Walking in an urban green space (right) with two-lane roads with pedestrian road crossings, trees, residences with yards and small parks reduced stress more than walking in an urban gray space (left), characterized by a four-lane road with heavy traffic, a flat wide sidewalk next to shops and restaurants and minor pedestrian road crossings, according to a new study. (Courtesy of Jeremy S. Hoffman)

Walking in urban green spaces is better for us than walking in gray spaces

Jan. 4, 2023

A professor of urban and regional planning and studies describes how we can get more out of our city walks — and how cities can be designed to reduce stress and improve health.

v.c.u. graduates dressed in regalia attending their fall commencement

Congratulations to our newest alumni!

Dec. 16, 2022

Congratulations to all of our new summer and fall 2022 Life Sciences graduates.

The National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development fiscal year 2021 survey, released Thursday, ranks VCU as No. 50 in the country for fiscal research expenditures. (Photo by John Wallace, VCU School of Dentistry)

VCU breaks into top 50 of public research universities in the U.S.

Dec. 16, 2022

New ranking from the National Science Foundation is achieved ahead of the schedule set by the university.

students and faculty looking at instrument panel on grass outside

Application window open for summer undergraduate internship with NASA

Dec. 14, 2022

Deadline for submission is January 30, 2023

Octavia Christopher, a biology major in the College of Humanities and Sciences, was one of three spring 2022 VCU graduates to earn Fulbright grants this year. (Contributed photo)

A Year in Review: 21 VCU students, recent alumni receive national, international scholarships and fellowships in 2022

Dec. 13, 2022

Standouts strengthen their expertise, experience and credentials through prestigious scholarship and fellowship opportunities.

Paige Punzalan

Environmental Studies alumna shares her law school journey

Dec. 6, 2022

Paige Punzalan remarks on her first semester at Lewis & Clark Law School

During her career as a high school teacher, Constance Bolte grew interested in the evolutionary history of forest trees and how climate has and will influence forest structure and diversity. (Contributed photo)

Class of 2022: Constance Bolte studied climate change’s impacts on pine trees

Dec. 2, 2022

Bolte, who has three degrees from VCU, shifted from a teaching career to earn her doctorate in integrative life sciences and pursue her love of research.

Students grow microgreens as part of their Urban Food Production class, taught by John Jones, Ph.D. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Food for thought

Nov. 22, 2022

Faculty, staff and students from all corners of VCU and VCU Health are using their collective brainpower, unconventional ideas and deeply rooted passion to combat food insecurity on campus and in the greater community.

From left, VCU forensic science alum Bailey Jones; VCU forensic science doctoral student Tyson Baird; VCU forensic science alum and former lab manager Laerissa Reveil; and Michelle Peace, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Forensic Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences. (Contributed photo.)

VCU forensic science department wins three research awards

Nov. 16, 2022

Scientists, who each worked in VCU’s Forensic Toxicology Research lab, honored at Society of Forensic Toxicologists meeting.

Lian Currie

CBDS undergraduate academic advisor Lian Currie awarded 2022 Excellence in Advising

Nov. 10, 2022

VCU submits Currie's name for the National Academic Advising Association Region 2 award in the same category.