Ellie Bavuso is working to “gamify” a treatment that can help autistic individuals learn effective social behaviors. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Through undergraduate research program, student works to shift paradigm for disability inclusion in virtual reality research

Aug. 15, 2023

Ellie Bavuso, a biology major, is designing and developing a virtual reality game that's custom-made to support individuals with autism.

Charlie Hassett’s study abroad experience in Cyprus gave him invaluable lab time while also allowing for an opportunity to explore. (Contributed photo)

Human anatomy program in Cyprus gives rising junior new perspective on his studies

Aug. 10, 2023

Charlie Hassett, a health, physical education and exercise science major, enjoyed the opportunity to work with cadavers and prepare for a career in the medical field.

Jerome Reid, senior athletic trainer for the Philadelphia Eagles, knew he wanted to enter the field after his first Intro to Athletic Training course at VCU. (Courtesy photo)

With the health of athletes in his hands, VCU alum Jerome Reid is an NFL star outside the spotlight

Aug. 9, 2023

Senior trainer for the Philadelphia Eagles followed a path of perseverance to reach the pros.

Corey Van Landingham, author of the poetry collection, "Love Letter to Who Owns the Heavens," will give a reading from her work on Oct. 18 at VCU. (Contributed photo.)

Corey Van Landingham wins 26th annual Levis Reading Prize for ‘Love Letter to Who Owns the Heavens’

Aug. 7, 2023

Corey Van Landingham has won the 2023 Levis Reading Prize for her poetry collection “Love Letter to Who Owns the Heavens.”

Catherine Ingrassia, Ph.D., has been named dean of VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences, (Contributed photo).

Catherine Ingrassia named dean of VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences

Aug. 4, 2023

Ingrassia, a professor of English and interim dean of the college, begins her term as dean today.

Christine George is working on nuclear nonproliferation as an intern for the National Nuclear Security Administration. (Contributed photo)

VCU student spends summer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory working on nuclear nonproliferation

Aug. 1, 2023

Internship with security agency lets Christine George combine policy and math backgrounds.

Josue Laguna Gomez (left) and Oscar Vanegas (right), students in the Photovoice for English Language Learners program, with Anita Nadal (center), assistant professor in the VCU School of World Studies. (Contributed photo)

Service-learning class empowers Latinx students in Richmond schools to engage with important issues

July 26, 2023

Photovoice program encourages English language learners to take photographs to "create dialogue about what’s going on."

Discrimination, and anticipation of it, can contribute to social distrust and anxiety, which can cause shorter sleep duration and increased sleep complaints, according to a new VCU study. (Getty Images)

VCU-led study finds discrimination over time leads to poor sleep

July 21, 2023

The study showed that experiences of discrimination can lead to taking longer to fall asleep, spending more time awake at night, and worse overall sleep quality.

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities cited VCU’s RTR teacher training program, the da Vinci Center for Innovation and the Richmond Health and Wellness Program when naming the university as a finalist for its Innovation and Economic Prosperity University Awards. (Photo by Allen Jones, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU a finalist for Innovation and Economic Prosperity awards

July 20, 2023

President Michael Rao, Ph.D., hails APLU for “recognizing our emphasis on being a strong partner in our community.”

Rohan Rathi is a rising senior in the VCU Honors College who is majoring in bioinformatics in VCU Life Sciences. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Honors student, faculty member research how to improve medical trust in Kenya

July 18, 2023

As part of a VCU summer research program, Rohan Rathi is working with professor Christopher Brooks on a project framed by pandemics.