Students in Dr. Christopher Ehrhardt’s lab will work over the next six months to analyze changes in the cellular autofluorescence that occur in animal fluids over time. Eventually, the research will be used to help investigators working on cases involving animal cruelty.

VCU forensic science professor receives ASPCA grant to support animal cruelty investigations

Jan. 31, 2024

Christopher Ehrhardt’s lab is developing a test that could determine when animal DNA was left at a crime scene.

VCU physics doctoral candidates Mohammed Almahyawi and Thomas W. Rockett demonstrate the setup of their nanopore research that could one day help diagnose ovarian cancer. (Photo by Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU-led research shows effectiveness of new technique to detect ovarian cancer marker peptides

Jan. 30, 2024

The nanopore-sensing technology could lead to earlier and more accurate diagnoses.

The lab group of UFRN kinesiologist Daniel Machado, Ph.D. (right, standing). Edmund Acevedo, Ph.D., professor in VCU’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, (left, standing) collaborated with Machado as a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil to examine what predicts the likelihood a person will continue to participate in physical activity. (Contributed photo)

If you break your promise to exercise, a VCU researcher is exploring why

Jan. 24, 2024

As a Fulbright Scholar who recently returned from Brazil, Edmund Acevedo expands his work on psychobiology and physical activity.

Karen McIntyre Hopkinson, Ph.D., associate professor in the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture, interviews a journalist in East Africa. (Photo credit: Meghan Sobel Cohen)

Freedom of the press is more of a ‘roller coaster’ than a straight line, VCU professor says in new book

Jan. 16, 2024

The Robertson School’s Karen McIntyre explores how three East African countries are navigating landscapes far different than America’s.

Nicholas George said it was rewarding to serve as an expert at a prestigious conference about John Milton “on behalf of all people with disabilities like me.” (Photo by Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Class of 2023: Nicholas George felt like a failure as a child, but now he’s an internationally credentialed expert on John Milton

Jan. 8, 2024

George, who has autism and epilepsy, built on his love of reading to earn an M.A. in English at VCU and to join fellow Milton experts from around the world at a conference in Toronto.

Arnethea Sutton

Thoughtful mentors, tough questions: Arnethea Sutton’s journey to a career in health disparities research

Jan. 4, 2024

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences professor and VCU Health Pauley Heart Center researcher shares her passion for improving patient outcomes.

Carlton Nivens, who graduated from VCU with a philosophy degree, has a full-time job at CodeVA. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Class of 2023: Carlton Nivens found a ‘Pathway’ to VCU, and he pays it forward with a commitment to mentoring

Dec. 20, 2023

Philosophy graduate with a computer science minor has supported peers and youth through CodeVA and tribal engagement.

Jack Spiro was the longtime Harry Lyons Distinguished Chair in Judaic Studies at VCU. (Photo contributed by VCU Libraries).

Rabbi Jack Spiro, former Harry Lyons Chair of Judaic Studies at VCU, dies at age 90

Dec. 18, 2023

His teachings and lectures enthralled students and the Greater Richmond community for decades.

Kristen Stewart, a doctoral student at VCU, is exploring how masculinity has been defined through fashion, which sends her down “all kinds of interesting rabbit holes in American history.” (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU doctoral student Kristen Stewart is intrigued by the historical influence of men’s clothing

Dec. 18, 2023

Former curator at the Valentine is exploring masculinity, power and gender bias in clothing from early America.

During his time as a graduate student at VCU, Nick Driver has had three internships at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Class of 2023: Nick Driver changed his tune and, with three VCU degrees, is now shooting for the stars

Dec. 14, 2023

With a Ph.D. in nanoscience, he is bringing his lifelong love of astronomy to NASA projects.