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Maryanne Collinson, Ph.D., appointed chair of the Department of Chemistry

May 12, 2021

Collinson has been at VCU since 2005, serving most recently as interim associate chair.

VCU will celebrate approximately 5,200 new graduates with a universitywide virtual commencement on Saturday. (University Marketing photo illustration)

VCU to celebrate spring commencement on Saturday

May 12, 2021

Members of the Class of 2021 will be honored at virtual and in-person events.

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View STEM building 'Topping Out' ceremony and virtual beam signing

May 10, 2021

On May 4, the future of STEM at VCU grew brighter with placement of the last steel beam in the College’s new six-story building.

Left, Savannah-Zhané Jolley. Top right: Jolley and her mother, Louise. Bottom right: Jolley's celebrates getting an "A" on a research paper. (Images courtesy of Savannah-Zhané Jolley)

Class of 2021: A mysterious illness couldn’t derail Savannah-Zhané Jolley’s journey to a VCU degree

May 7, 2021

Headaches and memory loss nearly derailed her final years of school. But thanks to her mother, the Department of Political Science and her own perseverance, Jolley will graduate this month.

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Physics postdoc Sean Koebley receives Spring 2021 VCU Science Communication Award

May 6, 2021

The 2021 VCU Science Communication Award was awarded to Sean Koebley, Ph.D., for his presentation: “Goodbye, P-value: Practical Bayesian Statistics To Replace Frequentist Statistics.”

Alexia Brown hopes to use her education to launch a career that will allow her to make a far-reaching impact on as many people as possible. “There’s so much work to do,” Brown said. “I have to do my part to leave this world a better place.” (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Class of 2021: Alexia Brown is on a mission to learn – and make the world a better place

May 6, 2021

“I want something that’s going to make me want to get up in the morning, no matter how exhausted I am, with an energy that says, ‘I gotta go. I gotta go do my work.’ … There’s so much work to do.”

Fantasy Lozada, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, received an NSF CAREER award to investigate how African American youth develop emotion regulatory flexibility, which can protect against racism. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

VCU professor to explore ‘emotional code switching’ among African American youth

May 5, 2021

Psychology professor Fantasy Lozada received an NSF CAREER award to study emotion regulatory flexibility among African American youth, which helps them to protect against racism.

Carlos David Jimenez Morales is set to become the first graduate of VCU’s Graduate Certificate in Health Care Innovation program. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Class of 2021: Problem solver Carlos David Jimenez Morales wants to make an impact on health care

May 5, 2021

Later this month, he will become the first graduate of VCU’s Graduate Certificate in Health Care Innovation program.

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Alum spotlight: Gabby Beckford (B.S.’17/H&S) shares her best secret travel tips

May 4, 2021

Beckford is the author of the blog Packs Light, which provides resources, information and tips for aspiring travelers.

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Amy Rector appointed as director of the School of World Studies

May 3, 2021

Rector will assume the directorship on July 1.