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Brooke Newman, Ph.D., an associate professor of history at VCU's College of Humanities and Sciences, speaks to Sky News about the British monarchy's involvement in the slave trade and public sentiment on the royal family's actions around race and colonialism today. (Sky News)

VCU professor featured in Sky News documentary on British monarchy’s links to slavery

July 1, 2022

History professor, who studies slavery and the British royal family, shares details of its involvement in the slave trade and the impact in former colonies today.

Dawnie Walton’s work explores identity, place and the influence of pop culture. (Contributed photo)

Dawnie Walton wins the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for ‘The Final Revival of Opal & Nev’

July 1, 2022

Walton will receive the award during a public event at VCU on Nov. 10. The event will involve a reading, a moderated discussion and a Q&A.

Mychal Smith, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the VCU Department of Chemistry, will oversee the grant, which will begin in the 2023-24 academic year. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

VCU receives $1 million grant to increase minority Ph.D. STEM students

June 30, 2022

The funding is designed to guide students through the early years of a doctoral program when many drop out.

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26 CHS faculty awarded grants through the One VCU Research Strategic Priorities Plan

June 29, 2022

The projects span a variety of interests, including healthcare, education, identity and sustainability.

Following the Supreme Court's ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson, Americans in a number of states are expected to face changes in access to reproductive health resources. VCU experts share what impacts they expect from this Supreme Court decision. (Getty Images)

Exploring the impact of Dobbs v. Jackson

June 29, 2022

The scope of one of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most recent rulings could have wide-ranging impacts, from law and criminal justice to mental health, experts say.

Michael McClure, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering, shifted his postdoctoral studies to study muscle tissue because he wanted to improve the quality of life of veterans who had lost their full range of motion. (Daniel Wagner, VCU Engineering)

Innovation Gateway supports six new projects with the Commercialization Fund

June 28, 2022

Funding helps VCU faculty innovators move their research closer to the marketplace.

Getting to know Q

June 24, 2022

VCU’s Q Collective provides opportunities for members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

The delegates gathered with faculty from the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, VCU’s Graduate School and Global Education Office staff. (Photo courtesy of Global Education Office)
A compilation of expert opinions from experts in gender, sexuality and women's studies, education, athletics and criminal justice on the 50th anniversary of Title IX.

50 years of Title IX: A look at ‘a notable first step’ toward a more equitable playing field for women and girls

June 23, 2022

As the nation looks back, VCU experts talk about how it’s made a difference and the impact the civil rights law has had on the U.S.

At two high-profile events in Washington, D.C., celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Pell Grant program, Virginia Commonwealth University grad and Pell Grant recipient Anirban Mahanty will share his story and explain how the need-based grant program set him up for success at VCU and beyond. (Photo by Isaiah Mamo, University Marketing)

As part of the Pell Grant’s 50th anniversary, a VCU grad is sharing his story with federal policymakers

June 22, 2022

Anirban Mahanty, who graduated in May, will co-moderate a reception hosted by national higher education organizations and will speak at a congressional briefing at the U.S. Capitol.