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VCU research centers and institutes "serve as enterprisewide engines driving transdisciplinary innovation," said P. Srirama Rao, Ph.D., vice president of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. (Allen Jones, University Marketing)

Research office creates new institutes, centers to enrich VCU innovation, scholarship and creativity

Aug. 25, 2022

Six hubs attain university-level status, receive VCU research funding.

Bryant Mangum, Ph.D., pictured at The Algonquin in New York, a hotel with a famous literary history. Mangum's "enthusiasm for the discipline and his care for students lie at the heart of what made him a great teacher, mentor and friend," said Angelica Bega, a VCU graduate. (Courtesy photo)

Revered professor Bryant Mangum retires after 50 years of teaching at VCU

Aug. 25, 2022

An expert on F. Scott Fitzgerald and The New Yorker magazine, Mangum leaves behind a legacy of kindness and generosity.

Sesha Joi Moon, Ph.D., a two-time VCU graduate, joined the U.S. House of Representatives' Office of Diversity and Inclusion as its director this summer. (Kristina Aleksander, U.S. House of Representatives Office of Diversity and Inclusion)

Alum Sesha Joi Moon ‘working with purpose and on purpose’ as leader of diversity, equity and inclusion at U.S. Capitol

Aug. 24, 2022

Moon, a two-time VCU graduate who this summer became the director of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Office of Diversity and Inclusion, encourages students to have ‘equal parts patience and perseverance’ as they embark on their careers.

Madeline Doane, who graduated from VCU in May 2020, is in the midst of a Spanish immersion program at Middlebury Language Schools in Middlebury, Vermont. (Contributed photo)

VCU graduate’s peace fellowship supports her commitment to human rights work

Aug. 18, 2022

Madeline Doane, who spent a semester in Argentina and hopes to return to work with migrants and Indigenous peoples, is completing a Spanish immersion program as a Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace.

Abigail Andrade conducted research this summer at the Institute of Immunology at the Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein’s hospital in Kiel, Germany. (Contributed photo)

Student’s internship in Germany brings valuable research experience

Aug. 10, 2022

Abigail Andrade, a senior, worked with students as part of a study to find new ways to diagnose and treat autoimmune diseases.

campus buildings along Franklin Street

Read the August '22 alum newsletter

Aug. 9, 2022

Enjoy the latest articles about the research, achievements and successes of our students, faculty and alums. Feel the Ram pride!

"Birth of a Planet" premiered in June at the Richmond Film Festival. (Contributed image)

‘Birth of a Planet’ spotlights the life of Richmond Planet founder John Mitchell Jr.

Aug. 9, 2022

VCU alum Scot Crooker played an instrumental part in creating the half-hour documentary.

Avani Venkatesh, a member of the Honors College, is a rising senior majoring in international studies. She has plans to attend medical school. (Contributed photo)

Avani Venkatesh gives back through internship with The Giving Square

Aug. 5, 2022

One of the senior’s primary roles at the internship, supported by the VCU Internship Funding Program, is helping the organization develop an intergenerational fellowship.

Zion Segears gained valuable insight and experience during a summer internship at Columbia University. (Contributed photo)

New York internship immerses Zion Segears in physical therapy career

Aug. 2, 2022

Rising sophomore with graduate school goals explores possibilities of PT.

High school students at the VCU Summer Camp in Philosophy participate in a mock trial at the Academic Learning Commons at VCU in July. Among several activities during the weeklong camp focused on the concept of justice, the students discussed with VCU faculty and students what guilt "beyond a reasonable doubt" truly means. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

‘It’s a way of thinking’: VCU summer camp opens high school students’ eyes to philosophy

Aug. 1, 2022

The VCU Summer Camp in Philosophy, held for the first time this year, saw high school students prepare presentations on ethics and moral philosophy around abortion, cloning, euthanasia, legalization of drugs, racism and more.