Art Is Afoot

Jan. 20, 2023

Inspired by social media, Jaden Mitchell, a sprinter on the VCU track and field team, started making sneaker art. Now his painted kicks are worn by NBA and Olympic stars.

Anna Webster recently was named to the Future Class, which honors a group of people who represent "the bright, bold and inclusive future of video games." (Contributed photo)

Years of playing video games, and professors’ encouragement, pay off for Anna Webster

Jan. 19, 2023

VCU alum, an in-house writer at Well Told Entertainment, recently received a prestigious honor in the industry at The Game Awards.

Angela Reynolds

Reynolds appointed interim associate dean of research and operations

Jan. 18, 2023

Angela Reynolds, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and director of the doctoral program in systems modeling and analysis.

Peer health educators Mishal Hussain and Sabereh Saleh at the Health Sciences Library talking about health and well-being issues associated with sleep. (Photo credit: RecWell.)

Peer health educators bring valuable lessons and well-being activities to fellow students

Jan. 10, 2023

Students highlight evidence-based practices at campus events, connecting with their peers in engaging and fun ways.

Candace Parrish, Ph.D., is a three-time graduate of the Robertson School of Media and Culture at VCU and the founder of self-care company Odelia, Marie, & Patrice. (Courtesy of Candace Parrish and CPP Studio)

VCU grad Candace Parrish finds success with self-care company

Jan. 10, 2023

Parrish, a professor at Penn State, is tapping into her creative side and honoring her family’s roots with her business that emphasizes sustainable, vegan products.

Dace Svikis, Ph.D., a VCU professor, traveled to Mizoram, India, in the fall as part of the Fulbright Specialist Program. Here, she delivers the keynote speech at the international seminar, "Make Mental Health a Global Priority," at Mizoram University. (Courtesy Dace Svikis)

VCU professor, Fulbright specialist travels to India to train community leaders on substance use disorder treatment

Jan. 9, 2023

The international collaboration between VCU psychology, psychiatry and OB/GYN professor Dace Svikis and 2019-2020 visiting scholar Lalchhanhima Ralte began with a Fulbright exchange fellowship program.

Headlines about the prominence of Ukrainian women on the front lines of war are misleading, said Jessica Trisko Darden, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at VCU's College of Humanities and Sciences. “The Ukraine war echoes a global pattern where national militaries accept women in larger numbers than in the past — yet relegate women to roles that distance them from front-line combat,” she wrote in a recent column in The Washington Post. (Getty Images)

Ukraine’s need for women in war conflicts with nation’s gender norms, VCU professor’s new research finds

Jan. 6, 2023

“The Ukrainian military has tried to adopt more equal policies, but those have faced pushback from Ukrainian society, which largely sees women’s place in society as guardians of the home and family,” political science professor says.

Two officers who defended the U.S. Capitol from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack will speak at an event hosted by the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences' Department of Political Science on VCU's campus this month. The event will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at The Commons Theater. (Getty Images)

Officers who defended U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, will speak at Jan. 19 VCU event

Jan. 5, 2023

U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn and D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Danny Hodges will share their experiences at “Memories of January 6th: A Conversation with Two U.S. Capitol Police Officers.”

Emily Pitts, a sophomore anthropology major, paints a 3-D-printed replica of the JB55 Connecticut "vampire" skull. (Brian McNeill, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

19th-century ‘Connecticut vampire’ receives forensic facial reconstruction with help from VCU researchers

Jan. 3, 2023

VCU team from Virtual Curation Laboratory provides 3-D digital model of skull of man who died in the 1830s and then received unusual burial.

The National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development fiscal year 2021 survey, released Thursday, ranks VCU as No. 50 in the country for fiscal research expenditures. (Photo by John Wallace, VCU School of Dentistry)

VCU breaks into top 50 of public research universities in the U.S.

Dec. 16, 2022

New ranking from the National Science Foundation is achieved ahead of the schedule set by the university.