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Contemplative practices are designed to help people become aware of their surroundings and be more present. (Getty Images)

A VCU class on contemplative practices offers important lessons on how to be present

April 20, 2021

“Sociology of Contemplative Practices” draws on techniques from across the globe, and helps students calm their minds.

Ashley Patino sits on picnic table

VCU alum breaks into Richmond restaurant scene

Apr 19, 2021

Ashley Patino is founder of local bakery and pizza shop, Pizza Bones.

George Kahingo outside the Student Commons. He was born and raised in Kenya and the bracelet on his wrist is adorned with the colors of his native country's flag. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Class of 2021: George Kahingo helps his fellow students grow as leaders

April 19, 2021

Kahingo, a biology major, is a leadership involvement ambassador in the Division of Student Affairs, a role that connects him with dozens of student organizations and hundreds of peers across campus.

A batch of new fast-track opportunities this fall will allow academically qualified VCU students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from numerous areas of study in as few as five years. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

VCU launching 20 new accelerated bachelor’s to master’s degree opportunities

April 19, 2021

The accelerated programs across the university will save students time and money.

Correy Faciane

Alum spotlight: Correy Faciane (B.S.’16/H&S) creates an organization to helps others achieve their mission

Apr 16, 2021

Growing up in Northern Virginia, Correy Faciane (B.S.’16/H&S) volunteered with Eddie’s Club, a nonprofit recreational center that provided events and activities for disabled youth. He returned in 2013, on a trip home from Virginia Commonwealth University, and was disheartened by what he found.

E-cigarettes with a cigarette-like level of nicotine are effective in reducing smoking, according to a new study led by researchers at VCU and Penn State College of Medicine. (Getty Images)

E-cigarettes with a cigarette-like level of nicotine are effective in reducing smoking and exposure to carcinogen, study finds

April 12, 2021

The study provides important information for smokers who may be trying to use e-cigarettes as a means to cut down on their smoking habit.

Students gathered looking at posters at the chemistry undergraduate research symposium

Undergraduate students present research to industry partners

Apr 7, 2021

NASA, Altria and GSK are just a few of the national companies that participate in the annual Chemistry Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Ryan Mitchell and Kevin Storm

Brewing up a partnership: Ryan Mitchell (B.S.’12/H&S), Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery celebrate National Beer Day with the “Don’t Start No Stuff” Hazy IPA

Apr 6, 2021

The craft beer industry has cultivated creative ways to give back to the community. For Mitchell, supporting his hometown of Richmond, Virginia, began when he opened Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery in Carytown in 2015.

VCU student Kevin Armas Rodas, seen here visiting the Casa Alitas Welcome Center in Tucson, Arizona, was one of several students who completed virtual service learning hours with the refugee center this past year. (Courtesy photo)

Helping the Hispanic community in the midst of the pandemic

April 5, 2021

Students in the VCU service-learning course Hispanic Immigrants in the U.S. are continuing to make a difference.

A podcast by VCU students, “When Time Slows Down,” is one of 10 finalists in the NPR Student Podcast Challenge: College Edition. Winners will be featured in segments on “Morning Edition” or “All Things Considered.” (Max Schlickenmeyer, University Marketing)

Podcast by VCU students on graffiti-covered Confederate monuments named a finalist in NPR national contest

April 2, 2021

The podcast, “When Time Slows Down,” is one of 10 finalists in the NPR Student Podcast Challenge: College Edition. Winners will be featured in segments on “Morning Edition” or “All Things Considered.”