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Ray Shepherd receiving the Outstanding Term Faculty Award at VCU's 2020 Faculty Convocation. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Distinguished faculty to be honored at convocation

Aug. 25, 2021

Six will be recognized Sept. 2 for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service.

Chuck Todd, left, interviews Sen. Bernie Sanders in June on “Meet the Press.” Questions during the interview — along with many others posed this summer on “Meet the Press” — were supported by research conducted by Josephine Walker, a rising VCU senior interning at NBC’s long-running public affairs program.

At ‘Meet the Press,’ a VCU journalism student provides key research behind the scenes

Aug. 18, 2021

Josephine Walker, a rising senior interning at the NBC program, spent her summer providing research for interviews, as well as drafting questions to ask political leaders appearing on the show.

Karen McIntyre, Ph.D.

VCU professor receives prestigious journalism education award

Aug. 9, 2021

The Hillier Krieghbaum Under-40 Award is given for outstanding achievement and effort in teaching, research and public service.

Page from “The Day the Klan Came to Town,” a new graphic novel featuring art by VCU advertising professor Bizhan Khodabandeh. (Courtesy of Bizhan Khodabandeh)

Graphic novel illustrated by VCU professor tells the story of ‘The Day the Klan Came to Town’

Aug. 2, 2021

The comic is a fictionalized retelling of a community’s resistance to a violent march of thousands of Ku Klux Klan members in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Imani Thaniel prepares to set sail on an ancient Greek warship during her study abroad experience. (Courtesy of Imani Thaniel)

Black + Abroad provides grads and students of color an opportunity to share experiences about traveling and studying abroad

July 16, 2021

The award-winning series provides a space for Black students who are interested in studying abroad to share their questions and reservations with experienced travelers of color.

Camp Adventure team.jpeg: Part of the behind-the-scenes team running Camp ADventure this summer. Clockwise from top left: Amy Robertson, Jessica Collins, Shawn Blake, Emily Heer and Natalie Baxter. (Thomas Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Camp ADventure continues for a second year, offering students an up-close look at advertising

July 9, 2021

Students and industry professionals worldwide are benefitting from the Robertson School’s inclusive summer program.

A new survey of 500 U.S. adults conducted in the early days of COVID-19 may help public health officials and communicators confront the next pandemic. (Getty Images)

A VCU-led study conducted early in COVID-19 could help confront the next health crisis

June 30, 2021

The newly published study involved a survey in March 2020 about how the public would respond to CDC-recommended actions amid the emerging pandemic.

Mariam Alkazemi’s “Arab Worlds Beyond the Middle East and North Africa,” celebrates the achievements and acknowledges the challenges of new communities built by the Arab diaspora around the world.

New book co-edited by a VCU professor offers a more inclusive understanding of the Arab diaspora

June 1, 2021

Mariam Alkazemi’s “Arab Worlds Beyond the Middle East and North Africa,” celebrates the achievements and acknowledges the challenges of new communities built by the Arab diaspora around the world.

A new book co-edited by a VCU professor explores a variety of journalistic genres that cover the news in ways other than the traditional problem-based narrative. (Getty Images)

How journalism can empower and engage audiences without making them feel depressed

May 18, 2021

A new book co-edited by VCU journalism professor Karen McIntyre Hopkinson explores eight socially-responsible news reporting practices.

Clarence Thomas taught college for 42 years; 30 at VCU. He will retire at the end of the spring semester. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Trailblazing Robertson School professor Clarence Thomas to retire at end of semester

April 30, 2021

Thomas, who taught mass communications at VCU for 30 years, was the first Black faculty member to receive tenure at the university in his field.