Sarah Gordon teaches about microplastics in rivers to VCU students participating in Footprints on the James, a five-week experiential course to learn about the biodiversity and history of the James River. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Traversing the James River to learn about its biodiversity and history

June 8, 2022

Students participating in VCU’s experiential Footprints on the James course are also helping professors from across the U.S. test new river-based field lessons.

Naomi Ghahrai visited Fo Guang Shan in Kaohsiung. It is the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. (Courtesy Naomi Ghahrai)

Naomi Ghahrai embraces new study abroad opportunity in Taiwan

June 6, 2022

VCU grad is conducting research, taking a class and teaching young students as part of the program.

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Professor says war crimes investigation in Ukraine could take years

June 3, 2022

“It’s critical to find both the physical, testimonial, and the documentary evidence of war crimes,” said Tal Simmons, who has examined evidence at multiple scenes, including in Sri Lanka and the former Yugoslavia.

MiJin Cho is a junior in the VCU Honors College studying psychology and English in the College of Humanities and Sciences. (Courtesy of MiJin Cho)

VCU student selected for prestigious STEM scholarship

June 2, 2022

As a Goldwater scholar, MiJin Cho will conduct research in translational neuroscience and endocrinology focusing on stress and trauma.

Oleg Lukyanovych (right) is a former Humphrey Fellow at VCU and is the head of Health Communication and Advocacy for the State Institution Vinnytsia Oblast Center for Diseases Control and Prevention. The department is part of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. (Courtesy Oleg Lukyanovych)

Former VCU Humphrey fellow in Ukraine gets assistance from university community

June 1, 2022

The goal is to raise $100,000 to purchase equipment that could be lifesaving in the case of possible nuclear, biological or chemical warfare.

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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.