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The infrastructure bill’s approval by the Senate is a historic investment and a big win for President Joe Biden’s agenda, says VCU expert Alex Keena. (Getty Images)

The Senate has passed a $1.2T bipartisan infrastructure plan. What happens next?

Aug. 11, 2021

VCU expert Alex Keena discusses the bill’s significance and how the next major spending package could be a true test in Washington.

Karen McIntyre, Ph.D.

VCU professor receives prestigious journalism education award

Aug. 9, 2021

The Hillier Krieghbaum Under-40 Award is given for outstanding achievement and effort in teaching, research and public service.

Eli Coston

VCU assistant professor working to reform the Richmond Police Department

Aug 6, 2021

Eli Coston, Ph.D., has been involved with helping the LGBTQ+ community as well as advocating for civilian oversight of the Richmond PD.

In a new study to be published in the journal Motivation Science, 1,500 participants across six experiments were given the opportunity to repeatedly choose between a small amount of immediate retaliatory aggression or a larger amount of delayed revenge. Across the experiments, the researchers found a clear and consistent preference for immediate revenge. (Getty Images)

Is revenge a dish best served cold? For most, ‘hot and ready’ is preferable, VCU study finds

Aug. 5, 2021

Across six experiments involving 1,500 participants, researchers found a clear and consistent preference for immediate revenge.

Students at the Indian Industrial Boarding School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy of the Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle, Pa.)

‘A painful chapter in our nation’s history’: New class to shed light on Indigenous boarding schools

Aug. 3, 2021

The course will examine the traumatic histories at the schools in the United States and Canada, where thousands of Native children lost connections with their cultures, languages and families.

Darcy Mays

Mays appointed associate dean of research and operations

Aug 2, 2021

The CHS Dean's Office is pleased to announce the appointment of D’Arcy Mays, Ph.D., to the position of associate dean of research and operations.

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.