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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.

Twenty-one projects have been awarded funding from the 2024 VCU Quest Fund. (Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU Quest Fund provides grants to 21 faculty-led projects that target society’s biggest challenges

July 17, 2024

Transdisciplinary research teams are pursuing advances in health, engineering, the environment, homeland security and more.

Throughout its more than 100-year history, the ballroom scene has undergone significant changes, though the fundamental aspects of community, acceptance and empowerment remain the same. (Shikeishu, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Beyond the fab and the fun, the ballroom scene has deep meaning with deep roots

June 17, 2024

VCU scholar Julian Kevon Kamilah Glover shares insight, including from her personal journey, into an American cultural force that has crossed the globe.

Kim Case, Ph.D., and Heather Jones, Ph.D., professors in the Department of Psychology, have each been recognized by national academic societies for their contributions to diversity. (Photos provided by Kim Case and Heather Jones)

Two VCU psychology professors earn national awards for dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion

May 13, 2024

Kim Case and Heather Jones are recognized by American Psychological Association divisions for their career-long commitment.

A planned Richmond Freedom School being developed by two VCU professors will share community-based conversations about Richmond-specific topics ranging from politics, history and civics to ecology, arts and science. (File photo)

Mellon Foundation grants will help VCU professors launch Richmond Freedom School

May 2, 2024

Elizabeth Canfield, Ph.D., with the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, and Mignonne Guy, Ph.D., with the Department of African American Studies, are developing a new program for the Richmond community.

At the 2024 PACME ceremony: (from left to right) Faye Z. Belgrave, Ph.D., vice president and chief diversity officer; Austin Ezzard, a social work student; Kim Case, Ph.D., professor of psychology and affiliate professor of gender, sexuality and women’s studies; KáLyn "Kay" Coghill, a media, art and text student; Christina Davis, advisor and instructor in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program; Shawn Utsey, Ph.D., professor of psychology and acting chair of the Department of African American Studies; Brooke Berry, interim associate vice president for strategic initiatives, inclusion & belonging; and VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D. (Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

‘We are diversity’: Five VCU community members honored at the 2024 PACME ceremony

April 18, 2024

Shawn Utsey, recipient of the Riese-Melton Award, notes ‘how much work we still have to do. We cannot afford to become complacent in the face of injustice.’

National Endowment for the Humanities grants will help to establish a health humanities minor and support a professor’s book project. (Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

National Endowment for the Humanities awards two grants to VCU projects

April 18, 2024

One will establish a health humanities minor, while the other supports a professor’s book project on visual images of African Americans in leisure contexts from slavery through the Jim Crow era.

Emily Richardson is one of 29 fellows selected for Carnegie-Knight News21, a national reporting initiative headquartered at Arizona State University. (Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Class of 2024: As part of journalism’s next generation, Emily Richardson is ready to ask the tough questions

April 5, 2024

The mass communications major already has her first post-VCU assignment: a prestigious reporting fellowship.

Ana Edwards, an assistant professor of African American studies at VCU, has been interviewing members of the Family Representative Council, including Joe Jones and others who have been connected with the work going back to 1994. (Contributed photo)

VCU students, faculty document oral history of the East Marshall Street Well Project

April 2, 2024

The Health Humanities Lab, a research lab at VCU’s Humanities Research Center, is conducting the project in collaboration with the Family Representative Council.

Thirteen staff members earned honors at this year’s Staff Senate Awards. Among the recipients, Camille Coy (second from right) said, “It’s wonderful to know that the work I do is seen and valued and that people have a positive experience because of the effort that I’m putting in.” (Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU Staff Senate Awards recognize service to students, patients, colleagues and community

March 13, 2024

This year’s honorees reflect broad and deep impacts on the academic and medical campuses.