With funding from the Justice Department, Emanuele Alves, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Forensic Science, is developing a breathalyzer that can differentiate between THC and CBD, leading to fewer false-positive results for THC. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU forensic science professor hopes a better THC breathalyzer will increase road safety

Aug. 25, 2023

Emanuele Alves, Ph.D., is developing a device that could offer results within minutes and reduce false positives.

Joe Reiner

Joseph Reiner appointed chair of the Department of Physics

Aug. 24, 2023

Joseph Reiner, Ph.D. is a professor of physics who specializes in experimental biophysics and nanoscience.

Ailita Whalen participated in the Eastern Africa Development and Democracy program as a teaching assistant. (Contributed photo)

Busy trip to East Africa finally brings study abroad dream to fruition for VCU undergrad

Aug. 24, 2023

As a teaching assistant for the program on development and democracy, international studies major Ailita Whalen helped lead fellow students to five countries.

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$271 million in record-breaking donor support for VCU changes lives of students, patients

Aug. 24, 2023

This achievement marks the third consecutive year of unprecedented donor support and the biggest fundraising year in the history of the university and its health system.

Back Row: Penelope Sayago (McNair Scholar), Stanley Cheatham (McNair Graduate Assistant), Aceyonna Watkins (McNair Scholar), Ayana Carter (McNair Scholar), Nyla Anderson (McNair Scholar), Saron Bereket (McNair Scholar), Cindy Vigil (McNair Scholar), Jamie Graves (McNair Scholar). Front Row: Juanita Agbenouwope (McNair Scholar), Skye Thurston (McNair Scholar). Front Center: Shay Lumpkin (McNair Program Coordinator). (Photo by Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

First undergraduate McNair Scholars at VCU use summer research program to propel doctoral dreams

Aug. 23, 2023

Recent federal grant promotes graduate studies for underrepresented students, and their interests cover a range of disciplines.

In today’s announcement, Fast Company highlighted how VCU and the da Vinci Center are reimagining entrepreneurship training in higher education. (File photo)

VCU’s Shift Retail Lab wins Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award

Aug. 22, 2023

Part of the da Vinci Center, the lab supports students and local businesses while reimagining how entrepreneurship is taught.

Victor Tan Chen, Ph.D., an associate professor of sociology, studies economic inequality, labor movements and trends around unions in the U.S., where union support is rising while union membership is at an all-time low.  (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

How will the Hollywood strike end? VCU sociology professor and union expert shares what history tells us.

Aug. 21, 2023

Streaming services and AI may be the new battlegrounds for actors, writers and studios, but echoes from the 1960 and 1980 picket lines are familiar and strong, says Victor Tan Chen.

Matilde Moros

Loss of a beloved colleague, Matilde Moros

Aug. 18, 2023

Dr. Matilde (“Mati”) Moros, an associate professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, passed away on August 10, 2023.

Breyana Stewart has managed a variety of duties as an intern with the Richmond International Film Festival, which starts Sept. 26. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

At Richmond film festival and local PR firm, VCU mass communications major makes the most of summer

Aug. 17, 2023

VCU’s Internship Funding Program is helping rising senior Breyana Stewart explore professional career paths.

Suzanne Ruder, Ph.D., associate chair and professor in the Department of Chemistry, is a recipient of the 2023 James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry. (Contributed photo)

VCU professor Suzanne Ruder to receive national award for excellence in chemistry instruction

Aug. 17, 2023

Ruder will be honored for her work with two colleagues on an NSF-supported research project focused on process skills in undergraduate STEM classrooms.