James Rothrock with his wife Jane at a Richmond Squirrels baseball games. (Photo courtesy of the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services)

Faculty and staff work to create new scholarship honoring alum James Rothrock

Aug. 3, 2021

The former commissioner of the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services spent his life advocating for people with disabilities.

Page from “The Day the Klan Came to Town,” a new graphic novel featuring art by VCU advertising professor Bizhan Khodabandeh. (Courtesy of Bizhan Khodabandeh)

Graphic novel illustrated by VCU professor tells the story of ‘The Day the Klan Came to Town’

Aug. 2, 2021

The comic is a fictionalized retelling of a community’s resistance to a violent march of thousands of Ku Klux Klan members in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Carlo Rosati, a retired FBI firearms and ballistics examiner who teaches in VCU's Department of Forensic Science, appeared in Sunday's episode of "Forensic Files II."

VCU forensic science instructor appears on ‘Forensic Files II’

Aug. 2, 2021

Retired FBI examiner and adjunct faculty member Carlo Rosati was featured on the episode “The Orange Shorts.”

Stephen Chan of Ameriflux conducts a site evaluation of a tower that gathers greenhouse gas data at VCU Rice Rivers Center. (Contributed photo)

VCU wetlands research will help improve models that predict global climate change

July 29, 2021

A project at the Rice Rivers Center fills a unique gap because it will capture data from a source that is both tidal and freshwater, which is “rare in tidal regions because of proximity to saltwater.”

Imani Thaniel prepares to set sail on an ancient Greek warship during her study abroad experience. (Courtesy of Imani Thaniel)

Black + Abroad provides grads and students of color an opportunity to share experiences about traveling and studying abroad

July 16, 2021

The award-winning series provides a space for Black students who are interested in studying abroad to share their questions and reservations with experienced travelers of color.

A comic created by Maggie Colangelo and Bernard Means tells the story of the world's oldest ham.

The subject of a VCU student and professor’s new comic? The world’s oldest ham.

July 16, 2021

The one-page comic gives the Isle of Wight County Museum “another way of telling the story of Smithfield hams.”

Catherine Hulshof, an assistant professor in the Department of Biology, received the grant from the NSF's prestigious CAREER program for her project, “Predicting plant functional trait variation across spatial, temporal and biological scales.” (Unsplash)

Armed with a ruler and a $1M grant, a VCU professor studies functional trait variation in plants

July 15, 2021

Biology professor Catherine Hulshof’s research, funded by the National Science Foundation, aims to help predict the responses of species and ecosystems to climate change.

A new study led by VCU and Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU researchers found that meals selected by students at six Title I elementary schools met most federal nutrient recommendations. But it also found that fewer children met recommendations for intake of total calories, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber. (Getty Images)

Analysis of school lunches suggests federal nutrition standards should be maintained, or strengthened

July 15, 2021

A new study led by VCU researchers examined nutrient composition of what children chose and what they actually ate through the National School Lunch Program.

Camp Adventure team.jpeg: Part of the behind-the-scenes team running Camp ADventure this summer. Clockwise from top left: Amy Robertson, Jessica Collins, Shawn Blake, Emily Heer and Natalie Baxter. (Thomas Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Camp ADventure continues for a second year, offering students an up-close look at advertising

July 9, 2021

Students and industry professionals worldwide are benefitting from the Robertson School’s inclusive summer program.

Anita Nadal (in black with her hands on her knees) and the seven students that travelled with her to Nogales, Arizona at the border wall.

VCU students learn about immigration and the border firsthand

July 9, 2021

A service-learning trip to Arizona benefits students and the migrant community at Casa Alitas.