Samy El-Shall, Ph.D., who has been appointed a program director at the National Science Foundation, has had research funded by the NSF since 1990. (University Marketing)

VCU chemistry professor appointed to direct a research program at NSF Chemistry Division

Oct. 21, 2022

Among his areas of emphasis, M. Samy El-Shall hopes to create new funding opportunities in the chemistry of sustainable water and energy.

Chelsea Jones (left) with Julio S. Amador III, executive director, Philippine-American Educational Foundation. Jones has been in the Philippines since June on a Fulbright  student scholarship. (Contributed photo)

Through Fulbright, VCU alum applies data science to COVID outbreaks in the Philippines

Oct. 21, 2022

Chelsea Jones, who earned a Ph.D. in systems modeling and analysis from VCU, is spending nine months in the Philippines on a Fulbright student scholarship.

elizabeth canfield in front of a vibrant mural

VCU GSWS professor works to improve the university that she was never meant to attend

Oct. 20, 2022

Deflected from her medical school dreams, Liz Canfield dug into activism and abolitionist thought.

Jacques Moore, a history graduate student and author, is a Marine Corps veteran and operated a local automobile dealership for decades. (Contributed photo)

History buff and VCU graduate student Jacques Moore is fascinated with the British monarchy

Oct. 19, 2022

His interest led him to co-author a book that celebrated the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s reign.

Carolyn Eastman is an historian of early America with special interest in 18th and 19th-century histories of political culture, the media and gender. "The Strange Genius of Mr. O" tells a largely forgotten story about the intersection of political culture and celebrity at a moment when the United States was in the midst of invention.

Carolyn Eastman wins Literary Award from Library of Virginia for ‘The Strange Genius of Mr. O’

Oct. 18, 2022

VCU history professor’s book tells the story of the rise and fall of James Ogilvie, whose oratory performances made him a household name in America’s founding era.

Emely Mendez-Ralda, Anita Nadal and Jacqueline Romero at ¡Virginia Fiesta! at the Science Museum of Virginia. (Contributed photo)

Students share their experiences at Hispanic Heritage Month community festival

Oct. 18, 2022

Jacqueline Romero and Emely Mendez-Ralda take part in ¡Virginia Fiesta! at the Science Museum of Virginia.

campus buildings along Franklin Street

Read the October '22 alum newsletter

Oct. 12, 2022

Enjoy the latest articles about the research, achievements and successes of our students, faculty and alums. Feel the Ram pride!

Angela Lehman, who is pursuing a master's degree in history, loves that research allows her to tell "stories that haven’t been heard or are incomplete or misunderstood." (Contributed photo)

Angela Lehman helps untangle Virginia’s school desegregation history

Oct. 7, 2022

Graduate student now eyes career related to museum or historic site work.

Ethan Brown has found artistic inspiration in the works of 16th-century English artist John White and the work of Algonquin artisans. (Contributed photo)

Pamunkey artist Ethan Brown brings his work, process and expertise to VCU

Oct. 7, 2022

Brown is serving as the inaugural Karenne Wood Native Artist/Writer in Residence at the Humanities Research Center.

Carlos Julião, “Coroação de um Rei negro nos festejos de Reis” (18th century)

VCU event to delve into the roots of Black and Indigenous music and sound in the early Atlantic world

Oct. 6, 2022

“Intersections: Black and Indigenous Sound in the Early Atlantic World,” an in-person and virtual event taking place on Oct. 15, is free and open to the public.