Emely Mendez-Ralda, Anita Nadal and Jacqueline Romero at ¡Virginia Fiesta! at the Science Museum of Virginia. (Contributed photo)

Students share their experiences at Hispanic Heritage Month community festival

Oct. 18, 2022

Jacqueline Romero and Emely Mendez-Ralda take part in ¡Virginia Fiesta! at the Science Museum of Virginia.

campus buildings along Franklin Street

Read the October '22 alum newsletter

Oct. 12, 2022

Enjoy the latest articles about the research, achievements and successes of our students, faculty and alums. Feel the Ram pride!

Angela Lehman, who is pursuing a master's degree in history, loves that research allows her to tell "stories that haven’t been heard or are incomplete or misunderstood." (Contributed photo)

Angela Lehman helps untangle Virginia’s school desegregation history

Oct. 7, 2022

Graduate student now eyes career related to museum or historic site work.

Ethan Brown has found artistic inspiration in the works of 16th-century English artist John White and the work of Algonquin artisans. (Contributed photo)

Pamunkey artist Ethan Brown brings his work, process and expertise to VCU

Oct. 7, 2022

Brown is serving as the inaugural Karenne Wood Native Artist/Writer in Residence at the Humanities Research Center.

Carlos Julião, “Coroação de um Rei negro nos festejos de Reis” (18th century)

VCU event to delve into the roots of Black and Indigenous music and sound in the early Atlantic world

Oct. 6, 2022

“Intersections: Black and Indigenous Sound in the Early Atlantic World,” an in-person and virtual event taking place on Oct. 15, is free and open to the public.

At the time Paul Henderson started to write his book, he felt as though he was going through a tunnel "and I just didn’t see the end of it." (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Meet-a-Ram: Paul A. Henderson, an educator who wrote a book about perseverance

Oct. 3, 2022

Henderson, a former track and field athlete at VCU, strives to help students be the best versions of themselves.

Jeanine Guidry, Ph.D., hopes her new study will help create better messaging and more trusting relationships related to the use of COVID vaccinations. (Contributed photo)

Evangelical Christians were less likely to get COVID-19 vaccine after conversations with faith leaders

Sept. 28, 2022

A VCU-led study also found that evangelicals whose health care provider asked them about the vaccine were more likely to get vaccinated.

A study co-led by VCU and Rutgers researchers found that teen alcohol misuse can have consequences for physical health and life satisfaction into an individual's 30s. (Getty Images)

Adults who misused alcohol as teens report dissatisfaction and poor health in midlife, study finds

Sept. 27, 2022

A Virginia Commonwealth University- and Rutgers-led study of more than 2,700 pairs of twins showed the consequences of drinking in adolescence for health can last decades.

Central State Hospital, formerly known as the Central Lunatic Asylum for the Colored Insane, opened in 1869 as the first psychiatric facility in the U.S. to exclusively treat African American patients. (Photo courtesy of the 2022 documentary, "The Central Lunatic Asylum for the Colored Insane," by Shawn Utsey)

VCU professor's documentary explores the first psychiatric facility for African Americans and the history of scientific racism

Sept. 27, 2022

Shawn Utsey’s latest film, “The Central Lunatic Asylum for the Colored Insane,” about what is now called Central State Hospital premiered at the Afrikana Film Festival in Richmond this month.

Last month new students marched down the streets during Spirit Walk, an annual tradition at the start of the school year. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Unlimited spirit

Sept. 15, 2022

More than 5,000 new Rams arrived on campus last month. We talked to eight of them to get their unique perspectives and plans for their time at VCU.