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Richard Bargdill, a psychology professor, has a new book that shares 30 years’ worth of observations about the function of dreams based on the ideas contained in his dream journals. (Contributed photo)

VCU professor’s new book observes how dreams can be a powerful tool

April 18, 2024

Psychology professor Richard Bargdill has been documenting his dreams for years. Now, he’s sharing what he’s learned in ‘A Dreamer’s Thought Book: Intriguing Ideas about the Dreaming Process.’

At the 2024 PACME ceremony: (from left to right) Faye Z. Belgrave, Ph.D., vice president and chief diversity officer; Austin Ezzard, a social work student; Kim Case, Ph.D., professor of psychology and affiliate professor of gender, sexuality and women’s studies; KáLyn "Kay" Coghill, a media, art and text student; Christina Davis, advisor and instructor in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program; Shawn Utsey, Ph.D., professor of psychology and acting chair of the Department of African American Studies; Brooke Berry, interim associate vice president for strategic initiatives, inclusion & belonging; and VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D. (Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

‘We are diversity’: Five VCU community members honored at the 2024 PACME ceremony

April 18, 2024

Shawn Utsey, recipient of the Riese-Melton Award, notes ‘how much work we still have to do. We cannot afford to become complacent in the face of injustice.’

National Endowment for the Humanities grants will help to establish a health humanities minor and support a professor’s book project. (Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

National Endowment for the Humanities awards two grants to VCU projects

April 18, 2024

One will establish a health humanities minor, while the other supports a professor’s book project on visual images of African Americans in leisure contexts from slavery through the Jim Crow era.

A rendering of the energy-efficient home designed by an interdisciplinary team of VCU students for the Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. (Contributed image)

VCU’s first team in federal Solar Decathlon Design Challenge will compete in final round this week

April 17, 2024

12 students in the arts, engineering and urban studies have designed an energy-efficient home with affordability and equity in mind.

Nicholas Frankel, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of English, will use the support of a Guggenheim fellowship to work on a book about the career of 19th-century polymath William Morris. (Contributed photo)

VCU English professor Nicholas Frankel honored with prestigious Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship for 2024

April 16, 2024

Known for his works on Oscar Wilde, Frankel is now developing a book about Victorian designer, writer and activist William Morris.

Aditya Kotha and Andy Shar, who are both juniors at VCU, have earned Goldwater Scholarships. (Contributed photos)

Two undergraduates selected for prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

April 16, 2024

Aditya Kotha and Andy Shar reflect excellence in STEM and a commitment to research.

Sophomore Charmi Patel, shown here scanning replicas in a classroom inside VCU’s STEM Building, researched bone pathology in nonhuman primates with guidance from mentor Marie Vergamini. (Kevin Morley, VCU Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Charmi Patel goes bone-deep behind the scenes at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

April 12, 2024

VCU sophomore studies skeletons of nonhuman primates for clues into death and disease.

Eclipse attracts awed crowd

April 9, 2024

The VCU community gathered on Monday to enjoy a partial solar eclipse that made for must-see viewing.

Max Biscarr, a sophomore kinetic imaging major, performs an electronic music composition that incorporates air temperature data and soil temperature data collected at the VCU Rice Rivers Center. (Photo by Allen Jones, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

The sound of science: VCU students compose electronic music that incorporates environmental data gathered at VCU Rice Rivers Center

April 5, 2024

The ear, not just the eye, is a powerful route for experiencing and interpreting data, and a course that unites VCUarts and VCU Life Sciences is finding the harmony in nature.

Emily Richardson is one of 29 fellows selected for Carnegie-Knight News21, a national reporting initiative headquartered at Arizona State University. (Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Class of 2024: As part of journalism’s next generation, Emily Richardson is ready to ask the tough questions

April 5, 2024

The mass communications major already has her first post-VCU assignment: a prestigious reporting fellowship.