Marco Aldi, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, leads students in a braiding activity. (Contributed photo)

Twisted in knots? That’s a good thing at VCU Geometry Camp for middle-schoolers

June 23, 2023

The weeklong summer day program uses hands-on learning to make math meaningful at an impressionable age.

Four students and one faculty member holding up trophies

Revolutionizing the classroom: Re-engagement projects propel dynamic teaching, advancing student success

June 20, 2023

The VCU College of Humanities and Sciences’ 2022-23 re-engagement grants offered faculty members new opportunities to connect with their students. Get a glimpse at four unique projects.

What to watch: Get into the spirit of Juneteenth

June 15, 2023

Celebrate the holiday with these films, TV shows and more, as recommended by VCU faculty.

Nicholas Farrell, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Chemistry, is retiring from VCU after a decorated career. (Contributed photo)

Nicholas Farrell, VCU chemist with a major legacy in cancer treatment, retires after 30 years

June 15, 2023

Professor helped develop Triplatin, a drug with the potential to treat ‘some of the most aggressive cancer types’ – and helped develop countless student researchers.

Trisko Darden UNOCT: Jessica Trisko Darden, Ph.D., records an informational video for the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism during a visit to Doha, Qatar. (Contributed photo)

U.N. counterterrorism program features VCU’s Jessica Trisko Darden

June 14, 2023

At inaugural Behavioral Insights Academy, associate professor of political science shares expertise on women’s role in political violence.

Rima Franklin, Ph.D., who will serve as interim vice provost of VCU Life Sciences, conducts research in microbial ecology, wetland and soil biogeochemistry, nitrogen cycling, and environmental and public health microbiology. (File photo)

Rima Franklin named interim vice provost of VCU Life Sciences

June 12, 2023

Franklin, who will continue to serve as chair of the Department of Biology, joined the VCU faculty in 2007.

One of the seven small waterfowl bone aerophones discovered at the Final Natufian site of Eynan-Mallaha that can be described as a notched flute (Andean quena type). Detail of the play-holes (in green), the marks (in blue), the mouthpiece, the distal part and the red ochre residues that decorated the instrument. (Davin et al., 2023)

VCU forensic science professor Tal Simmons, team discover 12,000-year-old flutes made from bird bones

June 9, 2023

Found in northern Israel, they are the first prehistoric sound instruments identified from the Near East – and the oldest imitating a bird call from any ancient civilization.

Anh Minh, a rising sophomore at VCU, with her father, Nguyen Cuu Duc, Ph.D., a former research fellow at VCU. (Contributed photo)

Rising sophomore’s journey from Vietnam to VCU started when she was 3

June 9, 2023

Anh Minh’s father, Nguyen Cuu Duc, served as a research fellow at VCU in 2006-07. Even then, Duc had a feeling his daughter might return to study at VCU.

Albert Farrell, Ph.D., (left) and Catherine Ingrassia, Ph.D., interim dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences, pose for a photo after Farrell won the College of Humanities and Sciences Distinguished Mentoring Award this spring. Farrell, founding director of the Clark-Hill Institute for Positive Youth Development at VCU and longtime psychology professor, is retiring after 43 years at VCU. (Courtesy Alexis Finc, College of Humanities and Sciences)

Albert Farrell, mentor, researcher and founder of VCU’s Clark-Hill Institute for Positive Youth Development, retires after 43 years

June 8, 2023

Psychology professor has spent decades supporting Richmond and the study of youth violence prevention.

David Baldacci shows his handwritten remarks to attendees at the VCU Libraries Rising Scholars Program book and author luncheon. Baldacci shared that he writes his best-selling novels in longhand. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

In support of young scholars, author David Baldacci connects VCU, libraries, Richmond and how communities can change

June 6, 2023

Renowned novelist and VCU alum returns to campus for 10th anniversary fundraiser at Cabell Library.