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.

VCU researchers are helping to pilot the Building Wealth and Health Network, which addresses the underlying causes of poverty while promoting financial literacy. (Getty Images)

VCU researchers team up with Salvation Army to promote financial literacy for Richmond families while targeting the roots of poverty

Feb. 15, 2024

Psychology professor Marcia Winter says addressing both topics together, through the new Building Wealth and Health Network, can help break the cycle.

Stephen Gibson, a Ph.D. candidate in the developmental psychology program at VCU, researches the long-term effects of online racism on the mental health of Black teens. (Contributed photo)

In mind, body and digital souls, VCU doctoral student examines racism through the lenses of adolescence and parenting

Feb. 15, 2024

Developmental psychology researcher Stephen Gibson explores the intersection of teen mental health, online experiences and parent-child communication.

Jacob Helt and Kimberley Neal-Helt caught each other’s eye at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Ram romances: Their first (and second) impressions were way off, but Kimberley Neal-Helt and Jacob Helt found their way to happy ‘havoc’

Feb. 13, 2024

VCU alums from 2015 and 2016 overcame mixed messages – and a rocky first date – and eventually tied the knot where they met.

VCU’s recognition as a Top Producing Institution for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program demonstrates a campus culture that values international engagement. (File photo)

VCU named national ‘Top-Producing Institution’ for Fulbright Scholars

Feb. 13, 2024

University earns honor for the second time with record-tying 11 Fulbrights during the 2023-24 year.

DaJuan Pitts

Meet DaJuan Pitts (B.S. ’14): DHarveyPitts Management and Clean Moves

Feb. 8, 2024

For Black History Month, we’re shining a spotlight on Black alumni business owners. Meet the many grads of VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences that have tapped into their entrepreneurial spirit.

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.

Amanda Harris, Ph.D., a teaching associate professor of chemistry, meets with students in the Science Hub as part of student hours in VCU’s new STEM building on Franklin Street. (Photo by Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

In ‘breaking’ traditional office hours, VCU is helping students succeed

Nov. 13, 2023

The new approach – “student hours” – in VCU’s Science Hub in the new STEM building is being embraced by students and faculty alike.

The project, “A Virtual Reality Brief Violence Intervention: Preventing gun violence among violently injured adults,” is supported by a new three-year $1.95 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Contributed photo).

A new VCU project seeks to reduce gun violence with the help of virtual reality

Nov. 10, 2023

The CDC-funded study will combine cutting-edge technology with evidence-based practices to reduce gun violence and unintentional firearm injuries.