Imani Thaniel prepares to set sail on an ancient Greek warship during her study abroad experience. (Courtesy of Imani Thaniel)

Black + Abroad provides grads and students of color an opportunity to share experiences about traveling and studying abroad

July 16, 2021

The award-winning series provides a space for Black students who are interested in studying abroad to share their questions and reservations with experienced travelers of color.

A comic created by Maggie Colangelo and Bernard Means tells the story of the world's oldest ham.

The subject of a VCU student and professor’s new comic? The world’s oldest ham.

July 16, 2021

The one-page comic gives the Isle of Wight County Museum “another way of telling the story of Smithfield hams.”

A new study led by VCU and Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU researchers found that meals selected by students at six Title I elementary schools met most federal nutrient recommendations. But it also found that fewer children met recommendations for intake of total calories, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber. (Getty Images)

Analysis of school lunches suggests federal nutrition standards should be maintained, or strengthened

July 15, 2021

A new study led by VCU researchers examined nutrient composition of what children chose and what they actually ate through the National School Lunch Program.

Catherine Hulshof, an assistant professor in the Department of Biology, received the grant from the NSF's prestigious CAREER program for her project, “Predicting plant functional trait variation across spatial, temporal and biological scales.” (Unsplash)

Armed with a ruler and a $1M grant, a VCU professor studies functional trait variation in plants

July 15, 2021

Biology professor Catherine Hulshof’s research, funded by the National Science Foundation, aims to help predict the responses of species and ecosystems to climate change.

Camp Adventure team.jpeg: Part of the behind-the-scenes team running Camp ADventure this summer. Clockwise from top left: Amy Robertson, Jessica Collins, Shawn Blake, Emily Heer and Natalie Baxter. (Thomas Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Camp ADventure continues for a second year, offering students an up-close look at advertising

July 9, 2021

Students and industry professionals worldwide are benefitting from the Robertson School’s inclusive summer program.

Anita Nadal (in black with her hands on her knees) and the seven students that travelled with her to Nogales, Arizona at the border wall.

VCU students learn about immigration and the border firsthand

July 9, 2021

A service-learning trip to Arizona benefits students and the migrant community at Casa Alitas.

From left: Christine Isaacs, madison moore and Garret Westlake. (University Marketing)

Beautiful minds

July 9, 2021

Three new installments in our “Think on This” video series let you get to know our inspiring faculty and what makes them tick.

The Primary Care Psychology Training Collaborative embeds clinical psychology doctoral trainees from VCU in health safety net clinics in Richmond. (Courtesy photo)

$1.4M grant will support free behavioral health services to underserved youth

July 6, 2021

The grant will expand VCU’s Primary Care Psychology Training Collaborative with a focus on rural and low-income minority youth and their families.

A new survey of 500 U.S. adults conducted in the early days of COVID-19 may help public health officials and communicators confront the next pandemic. (Getty Images)

A VCU-led study conducted early in COVID-19 could help confront the next health crisis

June 30, 2021

The newly published study involved a survey in March 2020 about how the public would respond to CDC-recommended actions amid the emerging pandemic.

As June draws to a close, we asked a handful of VCU faculty, students and staff to describe what pride means to them.

Pride: In their own words

June 25, 2021

As June comes to a close, VCU faculty, students and staff describe what pride means to them.