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Olivia Landry appointed chair of gender, sexuality and women’s studies

July 18, 2024

Landry is an associate professor of German studies in the School of World Studies.

Internationally recognized biographer Christopher A. Brooks' newest release, “Tales of Koehler Hollow,” highlights the true story of Amy Finney, a formerly enslaved Black woman, and her descendants. (Photo contributed by Christopher A. Brooks/Book cover contributed by Unsung Voices Books)

VCU professor Christopher A. Brooks’ new book explores the Black Appalachian experience

July 15, 2024

In ‘Tales of Koehler Hollow,’ the anthropologist and biographer uses a family’s long history in Southwest Virginia to connect slavery, identity and legacy.

VCU alum Aisha Kamara meets with the governor of Huambo Province in Angola, who is sharing her thanks to the U.S. Department of State and the American people for clearing landmines in the province 10 years previously. (Contributed photo)

Study abroad inspired VCU alums to pursue global careers

May 31, 2024

Now far from campus, Calvin Watson and Aisha Kamara built on their academic experiences to embrace international opportunities.

Now in its third year, the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Fund has invested more than $300,000 to support and expand arts and humanities research on campus. (File photo)

10 innovative research projects earn latest funding from VCU’s Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Fund

May 15, 2024

Faculty are exploring an expansive collection of topics that delve into social and cultural identity as well as practical applications.

Skye Thurston, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering and physics, was among the student researchers to feature their work at two recent poster symposiums. (Photo by Dina Weinstein, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Hundreds of posters reveal one compelling story of VCU student research

May 7, 2024

Undergraduate and graduate symposiums, part of annual VCU Research Weeks, highlight projects that touch on an array of disciplines, notable history and scientific potential.

Alyssa Sievers' knee injury in high school sparked an interest in health care that has endured. (Contributed photo)

Class of 2024: Alyssa Sievers turned injury into opportunity and found her passion for physical therapy

May 1, 2024

The Honors College student, who will pursue graduate studies through VCU, also used Spanish skills to address language barriers to health care.

For VCU students, foreign expedition offered a river of knowledge and memories

April 29, 2024

They traveled to Mexico for a journey – and learning opportunity – of a lifetime.

Twin sisters Anna (left) and Gabby Carter, who will graduate in May, are both majoring in anthropology and minoring in art history at VCU. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Class of 2024: Identical twins Gabby and Anna Carter have traveled their own paths – often together

April 22, 2024

Anthropology majors and art history minors have embraced the humanities and opportunities to work in the field.

“The Mouse in the Museum” comic follows a mouse residing in The Peale museum. The mouse descends from a long line of mice, including a great-grandmother who lived in the Philadelphia home of Charles Willson Peale, an artist and collector who transformed his personal gallery into a public museum.

VCU professor uses 3D to bring life – and accessibility – to upcoming museum exhibit

March 14, 2024

Bernard Means and his Virtual Curation Laboratory are re-creating mastodon fossils for a historic Baltimore museum’s tactile display, along with a new comic that puts the ‘Mouse’ in the house.

Robert Godwin-Jones, Ph.D., spent three weeks in Vietnam teaching workshops on how to integrate AI into language teaching. (Contributed photo)

In Vietnam, VCU professor shares insight into how artificial intelligence can support teaching languages

Feb. 14, 2024

On assignment from the State Department, Robert Godwin-Jones led workshops at three universities and addressed the ‘mixed feelings’ about AI in the classroom.