VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., said that VCU’s research enterprise is growing stronger because there is a push for transdisciplinary research (Mark Gormus)

VCU chapter of National Academy of Inventors inducts eight faculty researchers

April 13, 2022

The university’s research enterprise is growing stronger because of a ‘culture of collaboration’ that benefits people and changes lives, said VCU President Michael Rao.

Allison Martin graduates in May with a dual degree in psychology and computer science — with a concentration in data science — and a double minor in mathematics and actuarial science. (Allen Jones, University Marketing)

Class of 2022: Pursuing an internship changed Allison Martin’s career path

April 12, 2022

Martin parlayed a project management internship at CNBC/NBCUniversal into a full-time job as a media tech associate at NBC after graduating.

aerial view of v.c.u. campus

VCU researcher awarded three-year grant for tobacco investigation

April 11, 2022

The study will be the first of its kind to develop an equity-centered road map focused on eliminating tobacco-related inequities among Black tobacco users.

Collaboration across different, and sometimes unexpected, disciplines, like the work of game designer/illustrator Jason Bennett (left) and forensic psychologist Nicholas Thomson, Ph.D., often leads to remarkable results and fruitful friendships. (Photo: Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing; Mural: Brent Fagg)

Dynamic Duos

April 11, 2022

When professors from different disciplines team up to work on projects they’re passionate about, that’s when the magic happens.

KSE is consistently ranked as one of the top institutions of higher education in Central and Eastern Europe, offering degree programs in public policy and governance, economics, and management. (Kyiv School of Economics)

VCU announces three-year partnership with Ukrainian college

April 8, 2022

The memorandum of understanding with the Kyiv School of Economics will allow the two universities to collaborate on a range of educational endeavors.

Roland Kusi and Atuahene Adu-Gyamfi, who are both juniors at VCU, knew each other growing up in Ghana and reunited at VCU. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Meet-a-Ram: Atuahene Adu-Gyamfi and Roland Kusi

April 7, 2022

Duo finds success at VCU and creates podcast to tell their stories.

"Afghan Voices in Virginia" will take place via Zoom at 7 p.m. on April 12.

‘Afghan Voices in Virginia’ looks at the impact of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

April 4, 2022

The event will feature Khushnood Nabizada, a journalist and former diplomat, and Mahbob shah Mahbob, Ph.D., an educator and former journalist.

Bella Lubinskas, a junior majoring in advertising and a student team lead at CreateAthon@VCU, speaks to the rest of the team on March 25 during the first hour of CreateAthon. The team spent the next 23 hours preparing materials and presentations to help a collection of local nonprofits with their branding and communications needs. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

‘Energy’ fuels 24-hour CreateAthon@VCU’s return to in-person collaboration for local nonprofits

April 1, 2022

“We’re the little guys,” said one organization’s founder while expressing gratitude after students shared their vision for her organization and three other ‘scrappy’ nonprofits in the creative sprint’s 15th year.

Deonte Young (VCU Alumni)

Alum educator seeks equal access and opportunity for all students

March 31, 2022

Deonte Young pursues ways to influence educational policy and create a more equitable public school system.

Akira Goden is president of the student organization Black Minds Matter, which is dedicated to improving mental health in the Black community. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Class of 2022: Akira Goden is passionate about mental health in the Black community

March 30, 2022

A double major in African American studies and psychology, her dream is to combine those two fields as a therapist.