Jade Raspberry, a biomedical engineering major; Brandi Daniels, a counselor with the Division for Academic Success; and Jaylynn Seay, a forensic science major, are organizers for the inaugural STEM Career Expo. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU’s new STEM Career Expo stems from students taking the lead

Nov. 6, 2023

Event on Nov. 9 pulls together campus resources, offers networking opportunities and spotlights diversity.

The newly identified Trimeresurus uetzi is named after VCU professor Peter Uetzi, PhD., who created the Reptile Database. (Photo by May thu Chit, contributed by Tan Nguyen)

Snake species named after VCU professor

Nov. 2, 2023

The pit viper now known as Trimeresurus uetzi is named after VCU professor Peter Uetz for “his invaluable help to herpetologists.”

“It’s quite fascinating to see what parts of history people are inclined to absorb and to think about, because we all have different interests,” said VCU alum Meika Downey. (Contributed photo)

Alum Meika Downey brings Virginia’s rich history to life

Nov. 1, 2023

One of the first to earn VCU’s public history graduate certificate, Downey works as the education manager for Preservation Virginia.

Natasha Lightfoot, Ph.D., is the author of “Troubling Freedom: Antigua and the Aftermath of British Emancipation.” (Contributed photo)

Columbia University history professor to speak at VCU about slavery, reparations and the Caribbean

Nov. 1, 2023

Natasha Lightfoot’s address on Nov. 6 is sponsored by the Department of History and the Alexandrian Society.

SJ Sindu teaches in VCU’s MFA in Creative Writing program and has published several books. (Max Schlickenmeyer, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU author SJ Sindu explores isolation and artistry in short story collection ‘The Goth House Experiment’

Oct. 31, 2023

Creative writing professor, who spent more than a decade on the project, offers insight into the process and the intersection of real life and fiction.

By providing data on vaccine inequities and acceptance, VCU researchers hope to contribute to the global effort to predict and mitigate the impacts of current and future pandemics. (Getty Images)

VCU team receives National Science Foundation grant to investigate vaccine inequity and acceptance

Oct. 30, 2023

With expertise in behavior science, math and other fields, the MAVEN project aims to boost public health in the post-pandemic era.

Students in a VCU Votes class recently held an event to familiarize students with the voting process. (Photo by Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

A ‘VCU Votes’ class is organizing an array of activities on campus to encourage student voter participation

Oct. 27, 2023

Students in political science course are familiarizing first-time voters with the process, securing pledges to cast ballots and more.

Two VCU professors earned prestigious Maximizing Investigators' Research Awards intended to enhance “scientific productivity and the chances for important breakthroughs.” (Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

With potential for drug development, treatment of cancer and other diseases, VCU professors’ projects earn national award

Oct. 27, 2023

Alattin Kaya and Brian Fuglestad are the first VCU faculty members to earn Maximizing Investigators’ Research Awards.

Paloma Rodriguez, a social work major, hopes to focus her research on Latine and Black young adults and the factors that affect their mental health. (Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

How I found my research: Paloma Rodriguez Saucedo seeks to study the toughest challenges that underrepresented communities face

Oct. 25, 2023

Rodriguez Saucedo, a social work major, believes that “research is an always-evolving process. There will always be new questions and ways to help people.”

Karen Kester, Ph.D., favors hands-on, active learning. “I tell my entomology students that my goal is to change how they see the world,” she said. (Allen Jones, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Biology professor, ‘Bug Lab’ director Karen Kester retires after 26 years

Oct. 25, 2023

In scientific knowledge and student development, the insect evolutionary ecologist has made a lasting impression as a researcher, teacher and director of the Bridges to Baccalaureate program.