Roland Kusi and Atuahene Adu-Gyamfi, who are both juniors at VCU, knew each other growing up in Ghana and reunited at VCU. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Meet-a-Ram: Atuahene Adu-Gyamfi and Roland Kusi

April 7, 2022

Duo finds success at VCU and creates podcast to tell their stories.

"Afghan Voices in Virginia" will take place via Zoom at 7 p.m. on April 12.

‘Afghan Voices in Virginia’ looks at the impact of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

April 4, 2022

The event will feature Khushnood Nabizada, a journalist and former diplomat, and Mahbob shah Mahbob, Ph.D., an educator and former journalist.

Bella Lubinskas, a junior majoring in advertising and a student team lead at CreateAthon@VCU, speaks to the rest of the team on March 25 during the first hour of CreateAthon. The team spent the next 23 hours preparing materials and presentations to help a collection of local nonprofits with their branding and communications needs. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

‘Energy’ fuels 24-hour CreateAthon@VCU’s return to in-person collaboration for local nonprofits

April 1, 2022

“We’re the little guys,” said one organization’s founder while expressing gratitude after students shared their vision for her organization and three other ‘scrappy’ nonprofits in the creative sprint’s 15th year.

Deonte Young (VCU Alumni)

Alum educator seeks equal access and opportunity for all students

March 31, 2022

Deonte Young pursues ways to influence educational policy and create a more equitable public school system.

Akira Goden is president of the student organization Black Minds Matter, which is dedicated to improving mental health in the Black community. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Class of 2022: Akira Goden is passionate about mental health in the Black community

March 30, 2022

A double major in African American studies and psychology, her dream is to combine those two fields as a therapist.

Michael Ra-shon Hall, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of English.

Professor’s new book explores African American travel and imagination

March 25, 2022

Michael Ra-shon Hall’s interest was sparked when he encountered a rare copy of the 'Green Book' as a graduate student.

Rima Franklin

Franklin appointed chair of the Department of Biology

March 24, 2022

Rima Franklin, Ph.D. is an associate professor of biology as well as an affiliate faculty member of the Rice Rivers Center.

Daryl Van Tongeren, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy Daryl Van Tongeren)

Widely published psychology alum hopes to help create 'a more compassionate world'

March 23, 2022

Daryl Van Tongeren, Ph.D., studies some of life’s biggest questions — the meaning of life, religion, virtues, to name a few.

The Department of African American Studies initiated the process to rename its building, formerly Harrison House, in January 2020. (University Marketing)

Gabriel’s House: African American Studies building renamed in honor of leader of planned slave revolt

March 22, 2022

‘We honor Gabriel for his courage in pursuing the unfinished work of Black liberation, and as a true hero of Virginia.’

Richmond's Shockoe Hill African Burying Ground is located at the intersection of North Fifth and Hospital streets and has been neglected for generations. Photo courtesy of Ryan Smith, VCU Department of History.

Long-neglected Black cemetery in Richmond added to Virginia Landmarks Register

March 18, 2022

A VCU history professor is part of a team that has worked for years to win state and federal recognition of the Shockoe Hill African Burying Ground.