After attending the national River Management Symposium in San Antonio, a class of VCU students canoed the Boquillas Canyon section of the Rio Grande to learn about the river’s biology, history, ecology and geology. (Photo by James Vonesh.)

River management west of the 100th Meridian: VCU students visit Texas to attend a conference, explore the Rio Grande via canoe

March 23, 2023

The students gained valuable river management career experience, as well an immersive experience on one of the most iconic and imperiled western rivers.

Text: Beyond Sustainability, climate justice charrette.  Our world is descending into climate crisis. We need to consider ambitious and innovative solutions - and all of us need to be part of this creative process.

Beyond Sustainability: Climate Justice Charrette begins February 15

Feb. 2, 2023

This unique opportunity is open to all VCU students to propose and develop climate justice/sustainability action plans

Paul Zimba, Ph.D.

Paul Zimba, Ph.D., joins Rice Rivers Center as research faculty

Feb. 1, 2023

Zimba brings long history of biological science research

Kevin Leslie

Integrative Life Sciences alumnus to help lead new program at Old Dominion University

Jan. 19, 2023

Kevin Leslie, Ph.D., will serve as associate vice president for innovation and commercialization.

In this photo courtesy of evolutionary biologist Kristin Winchell, an Anolis cristatellus lizard stands on a gate in Rincon, Puerto Rico, Jan. 6, 2018. (Kristin Winchell/New York University via AP)

Brian Verrelli, Ph.D., co-authors article on urbanization and genetic adaptation

Jan. 13, 2023

Study shows how forest lizards have genetically morphed to survive life in the city.

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.