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COVID resource page for students, faculty and staff.

COVID resource page for students, faculty and staff.

March 17, 2020

The VCU College of Humanities and Sciences has posted a COVID resource page for students, faculty and staff: https://chs.vcu.edu/covid-19-resources/

Department of Forensic Science Donates PPE to VCU Health

Department of Forensic Science Donates PPE to VCU Health

April 1, 2020

‘Everyone seems, even if momentarily, uplifted by the idea of helping our colleagues on the MCV campus respond to those that are most vulnerable.’

Silent No More Symposium

Silent No More Symposium

January 24, 2020

More than 170 law enforcement, addiction treatment, medical, education, and community services professionals gathered in James Branch Cabell Library on Tuesday, January 14, to discuss and collaborate on ways to address the opioid crisis.

VCU forensic science researchers receive $2.28M for crime scene evidence research

VCU forensic science researchers receive $2.28M for crime scene evidence research

December 3, 2019

Researchers in the Department of Forensic Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences have received four grants totaling $2.28 million from the National Institute of Justice to launch studies focused on the development and evaluation of forensic tools for examination of physical evidence. 
E-liquids often contain alcohol as an unlisted ingredient. What are the health and safety implications?

E-liquids often contain alcohol as an unlisted ingredient. What are the health and safety implications?

December 3, 2019

After discovering ethanol in vape juice samples, a VCU professor is leading a major study to explore the ramifications for public safety. E-liquids — the flavored nicotine solution used in e-cigarettes — frequently contain the unlisted ingredient ethanol, or alcohol, according to research conducted in the lab of Virginia Commonwealth University professor Michelle Peace, Ph.D.

A Journey Home

A Journey Home

December 3, 2019

The remains of more than 50 African Americans discovered in 1994 on VCU’s campus have been returned to Richmond.
CBD Related Poisonings Reach Highest Level Yet. Here's Why

CBD Related Poisonings Reach Highest Level Yet. Here's Why

August 6, 2019

Forensic toxicologist Michelle Peace has found dangerous synthetics in dozens of CBD vape products. She says a lack of FDA regulations is to blame.

Forensic science lecture series

Forensic science lecture series

August 30, 2019

A series of forensic science lectures this fall will explore topics in the field and past cases, including the so-called “collar bomb” case in which a pizza delivery driver in Erie, Pennsylvania, robbed a bank in 2003 with a bomb clamped around his neck that ultimately exploded and killed him.