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Professor says war crimes investigation in Ukraine could take years

June 3, 2022

“It’s critical to find both the physical, testimonial, and the documentary evidence of war crimes,” said Tal Simmons, who has examined evidence at multiple scenes, including in Sri Lanka and the former Yugoslavia.

MiJin Cho is a junior in the VCU Honors College studying psychology and English in the College of Humanities and Sciences. (Courtesy of MiJin Cho)

VCU student selected for prestigious STEM scholarship

June 2, 2022

As a Goldwater scholar, MiJin Cho will conduct research in translational neuroscience and endocrinology focusing on stress and trauma.

Oleg Lukyanovych (right) is a former Humphrey Fellow at VCU and is the head of Health Communication and Advocacy for the State Institution Vinnytsia Oblast Center for Diseases Control and Prevention. The department is part of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. (Courtesy Oleg Lukyanovych)

Former VCU Humphrey fellow in Ukraine gets assistance from university community

June 1, 2022

The goal is to raise $100,000 to purchase equipment that could be lifesaving in the case of possible nuclear, biological or chemical warfare.

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New book on captivity in literature offers ‘a very different picture of England’ in 1600-1700s

June 1, 2022

Catherine Ingrassia, a VCU English professor, is the author of ‘Domestic Captivity and the British Subject, 1660-1750.’

Holly Guelig has worked as a counselor at Greenwood Elementary School in Henrico County since 2013. (Owen Wachter, VCU School of Education)

Holly Guelig: ‘I get to be a game changer’

May 31, 2022

VCU School of Education alum and Virginia Elementary School Counselor of the Year found her dream job.

Jeff South is spending six weeks in Mongolia working with the nonprofit Nest Center for Journalism Innovation and Development to train journalists in data journalism and more. (Contributed photo)

In Mongolia, VCU professor emeritus is teaching data journalism

May 26, 2022

Jeff South is training more than 200 journalists in Mongolia through the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright Specialist Program.

Stephanie Villanueva-Villar, the first member of her family to graduate from college, created her own nonprofit organization at age 17 called Your Girl for Good, which connects young women of color in the Washington area with successful female mentors in STEM, arts and political sectors. (Courtesy Stephanie Villanueva-Villar)

New graduate takes leadership roles advocating for women and social justice

May 23, 2022

Stephanie Villanueva-Villar said she will always advocate to ensure that girls and women of color have a seat at the table ‘no matter what career position or job title I may have in the future.’

Researchers have created a computational and experimental demonstration of a theory that's been explored by VCU Department of Physics researchers since the 1990s. This illustration shows the new superatom cluster that VCU, Columbia and Harvard researchers developed, produced in a lab and tested. (Courtesy of Arthur Reber)

From theory to practice: New stable, magnetic superatom could power innovations in nanomaterials

May 18, 2022

Developed by VCU, Columbia and Harvard researchers, the structure of this superatom could serve as a building block for the creation of new materials for semiconductors, microchips, cellphones and more.

Jamie Zaleta, a VCU Forensic Science graduate student, holds a bullet casing in the VCU Police Department's firing range in November 2021. (Photo: Corey Byers, University Public Affairs)

Forensic science graduate student collaborates with VCU Police sergeant on bullet casing research

May 12, 2022

Jamie Zaleta needed cartridge casings for her thesis project examining fingerprint development, which is the use of chemicals to find unseen (latent) fingerprints on different surfaces.

Students participate in a variety of field experiences as part of some classes. (Courtesy of Outdoor Adventure Program)

Outdoor Leadership Certificate program celebrates its first graduate

May 11, 2022

Skills gained in the program can be applied to a variety of outdoor-focused careers.