is the goal for VCU’s new College-to-Career Blueprint

Oct. 6, 2023

The program, launched this year in collaboration with nine departments in the College of Humanities and Sciences, will make career conversations, experiential learning and internships a more seamless part of students’ experience.

Yas Drawns (left) works with Darius Williams, a peer academic coach. Peer Academic Coaching, which is part of the Campus Learning Center, pairs students trained as academic coaches with freshmen for individual or ongoing sessions. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Peer Academic Coaching lets VCU freshmen learn from the wisdom of fellow students

Oct. 5, 2023

Campus Learning Center’s new program targets first-semester connections that promote academic and personal success.

Diana DiGangi, author of “Last Chance Chicago,” is an alum of the Robertson School of Media and Culture. Her debut novel is about insider trading and a protagonist who “who makes complicated decisions but has growing to do.” (Bywater Books)

With mystery novel, VCU grad Diana DiGangi puts investigative journalism skills to work

Oct. 5, 2023

“Last Chance Chicago,” the debut novel for the Robertson School of Media and Culture alum, explores the world of insider trading.

When she was little, Isabel Dingus loved to rearrange her room. Today, she uses research into ancient cultures to inspire her interior design pursuits. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Meet-a-Ram: Isabel Dingus, an interior designer who studies how space reflects cultural identities

Oct. 3, 2023

Dingus, a scholarship recipient from the International Furnishings and Design Association, is majoring in anthropology and interior design, finding inspiration in ancient design as she creates her own spaces.

Shawn Utsey

Shawn Utsey appointed acting chair of African American Studies

Sept. 29, 2023

Utsey is a professor with joint appointments in the Department of Psychology and the Department of African American Studies.

Gary Garbett, who works in VCU Technology Services, said that being named a Fulbright Specialist "opens up possibilities for me." (Contributed photo)

VCU communications professional Gary Garbett is named a Fulbright Specialist

Sept. 27, 2023

He will bring his creative talents and Technology Services experience to international projects.

VCU Alumni 10 Under 10 award recipients to be honored for noteworthy achievements

Sept. 27, 2023

Distinguished graduates from throughout the university will be recognized at a private ceremony Oct. 21.

Jessica Hendry Nelson, an assistant professor in the English department at VCU, believes "we can be more deliberate about how we grieve." (Contributed photo)

In ‘Joy Rides Through the Tunnel of Grief,’ VCU author Jessica Hendry Nelson tackles loss and growth

Sept. 27, 2023

English professor’s memoir is a series of linked essays that came together over a decade.

David Golumbia

The passing of colleague David Golumbia

Sept. 21, 2023

Golumbia, an associate professor in the Department of English, was an expert on cyberlibertarianism, bitcoin, blockchain and the logic of computing.