In “The Child Code,” VCU professor Danielle Dick explains how each child is uniquely coded with predispositions that affect their fearfulness, impulsivity, happiness, propensity for throwing tantrums and all other aspects of their personality.

How understanding your child’s unique nature can make you a more effective parent

Sept. 9, 2021

VCU professor Danielle Dick’s new book, ‘The Child Code,’ helps parents adapt their parenting strategies to fit how their child is wired.

The Student Veterans Association at VCU has been accepting donations to help Afghan refugees being temporarily housed at Fort Lee and Fort Pickett. (Courtesy photo)

‘This is close to home for me’: Student veterans collect donations to aid Afghan refugees in Virginia

Sept. 8, 2021

Supplies from the ongoing campaign support refugees at Fort Lee and Fort Pickett.

Fotis Sotiropoulos, VCU provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, addresses attendees at VCU's annual faculty convocation event. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

VCU honors six outstanding educators and researchers at faculty convocation

Sept. 3, 2021

The annual awards recognize faculty for their teaching, scholarship and service.

In "Finding Her Voice," authors Faye Belgrave, Angela Ivy Belgrave and Angela Patton aim to help Black girls find the strength and confidence to speak up, be heard and assert themselves. (Getty Images)

New book aims to help Black girls navigate predominantly white spaces, microaggressions

Sept. 2, 2021

The book, “Finding Her Voice: How Black Girls in White Spaces Can Speak Up and Live Their Truth,” is co-authored by VCU professor Faye Belgrave.

Humanities Research Center to host slate of speaker events this fall

Aug. 31, 2021

The center, part of the College of Humanities and Sciences, will feature events headlined by experts on a variety of topics, ranging from gerrymandering to Richmond’s historic cemeteries.

African Americans have the highest rates of tobacco-related cancer of any racial or ethnic group in the country. (Getty Images)

Massey researchers awarded $1.3M to examine impacts of e-cigarette flavor regulations on African American menthol smokers

Aug. 31, 2021

The research aims to find out whether having e-cigarette flavors available — particularly menthol — increases uptake of e-cigarettes and reduces menthol cigarette use.

Human genome. Concept art. (Getty Images)

Study identifies 579 genetic locations linked to anti-social behavior, alcohol use, opioid addiction and more

Aug. 26, 2021

The study, published today in the journal Nature Neuroscience, is one of the largest genome-wide association studies ever conducted.

Ray Shepherd receiving the Outstanding Term Faculty Award at VCU's 2020 Faculty Convocation. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Distinguished faculty to be honored at convocation

Aug. 25, 2021

Six will be recognized Sept. 2 for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service.

Brian J. Daugherity, Ph.D.

VCU professor is named recipient of Virginia Museum of History & Culture’s William M.E. Rachal Award

Aug. 19, 2021

The award to Brian Daugherity is in recognition of an article documenting African American activism in Goochland County in the Jim Crow era.

Chuck Todd, left, interviews Sen. Bernie Sanders in June on “Meet the Press.” Questions during the interview — along with many others posed this summer on “Meet the Press” — were supported by research conducted by Josephine Walker, a rising VCU senior interning at NBC’s long-running public affairs program.

At ‘Meet the Press,’ a VCU journalism student provides key research behind the scenes

Aug. 18, 2021

Josephine Walker, a rising senior interning at the NBC program, spent her summer providing research for interviews, as well as drafting questions to ask political leaders appearing on the show.