fernando tenjo-fernandez peering into a microscope in a lab

Fostering student success motivates biology professor Fernando Tenjo-Fernandez as he approaches his 20th year at VCU

Sept. 12, 2022

Enthusiasm from his students encourages Tenjo-Fernandez to find new and innovative ways to keep them engaged.

A new research project will provide a comprehensive assessment of how genetic counselors’ training, demographics, attitudes and beliefs factor into aspects of the cancer genetic counseling process. (Getty Images)

VCU-led, NCI-funded project aims to reduce racial disparities in cancer genetic counseling

Sept. 12, 2022

Researchers hope their $3 million five-year study’s findings will help educators improve communication practices for genetic counselors in training and reduce cancer disparities between Black and white patients.

Queen Elizabeth II in March 2015. (Joel Rouse/ Ministry of Defence)

Historian reflects on Queen Elizabeth II and the longest reign in the British monarchy

Sept. 12, 2022

Brooke Newman discusses how the world changed during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and what King Charles III’s reign might look like.

Rhea Tammireddi received support from the VCU Internship Funding Program. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

VCU student spends summer researching new HIV treatment

Sept. 9, 2022

Through internship program, Rhea Tammireddi was able to pursue her interest in virology.

Alaina Holt, a VCU doctoral student, demonstrates the researchers' experiment in the VCU Center for the Study of Tobacco Products, along with Akansha Anbil, a research assistant in the center. (Photo by Thomas Kojcsich, University Marketing.)

Can vaping cause you to fail a sobriety test?

Sept. 8, 2022

While ethanol is often a hidden ingredient in e-liquids, a new study finds vaping won’t trigger a false positive sobriety test – but only if police employ a proper waiting period.

mass spectrometer

Major gift funds new position for an interdisciplinary mass spectrometry faculty

Sept. 7, 2022

The $500,000 gift is the second largest one-time donation in the department’s history.

Alumni Stars, hosted by the VCU Office of Alumni Relations, celebrates alumni from across the university’s academic units for their extraordinary personal and professional achievements.

VCU to celebrate 15 notable alumni at biennial Alumni Stars event

Sept. 7, 2022

Honorees will be recognized at a Sept. 29 ceremony at the Science Museum of Virginia.

A nighttime view of the new VCU letters at the corner of Harrison and Main streets. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

What’s new at VCU for 2022-23?

Sept. 7, 2022

Easier ways to access mental health resources, a more prominent campus “front door,” an influx of “un” words and more.

join us for theorizing political martyrdom (george floyd, ashli babbitt and the crisis of american democracy) on september 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in richmond salons 1 and 2 in the university student commons

2022 Elske v.P. Smith Distinguished Lecture

Sept. 6, 2022

Andrew Murphy, Ph.D., formerly of the Department of Political Science presents, "Theorizing Political Martyrdom: George Floyd, Ashli Babbitt, and the Crisis of American Democracy."

Seven faculty members were recognized for their commitment to the university and their students’ success. (Thomas Kojcsich)

VCU honors outstanding educators and researchers at 40th faculty convocation

Aug. 31, 2022

Seven faculty members were recognized for their commitment to the university and their students’ success.