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A new study by VCU researchers investigates a key question: Will the U.S. population support donating part of its COVID-19 vaccine stockpile to less prosperous countries? (Getty Images)

Will the U.S. public support donating COVID-19 vaccines to low- and middle-income countries?

March 31, 2021

A new study led by VCU researchers surveyed 788 people. Among its findings: Older people were less likely to support donating vaccines, as were Republicans.

Raven Witherspoon began thinking about a career in science during her sophomore year of high school when she read “A Brief History of Time,” by Stephen Hawking, and Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos." The books "felt over my head at the time," she said. "But I was interested in it." (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Class of 2021: Raven Witherspoon is pursuing a career in physics to help improve the world

March 29, 2021

The VCU Honors College student hopes to help reduce the number of nuclear weapons in the world and “transfer those materials into peaceful uses like civil nuclear energy.”

Conspiracy theories have always been a part of American discourse. The present challenge is their pervasiveness. (Getty Images)

Conspiracy theories are dividing us. How do we talk about them?

March 26, 2021

Social media groups are allowing people to form strong communities around shared beliefs — even if they aren’t true. To discuss this with loved ones requires a careful approach.

Cast photo from "The Donna Reed Show." Standing: Shelley Fabares and Paul Petersen. Seated: Carl Betz and Donna Reed.

What would Donna Reed do?

March 26, 2021

VCU graduate Annie Newton discusses “The Donna Reed Show” and how Reed, a celebrated actress, shaped feminism in the 1950s and 60s.

VCU's virtual commencement will take place on May 15. (Getty Images)

VCU will hold universitywide virtual commencement and in-person academic unit graduation ceremonies

March 25, 2021

The in-person ceremonies will follow updated guidance issued by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam in Executive Order 72.

VCU students walk through the Monroe Park Campus on the first day of classes in August 2018. A new study by researchers identifies factors that drive student drop-out rates. Among them: Involvement in student organizations, living on campus and greater social support are associated with a lower likelihood of dropping out of college. (Allen Jones, University Marketing)

Involvement in student organizations, living on campus early in college reduce odds of dropping out

March 24, 2021

A new study by VCU researchers also finds that depressive symptoms, antisocial behaviors, exposure to stressful events and substance use increase the risk.

Isaiah King's path toward a career in medicine and research begins this summer when he will start a one-year research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Class of 2021: Isaiah King’s love of medicine leads to a new passion for research

March 23, 2021

King’s experiences with the student organization Black Men in Medicine gave him the support and freedom to pursue his own path. Up next: A fellowship program at the National Institutes of Health.

The Stonewall Jackson monument in Richmond is removed from its plinth last summer. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

VCU Publishing seeking contributions to ‘Imagining Black Futures in Richmond’

March 16, 2021

The online anthology aims to reveal legacies of harm and envision new futures.

A group of VCU students and academic advisers have created a way for underrepresented students to overcome barriers as they pursue careers in health care. (Getty Images)

VCU P.R.I.M.E. empowers underrepresented students interested in health care careers

March 10, 2021

The student- and staff-initiated group identifies traditional barriers and develops strategies to help peers overcome them.

Cathleen D. Cahill will speak at a VCU virtual event March 12. (Michael T. Davis)

Historian to discuss how women of color transformed the suffrage movement

March 9, 2021

An event with author Cathleen Cahill will examine how Native American, Chinese American, African American and Hispana suffragists challenged women’s inequality and fought against racial prejudices.