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.

Two officers who defended the U.S. Capitol from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack will speak at an event hosted by the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences' Department of Political Science on VCU's campus this month. The event will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at The Commons Theater. (Getty Images)

Officers who defended U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, will speak at Jan. 19 VCU event

Jan. 5, 2023

U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn and D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Danny Hodges will share their experiences at “Memories of January 6th: A Conversation with Two U.S. Capitol Police Officers.”

Emily Pitts, a sophomore anthropology major, paints a 3-D-printed replica of the JB55 Connecticut "vampire" skull. (Brian McNeill, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

19th-century ‘Connecticut vampire’ receives forensic facial reconstruction with help from VCU researchers

Jan. 3, 2023

VCU team from Virtual Curation Laboratory provides 3-D digital model of skull of man who died in the 1830s and then received unusual burial.

The National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development fiscal year 2021 survey, released Thursday, ranks VCU as No. 50 in the country for fiscal research expenditures. (Photo by John Wallace, VCU School of Dentistry)

VCU breaks into top 50 of public research universities in the U.S.

Dec. 16, 2022

New ranking from the National Science Foundation is achieved ahead of the schedule set by the university.

Students in the FBI Richmond STEM Collegiate Academy at VCU participated in roundtable and hands-on exercises, as well as one-on-one conversations with FBI representatives. (Contributed photo)

VCU and the Richmond FBI Field Office partner for inaugural FBI Richmond STEM Collegiate Academy

Dec. 16, 2022

Students enjoy the opportunity to learn more about the FBI and career opportunities within the bureau.

poster featuring various images of native americans for the pocahontas reframed film festival at the v.m.f.a.

Pocahontas Reframed 2022 recap

Dec. 14, 2022

The annual Native American film festival featured more than 20 films, musical performances, readings and more.

Attendees check out the first issue of Shift Magazine at the launch party at Shift Retail Lab on Dec. 8. Photo by Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications.

Shift Magazine celebrates failure and its importance to successful entrepreneurs

Dec. 14, 2022

Students in da Vinci Center cross-disciplinary course produce inaugural issue of magazine associated with VCU’s Shift Retail Lab.

"Wilde once said that he always began his books with the cover. He would be among the first to say that my new book’s cover design is a striking work of art!" said Nicholas Frankel, Ph.D., a VCU professor of English, editor of "The Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde" and author of several books on Oscar Wilde. "I am honored and thrilled that the work of the award-winning graphic artist and illustrator Yuko Shimizu features on the cover of one of my books." (Courtesy Nicholas Frankel)

Oscar Wilde would be a New Yorker critic or late-night TV host if he were alive today, says editor of new collection of Wilde’s writings

Dec. 13, 2022

English professor Nicholas Frankel shares insights on Oscar Wilde’s lasting impact on pop culture review, critique and how we consume media today.

Octavia Christopher, a biology major in the College of Humanities and Sciences, was one of three spring 2022 VCU graduates to earn Fulbright grants this year. (Contributed photo)

A Year in Review: 21 VCU students, recent alumni receive national, international scholarships and fellowships in 2022

Dec. 13, 2022

Standouts strengthen their expertise, experience and credentials through prestigious scholarship and fellowship opportunities.