In 2023, students and alumni were named recipients for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Critical Language Scholarship, the Goldwater Scholarship, the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the Gilman Scholarship and the Public Policy and International Affairs Program Junior Summer Institute. (File photo)

Year-end review: A look at the VCU students and alums who earned prestigious domestic and international scholarships in 2023 through the National Scholarship Office

Nov. 29, 2023

The recipients represent the university’s academic excellence and stand out for their accomplishments and potential in highly competitive international and domestic applicant pools.

Donald Sutherland in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1978).

What’s your favorite scary movie? A horror film watch list for October.

Oct. 23, 2023

From "Candyman" to "The Wizard of Oz"(!), VCU students, faculty, alums and staff share hair-raising recs for the spookiest of months.

When she was little, Isabel Dingus loved to rearrange her room. Today, she uses research into ancient cultures to inspire her interior design pursuits. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Meet-a-Ram: Isabel Dingus, an interior designer who studies how space reflects cultural identities

Oct. 3, 2023

Dingus, a scholarship recipient from the International Furnishings and Design Association, is majoring in anthropology and interior design, finding inspiration in ancient design as she creates her own spaces.

Anita Nadal, an assistant professor of Spanish in the School of World Studies, and her students served as volunteers at the naturalization ceremony at the Stuart C. Siegel Center on Sept. 18. (Photo by Brian McNeill, Enterprise Marketing and Communications).

VCU service-learning students offer bilingual support and gain perspective in Becoming Citizens

Sept. 20, 2023

Citizenship class at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture helps forge a path to this year’s ceremony at the Siegel Center.

The Loose Parts project’s first event, “The Fountain,” transformed a portion of Reedy Creek in Forest Hill Park into a temporary adventure playground. (Courtesy photo)

Loose Parts connects art and play to the serious work of child development

Sept. 20, 2023

Building on an overseas tradition, a VCUarts and humanities team is creating engaging local play spaces where children won’t hear the common refrains “Don’t touch” or “Get down.”

Nearly 600 people from 85 countries became American citizens in a ceremony at the Stuart C. Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University.

At VCU, nearly 600 people from 85 countries become new U.S. citizens

Sept. 18, 2023

At the Constitution Day ceremony on Monday, American pride was reflected in personal journeys and an embrace of diversity.

Ailita Whalen participated in the Eastern Africa Development and Democracy program as a teaching assistant. (Contributed photo)

Busy trip to East Africa finally brings study abroad dream to fruition for VCU undergrad

Aug. 24, 2023

As a teaching assistant for the program on development and democracy, international studies major Ailita Whalen helped lead fellow students to five countries.

Josue Laguna Gomez (left) and Oscar Vanegas (right), students in the Photovoice for English Language Learners program, with Anita Nadal (center), assistant professor in the VCU School of World Studies. (Contributed photo)

Service-learning class empowers Latinx students in Richmond schools to engage with important issues

July 26, 2023

Photovoice program encourages English language learners to take photographs to "create dialogue about what’s going on."

VCU International Studies alum Ithar Hassan (Class of 2023) wears a cap and robe and holds flower bouquets in front of a VCU sign on the Monroe Park campus.

Meet an Alum: Ithar Hassan

June 8, 2023

Hassan, international studies alum and Democratic Party of Virginia intern, reflects on her experiences at VCU.

‘Learn, discover, and innovate’: VCU celebrates the opening of its new STEM building

April 26, 2023

VCU held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its 168,000-square-foot building dedicated to STEM with space for more than 10,000 students who will take up to 70 courses each semester.