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Alaina Holt, a VCU doctoral student, demonstrates the researchers' experiment in the VCU Center for the Study of Tobacco Products, along with Akansha Anbil, a research assistant in the center. (Photo by Thomas Kojcsich, University Marketing.)

Can vaping cause you to fail a sobriety test?

Sept. 8, 2022

While ethanol is often a hidden ingredient in e-liquids, a new study finds vaping won’t trigger a false positive sobriety test – but only if police employ a proper waiting period.

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Major gift funds new position for an interdisciplinary mass spectrometry faculty

Sept. 7, 2022

The $500,000 gift is the second largest one-time donation in the department’s history.

Alumni Stars, hosted by the VCU Office of Alumni Relations, celebrates alumni from across the university’s academic units for their extraordinary personal and professional achievements.

VCU to celebrate 15 notable alumni at biennial Alumni Stars event

Sept. 7, 2022

Honorees will be recognized at a Sept. 29 ceremony at the Science Museum of Virginia.

A nighttime view of the new VCU letters at the corner of Harrison and Main streets. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

What’s new at VCU for 2022-23?

Sept. 7, 2022

Easier ways to access mental health resources, a more prominent campus “front door,” an influx of “un” words and more.

join us for theorizing political martyrdom (george floyd, ashli babbitt and the crisis of american democracy) on september 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in richmond salons 1 and 2 in the university student commons

2022 Elske v.P. Smith Distinguished Lecture

Sept. 6, 2022

Andrew Murphy, Ph.D., formerly of the Department of Political Science presents, "Theorizing Political Martyrdom: George Floyd, Ashli Babbitt, and the Crisis of American Democracy."

Seven faculty members were recognized for their commitment to the university and their students’ success. (Thomas Kojcsich)

VCU honors outstanding educators and researchers at 40th faculty convocation

Aug. 31, 2022

Seven faculty members were recognized for their commitment to the university and their students’ success.

Martina Hernandez, a neuroscience Ph.D. student, is the first at VCU to receive a Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience Award. (Photo by Sha Aguado, VCU School of Medicine)

Prestigious NIH grant sets up neuroscience Ph.D. student for continued success

Aug. 30, 2022

Martina Hernandez is the first VCU graduate student to receive a Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience Award, which will fund the remainder of her Ph.D. training and up to four years of postdoctoral research.

Greg Hundley, M.D., (far left) director of the VCU Health Pauley Heart Center, with the 2022 undergraduate fellows after their poster presentations. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

‘Life-changing’ fellowship introduces undergraduates to cardiology, medical research

Aug. 29, 2022

Program offered through the VCU Health Pauley Heart Center brings students to MCV Campus for rotations and mentored research experience.

The 40th annual Faculty Convocation will take place on Aug. 30 at 3 p.m. at the W. E. Singleton Center and will be live-streamed. (University Marketing)

Faculty Convocation will honor seven outstanding educators and researchers

Aug. 26, 2022

The annual awards recognize faculty for their teaching, scholarship and service.

Santa Muerte's visage, typically depicted in symbolic votive candles (red for love, gold for prosperity, purple for healing), has been in such high demand as a symbol of healing during the pandemic that sellers in religious goods stores in Mexico have created candles like this one (left, next to a small statue of Santa Muerte) in a new color — a deep shade of mauve — specifically for coronavirus healing.

Scholar says Santa Muerte, 'the newest plague saint,' has been a beacon of hope during COVID-19

Aug. 26, 2022

Santa Muerte, ‘the fastest-growing new religious movement in the Americas’ with an estimated 12 million followers, has grown in popularity during the pandemic, says VCU professor and author of ‘Devoted to Death.’