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.

Seven VCU undergraduate students earn federal Gilman scholarships to study abroad this year

Feb. 16, 2024

The program expands diversity for international experiences, with VCU’s Global Education Office supporting students’ applications.

“A Darwinian Survival Guide: Hope for the Twenty-First Century” argues that the climate crisis discourse should shift from sustainability to survival.

VCU co-author of ‘A Darwinian Survival Guide’ reframes climate change – and the paths forward – through the lens of evolution

Feb. 14, 2024

Discussing his new book, VCU Life Sciences professor Salvatore Agosta says ‘business as usual is not working,’ and Darwin’s principles point to how society can respond to the crisis.

(Nicole Willis, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Ram romances: In their words

Feb. 13, 2024

At a basketball watch party. Playing quidditch. In the classroom. At a toga party. Happy couples recount how VCU helped fan the flames of love.

Will Shuart, an assistant professor at the VCU Rice Rivers Center and a geographer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, leads a drone demonstration at the Chickahominy Indian Tribe’s Tribal Center. (Photo by Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU Rice Rivers Center provides training to Chickahominy Tribe to help preserve ancestral land

Feb. 8, 2024

Drones, GIS mapping and other high-tech tools will support stewardship of their historic Mamanahunt property in Charles City County.

The study “Warming and Top-Down Control of Stage-Structured Prey: Linking Theory to Patterns in Natural Systems” found that rising temperatures, often linked to climate change, can make predators of mosquito larvae less effective at controlling mosquito populations. (Contributed photo).

Hotter weather caused by climate change could mean more mosquitos, according to VCU-led study

Dec. 18, 2023

Research along James River in Richmond suggests that climate change could shorten window for predators to prey on larvae.

A bunch of people are in three rafts on the river rapids.

Beyond Boundaries spends Veterans Day weekend at Rice Rivers Center

Dec. 12, 2023

This is the second year the center has hosted the veterans group.

Nina Brundle in waders, standing with a net over her left shoulder

Meet Nina Brundle, Rice Rivers Center’s Geospatial Data Scientist

Dec. 5, 2023

GIS appealed to Brundle’s analytical and statistical interests, and complements her graphic design and environmental backgrounds.

In the Laboratory for Forensic Toxicology Research, Alaina Holt demonstrates an analysis of e-liquids containing unlisted ingredients. (Photo by Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Class of 2023: Alaina Holt’s research into vaping and THC-related products is helping keep the public safe

Dec. 4, 2023

Holt’s research mentor, Michelle Peace, said the doctoral student's tenacity, passion and positive energy have helped “make the magic happen” in the Laboratory for Forensic Toxicology Research.

A man is sitting at a table under a tent in the forest, holding a bird. He is trying to get a DNA sample. On the table are laboratory supplies.

CILSE Ph.D. student Jorge Garzon travels deep into the rainforest for his research

Nov. 30, 2023

The difficult journey yields access to endemic birds not well studied.