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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.

Puru Jena, Ph.D., distinguished professor in the Department of Physics in the College of Humanities and Sciences and director of VCU’s Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environment. (Enterprise Marketing and Communications)
Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D., a VCU English professor and director of the Humanities Research Center, is author of the new book "The Makings and Unmakings of Americans: Indians and Immigrants in American Literature and Culture, 1879-1924."

VCU professor Cristina Stanciu on her new book, ‘The Makings and Unmakings of Americans’

Jan. 26, 2023

A cultural history of Americanization, the book draws from an archive of Indigenous and new immigrant writing and visual culture.

D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Danny Hodges (left) and U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn (center) detailed their experiences during the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Alex Keena, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, (right) served as moderator. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Officers who defended the Capitol during Jan. 6 insurrection recall their experiences

Jan. 23, 2023

U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn and D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Danny Hodges describe the front lines of the 2021 riot at the Capitol and their feelings about those involved.

Art Is Afoot

Jan. 20, 2023

Inspired by social media, Jaden Mitchell, a sprinter on the VCU track and field team, started making sneaker art. Now his painted kicks are worn by NBA and Olympic stars.

Anna Webster recently was named to the Future Class, which honors a group of people who represent "the bright, bold and inclusive future of video games." (Contributed photo)

Years of playing video games, and professors’ encouragement, pay off for Anna Webster

Jan. 19, 2023

VCU alum, an in-house writer at Well Told Entertainment, recently received a prestigious honor in the industry at The Game Awards.