Person on dock speaking to people in kayaks on the water

Footprints on the James focus of VCU News Exposure article

July 5, 2022

Kayaks. Campfires. Microscopes. Students soaked up knowledge of the James River’s natural history and biodiversity over five adventure-filled weeks.

Raquel Wetzell, a VCU master’s degree student in environmental studies, describes her mussel restoration research to U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin and White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory at the VCU Rice Rivers Center. (Photo by Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Rep. McEachin and White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Mallory visit VCU Rice Rivers Center

June 2, 2022

Visit focuses on facility’s climate research and conservation efforts while tackling environmental justice and climate change issues.

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

Celebrating our 2022 Life Sciences graduates

May 23, 2022

Congratulations to all of our new spring 2022 Life Sciences alumni!

A man checking out some local mussels in the Flint River, GA.

The Emerge program focus of VPM's Science Matters

May 11, 2022

Daniel McGarvey, Ph.D., is co-lead of 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase

Elena Meyer

Ph.D. candidate Elena Meyer selected as 2022 COVES Policy Fellow

May 9, 2022

Meyer's fellowship will begin on May 25, 2022.

The 2000th sturgeon was caught, tagged and released near Westover Plantation in Charles City County, a few miles downstream from the Rice Rivers Center. (Photo courtesy of VCU Rice Rivers Center)

VCU researchers tag 2,000th Atlantic sturgeon in the James River

May 5, 2022

The milestone marks “a rare example of good news for a federally endangered species.”

Nelson Gustin of Winchester, Va. (left) and Randy Parker of Louisa, Va. ride the Virginia Capital Trail just east of downtown Richmond. Photo by Kevin Morley, University Marketing.

Daniel Bustamante

CILSE doctoral candidate awarded NIH/NIDA grant

April 20, 2022

The grant will allow Bustamante to continue to fully dedicate his time in a training fellowship.

Launched last fall the Little Ram Pantries provide free food and toiletries to help address food insecurity among students. An additional six pantries have been installed this semester, including in Larrick Student Center on the MCV Campus. Photo by Thomas Kojcsich, University Marketing.

Little Ram Pantries project expands, including to the MCV Campus

March 21, 2022

Similar to Little Free Libraries, the boxes address student food insecurity by providing free nonperishable food and other goods.

VCU students paddle alongside a Terrain360 boat that generated a panoramic virtual tour of an 11-mile stretch of the Middle James River studied by the students. (Photo courtesy of James Vonesh)

VCU students to assess rivers on behalf of Virginia’s Scenic Rivers Program

Jan. 3, 2022

A 2020 course project proved so successful it resulted in a formal partnership with the state for VCU students to continue conducting river evaluations, beginning in the spring semester.