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New online course offers forward-looking focus to news stories during the COVID-19 pandemic
“Solutions journalism is an innovative approach, especially in these times of crisis, to go beyond the headlines.”
caitlin cain
Promoting diversity in the field of chemistry
In 2019, 67 women graduated from VCU with bachelor’s degrees in chemistry, fifth-most in the nation.
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VCU English student, a teacher at Richmond’s John Marshall High School, digs into the school’s past
Sara MacRae’s research project for her master’s degree is a study of the history of the school and its current site, which was once a smallpox quarantine zone following the Civil War.
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CHS student award winners for 2019-20
The College of Humanities and Sciences extends congratulations to these students for rising to the top and achieving recognition within their respective fields of study.
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A VCU-led experiment will improve forecasts of how the forest carbon cycle responds to disturbances — a key question for climate change
Millions of trees die each year from invasive pests and pathogens, threatening the ability of forests to serve as a natural solution to climate change.
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National Science Foundation funds will help VCU better train math graduate teaching assistants
The grant is part of a collaborative project at three universities to improve undergraduate STEM education across the country by training TAs in engaging, inclusive and equitable instruction.
Amanda Parks
Amanda Parks receives CHS Rising Star in Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Award
Parks is a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program with a concentration in child/adolescent development.
recipients of the v.c.u. presidential award for multicultural enrichment for 2020
2020 PACME awards recognize individuals and groups who have made exemplary contributions
Holding the event online allowed many beyond the VCU community to celebrate the winners’ achievements.
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The College of Humanities and Sciences celebrates its graduates
How do you honor graduates while a global pandemic rages on? Personalized slideshows, Zoom ceremonies and commencement speakers.
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John Englehardt wins the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for ‘Bloomland’
John Englehardt's debut novel tells the aftermath story of a shooting at a fictional southern university.
Jenny Xie next to the book cover for 'Eye Level: Poems by Jenny Xie' (National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets)
Jenny Xie wins 22nd annual Levis Reading Prize for ‘Eye Level’
The prize is awarded annually for the best first or second book of poetry published in the previous calendar year and chosen by the Department of English and its M.F.A. in Creative Writing program.
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VCU students meet with scholarship donors via Zoom
In light of the pandemic, VCU scholarship recipients are introduced to the donors virtually to get to know one another.