Broadcast journalism professor receives CHS Trailblazer in Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Award
Nov. 11, 2020
Clarence Thomas, Ph.D. is an associate professor of mass communications in the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture.
Conspiracy theories are dividing us. How do we talk about them?
March 26, 2021
Social media groups are allowing people to form strong communities around shared beliefs — even if they aren’t true. To discuss this with loved ones requires a careful approach.
Stanciu appointed as the new director of the Humanities Research Center
Nov. 12, 2020
Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of English, where she has been a faculty member since 2011.
VCU, COVID-19 and race and health inequities
March 26, 2021
An interview with VCU psychologist Faye Belgrave, Ph.D.
‘The Strange Genius of Mr. O’ reveals the story of America’s first forgotten celebrity
Feb. 9, 2021
The book by VCU history professor Carolyn Eastman dives into performances, eccentricities, scandals and narcissism — and the nature of fame in America’s founding era.
Exploring the legacy of William Penn, one of early America’s important figures
Jan. 20, 2021
A VCU professor has edited a new book on Penn’s political writings, offering readers a glimpse into the mind of Pennsylvania’s founder and an early leader in the movement for religious liberty.
Involvement in student organizations, living on campus early in college reduce odds of dropping out
March 24, 2021
A new study by VCU researchers also finds that depressive symptoms, antisocial behaviors, exposure to stressful events and substance use increase the risk.
Study finds more than half of respondents are unlikely to get COVID-19 vaccine under emergency use authorization
Dec. 14, 2020
The survey of 788 U.S. adults also found older people and Black people were less likely to be willing to get the vaccine.
Moderates are about to hold an ‘enormous amount of power’ in Washington, VCU expert says
Jan. 8, 2021
Cooperation between Democrats and Republicans will be a necessity, especially in the Senate.
Teaching about social justice can lead to tense moments. A new book helps educators navigate them.
Nov. 24, 2020
The book, co-edited by a VCU professor, aims to help teachers better handle challenging topics. “We are going to make mistakes” in being effective allies, Kim Case said. “But we must take the leap.”
In “Confronting Totalitarian Minds,” timely lessons from the past
Jan. 7, 2021
The forthcoming book by VCU professor Aspen Brinton is inspired by Czech philosopher Jan Patočka and examines the use of dissidence to challenge leaders to be more democratic.
‘Death and Rebirth’: VCU history professor’s new book reveals the history of Richmond’s cemeteries
Nov. 12, 2020
“Cemeteries participate in the rawest political drives… . They teach us about power and resistance as much as about spiritual beliefs.”
E-cigarettes with a cigarette-like level of nicotine are effective in reducing smoking and exposure to carcinogen, study finds
April 14, 2021
E-cigarettes with a cigarette-like level of nicotine are effective in reducing smoking, according to a new study led by researchers at VCU and Penn State College of Medicine.
VCU English professor edits new collection of nine classic Oscar Wilde short stories
Dec. 17, 2020
The collection is the “perfect distillation of one of the Victorian era’s most remarkable writers.”
PrEDI receives the CHS Collaborative Work in Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Award
Oct. 28, 2020
PrEDI is the Committee for the Promotion of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Psychology.
‘Virginia’s First Peoples’: VCU professor co-edits book about Virginia’s pre-European contact past
Dec. 8, 2020
The book provides a scholarly but accessible overview of American Indian archaeology before Europeans colonized Virginia.
Will the U.S. public support donating COVID-19 vaccines to low- and middle-income countries?
April 1, 2021
A new study led by VCU researchers surveyed 788 people. Among its findings: Older people were less likely to support donating vaccines, as were Republicans.
‘Exploring the sonic world that's around us’: A look at VCU faculty working in the world of sound
Oct. 26, 2020
From art installations to podcasts to music, these profiles in audio provide a unique glimpse into a diverse field of study.
For faculty, a semester of challenge, creativity and resilience
Nov. 10, 2020
A fall term defined by COVID-19 has been anything but normal, as professors work to modify curriculum and meet the needs of students — and double check the WiFi connection.
Two professors honored for their contributions to the field of chemistry, research
Feb. 5, 2021
Hani El-Kaderi and M. Samy El-Shall are recipients of awards from Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society.