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Juneteenth: A reading list

June 15, 2022

This list of faculty-recommended books can help you learn about and celebrate Juneteenth.

A zoom lesson with (clockwise from upper left) Anita Nadal, assistant professor in the School of World Studies; VCU student Abigail Andrade; and Jonathan Clarke of the Richmond Fire Department. (Anita Nadal)

Richmond Fire Department teams with VCU to help overcome language barriers

June 13, 2022

Having someone on a fire or medical emergency call who speaks Spanish can bring calm to some situations, said Richmond firefighter Cody Oliver.

Populism has played a role in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. (Getty Images)

Exploring strategic connections between populism and the debate on pipelines

June 9, 2022

In his new book, VCU assistant professor Kai Bosworth looks at the theory of populism and how it relates to the world today.

Stephanie Villanueva-Villar, the first member of her family to graduate from college, created her own nonprofit organization at age 17 called Your Girl for Good, which connects young women of color in the Washington area with successful female mentors in STEM, arts and political sectors. (Courtesy Stephanie Villanueva-Villar)

New graduate takes leadership roles advocating for women and social justice

May 23, 2022

Stephanie Villanueva-Villar said she will always advocate to ensure that girls and women of color have a seat at the table ‘no matter what career position or job title I may have in the future.’

2020 Virginia Commonwealth University alum Kelly Nguyen is a recipient of a Charles B. Rangel International Affairs fellowship, which supports individuals who want to pursue a career in the foreign service of the U.S. Department of State. Contributed photo.

VCU alum is the recipient of a Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program fellowship

March 10, 2022

Studies at VCU helped lay the foundation for the work Kelly Nguyen hopes to do with the U.S. foreign service.

For some enslaved people in the south, escape to Mexico offered their best route to freedom. (Illustration/Samuel Augustus Mitchell, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

When the Underground Railroad ran to Mexico

Feb. 9, 2022

In upcoming talk, VCU professor will detail when an estimated 10,000 people journeyed south to escape slavery.

The new cohort of scholars at VCU's Humanities Research Center includes faculty from the College of Humanities and Sciences and schools of the Arts and Education. (File photo)

Meet the 5 interdisciplinary scholars who will be residential fellows this year at VCU’s Humanities Research Center

Jan. 19, 2022

The fellowship program provides faculty the opportunity to work on projects around a similar theme.

VCU student Keaton Thorum; Anita Nadal, an assistant professor of Spanish in the School of World Studies and the faculty fellow for community engagement in the College of Humanities and Sciences; and VCU students Abigail Andrade and Ishaan Nandwani. (Thomas Kojcsich, University Marketing)

VCU students and employees donate more than 100 winter coats to Richmond southside apartment complex

Dec. 14, 2021

The coat drive benefited residents of the Southwood Apartments.

Three VCU graduates and one current student have been selected for prestigious fellowships funded by the U.S. Department of State. (File photo)

Student, three alumni selected for highly competitive fellowships

Dec. 9, 2021

The Pickering and Rangel programs funded by the U.S. Department of State provide graduate fellowships to qualified college seniors and graduates committed to joining the foreign service.

Luci Harris. “The immigration system is incredibly complicated and can be very traumatic for the individuals who go through it,” she said. “I hope to be able to use my Spanish skills and cultural competencies to make that process an easier one for immigrants in Virginia.” (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Class of 2021: Luci Harris hopes to help immigrants navigate the U.S. immigration system

Dec. 2, 2021

A summer internship helped solidify her decision to pursue a law degree after graduation “so that I can help individuals feel recognized and heard.”