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Vineeth Vaidyula. Photo by Thomas Kojcsich, University Marketing.

Honors student starts club to assist refugees in Richmond, raise awareness

March 7, 2022

‘Through volunteerism, and through conversations, we want VCU students to gain a better understanding of this local population of people that are often very underserved and falling through the cracks.’

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'Putin is not interested in peace.' VCU expert explains crisis in Ukraine

Feb. 24, 2022

Judyth Twigg, a professor in the Department of Political Science, says the potential implications of Russia’s actions are “enormous and wide-ranging.”

NAI senior members have produced technologies that have brought, or aspire to bring, real impact on the welfare of society. (University Marketing)

Two VCU researchers elected as senior members of the National Academy of Inventors

Feb. 14, 2022

Massimo Bertino and Martin Mangino were among 83 academic inventors from 41 institutions included in the academy’s 2022 class.

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RPS teacher and VCU alum builds community by serving others

Feb. 14, 2022

Jessica Diaz is making a career out of paying it forward as a teacher for Richmond Public Schools.

Eliza Thrall and Greg Podolak stroll down Shafer Court on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus. (Kevin Morley, VCU Marketing)

Rams at heart

Feb. 11, 2022

Couples share their Ram romances, from study dates at Cabell Library to a match made on a study abroad trip.

A new study finds that cancer survivors currently undergoing treatment may be more vulnerable to COVID-19-related misinformation, while those no longer in treatment are less vulnerable. (Getty Images)

Patients undergoing treatment for cancer more susceptible to COVID-19 misinformation, study finds

Feb. 11, 2022

‘Understanding who is more likely to believe certain types of misinformation brings us closer to understanding why this is the case, which in turn may help us address this concerning issue.’

For some enslaved people in the south, escape to Mexico offered their best route to freedom. (Illustration/Samuel Augustus Mitchell, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

When the Underground Railroad ran to Mexico

Feb. 9, 2022

In upcoming talk, VCU professor will detail when an estimated 10,000 people journeyed south to escape slavery.

“The New Eagle Creek Saloon,” an installation at The Kitchen by artist Sadie Barnette that reimagines the first Black-owned gay bar in San Francisco. moore's residency is presented in connection to the installation. Photo courtesy of The Kitchen.

Professor’s ‘nightlife-in-residency’ explores queer nightlife, club culture

Feb. 2, 2022

‘My hope is that this project, which is so focused on feeling, sensation, lingering and community, reminds people to feel,’ madison moore said.

mike hunnicutt flanked by two of his v.c.u. students

Thanking Our Teachers

Feb. 1, 2022

The impact of a great teacher on a student is immeasurable; just ask the students and alums below. Through their dedication to their field, their students and their community, teachers – professors, advisers, mentors, teaching assistants – can leave an impression that lasts long after the semester ends. We’d like to give a shoutout to those in VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences who continue to guide and inspire our students. Break out the tissues!

Stephen Breyer's decision to retire comes at a key time for President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party, according to John Aughenbaugh, an associate professor of political science.

What will be the impact of Stephen Breyer’s retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court?

Jan. 26, 2022

Breyer will retire from the court after serving for more than 27 years, allowing President Joe Biden to nominate a successor.