Diana DiGangi, author of “Last Chance Chicago,” is an alum of the Robertson School of Media and Culture. Her debut novel is about insider trading and a protagonist who “who makes complicated decisions but has growing to do.” (Bywater Books)

With mystery novel, VCU grad Diana DiGangi puts investigative journalism skills to work

Oct. 5, 2023

“Last Chance Chicago,” the debut novel for the Robertson School of Media and Culture alum, explores the world of insider trading.

Gary Garbett, who works in VCU Technology Services, said that being named a Fulbright Specialist "opens up possibilities for me." (Contributed photo)

VCU communications professional Gary Garbett is named a Fulbright Specialist

Sept. 27, 2023

He will bring his creative talents and Technology Services experience to international projects.

“I would say to anybody who's thinking about [studying abroad] that they should look into it as soon as possible and start looking into scholarships and talk to the advisers, because they will make it happen,” Frances Burson said. (Contributed photo)

VCU senior found a French connection at study abroad fair

Aug. 30, 2023

Public relations major Frances Burson spent a month in Lyon this summer learning about international human rights through a different cultural lens.

Back Row: Penelope Sayago (McNair Scholar), Stanley Cheatham (McNair Graduate Assistant), Aceyonna Watkins (McNair Scholar), Ayana Carter (McNair Scholar), Nyla Anderson (McNair Scholar), Saron Bereket (McNair Scholar), Cindy Vigil (McNair Scholar), Jamie Graves (McNair Scholar). Front Row: Juanita Agbenouwope (McNair Scholar), Skye Thurston (McNair Scholar). Front Center: Shay Lumpkin (McNair Program Coordinator). (Photo by Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

First undergraduate McNair Scholars at VCU use summer research program to propel doctoral dreams

Aug. 23, 2023

Recent federal grant promotes graduate studies for underrepresented students, and their interests cover a range of disciplines.

Breyana Stewart has managed a variety of duties as an intern with the Richmond International Film Festival, which starts Sept. 26. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

At Richmond film festival and local PR firm, VCU mass communications major makes the most of summer

Aug. 17, 2023

VCU’s Internship Funding Program is helping rising senior Breyana Stewart explore professional career paths.

Collaboration across different, and sometimes unexpected, disciplines, like the work of game designer/illustrator Jason Bennett (left) and forensic psychologist Nicholas Thomson, Ph.D., often leads to remarkable results and fruitful friendships. (Photo: Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing; Mural: Brent Fagg)

Dynamic Duos

April 11, 2022

When professors from different disciplines team up to work on projects they’re passionate about, that’s when the magic happens.

Bella Lubinskas, a junior majoring in advertising and a student team lead at CreateAthon@VCU, speaks to the rest of the team on March 25 during the first hour of CreateAthon. The team spent the next 23 hours preparing materials and presentations to help a collection of local nonprofits with their branding and communications needs. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

‘Energy’ fuels 24-hour CreateAthon@VCU’s return to in-person collaboration for local nonprofits

April 1, 2022

“We’re the little guys,” said one organization’s founder while expressing gratitude after students shared their vision for her organization and three other ‘scrappy’ nonprofits in the creative sprint’s 15th year.

A new study finds that cancer survivors currently undergoing treatment may be more vulnerable to COVID-19-related misinformation, while those no longer in treatment are less vulnerable. (Getty Images)

Patients undergoing treatment for cancer more susceptible to COVID-19 misinformation, study finds

Feb. 11, 2022

‘Understanding who is more likely to believe certain types of misinformation brings us closer to understanding why this is the case, which in turn may help us address this concerning issue.’

‘Heart of Atlanta’: Alum’s book tells the story behind the first legal challenges to the Civil Rights Act

Jan. 19, 2022

Ronnie Greene writes about the bravery of five Black ministry students and pastors who became unsung heroes of the civil rights movement.

Olivia Campbell. Her book, "Women in White Coats," has received critical acclaim since it published last year. (Courtesy photo)

Olivia Campbell, a VCU alum, tells the inspiring story of the first female doctors

Jan. 10, 2022

Campbell’s ‘Women in White Coats’ recounts the crucial moment ‘when women doctors demanded the right to heal and be healed.’