Attendees check out the first issue of Shift Magazine at the launch party at Shift Retail Lab on Dec. 8. Photo by Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications.

Shift Magazine celebrates failure and its importance to successful entrepreneurs

Dec. 14, 2022

Students in da Vinci Center cross-disciplinary course produce inaugural issue of magazine associated with VCU’s Shift Retail Lab.

"Wilde once said that he always began his books with the cover. He would be among the first to say that my new book’s cover design is a striking work of art!" said Nicholas Frankel, Ph.D., a VCU professor of English, editor of "The Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde" and author of several books on Oscar Wilde. "I am honored and thrilled that the work of the award-winning graphic artist and illustrator Yuko Shimizu features on the cover of one of my books." (Courtesy Nicholas Frankel)

Oscar Wilde would be a New Yorker critic or late-night TV host if he were alive today, says editor of new collection of Wilde’s writings

Dec. 13, 2022

English professor Nicholas Frankel shares insights on Oscar Wilde’s lasting impact on pop culture review, critique and how we consume media today.

Octavia Christopher, a biology major in the College of Humanities and Sciences, was one of three spring 2022 VCU graduates to earn Fulbright grants this year. (Contributed photo)

A Year in Review: 21 VCU students, recent alumni receive national, international scholarships and fellowships in 2022

Dec. 13, 2022

Standouts strengthen their expertise, experience and credentials through prestigious scholarship and fellowship opportunities.

This week, Gladys Shaw, left, will be graduating with a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the VCU School of Medicine. She and three other graduating students were part of VCU's Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Ph.D. Program. (Courtesy of Gladys Shaw).

Class of 2022: Four standouts in research training program for underrepresented students earn their doctorates

Dec. 9, 2022

The Initiative for Maximizing Student Development program at VCU expands opportunities for biomedical students from historically excluded groups. Four Ph.D. students from the program will be graduating this month, the biggest class in its history.

Faye Belgrave, Ph.D., encourages students, faculty and staff to venture off campus and engage with the local community to have the full VCU experience. (Jeffrey Kraus, VCU Office of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success)

Growing up in the segregated South inspires professor to pursue avenues that bring people together

Dec. 8, 2022

Faye Belgrave urges students and researchers to seek out community engagement connections.

Bo Belotti was drawn to VCU because of its emphasis on diversity and inclusion, its strong political science program, its proximity to state government and Richmond's highly engaged activist community. (Contributed photo

Class of 2022: Bo Belotti trained as an activist scholar while pursuing change at the local and state levels

Dec. 7, 2022

Belotti, a political science major, organized protests, developed and advocated for policies, worked on electoral campaigns and strengthened his skill set, all in hopes of making a difference.

During her career as a high school teacher, Constance Bolte grew interested in the evolutionary history of forest trees and how climate has and will influence forest structure and diversity. (Contributed photo)

Class of 2022: Constance Bolte studied climate change’s impacts on pine trees

Dec. 2, 2022

Bolte, who has three degrees from VCU, shifted from a teaching career to earn her doctorate in integrative life sciences and pursue her love of research.

In the first frame of the second row, author and retired VCU professor Tom De Haven shakes hands with Detective Dick Tracy. (Reproduced courtesy of Tribune Content Agency, LLC)

Author, retired VCU English professor featured in ‘Dick Tracy’ comic this Sunday

Dec. 1, 2022

Tom De Haven, who wrote a series of novels centered around comics and cartoonists and taught creative writing in the Department of English at VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences, appeared as himself on Sunday in the comic he grew up admiring.

Evan Hirsh, a graduating homeland security and emergency preparedness major in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at VCU and political science major in the College of Humanities and Sciences, credits his professors for helping him find his passion. (David Slipher, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at VCU)

Class of 2022: Public service, impact guide Evan Hirsh’s focus on intelligence analysis

Nov. 29, 2022

Internships with the Henrico County Police Division, Virginia State Police and Defense Intelligence Agency have prepared Hirsh, graduating with degrees from the Wilder School and College of Humanities and Sciences, to launch a career in intelligence.

Sabrina Sims has thrived in opportunities to conduct forensic science work through both the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the East Marshall Street Well Project. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Class of 2022: Sabrina Sims follows in the footsteps of TV hero ‘Bones’

Nov. 28, 2022

Forensic science major, a Navy veteran and former PI and correctional officer, studies ancestral remains from the East Marshall Street Well Project to help determine ancestry.