Sarah Golding, Ph.D., (left) and Allison Johnson, Ph.D., talk with faculty during a Leaders for Inclusive Learning faculty development workshop

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.

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!

A man checking out some local mussels in the Flint River, GA.

The Emerge program focus of VPM's Science Matters

May 11, 2022

Daniel McGarvey, Ph.D., is co-lead of 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase

Elena Meyer

Ph.D. candidate Elena Meyer selected as 2022 COVES Policy Fellow

May 9, 2022

Meyer's fellowship will begin on May 25, 2022.

Four people siting a table with VCU logo in gold on a black tablecloth

Representing Problem-Based Learning

Sept. 19, 2022

This past week, ENVS student Dylan Stephens participated in a student panel discussion on Problem-Based Learning for the September VCU Board of Visitors meeting.

Allyson Kennedy

Allyson Kennedy, Ph.D. named one of VCU Alumni's 10 Under 10

Oct. 25, 2022

Kennedy will be one of 10 individuals honored by VCU Alumni at its 10 Under 10 awards event

Woman on the banks of the water with blue gloves on performing an experiment with the water

Mary Coughter, Ph.D. candidate, subject of VPM film

Oct. 26, 2022

The film focuses on her research on microorganisms in the James River.

Lian Currie

CBDS undergraduate academic advisor Lian Currie awarded 2022 Excellence in Advising

Nov. 10, 2022

VCU submits Currie's name for the National Academic Advising Association Region 2 award in the same category. 

Daniel Bustamante

CILSE doctoral candidate awarded NIH/NIDA grant

April 20, 2022

The grant will allow Bustamante to continue to fully dedicate his time in a training fellowship.

Stephen S. Fong Ph.D. affixes a monitor on his car to measure local ozone pollution.

Stephen Fong, Ph.D., measures air quality in Richmond

Oct. 6, 2021

Fong's work part of VCU News article

Adele Balmer

Center for Integrative Life Sciences Education Ph.D. candidate named COVES Policy Fellow

Nov. 10, 2021

Adele Balmer recently completed a 12-week program with the goal to strengthen the relationship between sciences and the state lawmakers in Virginia.

9 people in masks in from of screen saying MTS FINALS

Center for Integrative Life Sciences Education candidates place in competition finals

Oct. 18, 2021

Students presented their research in three minutes or less.

Carolyn Lewis

CILSE doctoral candidate Carolyn Lewis awarded Graduate Research Fellowship Grant

Dec. 16, 2020

Lewis has been awarded a $49,994 Graduate Research Fellowship Grant (GRF) towards her research.

Paige Punzalan

Environmental Studies alumna shares her law school journey

Dec. 6, 2022

Paige Punzalan remarks on her first semester at Lewis & Clark Law School

students and faculty looking at instrument panel on grass outside

Application window open for summer undergraduate internship with NASA

Dec. 14, 2022

Deadline for submission is January 30, 2023

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

Congratulations to our newest alumni!

Dec. 16, 2022

Congratulations to all of our new summer and fall 2022 Life Sciences graduates.

In this photo courtesy of evolutionary biologist Kristin Winchell, an Anolis cristatellus lizard stands on a gate in Rincon, Puerto Rico, Jan. 6, 2018. (Kristin Winchell/New York University via AP)

Brian Verrelli, Ph.D., co-authors article on urbanization and genetic adaptation

Jan. 13, 2023

Study shows how forest lizards have genetically morphed to survive life in the city.

Kevin Leslie

Integrative Life Sciences alumnus to help lead new program at Old Dominion University

Jan. 19, 2023

Kevin Leslie, Ph.D., will serve as associate vice president for innovation and commercialization.

Paul Zimba, Ph.D.

Paul Zimba, Ph.D., joins Rice Rivers Center as research faculty

Feb. 1, 2023

Zimba brings long history of biological science research

Text: Beyond Sustainability, climate justice charrette.  Our world is descending into climate crisis. We need to consider ambitious and innovative solutions - and all of us need to be part of this creative process.

Beyond Sustainability: Climate Justice Charrette begins February 15

Feb. 2, 2023

This unique opportunity is open to all VCU students to propose and develop climate justice/sustainability action plans

Donté Jackson standing on a hill overlooking a city

Widen your lens and capture the moment

May 8, 2023

Donté Jackson tells his personal experience on why studying abroad matters.

6 students standing outside

ENVS outdoor programming and event management students spent the semester planning Earth Day Events

May 3, 2023

Center for Environmental Studies students part of Earth day events.

Environmental Studies graduate students win awards at VAMLIS GeoCon 2023 Conference

April 20, 2023

Nina Brundle and Andrew Cameron win for their Map Galleries.

Naci Oz in a lab

Naci Oz, CILSE Ph.D. candidate, recipient of the Smriti Bardhan Award of Excellence in Genetics Research

July 14, 2023

His research focuses on cellular aging and age-related disease.

Dr. Greg Garman stands next to Amelia V. Johnson, who researched the history of the Rice River Center's land and designed the educational sign pictured.

Amelia Johnson’s Gold Award project uncovers the history of the Rice Rivers Center property

Oct. 2, 2023

An interpretive sign is dedicated on the river’s bluff at the center.

A man is sitting at a table under a tent in the forest, holding a bird. He is trying to get a DNA sample. On the table are laboratory supplies.

CILSE Ph.D. student Jorge Garzon travels deep into the rainforest for his research

Nov. 30, 2023

The difficult journey yields access to endemic birds not well studied.

Nina Brundle in waders, standing with a net over her left shoulder

Meet Nina Brundle, Rice Rivers Center’s Geospatial Data Scientist

Dec. 5, 2023

GIS appealed to Brundle’s analytical and statistical interests, and complements her graphic design and environmental backgrounds.

A bunch of people are in three rafts on the river rapids.

Beyond Boundaries spends Veterans Day weekend at Rice Rivers Center

Dec. 12, 2023

This is the second year the center has hosted the veterans group.

Sage Lockett standing in front of his poster presentation

Environmental Studies major presents at Association of Southeastern Biologists conference

April 3, 2024

Sage Lockett’s research was conducted at Rice Rivers Center

Casey Johnson (left), a Graduate Student in VCU Life Sciences, assists participating district teachers in stream measurements at the VCU Rice Rivers Center.

Rice River Center, Center for Environmental Studies, and School of Education contribute two articles in The Earth Scientist

April 4, 2024

NOAA B-WET grant partnered VCU with local primary educators for experiential and virtual learning.

Mallory Stephenson

Mallory Stephenson recipient of Smriti Bardhan Award of Excellence in Genetics Research

April 8, 2024

Her research focuses on genetic and environmental influences on alcohol use and suicidal behavior.

Emily Riffe

Emily Riffe's article published on award-winning science website for young adults

May 30, 2024

Writing for a different audience was equally challenging and rewarding for this CILSE Ph.D. candidate.