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.

Ryan Getz says, “I’ve wanted to be a teacher my whole life.” (Contributed photo)

Class of 2024: Ryan Getz feels at home in the classroom

May 9, 2024

Graduate certificate in elementary education propels the student teacher, who will start his master’s program at VCU in August.

Jeff Green, Ray Ibrahim and Becky Durfee each donated a kidney within a seven-week span earlier this year. (Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

The giving trio: Three members of VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences donate kidneys to save lives of friends, family – and even strangers

May 8, 2024

They share a deep sense of reward – and hope others will follow, as nearly 90,000 patients are in need.

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.

Four current VCU students and two alums have received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. (File photo)

Four VCU students and two recent alums selected for prestigious National Science Foundation funding

May 1, 2024

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program supports their advancement in STEM disciplines.

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.’

Aditya Kotha and Andy Shar, who are both juniors at VCU, have earned Goldwater Scholarships. (Contributed photos)

Two undergraduates selected for prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

April 16, 2024

Aditya Kotha and Andy Shar reflect excellence in STEM and a commitment to research.

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.

Cecelia Valrie, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, received the Award for Interdisciplinary Collaboration from the NIH’s HEAL Initiative. (Contributed photo)

VCU psychology professor wins NIH award for research into pediatric pain management

Feb. 20, 2024

Cecelia Valrie’s latest interdisciplinary work aims to help young patients with sickle cell disease.

VCU Honors College students Arya Kalathil (left) and Simrah Ansari (right) lead students in the WHAM (Wellness, Happiness and Mindfulness) class at Open High School in some yoga moves. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

In VCU Honors College, students get teaching and tutoring experience through partnership with Richmond public high school

Feb. 19, 2024

Now in its eighth year, the Open-Honors Connect program enhances undergraduate learning while expanding course offerings for the city school system.