Jessica Hendry Nelson, an assistant professor in the English department at VCU, believes "we can be more deliberate about how we grieve." (Contributed photo)

In ‘Joy Rides Through the Tunnel of Grief,’ VCU author Jessica Hendry Nelson tackles loss and growth

Sept. 27, 2023

English professor’s memoir is a series of linked essays that came together over a decade.

David Golumbia

The passing of colleague David Golumbia

Sept. 21, 2023

Golumbia, an associate professor in the Department of English, was an expert on cyberlibertarianism, bitcoin, blockchain and the logic of computing.

Biomedical engineering student Karah Moore has been a member of the lab of Rebecca Heise, Ph.D., for the past three years, researching cellular activity in diseased lungs. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU awarded $3 million from the NIH to continue research training of students underrepresented in the sciences

Sept. 21, 2023

Two renewed grants, which support undergraduate and graduate students in pursuing biomedical and behavioral research, highlight VCU’s national standing.

Kevin Powers, who has published a book of poetry and three novels, enjoys “the room that fiction gives me to explore.” (Contributed photo)

VCU alum Kevin Powers takes on murder mystery in new book ‘A Line in the Sand’

Sept. 20, 2023

The National Book Award finalist, who earned an English degree in 2008, reflects on his writing journey, the legacy of war and advice for VCU writers.

Anita Nadal, an assistant professor of Spanish in the School of World Studies, and her students served as volunteers at the naturalization ceremony at the Stuart C. Siegel Center on Sept. 18. (Photo by Brian McNeill, Enterprise Marketing and Communications).

VCU service-learning students offer bilingual support and gain perspective in Becoming Citizens

Sept. 20, 2023

Citizenship class at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture helps forge a path to this year’s ceremony at the Siegel Center.

The Loose Parts project’s first event, “The Fountain,” transformed a portion of Reedy Creek in Forest Hill Park into a temporary adventure playground. (Courtesy photo)

Loose Parts connects art and play to the serious work of child development

Sept. 20, 2023

Building on an overseas tradition, a VCUarts and humanities team is creating engaging local play spaces where children won’t hear the common refrains “Don’t touch” or “Get down.”

Established more than 20 years ago, the Virginia Microelectronics Center at the VCU College of Engineering was the first of its kind in Virginia to support research and development in the field of semiconductor chips. (Dan Wagner, VCU College of Engineering)

VCU’s Virginia Microelectronics Center joins new statewide network for semiconductor innovation

Sept. 19, 2023

The Virginia Alliance for Semiconductor Technology is a collaboration of six institutions to advance semiconductor research and workforce opportunities.

Nearly 600 people from 85 countries became American citizens in a ceremony at the Stuart C. Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University.

At VCU, nearly 600 people from 85 countries become new U.S. citizens

Sept. 18, 2023

At the Constitution Day ceremony on Monday, American pride was reflected in personal journeys and an embrace of diversity.

Faye Belgrave, Ph.D., who will serve as vice president and chief diversity officer, said she is committed to systemic change at VCU as reflected in the university’s strategic plan. (File photo)

Faye Belgrave, Ph.D., is named VCU vice president and chief diversity officer

Sept. 18, 2023

Renowned psychology professor and equity advocate, who joined VCU in 1997, is elevated to new role on Oct 23.

The science behind ThermaGel, which has developed insulation material using aerogels, comes from the laboratory of physics professor Massimo Bertino, Ph.D. (Photo by Jeff Kelley)

Climate tech startup licenses VCU-created insulation for homes, commercial buildings

Sept. 14, 2023

Aerogel innovation from physics professor Massimo Bertino could power an energy-efficient upgrade from fiberglass and other materials.