Martina Hernandez, a neuroscience Ph.D. student, is the first at VCU to receive a Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience Award. (Photo by Sha Aguado, VCU School of Medicine)

Prestigious NIH grant sets up neuroscience Ph.D. student for continued success

Aug. 30, 2022

Martina Hernandez is the first VCU graduate student to receive a Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience Award, which will fund the remainder of her Ph.D. training and up to four years of postdoctoral research.

Greg Hundley, M.D., (far left) director of the VCU Health Pauley Heart Center, with the 2022 undergraduate fellows after their poster presentations. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

‘Life-changing’ fellowship introduces undergraduates to cardiology, medical research

Aug. 29, 2022

Program offered through the VCU Health Pauley Heart Center brings students to MCV Campus for rotations and mentored research experience.

The 40th annual Faculty Convocation will take place on Aug. 30 at 3 p.m. at the W. E. Singleton Center and will be live-streamed. (University Marketing)

Faculty Convocation will honor seven outstanding educators and researchers

Aug. 26, 2022

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

Santa Muerte's visage, typically depicted in symbolic votive candles (red for love, gold for prosperity, purple for healing), has been in such high demand as a symbol of healing during the pandemic that sellers in religious goods stores in Mexico have created candles like this one (left, next to a small statue of Santa Muerte) in a new color — a deep shade of mauve — specifically for coronavirus healing.

Scholar says Santa Muerte, 'the newest plague saint,' has been a beacon of hope during COVID-19

Aug. 26, 2022

Santa Muerte, ‘the fastest-growing new religious movement in the Americas’ with an estimated 12 million followers, has grown in popularity during the pandemic, says VCU professor and author of ‘Devoted to Death.’

VCU research centers and institutes "serve as enterprisewide engines driving transdisciplinary innovation," said P. Srirama Rao, Ph.D., vice president of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. (Allen Jones, University Marketing)

Research office creates new institutes, centers to enrich VCU innovation, scholarship and creativity

Aug. 25, 2022

Six hubs attain university-level status, receive VCU research funding.

Bryant Mangum, Ph.D., pictured at The Algonquin in New York, a hotel with a famous literary history. Mangum's "enthusiasm for the discipline and his care for students lie at the heart of what made him a great teacher, mentor and friend," said Angelica Bega, a VCU graduate. (Courtesy photo)

Revered professor Bryant Mangum retires after 50 years of teaching at VCU

Aug. 25, 2022

An expert on F. Scott Fitzgerald and The New Yorker magazine, Mangum leaves behind a legacy of kindness and generosity.

Sesha Joi Moon, Ph.D., a two-time VCU graduate, joined the U.S. House of Representatives' Office of Diversity and Inclusion as its director this summer. (Kristina Aleksander, U.S. House of Representatives Office of Diversity and Inclusion)

Alum Sesha Joi Moon ‘working with purpose and on purpose’ as leader of diversity, equity and inclusion at U.S. Capitol

Aug. 24, 2022

Moon, a two-time VCU graduate who this summer became the director of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Office of Diversity and Inclusion, encourages students to have ‘equal parts patience and perseverance’ as they embark on their careers.

Madeline Doane, who graduated from VCU in May 2020, is in the midst of a Spanish immersion program at Middlebury Language Schools in Middlebury, Vermont. (Contributed photo)

VCU graduate’s peace fellowship supports her commitment to human rights work

Aug. 18, 2022

Madeline Doane, who spent a semester in Argentina and hopes to return to work with migrants and Indigenous peoples, is completing a Spanish immersion program as a Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace.

Abigail Andrade conducted research this summer at the Institute of Immunology at the Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein’s hospital in Kiel, Germany. (Contributed photo)

Student’s internship in Germany brings valuable research experience

Aug. 10, 2022

Abigail Andrade, a senior, worked with students as part of a study to find new ways to diagnose and treat autoimmune diseases.

"Birth of a Planet" premiered in June at the Richmond Film Festival. (Contributed image)

‘Birth of a Planet’ spotlights the life of Richmond Planet founder John Mitchell Jr.

Aug. 9, 2022

VCU alum Scot Crooker played an instrumental part in creating the half-hour documentary.