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Fulfilling the Promise [View Image]

VCU Life Sciences co-hosts virtual discussion with Drs. Trani and Kneebone on their new book

Friday, February 5, 2021

In “Fulfilling the Promise,” the authors tell the intriguing story of VCU and the context in which the university was forged and eventually thrived.

This sturgeon carcass washed up on Virginia Beach's 20th Street [View Image]

Rice Rivers Center's Dr. Matt Balazik featured in Chesapeake Bay Magazine

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Virginia Sturgeon Restoration Team is located at Rice Rivers Center.

Ron Lopez taking measurements at CBSSC site at Rice Rivers Center [View Image]

Turning the Tide on sea-level rise

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

VCU Rice Rivers Center is part of the Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site Cooperative (CBSSC), a regional collaborative network based around the Bay.

Cindy Haddon Andrews [View Image]

A picture-perfect retirement

Monday, October 12, 2020

Cindy Haddon Andrews' retirement lead her back to work - as the Volunteer Coordinator of the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program.

Science On a Sphere, a 6-foot diameter sphere suspended 25 feet above the ground, shows animated images of the atmosphere, oceans and land. [View Image]

Science On a Sphere, now at VCU, offers a world of possibilities

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The global display system, on long-term loan from NASA, adds an element of awe to VCU’s Trani Center for Life Sciences.

Adult male grey seal with head above water [View Image]

Rare seal sighting in the James River

Friday, August 28, 2020

Rice Rivers Center Fisheries Biologist David Hopler captured this photo of a very rare sight near the center

Adult male grey seal with head above water [View Image]

VCU Rice Rivers Center researcher experiences rare sighting of seal in the James River

Friday, August 21, 2020

Fisheries Biologist David Hopler captures a photo of an adult male grey seal in the James River.

Over the years, the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program has planted 30 million oysters, helping to filter billions of gallons of water. (File photo) [View Image]

With new federal grant, VCU’s Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program expands its reach

Friday, July 24, 2020

The grant from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration will increase the impact of the oyster restoration program.

Alex McCrickard [View Image]

A shared love of fishing starts one man's journey toward a Master of Environmental Studies

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Alex McCrickard's path to his perfect job lead him to Dr. Greg Garman's fish ecology lab and Rice Rivers Center.

A teen boy holding a catfish [View Image]

Go Fish! camper raises funds for sturgeon restoration

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Richmond-area teen Tony Caramucci's capstone project raised awareness and funding for Atlantic Sturgeon Research at Rice Rivers Center.

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