Olive Blackstone is graduating with a 3.9 GPA and is double majoring in criminal justice and psychology. (Photo by Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Class of 2023: With a mind on crime, Olive Blackstone pursues justice and understanding

April 18, 2023

Blackstone has explored criminal justice and psychology at VCU, both in and out of the classroom.

A rendering of the College of Humanities and Sciences’ new 168,000-square-foot STEM building.

VCU to celebrate opening of new STEM building

April 18, 2023

The 168,000-square-foot building, located at the site of the former Franklin Street Gym, will expand lab, classroom and office space for the College of Humanities and Sciences.

Six Ukrainian national security experts visited Richmond recently, and VCU facilitated their work to target land mines in their country. (Photo courtesy of GEO)

Ukrainian delegation visits with VCU experts and others as part of effort to eliminate the threat of land mines

April 17, 2023

National security experts from a country at war meet with faculty and other leaders to learn and share insights.

Davina Efetie will spend a month in London for Condé Nast and Vogue’s summer intensive course. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Class of 2023: Davina Efetie steps outside of her major in style

April 17, 2023

With a summer internship linked to Vogue magazine, criminal justice major has designs on following her passion for fashion.

Four VCU students, three alumni selected for prestigious NSF grant

April 14, 2023

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides three years of financial support to help exceptional graduate students advance their studies in STEM-based disciplines.

Akhila Kunuthuru will graduate as an Honors College student with a double major in interdisciplinary studies with a focus in public health from University College and biology from the College of Humanities and Sciences. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Class of 2023: Akhila Kunuthuru finds path to medical school and a community she can count on at VCU

April 13, 2023

Pennsylvania native, drawn to VCU and the city of Richmond, reflects on valuable lessons in storytelling and interdisciplinarity while “connecting the dots” between her education and her career goals.

Celine Anderson (left), a graduate student in the School of the Arts, is taking Spanish 202 with Laura Middlebrooks this semester as part of an independent study on Multilingual Art Education. Anderson developed the "¡Hagamos arte!" class as part of the "Un festival de arte" lesson, in which each student must create some sort of art project and present it to the class, speaking only in Spanish. (Photo by Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

‘Let’s make art!’ project unleashes students’ creativity in Spanish class

April 12, 2023

Students explore their artistic side while delving into family politics, mental health and personal passions.

Celebrating more than two decades of Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts

April 11, 2023

The journal, one of the premier online literary magazines, will host readings and panels with former contributors and student staff members this week.

Emma Geisler served as an honors fellow with the Humanities Research Center. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Class of 2023: Emma Geisler finds her footing with an interdisciplinary approach and a new interest in research

April 7, 2023

Geisler, an interdisciplinary studies major, hopes to continue to study public health with a focus on immigration after graduation.

Brooke Newman, Ph.D., is a leading historian of Britain focused on slavery and its legacies. (File photo)

VCU history professor Brooke Newman serves as lead researcher for Guardian’s investigation of British monarchy’s ties to slavery

April 6, 2023

Newman, whose forthcoming book is “The Queen’s Silence: The Hidden History of the British Monarchy and Slavery,” said “the British monarchy has refused to acknowledge or apologize for their historic links to slavery.”