Faculty and staff

Leroy M. Bray Jr. being arrested for trespassing on Feb. 22 1960. [View Image]

‘They knew what was right’: A restaurant sit-in and the story of the Richmond 34

A new book, written by VCU and Virginia Union University professors, tells the story of the VUU students who took a stand during the civil rights movement.

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Researchers bring their expertise on issues of the day to lawmakers

Virginia Commonwealth University faculty are helping to ensure policymakers are fully informed on key decisions through the Translational Research Fellows program.

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University librarian named academic librarian of the year

Dean of VCU Libraries and university librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been named the 2020 Association of College & Research Libraries’ Academic/Research Librarian of the Year.

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Tressie McMillan Cottom, Ph.D., has received the 2020 Public Understanding of Sociology Award, from The American Sociological Association. [View Image]

Cottom earns top honor from American Sociological Association

VCU professor recognized for advancing public understanding of sociology.

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Researcher thinking ‘like a cell’ to devise better dental and orthopedic implants

Dean of the College of Engineering, Barbara D. Boyan, Ph.D., is designing a new kind of implant that is customized to the individual patient and rapidly integrates itself into the body.

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Faculty and staff headlines

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VCU Libraries’ Freedom Now Project to air on PBS history program

More than 250 photographs from VCU’s collection document civil rights protests in Farmville, Virginia, and how people responded to the protesters.

Leroy M. Bray Jr. being arrested for trespassing on Feb. 22 1960. [View Image]

‘They knew what was right’: A restaurant sit-in and the story of the Richmond 34

A new book, written by VCU and Virginia Union University professors, tells the story of the VUU students who took a stand during the civil rights movement.

Krzysztof “Krys” Cios has been recognized by IEEE for outstanding contributions to data mining and machine learning. (Photo courtesy VCU Engineering) [View Image]

Computer science professor named Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers fellow

Krzysztof “Krys” Cios, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science in the VCU College of Engineering, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers fellow for 2020. He is being recognized for outstanding contributions to data mining and machine learning.

The Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department’s new assistant chief is no stranger to the university. Nicole Dailey, a 21-year veteran of the agency, was promoted to assistant chief in a ceremony yesterday at police headquarters. [View Image]

Nicole Dailey named assistant chief of VCU Police

The Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department’s new assistant chief is no stranger to the university. Nicole Dailey, a 21-year veteran of the agency, was promoted to assistant chief in a ceremony yesterday at police headquarters.

A Santa Muerte altar in Oaxaca, Mexico. [View Image]

Q&A: Why folk saint Santa Muerte should be considered the ‘matron saint of the Mexican drug war’

A new paper by VCU professor R. Andrew Chesnut, Ph.D., and University of Alberta professor Kate Kingsbury, Ph.D., reveals the death deity is venerated by both sides of the drug war.

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For older adults, ‘hope’ may be a key piece for improving health, psychological and social well-being

VCU professor emeritus Everett Worthington, Ph.D., is co-author of a new study that sheds light on the role of hope in improving the lives of an aging population.

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New grant for faculty and staff promotes experiential learning efforts

The REAL Challenge Grant program will fund professional and curriculum development for faculty and staff that enhances experiential learning initiatives for students.

Mo Jiang, Ram B. Gupta, and Jethrine Mugumya inside of a laboratory. [View Image]

VCU researchers to develop next-generation, long-lasting batteries

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers in the College of Engineering Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering will receive a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop next-generation rechargeable batteries.

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