Research

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

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

College of Engineering researchers will receive a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop next-generation rechargeable batteries.

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New Commercialization Fund board member eager for VCU researchers to bring VR into their projects

Mark Lambert, a Richmond-based virtual reality and visual effects director, will help VCU researchers create opportunities to explore augmented or virtual reality and experiential learning.

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Researchers identify commonly overlooked key attributes of effective leaders

Two leadership experts looked at the underlying processes that contribute to leaders’ decision-making and behavior: their mindsets.

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VCU Business professor finds that mindfulness -- purposefully paying attention to everything going on around you in the present moment -- is not entirely inherent within people but is partly elicited and shaped by situations. (Getty Images) [View Image]

Researchers studying motivational aspects of mindfulness find the quality differs in each situation

Researchers have found that mindfulness is not entirely something an individual brings to a situation and rather is partly shaped by the situations they encounter.

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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.

A flower growing in the pavement. [View Image]

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.

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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Medicines for All Institute and South African manufacturer enter partnership to improve access to lifesaving medications

The Medicines for All Institute has entered into a partnership with a manufacturer in South Africa to commercialize advances made by the institute to improve access to lifesaving medications for HIV/AIDS and other diseases.

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New Commercialization Fund board member eager for VCU researchers to bring VR into their projects

“I have a great interest in increasing the amount of VR education and how VR is being incorporated, developed, studied at the university level,” said Mark Lambert, a virtual reality and visual effects director.

Artwork of a person in a business suit standing before multiple walkways. [View Image]

Researchers identify commonly overlooked key attributes of effective leaders

Why aren’t organizations getting more “bang” for their leadership development buck? Two leadership experts looked at the underlying processes that contribute to leaders’ decision-making and behavior: their mindsets.

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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.

VCU Business professor finds that mindfulness -- purposefully paying attention to everything going on around you in the present moment -- is not entirely inherent within people but is partly elicited and shaped by situations. (Getty Images) [View Image]

Researchers studying motivational aspects of mindfulness find the quality differs in each situation

What makes people more or less mindful from one situation to the next? Researchers have found that mindfulness is not entirely something an individual brings to a situation and rather is partly shaped by the situations they encounter.

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