Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (center) asked follow-up questions to VCU students (left to right) Jewel Sparks, Spencer Thomas, Michael Polson and Pranjal Goswami about their lobbying presentation. (Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

In new Lobbying course, VCU students state their case – in front of a political pro

May 10, 2024

Joan Wodiska’s undergraduate class addressed notable state issues, and the audience for their final presentations included former Gov. Robert F. McDonnell.

Ryan Getz says, “I’ve wanted to be a teacher my whole life.” (Contributed photo)

Class of 2024: Ryan Getz feels at home in the classroom

May 9, 2024

Graduate certificate in elementary education propels the student teacher, who will start his master’s program at VCU in August.

Jeff Green, Ray Ibrahim and Becky Durfee each donated a kidney within a seven-week span earlier this year. (Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

The giving trio: Three members of VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences donate kidneys to save lives of friends, family – and even strangers

May 8, 2024

They share a deep sense of reward – and hope others will follow, as nearly 90,000 patients are in need.

Rebecca Rose

Rebecca Rose: From History M.A. student to working at the Library of Congress

May 7, 2024

Rebecca Rose discusses her time as a student in the VCU History M.A. Program and her new role at the Library of Congress.

Katharine Tibbetts (right), stands beside CHS Dean Catherine Ingrassia, holding her professional achievement award

Katharine Tibbetts receives CHS Professional Achievement Award

May 7, 2024

Tibbetts, a professor in the Department of Chemistry, was awarded on behalf of the VCU Women in Science, Dentistry and Medicine (WISDM).

Skye Thurston, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering and physics, was among the student researchers to feature their work at two recent poster symposiums. (Photo by Dina Weinstein, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Hundreds of posters reveal one compelling story of VCU student research

May 7, 2024

Undergraduate and graduate symposiums, part of annual VCU Research Weeks, highlight projects that touch on an array of disciplines, notable history and scientific potential.

This year, VCU celebrated Giving Day with Giving Games, an in-person event in Monroe Park. (Jud Froelich, Office of Development and Alumni Relations)

VCU’s third annual Giving Day raises more than $16.8M

May 7, 2024

This year, VCU celebrated Giving Day with Giving Games, an in-person event in Monroe Park.

A planned Richmond Freedom School being developed by two VCU professors will share community-based conversations about Richmond-specific topics ranging from politics, history and civics to ecology, arts and science. (File photo)

Mellon Foundation grants will help VCU professors launch Richmond Freedom School

May 2, 2024

Elizabeth Canfield, Ph.D., with the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, and Mignonne Guy, Ph.D., with the Department of African American Studies, are developing a new program for the Richmond community.

Four current VCU students and two alums have received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. (File photo)

Four VCU students and two recent alums selected for prestigious National Science Foundation funding

May 1, 2024

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program supports their advancement in STEM disciplines.

Alyssa Sievers' knee injury in high school sparked an interest in health care that has endured. (Contributed photo)

Class of 2024: Alyssa Sievers turned injury into opportunity and found her passion for physical therapy

May 1, 2024

The Honors College student, who will pursue graduate studies through VCU, also used Spanish skills to address language barriers to health care.