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Alice Winn’s debut novel, “In Memoriam,” is “dazzling and wrenching, witty and wildly romantic,” according to Lev Grossman. (The photo on the right is by Jamie Ting)

Alice Winn wins the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for ‘In Memoriam’

July 1, 2024

Author will be featured at public event on campus on Nov. 19.

“What we wanted to do was open the eyes of high school students to careers in science, and to issues within their own community that they might not have been aware of,” VCU professor Tal Simmons said of the East Marshall Street Well Project curriculum. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

New curriculum brings East Marshall Street Well Project to high school classrooms

June 27, 2024

Focusing on the ethical treatment of human remains, the program was developed by VCU professors and students to highlight history, science and community engagement.

Napping can have wide-ranging benefits, as long as you do it right. (Getty Images)

Is napping good for you? If you do it the right way, VCU researcher says.

June 26, 2024

Psychology professor Natalie Dautovich offers insight on the midday pick-me-up you might have left in childhood.

Karl Rhodes, author of the novel “Peggy’s War,” is a 1983 graduate of VCU, where he majored in mass communications with a news-editorial concentration. (Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Meet-a-Ram: Alum Karl Rhodes tells the gripping story of a relative’s role in the underground railroad

June 24, 2024

The former journalist’s novel, 'Peggy’s War,' is a deeply researched account of Peggy Rhodes, who concealed Southerners who refused to fight for the Confederacy in the Civil War.

Throughout its more than 100-year history, the ballroom scene has undergone significant changes, though the fundamental aspects of community, acceptance and empowerment remain the same. (Shikeishu, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Beyond the fab and the fun, the ballroom scene has deep meaning with deep roots

June 17, 2024

VCU scholar Julian Kevon Kamilah Glover shares insight, including from her personal journey, into an American cultural force that has crossed the globe.

As sea level rates increase, natural islands respond by migrating landward. Here, overwash breaches a dune located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. (Photo contributed by Julie Zinnert)

Barrier islands and dunes protect our coastline – but how are environmental changes affecting them and adjacent land?

June 13, 2024

In a new report, VCU biology professor Julie Zinnert shares findings from studying Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

VCU student Marcus Garza works with J. L. Francis students on an activity exploring erosion. (Photo by Emily Richardson)

Hands-on learning – for fifth-graders and VCU students – is the natural reaction for Chemistry in the Community

June 6, 2024

Professor Mychal Smith’s service-learning course brings science alive for Richmond Public Schools and lets his college students apply their knowledge.

Jan Rychtár, Ph.D., and Dewey Taylor, Ph.D., colleagues in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, each earned recent honors from the Mathematical Association of America. (File photo)

VCU professor Jan Rychtář wins national teaching award from the Mathematical Association of America

June 4, 2024

He is the first VCU instructor to receive the Haimo Award for classroom excellence; colleague Dewey Taylor also honored by a regional MAA section.

(Left) Seung Duk Lee, M.D., Ph.D., a VCU Health Hume-Lee robotics surgeon, with Kush Savsani, a research assistant and incoming student at the VCU School of Medicine, are among the recipients of the latest round of Commercialization Fund awards. (Photo by Jeff Kelley)

From cancer to road safety, VCU innovators explore solutions with new round of funding

June 4, 2024

Spring 2024 grants from the Commercialization Fund aim to propel campus inventions into the marketplace.

VCU alum Aisha Kamara meets with the governor of Huambo Province in Angola, who is sharing her thanks to the U.S. Department of State and the American people for clearing landmines in the province 10 years previously. (Contributed photo)

Study abroad inspired VCU alums to pursue global careers

May 31, 2024

Now far from campus, Calvin Watson and Aisha Kamara built on their academic experiences to embrace international opportunities.