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Ris Rodina

GSWS alum takes on public health ethics

Jan. 28, 2021

Ris Rodina is pursuing their master of public health at VCU with a focus on complex trauma related to trans and non-binary identities.

aerial view of the VCU logo on campus

Class notes: January 2021

Jan. 28, 2021

Catch up with all the latest and greatest news from CHS alumni.

A new VCU study explores how social support from humans and comfort from companion animals can help LGBTQ+ young adults deal with microaggressions. (Getty Images)

Can pets help LGBTQ+ people cope with microaggressions?

Jan. 28, 2021

A study led by a VCU social work Ph.D. candidate gives insight into the roles of human social support and comfort from pets for LGBTQ+ emerging adults.

As another strange semester gets underway, students, faculty and staff offer advice and lessons learned over the past year, including how to stay healthy, succeed academically and combat loneliness. (Pam Arnold, University Marketing)

Another pandemic semester is about to begin. Here are tips to make it a successful one.

Jan. 22, 2021

As another strange term gets underway, students, faculty and staff offer advice and lessons learned over the past year, including how to stay healthy, succeed academically and combat loneliness.

An oil-on-canvas portrait of William Penn at age 22 in 1666, possibly painted by Sir Peter Lely. (Library of Congress, Historical Society of Pennsylvania via Wikimedia Commons)

Exploring the legacy of William Penn, one of early America’s important figures

Jan. 20, 2021

A VCU professor has edited a new book on Penn’s political writings, offering readers a glimpse into the mind of Pennsylvania’s founder and an early leader in the movement for religious liberty.

Aja Moore

VCU alumna's journey to the Virginia capitol

Jan. 19, 2021

Aja Moore '19, a graduate of the Department of Political Science, serves as a policy assistant to Governor Ralph Northam.

ching-yu huang

Connection and inclusion in the (virtual) classroom

Jan. 19, 2021

Music, coffee hours and a variety of learning activities are a few of Ching-Yu Huang’s strategies for success in the digital space.

From left: Akhila Kunuthuru, Jennifer Duong and Sneha Gade, the co-founders of Virtual Volunteer at VCU. (Courtesy photos)

A new group virtually connects VCU student volunteers with local organizations

Jan. 19, 2021

Virtual Volunteer at VCU has paired hundreds of students with more than a dozen Richmond partners, creating a sense of community in a time of distance.

Jon Mirador became interested in the science behind brewing tea during his freshman year at VCU and frequently visits local tea shops. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

RVA My Way: Jon Mirador

Jan. 15, 2021

The city helps the interdisciplinary studies major satisfy his thirst for knowledge — and tea — while the James River provides an escape.

VCU has identified about 2,100 clinical students who qualify for vaccination. (File photo)

VCU moves into next phase of vaccine rollout plan

Jan. 12, 2021

Students in the clinical years of their training, in health programs that are involved in patient care and students in patient-facing environments will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines Jan 12.