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Shaw Schiappacasse holding stickers. [View Image]

Brandcenter student’s love of Dungeons & Dragons becomes a successful crowdsourcing project

Shaw Schiappacasse’s modest fundraiser for a passion project raised $10,000, which he will use to hire illustrators and other creative people to bring his vision to life.

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VCU students in the Virginia National Guard reflect on a history-making mission

As they return to their studies, the students who were stationed at the U.S. Capitol earlier this winter share details of their experiences in Washington.

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An artistic rendering of the new V C U STEM building. [View Image]

VCU’s new STEM building is beginning to take shape

Steel beams for the building will be delivered next week. The project at the site of the old Franklin Street Gym will expand lab, classroom and office space for the College of Humanities and Sciences.

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College of Engineering at VCU to offer new Ph.D. in computer science

The program will offer students opportunities to conduct advanced research in areas including cybersecurity, data science, bioinformatics, machine learning and software engineering.

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Megan Siepka’s senior capstone project, “A Cleansing in Three Acts,” is an exploration of concepts of isolation and connection. (Courtesy Megan Siepka) [View Image]

From stage to screen, performers are adapting during the pandemic

Students and instructors at the VCU School of the Arts have changed how they create new productions and reach audiences. Some of those changes are here to stay.

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Student headlines

Shaw Schiappacasse holding stickers. [View Image]

Brandcenter student’s love of Dungeons & Dragons becomes a successful crowdsourcing project

Shaw Schiappacasse’s modest fundraiser for a passion project raised $10,000, which he will use to hire illustrators and other creative people to bring his vision to life.

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13 from VCU named Fulbright semifinalists for 2021-22

Thirteen VCU students and recent graduates have been named semifinalists for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2021-22 academic year.

A VCU employee cleans a basketball during a game. [View Image]

VCU is hosting 2 college basketball tournaments. To do it safely has required careful planning.

Over the next two weeks, teams from over a dozen universities will be in Richmond for the Atlantic 10 men’s and women’s tournaments. Here’s a look at the steps taken to prepare for their arrival.

National Guard soldiers stationed outside of the U.S. Capitol building. [View Image]

VCU students in the Virginia National Guard reflect on a history-making mission

As they return to their studies, the students who were stationed at the U.S. Capitol earlier this winter share details of their experiences in Washington.

Dina Garcia, Ph.D. [View Image]

VCU researcher is one of two nationwide to receive funding for review of medical education curricula

The goal is to use the findings to inform future diversity, equity and inclusion practices across medical schools, said Dina Garcia, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine.

Dr. Ashley Matthew. [View Image]

A day in the life of a VCU Health resident

What is it like to go to a health system every day to train as a future surgeon? Ashley Matthew, a first-year urology intern, explains.

An artistic rendering of the new V C U STEM building. [View Image]

VCU’s new STEM building is beginning to take shape

Steel beams for the building will be delivered next week. The project at the site of the old Franklin Street Gym will expand lab, classroom and office space for the College of Humanities and Sciences.

A portrait of Elizabeth Rush with the cover of the book "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore." [View Image]

VCU’s next Common Book is ‘Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore’

The 2018 book exploring climate change and sea level rise will be read by first-year VCU students and the university community.

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