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Hog Island, part of the Virginia Coast Reserve site, in 2004 (left) and 2020 (right). It has transitioned from new grass to shrub and has since started to erode, which is altering the island's response to sea-level rise. (Photos courtesy of Julie Zinnert, Ph.D.)

Climate change is contributing to ‘state change’ in diverse ecosystems, including in Virginia

May 18, 2021

A new VCU-led study examines how small changes in an environmental driver are transforming the structure or function of some ecosystems.

Why this shot matters to me

May 17, 2021

VCU students and employees — and members of the Richmond community — share their hopes for the end of the pandemic, and why the COVID-19 vaccine matters to them.

Michael Southam-Gerow in the Department of Psychology at VCU, says it’s perfectly normal to experience stress as society opens back up, and he offers a few strategies anyone can use to help manage it. (Getty Images)

The transition out of COVID may be stressful, too

May 17, 2021

We might experience stress and anxiety as society gradually opens back up and we reemerge from our bubbles. VCU psychology professor Michael Southam-Gerow says there are ways to cope.

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Scenes from spring commencement

May 16, 2021

VCU photographers attended several of the university's in-person graduation events and captured the unique and emotional celebrations unfolding on and off campus.

Brandee Branche, Class of 2021 speaker. She received her M.D. from the VCU School of Medicine this weekend. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)
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Virginia Commonwealth University participates in the 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase: COVID, Equity & Social Justice

May 12, 2021

Erica R. Miller, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics, presented “Training Graduate Students in Inclusive and Equitable Teaching."

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Maryanne Collinson, Ph.D., appointed chair of the Department of Chemistry

May 12, 2021

Collinson has been at VCU since 2005, serving most recently as interim associate chair.

VCU will celebrate approximately 5,200 new graduates with a universitywide virtual commencement on Saturday. (University Marketing photo illustration)

VCU to celebrate spring commencement on Saturday

May 12, 2021

Members of the Class of 2021 will be honored at virtual and in-person events.

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View STEM building 'Topping Out' ceremony and virtual beam signing

May 10, 2021

On May 4, the future of STEM at VCU grew brighter with placement of the last steel beam in the College’s new six-story building.

Left, Savannah-Zhané Jolley. Top right: Jolley and her mother, Louise. Bottom right: Jolley's celebrates getting an "A" on a research paper. (Images courtesy of Savannah-Zhané Jolley)

Class of 2021: A mysterious illness couldn’t derail Savannah-Zhané Jolley’s journey to a VCU degree

May 7, 2021

Headaches and memory loss nearly derailed her final years of school. But thanks to her mother, the Department of Political Science and her own perseverance, Jolley will graduate this month.