Biology student Anubhav Thapaliya in Erich Damm's wet lab. (Maggie Nguyen)

From red cell development to cultural preservation, VCU’s Baldacci scholars continue to further their studies

Oct. 25, 2021

The grant program, created by a gift from alum David Baldacci and his wife, Michelle, provides students with funds to pursue experiential learning opportunities.

Anita Nadal. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

As Hispanic Heritage Month begins, it’s important to recognize the diversity within the Latinx community

Sept. 17, 2021

Through her classes, research and public forums, VCU professor Anita Nadal aims to bring more awareness of what it means to be Black and Latinx.

Two virtual events will be held this fall as part of the Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Lecture Series at VCU. (File photo, University Marketing)

Bishop Sullivan Lecture Series fall events announced

Sept. 15, 2021

Migrant workers and religion and the body language Catholics use to express devotion will be the focus of the two Zoom events.

Ashley Patino sits on picnic table

VCU alum breaks into Richmond restaurant scene

Aug. 19, 2021

Ashley Patino is founder of local bakery and pizza shop, Pizza Bones.

A comic created by Maggie Colangelo and Bernard Means tells the story of the world's oldest ham.

The subject of a VCU student and professor’s new comic? The world’s oldest ham.

July 16, 2021

The one-page comic gives the Isle of Wight County Museum “another way of telling the story of Smithfield hams.”

Anita Nadal (in black with her hands on her knees) and the seven students that travelled with her to Nogales, Arizona at the border wall.

VCU students learn about immigration and the border firsthand

July 9, 2021

A service-learning trip to Arizona benefits students and the migrant community at Casa Alitas.

A screenshot of a "nature is healing" meme shared on social media.

A new VCU study explores the ‘nature is healing’ memes that dominated social media at the height of the pandemic

May 18, 2021

The jokes have been called the pandemic’s best meme. A study that originated out of a VCU class examines why.

A batch of new fast-track opportunities this fall will allow academically qualified VCU students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from numerous areas of study in as few as five years. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

VCU launching 20 new accelerated bachelor’s to master’s degree opportunities

April 19, 2021

The accelerated programs across the university will save students time and money.

VCU student Kevin Armas Rodas, seen here visiting the Casa Alitas Welcome Center in Tucson, Arizona, was one of several students who completed virtual service learning hours with the refugee center this past year. (Courtesy photo)

Helping the Hispanic community in the midst of the pandemic

April 5, 2021

Students in the VCU service-learning course Hispanic Immigrants in the U.S. are continuing to make a difference.

Thirteen VCU students and recent graduates have been named semifinalists for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2021-22 academic year.

13 from VCU named Fulbright semifinalists for 2021-22

March 2, 2021

Thirteen VCU students and recent graduates have been named semifinalists for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2021-22 academic year.