A national thought leader in the field of health equity will speak at a VCU event Feb. 25. (Getty Images)

National thought leader in field of health equity to speak at VCU

Feb. 8, 2021

Brian D. Smedley, chief of psychology in the public interest and acting chief diversity officer of the American Psychological Association, will give a virtual talk Feb. 25.

VCU School of Nursing student Jennifer Bucknam vaccinates community member Norman Gold. Bucknam is one of many students at VCU stepping up to administer COVID-19 vaccine shots to fill a statewide need. (Tom Kojcsich, University Relations)

Hundreds of students are volunteering and providing shots at vaccination events

Feb. 8, 2021

With some VCU students already trained and others lined up for training, volunteers are ready to address the need for more COVID-19 vaccinators and take on roles that will serve them in their careers.

Greg Sandoe's dog, Bandit, plays the role of victim in a mock crime scene Sandoe created at home for his forensic science class. (Courtesy of Greg Sandoe)

Reconstructing the crime scene

Feb. 8, 2021

How do you transform a forensic science lab meant for in-person instruction into a successful virtual experience? With lots of creativity and a heavy dose of technology.

“More representative teams just perform better … ,” Elizabeth Paul, chief strategy officer at the Martin Agency, said at a VCU virtual event on how women are changing the advertising industry. “I want our workforce to reflect our audience because I know we’ll tell better, more representative stories.” (Getty Images)

Women are changing the advertising industry, and it’s leading to better, more authentic ads

Feb. 5, 2021

As another Super Bowl comes and goes, a VCU Robertson School panel says improving gender diversity in advertising is leading to better storytelling and more opportunities for underrepresented voices.

Hani El-Kaderi, left, and M. Samy El-Shall are recipients of awards from Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society.

Two professors honored for their contributions to the field of chemistry, research

Feb. 5, 2021

Two faculty members in the VCU Department of Chemistry in the College of Humanities and Sciences will receive awards from the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society.

a husky lying on a blanket next to a knife

Going virtual: Crime scene reconstruction and lab techniques

Feb. 4, 2021

How do you transform labs meant for in-person instruction into successful virtual experiences? With lots of creativity and a heavy dose of technology.

The annual Black Lives Matter RVA Art Show features works from dozens of artists, among them several with VCU connections. (Photos courtesy of Black Lives Matter RVA Art Show)

Art goes virtual at annual Black Lives Matter show

Feb. 4, 2021

The Black Lives Matter RVA Art Show features works from dozens of artists that highlight inclusivity and racial justice.

“The Super Bowl will be different in many ways, but it will be familiar enough to take you to where you need to be for those couple of hours,” said Vann Graves, executive director of the VCU Brandcenter. (Getty Images)

Watching the Super Bowl? Here’s what to expect — from the commercials.

Feb. 3, 2021

Who shows up? Who’s missing? Who fumbles? What to expect from this year’s ads.

Among the classes being offered during three “minimesters” this spring is "The Physics of Baseball," a study of topics in introductory physics as applied to America’s national pastime. (Getty Images)

The physics of baseball, food around the world, and other ‘minimester’ classes to check out

Feb. 2, 2021

The special topics courses are being offered at VCU as part of three mini-semesters this spring.

Students in one VCU math class have co-authored six published articles thus far, including one that uses a game theory model to explore the transmission of Chagas disease. (Getty Images)

Students in a VCU math class have published 6 research papers in top journals. More are on the way.

Feb. 2, 2021

The undergraduate students in “Introduction to Mathematical Biology” are applying math concepts like game theory to better understand and tackle infectious diseases and other real-world problems.