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U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman and P. Srirama Rao, Ph.D., vice president for research and innovation, saw a demonstration of an experimental way to harvest invasive blue catfish at the VCU Rice Rivers Center on Wednesday. (Photo by Joe Schumacher, district director for Rep. Wittman.)

Rep. Wittman visits VCU’s Rice Rivers Center, observes an experimental way to more efficiently harvest invasive blue catfish

Sept. 8, 2022

The congressman visited VCU’s “river campus” to hear about research on sturgeon, tidal wetlands restoration and more.

The Chickahominy Indian Tribe's recently re-acquired Mamanahunt ancestral lands is the focus of one of the VCU Rice Rivers Center projects. (Photo courtesy of the Chickahominy Tribe.)

VCU Rice Rivers Center provides environmental expertise to Pamunkey, Chickahominy Tribes to help protect their lands

July 18, 2022

Two new projects will emphasize research, training and emerging technologies to support critical Tribal efforts.

Person on dock speaking to people in kayaks on the water

Footprints on the James focus of VCU News Exposure article

July 5, 2022

Kayaks. Campfires. Microscopes. Students soaked up knowledge of the James River’s natural history and biodiversity over five adventure-filled weeks.

Raquel Wetzell, a VCU master’s degree student in environmental studies, describes her mussel restoration research to U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin and White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Brenda Mallory at the VCU Rice Rivers Center. (Photo by Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Rep. McEachin and White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Mallory visit VCU Rice Rivers Center

June 2, 2022

Visit focuses on facility’s climate research and conservation efforts while tackling environmental justice and climate change issues.

v.c.u. graduates dressed in regalia attending their fall commencement

Celebrating our 2022 Life Sciences graduates

May 23, 2022

Congratulations to all of our new spring 2022 Life Sciences alumni!

The 2000th sturgeon was caught, tagged and released near Westover Plantation in Charles City County, a few miles downstream from the Rice Rivers Center. (Photo courtesy of VCU Rice Rivers Center)

VCU researchers tag 2,000th Atlantic sturgeon in the James River

May 5, 2022

The milestone marks “a rare example of good news for a federally endangered species.”

Nelson Gustin of Winchester, Va. (left) and Randy Parker of Louisa, Va. ride the Virginia Capital Trail just east of downtown Richmond. Photo by Kevin Morley, University Marketing.

The stories of 2021

Dec. 17, 2021

Jill Biden’s visit. The 10th anniversary of VCU’s historic Final Four run. Rabia Kamara takes the ice cream world by storm. Here are the VCU News stories of the year.

The 14,000-square-foot VCU Rice Rivers Center Research Facility includes offices, collaborative/teaching spaces and state-of-the-art research laboratories for VCU students, faculty, staff and research partners. (Allen Jones, University Marketing)

A research gem for the river

Oct. 18, 2021

New VCU Rice Rivers Center Research Facility brings game-changing capabilities for researchers exploring the ecosystem of 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)

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

July 22, 2020

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