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The Robert E. Lee monument in June 2020. VCU's Humanities Research Center brings together faculty and graduate students from different departments across VCU with common research interests. Among them: a new research group called Memory and Monuments, which seeks to investigate issues of race, power and memory, mainly focused around local Confederate monuments and African American landmarks. (Max Schlickenmeyer, University Marketing)

Supporting humanities research and collaboration among scholars

Oct. 13, 2021

VCU’s Humanities Research Center brings together faculty and graduate students with common research interests.

Ryan K Smith

2020-21 Elske v.P. Smith Distinguished Lecture [virtual]

Oct. 12, 2021

Ryan K. Smith, Ph.D., professor in the Department of History, presents "Dead Reckoning: The Historical Recovery and Unsettled Place of Richmond's Shockoe Hill African Burying Ground."

A new clinical trial will offer community members experiencing depression while pregnant with opportunities to take part in activities designed to increase social connectedness and strengthen their emotional health and well-being. (Getty Images)

Pregnant individuals experiencing depression will have access to mindfulness activities through a VCU study

Oct. 11, 2021

The newly funded study will focus on serving Richmond’s minority, low-income or low-education community members and, if effective, could be replicated elsewhere.

The coastline of Sorrento, Italy. (Courtesy of Stephanie Tignor)

Study abroad — from home

Oct. 8, 2021

When the pandemic suspended international travel — and student Erin McCoy’s study abroad trip to Italy — VCU’s Global Education Office helped her identify a virtual opportunity instead.

A woman walking between huts in a refugee camp. (Courtesy of Miriam Kuttikat)

Sharing their stories: Social work-led researchers are studying Horn of Africa migrants in greater Washington

Oct. 8, 2021

They aim to identify the daily life stressors of the migrants, and to develop steps to improve their lives.

Robyn Bentley

Alum spotlight: Robyn Bentley (B.S.’85/MC) solves problems by creating balance

Oct. 6, 2021

Bentley found her first career as a radio broadcaster at an early age. Her father owned a radio station where she worked as one of the first females on the radio in Virginia (and then followed in his path).

Deonte Young

Alum spotlight: Young named to VCU's Top 10 Under 10

Oct. 6, 2021

Deonte Young (B.A. '11/H&S; M.Ed.'13/E) is co-founder of Alchemy InCoaching and education administrator for Fairfax County Public Schools.

Daryl Van Tongeren

Alum spotlight: Van Tongeren named to VCU's Top 10 Under 10

Oct. 6, 2021

Daryl Van Tongeren, Ph.D., ('11/H&S) is an author and associate professor of psychology at Hope College.

VCU students Magnolia Lang (left) and Destiny Guzman check out items on display in the Shift Retail Lab. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Shift Retail Lab will support VCU student innovators and entrepreneurs

Oct. 5, 2021

The 2,700-square-foot lab will provide students with retail and office space, and will serve as a front door to Richmond’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The CDC has awarded a $6 million grant to two VCU researchers who will co-lead a project to identify strategies that prevent and decrease rates of youth violence in Richmond. (File photo, University Marketing)

CDC awards $6M grant to VCU to address youth violence in Richmond and beyond

Sept. 29, 2021

The grant is one of only five awarded nationally and designates VCU as one of the CDC’s Youth Violence Prevention Centers.