Abigail Andrade conducted research this summer at the Institute of Immunology at the Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein’s hospital in Kiel, Germany. (Contributed photo)

Student’s internship in Germany brings valuable research experience

Aug. 10, 2022

Abigail Andrade, a senior, worked with students as part of a study to find new ways to diagnose and treat autoimmune diseases.

"Birth of a Planet" premiered in June at the Richmond Film Festival. (Contributed image)

‘Birth of a Planet’ spotlights the life of Richmond Planet founder John Mitchell Jr.

Aug. 9, 2022

VCU alum Scot Crooker played an instrumental part in creating the half-hour documentary.

Avani Venkatesh, a member of the Honors College, is a rising senior majoring in international studies. She has plans to attend medical school. (Contributed photo)

Avani Venkatesh gives back through internship with The Giving Square

Aug. 5, 2022

One of the senior’s primary roles at the internship, supported by the VCU Internship Funding Program, is helping the organization develop an intergenerational fellowship.

Zion Segears gained valuable insight and experience during a summer internship at Columbia University. (Contributed photo)

New York internship immerses Zion Segears in physical therapy career

Aug. 2, 2022

Rising sophomore with graduate school goals explores possibilities of PT.

High school students at the VCU Summer Camp in Philosophy participate in a mock trial at the Academic Learning Commons at VCU in July. Among several activities during the weeklong camp focused on the concept of justice, the students discussed with VCU faculty and students what guilt "beyond a reasonable doubt" truly means. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

‘It’s a way of thinking’: VCU summer camp opens high school students’ eyes to philosophy

Aug. 1, 2022

The VCU Summer Camp in Philosophy, held for the first time this year, saw high school students prepare presentations on ethics and moral philosophy around abortion, cloning, euthanasia, legalization of drugs, racism and more.

Devon Walker-Figueroa (Courtesy photo)

Devon Walker-Figueroa Wins 25th Annual Levis Reading Prize for ‘Philomath’

July 29, 2022

The prize is awarded annually for the best debut or second book of poetry published in the previous calendar year.

Leslie Bolda, in Bariloche, which is in the western part of Argentina situated on a lake called Nahuel Huapi surrounded by the Andes Mountains. Contributed photo.

VCU alum is loving her time in Argentina, helping to teach English

July 22, 2022

Leslie Bolda got the chance to live and work in South America thanks to a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award.

Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D., and Oliver Scheiding, Ph.D., a professor of North American Literature and Early American Studies at the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, co-organized the Indigenous Print Cultures, Media and Literatures symposium at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany, earlier this month. (Courtesy photo)

Humanities Research Center co-leads Indigenous media symposium

July 22, 2022

The center’s director co-organized the event, an opportunity for Indigenous scholars to discuss news and publications in Native American nations as part of the center’s ongoing “On Native Ground” series.

A panel of speakers sitting in front of a large wall with the words:

Humanities Research Center co-leads international symposium on Indigenous media and literature

July 21, 2022

The center’s director co-organized the event, an opportunity for scholars to discuss Indigenous publications and print culture as part of the center’s ongoing initiative, “On Native Ground.”

Isaiah Mamo, a rising Honors College junior majoring in political science, is taking part in the Honors Summer Undergraduate Research Program focused on reshaping the way people become informed about HIV. (Contributed photo)

Honors student, faculty member collaborate to improve HIV education

July 21, 2022

The goal of the project is a list of programs and curriculum that could be implemented in schools and communities.