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New book on captivity in literature offers ‘a very different picture of England’ in 1600-1700s

June 1, 2022

Catherine Ingrassia, a VCU English professor, is the author of ‘Domestic Captivity and the British Subject, 1660-1750.’

Holly Guelig has worked as a counselor at Greenwood Elementary School in Henrico County since 2013. (Owen Wachter, VCU School of Education)

Holly Guelig: ‘I get to be a game changer’

May 31, 2022

VCU School of Education alum and Virginia Elementary School Counselor of the Year found her dream job.

Jeff South is spending six weeks in Mongolia working with the nonprofit Nest Center for Journalism Innovation and Development to train journalists in data journalism and more. (Contributed photo)

In Mongolia, VCU professor emeritus is teaching data journalism

May 26, 2022

Jeff South is training more than 200 journalists in Mongolia through the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright Specialist Program.

Stephanie Villanueva-Villar, the first member of her family to graduate from college, created her own nonprofit organization at age 17 called Your Girl for Good, which connects young women of color in the Washington area with successful female mentors in STEM, arts and political sectors. (Courtesy Stephanie Villanueva-Villar)

New graduate takes leadership roles advocating for women and social justice

May 23, 2022

Stephanie Villanueva-Villar said she will always advocate to ensure that girls and women of color have a seat at the table ‘no matter what career position or job title I may have in the future.’

Researchers have created a computational and experimental demonstration of a theory that's been explored by VCU Department of Physics researchers since the 1990s. This illustration shows the new superatom cluster that VCU, Columbia and Harvard researchers developed, produced in a lab and tested. (Courtesy of Arthur Reber)

From theory to practice: New stable, magnetic superatom could power innovations in nanomaterials

May 18, 2022

Developed by VCU, Columbia and Harvard researchers, the structure of this superatom could serve as a building block for the creation of new materials for semiconductors, microchips, cellphones and more.

Jamie Zaleta, a VCU Forensic Science graduate student, holds a bullet casing in the VCU Police Department's firing range in November 2021. (Photo: Corey Byers, University Public Affairs)
Students participate in a variety of field experiences as part of some classes. (Courtesy of Outdoor Adventure Program)

Outdoor Leadership Certificate program celebrates its first graduate

May 11, 2022

Skills gained in the program can be applied to a variety of outdoor-focused careers.

In the run-up to spring commencement, Charlotte Moss has been reflecting on her time at VCU and the enduring influence it had on her. (Allen Jones, University Marketing)

A new speech for a new era: Charlotte Moss will deliver VCU’s commencement keynote two years later than expected

May 10, 2022

Moss, a VCU alum and influential interior designer and author, was prepared to speak to the Class of 2020 before COVID canceled commencement. Her new speech is more personal – a reflection of what has transpired in the years since.

Samia Saleem, a psychology major, will be the student speaker on Saturday at VCU's spring commencement. (Photo by Kevin Morley, University Marketing.)

Class of 2022: Samia Saleem selected as VCU’s student speaker for commencement

May 9, 2022

Saleem plans to celebrate her classmates’ resilience and remind them that each new day is “an opportunity to try again.”

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Ingrassia appointed interim dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences

May 6, 2022

Catherine Ingrassia, Ph.D., will begin her tenure as interim dean on July 1.