Nearly 600 people from 85 countries became American citizens in a ceremony at the Stuart C. Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University.

At VCU, nearly 600 people from 85 countries become new U.S. citizens

Sept. 18, 2023

At the Constitution Day ceremony on Monday, American pride was reflected in personal journeys and an embrace of diversity.

Faye Belgrave, Ph.D., who will serve as vice president and chief diversity officer, said she is committed to systemic change at VCU as reflected in the university’s strategic plan. (File photo)

Faye Belgrave, Ph.D., is named VCU vice president and chief diversity officer

Sept. 18, 2023

Renowned psychology professor and equity advocate, who joined VCU in 1997, is elevated to new role on Oct 23.

The science behind ThermaGel, which has developed insulation material using aerogels, comes from the laboratory of physics professor Massimo Bertino, Ph.D. (Photo by Jeff Kelley)

Climate tech startup licenses VCU-created insulation for homes, commercial buildings

Sept. 14, 2023

Aerogel innovation from physics professor Massimo Bertino could power an energy-efficient upgrade from fiberglass and other materials.

VCU welcomed thousands of new students at the start of the academic year, from first-year undergradates to professional students.

Welcome to the Ramily

Sept. 13, 2023

Get to know a few of this year’s roughly 8,000 new students who add to VCU’s diverse and expansive community.

Gina Chan took a course this summer at the American College of Greece, which was founded in 1875 and is the oldest American-accredited college in Europe. (Contributed photo)

For VCU psychology major, studying abroad was time well-spent – and money well-saved

Sept. 12, 2023

To wrap up her three-year degree, Gina Chan studied in Greece with a Gilman Scholarship facilitated by VCU’s Global Education Office.

Four people posing with naming plaques - Michal Coffey, Mike and Sally Hunnicutt, and Catherine Ingrassia

A heartwarming tribute emerges in VCU's new STEM Building - 817WF

Sept. 11, 2023

Dr. Mike Hunnicutt honors longtime VCU chemistry professor, administrator Dr. Sally Hunnicutt, with named spaces in new STEM Building - 817WF

Puru Jena is a distinguished professor in the Department of Physics and director of the new Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environment. (Photo by Clement Britt)

A ‘modern-day alchemist,’ VCU’s Puru Jena brings a longtime spirit of innovation to one of society’s top challenges

Sept. 11, 2023

With a half-century of impressive achievements, the renowned physicist and materials scientist is leading VCU’s new Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environment.

Debbie Polo and Catherine Ingrassia at Faculty Convocation

Deborah Polo receives the Distinguished Teaching Award at Convocation

Sept. 7, 2023

Polo has taught at VCU since her undergrad days in the early 1980s, and has taught most introductory courses in the Department of Chemistry.

(From left to right) Curtis N. Sessler, M.D., School of Medicine; Anika L. Hines, Ph.D., School of Medicine, School of Population Health; Deborah L. Polo, College of Humanities and Sciences; Fotis Sotiropoulos, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D.; Emiola Oyefuga, Ph.D., School of Education; Martin K. Safo, Ph.D., School of Pharmacy; Evan M. Sisson, Pharm.D., School of Pharmacy; and Michael F. Miles, M.D., Ph.D., School of Medicine. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Excellence – and commitment – celebrated at VCU Faculty Convocation

Sept. 7, 2023

Seven educators and researchers are highlighted at 41st annual ceremony, where President Michael Rao links education and empathy.

Madison Cruz, a biology major, is working at VCU Health as a patient care technician, helping patients and getting hands-on experience. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

With talent ranging from the lab to the stage, VCU senior sees a future in medicine and mental health advocacy

Sept. 5, 2023

Madison Cruz has mixed research, patient care, volunteer work and even the Miss Virginia pageant in her undergraduate experience.