Avani Venkatesh, a member of the Honors College, is a rising senior majoring in international studies. She has plans to attend medical school. (Contributed photo)

Avani Venkatesh gives back through internship with The Giving Square

Aug. 5, 2022

One of the senior’s primary roles at the internship, supported by the VCU Internship Funding Program, is helping the organization develop an intergenerational fellowship.

Zion Segears gained valuable insight and experience during a summer internship at Columbia University. (Contributed photo)

New York internship immerses Zion Segears in physical therapy career

Aug. 2, 2022

Rising sophomore with graduate school goals explores possibilities of PT.

High school students at the VCU Summer Camp in Philosophy participate in a mock trial at the Academic Learning Commons at VCU in July. Among several activities during the weeklong camp focused on the concept of justice, the students discussed with VCU faculty and students what guilt "beyond a reasonable doubt" truly means. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

‘It’s a way of thinking’: VCU summer camp opens high school students’ eyes to philosophy

Aug. 1, 2022

The VCU Summer Camp in Philosophy, held for the first time this year, saw high school students prepare presentations on ethics and moral philosophy around abortion, cloning, euthanasia, legalization of drugs, racism and more.

Devon Walker-Figueroa (Courtesy photo)

Devon Walker-Figueroa Wins 25th Annual Levis Reading Prize for ‘Philomath’

July 29, 2022

The prize is awarded annually for the best debut or second book of poetry published in the previous calendar year.

Leslie Bolda, in Bariloche, which is in the western part of Argentina situated on a lake called Nahuel Huapi surrounded by the Andes Mountains. Contributed photo.

VCU alum is loving her time in Argentina, helping to teach English

July 22, 2022

Leslie Bolda got the chance to live and work in South America thanks to a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award.

Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D., and Oliver Scheiding, Ph.D., a professor of North American Literature and Early American Studies at the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies, co-organized the Indigenous Print Cultures, Media and Literatures symposium at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany, earlier this month. (Courtesy photo)

Humanities Research Center co-leads Indigenous media symposium

July 22, 2022

The center’s director co-organized the event, an opportunity for Indigenous scholars to discuss news and publications in Native American nations as part of the center’s ongoing “On Native Ground” series.

A panel of speakers sitting in front of a large wall with the words:

Humanities Research Center co-leads international symposium on Indigenous media and literature

July 21, 2022

The center’s director co-organized the event, an opportunity for scholars to discuss Indigenous publications and print culture as part of the center’s ongoing initiative, “On Native Ground.”

Isaiah Mamo, a rising Honors College junior majoring in political science, is taking part in the Honors Summer Undergraduate Research Program focused on reshaping the way people become informed about HIV. (Contributed photo)

Honors student, faculty member collaborate to improve HIV education

July 21, 2022

The goal of the project is a list of programs and curriculum that could be implemented in schools and communities.

Sarah Golding, Ph.D., (left) and Allison Johnson, Ph.D., talk with faculty during a Leaders for Inclusive Learning faculty development workshop in summer 2021. In the yearlong Leaders for Inclusive Learning program, faculty worked to increase student success through inclusive teaching and learning practices and have taken those practices back to their faculty peers in their departments for even greater impact. (Alexis Finc, VCU College of Humanities and Sciences)

The goal? Success for every student

July 13, 2022

Leaders for Inclusive Learning program trains instructors on how best to serve their students and lead systemic change.

Victor Chen, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, hopes to spread "awareness of the important work that people are doing around the world to create businesses more in line with their values." (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Sociologist’s book earns award for contributions to advancing economic democracy

July 11, 2022

Worker cooperatives and alternative organizations where workers or consumers own all or part of the company are the focus of the book.