Samia Saleem, a psychology major, will be the student speaker on Saturday at VCU's spring commencement. (Photo by Kevin Morley, University Marketing.)

Class of 2022: Samia Saleem selected as VCU’s student speaker for commencement

May 9, 2022

Saleem plans to celebrate her classmates’ resilience and remind them that each new day is “an opportunity to try again.”

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Ingrassia appointed interim dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences

May 6, 2022

Catherine Ingrassia, Ph.D., will begin her tenure as interim dean on July 1.

Trevohn Robinson, a graduating senior majoring in chemistry and minoring in mathematics in the College of Humanities and Sciences, will enter the Ph.D. program in Analytical Chemistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, this fall. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Class of 2022: Commuting hundreds of miles per week, Trevohn Robinson has the drive to succeed in chemistry

May 6, 2022

Graduating senior Robinson credits his mentors at VCU, his parents and his Honda Civic as he prepares for a doctoral degree and career as a chemist.

Students from Chris Gough and Stephen Fong's class show off the finished product of one of their projects with the Science Museum of Virginia, a spiral garden with sun-loving plants at the top and shade-loving plants at the bottom. Their design can be seen on the ProtoPath, a pedestrian path connecting Leigh Street to Terminal Place along the west side of the Science Museum. (Courtesy of Chris Gough)

Building a sustainable urban park – from the ground up

May 6, 2022

How a class of VCU students’ research – on soil to vegetation and everything in between – is laying the groundwork for the Science Museum of Virginia to develop the sustainable green space of the future

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Students surprised with special Zoom guest from the show ‘P-Valley’

May 5, 2022

Cherokee Hall shares her experiences with students who are taking a course that explores the Black female voice in television and blends pop culture with real-world issues and problems.

Student entrepreneurs Pranav Neyveli and Miguel Rao. (Cat McCarthy, Cat McCarthy Creative)

Students pitch promising business ideas to investors at VCU Demo Day

May 5, 2022

Annual event is part of larger emphasis on experiential learning at VCU.

VCU international students graduating in May 2022 received cords at last week's ceremony. (VCU Global Education)

Inaugural ceremony honors global learning and international students

May 3, 2022

Event celebrates students who have pursued the “curiosity and growth” of global learning while navigating the challenges of the pandemic.

Mignonne Guy, Ph.D., said the FDA’s proposal to ban menthol cigarettes would save lives, particularly those of Black Americans. (Getty Images)

VCU expert: FDA proposed ban on menthol cigarettes ‘historic and long overdue’

April 29, 2022

Mignonne Guy, Ph.D., was recently appointed to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee.

Josephine Gresko, Lance Mendoza, Gruhi Patel, and Kush Savsani teamed to win a national title. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Students triumph at prestigious interprofessional case competition

April 28, 2022

CLARION Case Competition focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in health care.

Jessica Trisko Darden, Ph.D. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Meet-a-Ram: Jessica Trisko Darden

April 28, 2022

Her background as an international pageant winner gives her a unique perspective on gender in politics.