Sarah Golding, Ph.D., (left) and Allison Johnson, Ph.D., talk with faculty during a Leaders for Inclusive Learning faculty development workshop in summer 2021. In the yearlong Leaders for Inclusive Learning program, faculty worked to increase student success through inclusive teaching and learning practices and have taken those practices back to their faculty peers in their departments for even greater impact. (Alexis Finc, VCU College of Humanities and Sciences)

The goal? Success for every student

July 13, 2022

Leaders for Inclusive Learning program trains instructors on how best to serve their students and lead systemic change.

Victor Chen, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, hopes to spread "awareness of the important work that people are doing around the world to create businesses more in line with their values." (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Sociologist’s book earns award for contributions to advancing economic democracy

July 11, 2022

Worker cooperatives and alternative organizations where workers or consumers own all or part of the company are the focus of the book.

Brooke Newman, Ph.D., an associate professor of history at VCU's College of Humanities and Sciences, speaks to Sky News about the British monarchy's involvement in the slave trade and public sentiment on the royal family's actions around race and colonialism today. (Sky News)

VCU professor featured in Sky News documentary on British monarchy’s links to slavery

July 1, 2022

History professor, who studies slavery and the British royal family, shares details of its involvement in the slave trade and the impact in former colonies today.

Dawnie Walton’s work explores identity, place and the influence of pop culture. (Contributed photo)

Dawnie Walton wins the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for ‘The Final Revival of Opal & Nev’

July 1, 2022

Walton will receive the award during a public event at VCU on Nov. 10. The event will involve a reading, a moderated discussion and a Q&A.

Mychal Smith, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the VCU Department of Chemistry, will oversee the grant, which will begin in the 2023-24 academic year. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

VCU receives $1 million grant to increase minority Ph.D. STEM students

June 30, 2022

The funding is designed to guide students through the early years of a doctoral program when many drop out.

folders with headings that say funding, research, and grants

26 CHS faculty awarded grants through the One VCU Research Strategic Priorities Plan

June 29, 2022

The projects span a variety of interests, including healthcare, education, identity and sustainability.

Following the Supreme Court's ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson, Americans in a number of states are expected to face changes in access to reproductive health resources. VCU experts share what impacts they expect from this Supreme Court decision. (Getty Images)

Exploring the impact of Dobbs v. Jackson

June 29, 2022

The scope of one of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most recent rulings could have wide-ranging impacts, from law and criminal justice to mental health, experts say.

Michael McClure, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering, shifted his postdoctoral studies to study muscle tissue because he wanted to improve the quality of life of veterans who had lost their full range of motion. (Daniel Wagner, VCU Engineering)

Innovation Gateway supports six new projects with the Commercialization Fund

June 28, 2022

Funding helps VCU faculty innovators move their research closer to the marketplace.

Getting to know Q

June 24, 2022

VCU’s Q Collective provides opportunities for members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

The delegates gathered with faculty from the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, VCU’s Graduate School and Global Education Office staff. (Photo courtesy of Global Education Office)