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Commencement Ceremonies for May ’19

If you are graduating this May, congratulations! VCU has a website devoted to Commencement with details about all department and school ceremonies.

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Chemistry undergraduate receives prestigious NSF graduate fellowship

Caitlin Cain, a senior majoring in chemistry and forensic science, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees. “I got the email notification at 11:30 p.m. on Monday night, which was right […]

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Psychology professor edits special journal issue

A special issue of the journal Rehabilitation Psychology edited by a Virginia Commonwealth University psychology professor explores disability and social justice in rehabilitation research. Paul B. Perrin, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Humanities and Sciences, director of VCU’s health psychology doctoral program and associate editor of the journal, a quarterly peer-reviewed publication that […]

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Humanities and Sciences students shine during Research Weeks

As part of Research Weeks (April 5-26), VCU News is highlighting the work of undergraduates whose work was made possible by VCU’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, Department of Biology, Division for Community Engagement and guidance from faculty members. Research Weeks take place on both campuses and feature a wide variety of projects in multiple disciplines. […]

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Newman’s book wins gold medal 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award

“A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica,” (Yale University Press) by Brooke N. Newman, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of History in the College of Humanities and Sciences, has won a 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award. Newman’s book won the gold medal in the category of world history. The awards are intended to bring increased […]

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2D wonder materials

Since the isolation of 2-dimensional phosphorene — the phosphorus equivalent of graphene — in 2014, more than 100 theoretical studies have predicted that new and exciting properties could emerge by producing narrow “ribbons” of the material. Now, those ribbons have been made and measured for the first time, and they could revolutionize electronics and fast-charging […]

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Beam to conduct oral histories of the trans community’s struggle for justice

Virginia Commonwealth University professor Myrl Beam, Ph.D., has been appointed as the Oral Historian Fellow for the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies at the University of Minnesota. As oral historian in residence, Beam — an assistant professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies in the College of Humanities and Sciences — will work on a grant-funded […]

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Baldacci fund recipient heads to Ghana to study sleep quality

Between 2015 and 2017, 624 million insecticide-treated mosquito nets were distributed, mostly for free, to reduce malaria, severe disease and death in regions of the world where malaria is endemic. The nets, which serve as a protective barrier for the people sleeping under them, have been proven to help prevent the spread of malaria, a […]

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Study gives new insight into how climate change is transforming Virginia’s barrier islands

A new study of Virginia’s barrier islands off the coast of the Eastern Shore provides a fundamental understanding of how barrier islands will change in the near future amid a warming climate, sea-level rise and storm events such as hurricanes and nor’easters. The study by researchers with the Coastal Plant Ecology Lab in the Department of Biology […]

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2019 Grant Academy now accepting applications

The Grant Academy is a grantsmanship program providing training and support for a select cohort of faculty investigators working with senior faculty, research development experts and research administrators, with the goal of submitting a successful funding proposal. The Academy is open to all faculty, in any discipline, from across VCU who: Possess a concrete research […]

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