Anthony F. Godfrey, a former U.S. ambassador, draws on his decades of experience in foreign service to teach students at VCU. (Contributed image)

Retired U.S. Ambassador Anthony Godfrey shares decades of wisdom with his VCU students

Nov. 15, 2023

In his political science class, he offers firsthand perspective on foreign affairs and insight into diplomacy as a career.

Amanda Harris, Ph.D., a teaching associate professor of chemistry, meets with students in the Science Hub as part of student hours in VCU’s new STEM building on Franklin Street. (Photo by Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

In ‘breaking’ traditional office hours, VCU is helping students succeed

Nov. 13, 2023

The new approach – “student hours” – in VCU’s Science Hub in the new STEM building is being embraced by students and faculty alike.

The project, “A Virtual Reality Brief Violence Intervention: Preventing gun violence among violently injured adults,” is supported by a new three-year $1.95 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Contributed photo).

A new VCU project seeks to reduce gun violence with the help of virtual reality

Nov. 10, 2023

The CDC-funded study will combine cutting-edge technology with evidence-based practices to reduce gun violence and unintentional firearm injuries.

Capital News Service reporter Kaina Lee interviews voters at a Henrico County polling place on Nov. 7. (Contributed photo).

How the ‘Newsroom at VCU’ covered Election Day in Virginia

Nov. 9, 2023

In the field and with General Assembly control at stake, student journalists serve audiences statewide on digital and broadcast platforms.

Jennifer Weggen, a doctoral student at VCU, served for 12 years in the Navy. (Contributed photo)

Navy veteran and VCU doctoral student Jennifer Weggen is serving her military colleagues on many fronts

Nov. 8, 2023

Her research focus on PTSD, traumatic brain injury and heart health, and her work with student and alumni military groups, reflect a longstanding passion with family roots.

Jade Raspberry, a biomedical engineering major; Brandi Daniels, a counselor with the Division for Academic Success; and Jaylynn Seay, a forensic science major, are organizers for the inaugural STEM Career Expo. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU’s new STEM Career Expo stems from students taking the lead

Nov. 6, 2023

Event on Nov. 9 pulls together campus resources, offers networking opportunities and spotlights diversity.

The newly identified Trimeresurus uetzi is named after VCU professor Peter Uetzi, PhD., who created the Reptile Database. (Photo by May thu Chit, contributed by Tan Nguyen)

Snake species named after VCU professor

Nov. 2, 2023

The pit viper now known as Trimeresurus uetzi is named after VCU professor Peter Uetz for “his invaluable help to herpetologists.”

“It’s quite fascinating to see what parts of history people are inclined to absorb and to think about, because we all have different interests,” said VCU alum Meika Downey. (Contributed photo)

Alum Meika Downey brings Virginia’s rich history to life

Nov. 1, 2023

One of the first to earn VCU’s public history graduate certificate, Downey works as the education manager for Preservation Virginia.

Natasha Lightfoot, Ph.D., is the author of “Troubling Freedom: Antigua and the Aftermath of British Emancipation.” (Contributed photo)

Columbia University history professor to speak at VCU about slavery, reparations and the Caribbean

Nov. 1, 2023

Natasha Lightfoot’s address on Nov. 6 is sponsored by the Department of History and the Alexandrian Society.

SJ Sindu teaches in VCU’s MFA in Creative Writing program and has published several books. (Max Schlickenmeyer, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU author SJ Sindu explores isolation and artistry in short story collection ‘The Goth House Experiment’

Oct. 31, 2023

Creative writing professor, who spent more than a decade on the project, offers insight into the process and the intersection of real life and fiction.