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VCU will offer three “minimesters” this spring that will allow students to take accelerated classes and explore new topics. (Getty Images)

What to know about the new mini-semesters VCU is launching this spring

Feb. 2, 2021

The three “minimesters” will provide students an opportunity for accelerated coursework — and a chance to explore new topics.

Tiffany Rolle and Nisan Hubbard have been recognized by the website Cell Mentor. Both honed their research skills through VCU’s Center on Health Disparities.

Two VCU grads named to list of inspiring Black scientists

Feb. 2, 2021

Tiffany Rolle and Nisan Hubbard have been recognized by the website Cell Mentor. Both honed their research skills through VCU’s Center on Health Disparities.

Dozens of events — most virtual — will take place over the next few weeks as VCU celebrates Black History Month. (Getty Images)

Celebrating Black history: A glance at the events taking place this month at VCU

Feb. 1, 2021

Virtual lectures and discussions — including VCU alumni panels and a talk about Richmond’s African American cemeteries — highlight this year’s university events for Black History Month.

krista scott

Krista N. Scott appointed as associate dean for undergraduate programs

Jan. 28, 2021

Scott most recently served as the director of undergraduate recruitment and student engagement for the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

Ris Rodina

GSWS alum takes on public health ethics

Jan. 28, 2021

Ris Rodina is pursuing their master of public health at VCU with a focus on complex trauma related to trans and non-binary identities.

aerial view of the VCU logo on campus

Class notes: January 2021

Jan. 28, 2021

Catch up with all the latest and greatest news from CHS alumni.

A new VCU study explores how social support from humans and comfort from companion animals can help LGBTQ+ young adults deal with microaggressions. (Getty Images)

Can pets help LGBTQ+ people cope with microaggressions?

Jan. 28, 2021

A study led by a VCU social work Ph.D. candidate gives insight into the roles of human social support and comfort from pets for LGBTQ+ emerging adults.

As another strange semester gets underway, students, faculty and staff offer advice and lessons learned over the past year, including how to stay healthy, succeed academically and combat loneliness. (Pam Arnold, University Marketing)

Another pandemic semester is about to begin. Here are tips to make it a successful one.

Jan. 22, 2021

As another strange term gets underway, students, faculty and staff offer advice and lessons learned over the past year, including how to stay healthy, succeed academically and combat loneliness.

An oil-on-canvas portrait of William Penn at age 22 in 1666, possibly painted by Sir Peter Lely. (Library of Congress, Historical Society of Pennsylvania via Wikimedia Commons)

Exploring the legacy of William Penn, one of early America’s important figures

Jan. 20, 2021

A VCU professor has edited a new book on Penn’s political writings, offering readers a glimpse into the mind of Pennsylvania’s founder and an early leader in the movement for religious liberty.

Aja Moore

VCU alumna's journey to the Virginia capitol

Jan. 19, 2021

Aja Moore '19, a graduate of the Department of Political Science, serves as a policy assistant to Governor Ralph Northam.