April 26, 2018
When it comes to choosing a major, many Virginia Commonwealth University undergraduates decide that two is better than one.
April 24, 2018
Katherine Schmidt, a graduate student in Virginia Commonwealth University’s environmental studies program and a wilderness guide, is bringing her zeal for science, adventure and education to VCU-led outreach for the public, college students and school age youth.
Infection detection: VCU student researcher is using the latest DNA sequencing technologies to pinpoint a malaria parasite
April 12, 2018
A Virginia Commonwealth University student researcher is perfecting methods of detecting a malaria parasite in mosquitoes in the Brazilian Amazon.
#ThisIsMyReal: VCU's Instagram takeover account lets followers experience the university from many perspectives
March 22, 2018
With more than 30,000 students, 188,000 alumni and 22,000 faculty and staff, Virginia Commonwealth University has no shortage of people with stories to tell. VCU’s #ThisIsMyReal Instagram account helps share those stories, one week at a time.
Feb. 7, 2018
A short documentary by a VCU Life Sciences faculty member is the winning entry for local environmental subjects at the annual RVA Environmental Film Festival.
Students in Richmond Public Schools experience the outdoors through Rice Rivers Center partnership with local nonprofit
Feb. 1, 2018
Many adolescents who have spent their lives in Richmond’s high-poverty areas are not able to explore the natural wonders this river city and surrounding areas have to offer. Lack of transportation, money and time are the main barriers of access to the natural world for low-income families.
Jan. 18, 2018
Oct. 25, 2017
More than 200,000 wild snapping turtles were harvested across the United States in 2012 and 2014, a dramatic increase from the nearly 50,000 harvested cumulatively from 1999 to 2011.
Oct. 4, 2017
As concern about the consequences of climate change grows, researchers are thinking hard about the data and models that drive their understanding of these changes. Graduate students in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center for Environmental Studies recently contributed to this effort by proving that free, publicly accessible climate data can predict habitat quality within river networks with as much accuracy as data from more complex and expensive sources.