A recent class session of this semester’s Ukrainian Politics and Society course, which has eight instructors from the Kyiv School of Economics. (Contributed photo)

Ukrainian instructors bring poignant lessons to VCU students from a country at war

Feb. 22, 2023

Ukrainian Politics and Society – a class resulting from a collaboration between VCU and the Kyiv School of Economics – is providing VCU students with powerful insights into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Tvisha Vanteru, a biomedical engineering major, and Damian Ashjian, a computer science major, took part in the "Milk and Cookies" service-learning project designed to help children whose parents are incarcerated. (Contributed photo.)

VCU honors society wins national award for project focused on supporting children with incarcerated parents

Feb. 21, 2023

“Working to improve the lives of children of incarcerated parents from the Richmond community was a perfect way to try to help our community,” said Steph Cull, one of the student leaders of VCU’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.

Siddiq Elmahdi, who was part of the Black Men in Medicine program as an undergraduate, credits his mentor Henry Lewis III for "helping me get to where I am today." (VCU Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

First Black Men in Medicine graduate returns for residency at VCU

Feb. 20, 2023

Aspiring gastroenterologist credits the program with opening doors to career in medicine.

Aaron Kemmerer is a third-year Ph.D. student in the School of Social Work who also has received bachelor's and master's degrees from VCU. (Contributed photo)

Doctoral student wins award to help fund research into gender equity and housing instability

Feb. 20, 2023

Aaron Kemmerer, a Ph.D. student in the School of Social Work, earned one of 13 national awards for his proposal, “Transgender and Gender Expansive Southerners’ Experiences with Housing Instability.”

Research conducted at VCU into the psychological crises of mass shooters concludes that social isolation is an ideal candidate for intervention because it can be addressed at both the individual and societal level. (Getty Images)

Addressing social isolation may be key in preventing mass shootings, study finds

Feb. 17, 2023

A forthcoming study in the journal Psychology of Violence examined the psychological crises exhibited by mass shooters leading to their attacks.

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.