As a student, Jayme Canty was encouraged to be part of the next generation of leaders. "Excellent leadership was a standard and requirement, not an option," Canty said. (Photo by Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success)

Meet-a-Ram: Jayme N. Canty, who researches the South’s impact on Black queer women

Feb. 17, 2023

Canty’s book, “Snapping Beans: Voices of a Black Queer Lesbian,” which is based on interviews with 39 women, will be published by SUNY Press.

Brooke Newman, Ph.D., an associate professor of history at VCU, is a historian of early modern Britain and the British Atlantic. (Contributed photo)

VCU history professor receives prestigious MacDowell fellowship

Feb. 16, 2023

During her residency, Brooke Newman will work on her forthcoming book on the historical links between the British monarchy and slavery.

kristina hood giving a presentation at the v.c.u. barnes and noble

VCU researcher seeks to end the stigma around the “secret club no one wants to belong to”

Feb. 15, 2023

iCubed scholar Kristina Hood wants to help those who endure fertility challenges and pregnancy loss.

Teri Stockham: Godmother to the CSI generation

Feb. 15, 2023

The forensic toxicologist is helping students find success in an ever-changing field

True RAMances

Feb. 10, 2023

VCU is a place where you can form uncommonly strong bonds. Just ask these four couples who met here.

thank a teacher in the v.c.u. college of humanities and sciences

Thanking Our Teachers

Feb. 9, 2023

The impact of a great teacher on a student is immeasurable; just ask the students below. Through their dedication to their field, their students and their community, teachers – professors, advisers, mentors, teaching assistants – can leave an impression that lasts long after the semester ends. We’d like to give a shoutout to those in VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences who continue to guide and inspire our students. Break out the tissues!

Nibir Dhar, Ph.D., director of the Virginia Microelectronics Center in the VCU College of Engineering, leads a tour for National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan, Ph.D., Sen. Tim Kaine and Rep. Rob Wittman on Monday. Photo by Kevin Morley, VCU Marketing.

NSF director visits VCU and calls it one of the U.S. universities that ‘matter for the future’

Feb. 7, 2023

NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan, Sen. Tim Kaine and Rep. Rob Wittman spent Monday at VCU seeing how VCU is advancing science and innovation and helping to expand diversity in STEM.

Black History Month at VCU will feature a wide variety of events and activities. (Getty Images

An overview of 2023 Black History Month events and activities at VCU

Feb. 3, 2023

February’s lineup includes a wide range of opportunities for students, staff, faculty and the community.

Panelists Milos Manic, Ph.D., professor of computer science in the College of Engineering and director of the VCU Cybersecurity Center; Thea Pepperl, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering; and Oscar Keyes, multimedia teaching and learning librarian, discussed the implications of AI on campus. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Faculty, staff discuss the ‘perplexing, exciting and scary’ implications of AI, such as ChatGPT, on campus

Feb. 3, 2023

University developing resources for using artificial intelligence technology in the academic setting. “It’s going to change every aspect of the university,” one panelist said.

Among four research projects receiving funding from the Transdisciplinary Environmental Research Incubator is an effort studying Black-led urban agricultural spaces. (Getty Images)

Transdisciplinary Environmental Research Incubator funds four new research collaborations

Feb. 2, 2023

“The incubator will soon become a model for future research collaborations across the university,” said Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D., director of the Humanities Research Center.