Derick Waller, left, with then-WABC photographer Gus Alonso, center, and WABC photographer John Sprei. (Courtesy of Derick Waller)

Emmy-winning reporter and alum Derick Waller on Trump, journalism, VCU and life in New York

Nov. 17, 2021

Waller’s journey to WABC-TV — the most watched station in the nation’s largest media market — has been one of big stories and big dreams.

VCU students can get a taste of other cultures and learn from peers from around the world by participating in programs like Global Cafe. These programs make global education accessible to students with international interests but who aren't able to study abroad. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Beyond borders: How VCU is expanding opportunities so all students have access to a global education

Nov. 17, 2021

From Global Café to Cultural Conversations, nearly a dozen new programs at the university aim to provide students with international experiences.

Tosha Yingling. “Disability studies is as important for people that consider themselves able-bodied as people with disabilities, particularly when we talk about race or class.” (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Disability studies certificate helps students critique social models through lectures, readings, guest speakers and research

Nov. 11, 2021

The Partnership for People with Disabilities in collaboration with the School of Education launched the certificate as a unique interdisciplinary sequence of courses.

Matt Cricchio’s debut novel, “Security Day,” focuses on the complex relationship between the people of Afghanistan and the U.S. military. (Courtesy of Matt Cricchio)

Grad’s war novel highlights the complicated relationship between the U.S. military and the Afghan people

Nov. 9, 2021

Navy veteran and VCU alum Matt Cricchio served in Afghanistan. His debut novel, “Security Day,” will “change how you think about American conflict overseas.”

A VCU-led study of students in seven countries early in the pandemic finds that college students were more likely to practice social distancing if they believed two things: that it would protect against COVID-19 and that it was an action they could easily carry out. (Getty Images)

To persuade college students to practice social distancing, scaring them into action isn’t enough

Nov. 9, 2021

A VCU-led study of students in 7 countries early in the pandemic finds that effective messages emphasized that social distancing would protect against COVID-19 and that it was something people could easily do.

Charlotte Wincott holding an award from the Hollywood Women’s International Film Festival. (Courtesy of Charlotte Wincott)

Filmmaker, storyteller, neuroscientist: Charlotte Wincott’s latest project is a reflection of her many skills

Nov. 8, 2021

In “The Issue with Elvis,” the VCU grad’s many talents are on full display, as she weaves together a story about people, science and mental health in a way few others can.

Kameron Jones. “If I didn’t have my grandmother, who was so integrated in the tribe and grew up on the land, I wouldn’t know about my culture,” she said. “I am trying to learn more about not only my grandmother but also further back in our history.” (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Biology student Kameron Jones seeks to connect with fellow Indigenous students and serve Native American communities

Nov. 5, 2021

An aspiring doctor and descendant of the Meherrin Indian Tribe, Jones is learning more about her history, and seeking opportunities to help create a better future.

VPM+ICA Community Media Center, is a free forum for community storytelling, offering podcasting workshops, training sessions and presentations for the next generation of media producers. (Courtesy of the Institute for Contemporary Art)

‘There’s a story only you can tell’: Step inside the new VPM + ICA Community Media Center

Nov. 5, 2021

The center, which is opening its physical doors for the first time, is a forum for community storytelling, and a way to find new voices that we need to hear.

Iris Harrell, Ann Benson and their band

Paying it forward

Nov. 4, 2021

Through their scholarship, Iris Harrell and Ann Benson help first-generation students reach their capacity.

aerial view of hibbs hall on the v.c.u. monroe park campus

15 faculty and staff members honored at annual awards ceremony

Oct. 29, 2021

The awards celebrate excellence of faculty and staff in the College of Humanities and Sciences.