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A new study by VCU researchers finds that behaviors directly under our control — such as diet, how physically active or sedentary we are, and how much time we spend watching TV, reading, on the internet, and on social media — are associated with sleep health across the lifespan. (Getty Images)

Want better sleep? Less fast food and screen time, and more physical activity may be key.

June 22, 2021

A new study led by VCU researchers sheds light on lifestyle factors associated with healthy and unhealthy sleep.

Enjoli and Sesha Joi Moon's work on The JXN Project is unearthing under-told truths about Richmond's Jackson Ward neighborhood and the pivotal role it plays in the evolution of the Black American experience. (Keshia Eugene)

Enjoli and Sesha Joi Moon’s JXN Project is an effort to tell Black Richmond stories ‘truthfully and completely’

June 16, 2021

Their work, which celebrates 150 years of history in Jackson Ward, is capturing the neighborhood's pivotal role in the evolution of the Black American experience.

madison moore, assistant professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, talks about being a DJ, and how it informs and influences his work in the classroom in this latest episode of “Think on This.” (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

‘Think on This’: madison moore on merging art, music and academics

June 11, 2021

The assistant professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies talks about being a DJ, and how it informs and influences his work in the classroom.

Marilyn T. Miller, Ed.D., associate professor in the Department of Forensic Science, is retiring. (Contributed photo)

Marilyn Miller, crime scene guru and founding forensic science faculty member, retires

June 8, 2021

For the past 20 years, Miller, an associate professor in the VCU Department of Forensic Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences, has been a driving force in legitimizing scientific analysis as a sub-discipline of crime scene investigation.

New research from Mount Holyoke College and Virginia Commonwealth University finds that people with a history of adverse childhood experiences were more likely to bear a heavier burden during the pandemic’s initial surge. (Getty Images)

What was COVID-19’s impact on mental health, well-being and substance use early in the pandemic?

June 2, 2021

Research shows that those with a history of adverse childhood experiences were more likely to bear a heavier burden during the pandemic’s initial surge.

A VCU Life Sciences doctoral student is working with the Virginia League of Conservation Voters to build a voter education guide ahead of Virginia's June 8 primary, and will continue working with the league this summer to create a nonpartisan voter guide for the November general election (Getty Images)

Putting science on the ballot

June 2, 2021

Doctoral student Kayla Mathes studies forest ecology and is raising awareness of climate change ahead of Virginia's 2021 elections through her work with the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.

Mariam Alkazemi’s “Arab Worlds Beyond the Middle East and North Africa,” celebrates the achievements and acknowledges the challenges of new communities built by the Arab diaspora around the world.

New book co-edited by a VCU professor offers a more inclusive understanding of the Arab diaspora

June 1, 2021

Mariam Alkazemi’s “Arab Worlds Beyond the Middle East and North Africa,” celebrates the achievements and acknowledges the challenges of new communities built by the Arab diaspora around the world.

The development of an accurate teacher-report measure would support schools’ efforts to implement evidence-based programs for children at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders in elementary schools. (Getty Images)

$2M grant to support programs for elementary school students at risk of social, behavioral, and emotional problems

May 28, 2021

The award, from the Institute of Education Sciences, will fund a four-year project co-led by researchers from VCU and the University of Minnesota.

robin everhart and baobao song

Song and Everhart awarded inaugural Community-Engaged Research Impact Grants

May 24, 2021

The grant was developed in partnership with VCU Real and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.

Dorothy Pauley. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

In memoriam: Philanthropist and alum Dorothy Pauley. She ‘carried an air of happiness everywhere she went.’

May 24, 2021

The longtime university benefactor was the namesake — along with her husband, Stan — of VCU Health Pauley Heart Center and also helped lay the foundation for the VCU College of Engineering.