alix bryan-campos in a classroom showing a student something on her laptop

Bryan-Campos isn’t just teaching journalism, she’s cultivating citizens

Oct. 31, 2022

Capital News Service students leverage technology in a new context.

“Despite decades of efforts to reduce racial pain disparities, the pain of Black patients continues to be underdiagnosed and undertreated,” said Nao Hagiwara, Ph.D., co-lead of a new NIH-funded study. (Getty Images)

NIH awards $2.4M grant to VCU psychology professor to study racial disparities in pain management

Oct. 27, 2022

Nao Hagiwara will co-lead the research effort, saying, “There is an urgent need to address this decades-old issue by taking an innovative approach.”

julian glover speaking with a student

Glover’s work on self-determination is not just theoretical but deeply personal

Oct. 24, 2022

The activist, performer and iCubed scholar studies and celebrates the embodied knowledge of marginalized communities.

Connect: Community Engagement Conference's organizers hope community members will share their perspectives on how to address the issues that are relevant to the larger community, including challenges facing the region around health, education, equity and cultural vitality. (Contributed image)

VCU invites community to participate in Connect: Community Engagement Conference on Nov. 2

Oct. 24, 2022

Day of learning, networking and skill development will highlight the impact of successful community partnerships.

Film camp participants Bradley Baawuah, James Dew Hall and Leanna Morris prepare to film a scene under the instruction of VCU School of the Arts graduate student Manavi Singh (center) at VCU. (Photo by Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

East Marshall Street Well Project engages community through film camp, K-12 education and archival research

Oct. 24, 2022

A new grant supports public education, community research and public communication around the East Marshall Street Well and its history of structural and medical racism.

Samy El-Shall, Ph.D., who has been appointed a program director at the National Science Foundation, has had research funded by the NSF since 1990. (University Marketing)

VCU chemistry professor appointed to direct a research program at NSF Chemistry Division

Oct. 21, 2022

Among his areas of emphasis, M. Samy El-Shall hopes to create new funding opportunities in the chemistry of sustainable water and energy.

Chelsea Jones (left) with Julio S. Amador III, executive director, Philippine-American Educational Foundation. Jones has been in the Philippines since June on a Fulbright  student scholarship. (Contributed photo)

Through Fulbright, VCU alum applies data science to COVID outbreaks in the Philippines

Oct. 21, 2022

Chelsea Jones, who earned a Ph.D. in systems modeling and analysis from VCU, is spending nine months in the Philippines on a Fulbright student scholarship.

elizabeth canfield in front of a vibrant mural

VCU GSWS professor works to improve the university that she was never meant to attend

Oct. 20, 2022

Deflected from her medical school dreams, Liz Canfield dug into activism and abolitionist thought.

Jacques Moore, a history graduate student and author, is a Marine Corps veteran and operated a local automobile dealership for decades. (Contributed photo)

History buff and VCU graduate student Jacques Moore is fascinated with the British monarchy

Oct. 19, 2022

His interest led him to co-author a book that celebrated the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s reign.

Carolyn Eastman is an historian of early America with special interest in 18th and 19th-century histories of political culture, the media and gender. "The Strange Genius of Mr. O" tells a largely forgotten story about the intersection of political culture and celebrity at a moment when the United States was in the midst of invention.

Carolyn Eastman wins Literary Award from Library of Virginia for ‘The Strange Genius of Mr. O’

Oct. 18, 2022

VCU history professor’s book tells the story of the rise and fall of James Ogilvie, whose oratory performances made him a household name in America’s founding era.