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aerial view of hibbs hall on the v.c.u. monroe park campus

15 faculty and staff members honored at annual awards ceremony

Oct. 29, 2021

The awards celebrate excellence of faculty and staff in the College of Humanities and Sciences.

Holding up screen-printed tote bags at a VCU Votes event on Oct. 27. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

VCU Votes: ‘Have a voting plan’ to participate in Tuesday’s election

Oct. 29, 2021

Virginia voters will elect the state’s next governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and all 100 members of the House of Delegates.

VCU students voting in 2020 at University Student Commons, one of two on-campus polling places, the other being the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU. (Allen Jones, University Marketing)

Virginia’s gubernatorial election is Tuesday. What will VCU political science experts be watching for?

Oct. 27, 2021

From mail-in-voting to turnout, there will be many storylines to follow as a tighter-than-expected race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin enters its final days.

Biology student Anubhav Thapaliya in Erich Damm's wet lab. (Maggie Nguyen)

From red cell development to cultural preservation, VCU’s Baldacci scholars continue to further their studies

Oct. 25, 2021

The grant program, created by a gift from alum David Baldacci and his wife, Michelle, provides students with funds to pursue experiential learning opportunities.

Chioke I’Anson, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of African American Studies in VCU's College of Humanities and Sciences, and the ICA's director of community media. (Courtesy ICA)

Institute for Contemporary Art to host grand opening, tours of new media center on Nov. 5 and 6

Oct. 25, 2021

The opening of the VPM + ICA Community Media Center will also feature an event, “Listen for the Hook: Perfecting the First Five Minutes of Your Podcast” with Saidu Tejan-Thomas, host of the “Resistance” podcast.

Former President Barack Obama addresses a crowd of 2,000 outside James Branch Cabell Library on Saturday. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

2,000 turn out at VCU to see Barack Obama speak in support of Terry McAuliffe

Oct. 23, 2021

The former president and other public figures, including Gov. Ralph Northam and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, spoke at a rally for McAuliffe outside James Branch Cabell Library on Saturday.

Rodney A. Harry, former president of VCU Alumni’s African American Alumni Council. (Jud Froelich, Development and Alumni Relations)

In memoriam: Rodney Harry, former president of the VCU African American Alumni Council

Oct. 21, 2021

He was the longest serving president in the organization’s 30-year history, and was instrumental in creating programming to keep Black graduates connected to VCU.

Lecture to explore why the Atlantic slave trade survived up until the Civil War

Oct. 15, 2021

The Alexandrian Society of VCU program will feature Erskine College professor John Harris, an expert in American slavery in the 19th century.

A fMRI image of the MPFC brain region that is blunted for intimate partner aggression, as compared to aggression against close friends and strangers.

Study discovers unique brain signature of intimate partner aggression

Oct. 14, 2021

VCU researchers used fMRI technology to observe the brain activity of romantic partners experiencing intimate partner aggression in real time.

Hezha Barzani stands outside of his office at the Atlantic Council in Washington.

Hezha Barzani, a VCU senior, has a unique perspective on the Afghanistan withdrawal

Oct. 14, 2021

His family fled the Kurdistan region of Iraq in 1996. Their refugee experience was executed in an efficient manner thanks to Operation Pacific Haven.