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A vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. (Kevin Morley, University Relations)

How to fight misconceptions about COVID-19 vaccines

March 3, 2021

A VCU expert in media and health explains how to talk with friends and family members who are hesitant about getting vaccinated.

Aine Norris

VCU alum publishes research about a famous female aerialist

March 2, 2021

Aíne Norris is a writer and instructor of English and American literature.

Thirteen VCU students and recent graduates have been named semifinalists for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2021-22 academic year.

13 from VCU named Fulbright semifinalists for 2021-22

March 2, 2021

Thirteen VCU students and recent graduates have been named semifinalists for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2021-22 academic year.

Soldiers in the Virginia National Guard look toward the U.S. Capitol building as they secure the area around the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20 At least 25,000 soldiers were authorized to conduct security, communication and logistical missions in January. Among them were several with connections to VCU. (Photo by Bryan Myhr)

VCU students in the Virginia National Guard reflect on a history-making mission

March 1, 2021

As they return to their studies, the students who were stationed at the U.S. Capitol earlier this winter share details of their experiences in Washington.

Clockwise from upper left: Aloni Hill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism at VCU; Regina Boone, photojournalist with the Richmond Free Press; Anthony Antoine, anchor at NBC12; and Michael Paul Williams, columnist with the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Black Lives Matter has ‘dramatically shifted the paradigm’ of how mainstream media covers the news

Feb. 26, 2021

In the nine months since George Floyd’s killing by a Minneapolis police officer sparked nationwide protests, Black Lives Matter has led to reforms and conversations in mainstream media newsrooms that were once unimaginable, according to a panel of Black Richmond journalists who spoke Thursday at a Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture virtual event.

Faculty members on a Zoom call

VCU alum establishes the Reuben Farley Award for Teaching Innovation and Excellence

Feb. 25, 2021

This award is given to two faculty members, one tenure track faculty and one term faculty, in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.

Ana Edwards, who earned her master's degree in history from VCU in 2020, is the first recipient of the Department of History's Graduate Alumni Achievement Award. (Thomas Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Ana Edwards is preserving Black history — and sharing it with others

Feb. 23, 2021

The VCU alumna and chair of the Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project, will receive the VCU history department’s highest honor for graduate alumni March 18.

shawn jones at the cabell library starbucks

Getting students to love psychology

Feb. 22, 2021

Shawn Jones, Ph.D., brings a lighthearted approach paired with pop culture knowledge and an open communication style to his Psych 101 classes.

The first steel beams for VCU's new science, technology, engineering and math building arrive next week. The six-floor building is under construction at the site of VCU’s former Franklin Street Gym, which was demolished last year. (Credit: Ballinger/Quinn Evans Architects.)

VCU’s new STEM building is beginning to take shape

Feb. 22, 2021

Steel beams for the building will be delivered next week. The project at the site of the old Franklin Street Gym will expand lab, classroom and office space for the College of Humanities and Sciences.

Students attend an in-person class in September. VCU will resume in-person and hybrid courses beginning March 4. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

VCU will resume in-person and hybrid classes beginning March 4

Feb. 18, 2021

The decision is based on several factors, VCU President Michael Rao said, including an examination of COVID-19 positivity rates and a review of isolation space on campus.