News and Events

Election 2020: Our Future is at Stake!

Election 2020: Our Future is at Stake!

September 23, 2020

The 2020 election has Virginia and the rest of the country at a crossroads.  

The College of Humanities and Sciences has set up an Election 2020 site as a resource for the campus community and beyond. In addition to voter registration and ballot information, our faculty have provided expert analysis on various critical issues in the form of articles, videos, and podcasts. New analyses and events will be added over the course of election season.

Visit https://chs.vcu.edu/election-2020/ to learn all about this year's critical elections!

Guidelines for a productive return to VCU

Guidelines for a productive return to VCU

June 3, 2020

The One VCU website will serve as your hub for information and resources for a safe return to campus.

Meet the Forensic Science Department

Meet the Forensic Science Department

July 30, 2020

Calling all Forensic Science majors and those who think Forensic Science may be for you, (freshmen, transfer, current majors)!
Meet the Forensic Science Department
Thursday, August 20
2 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
More cases will be solved’ now that Virginia has eliminated its rape kit backlog, VCU expert says

More cases will be solved’ now that Virginia has eliminated its rape kit backlog, VCU expert says

July 14, 2020

The announcement that Virginia’s rape kit backlog has been eliminated is a “momentous occasion,” said Tracey Dawson Cruz, professor and chair of the Department of Forensic Science at Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

 

Spring 2020 VCU Baccalaureate Graduate Master's Opportunity

Spring 2020 VCU Baccalaureate Graduate Master's Opportunity

May 26, 2020

Congratulations VCU Spring 2020 Baccalaureate Graduates! 

VCU is excited to make a special opportunity available to you. VCU wants to ensure you remain competitive when our global economy rebounds so we invite you to further your education at VCU by pursuing a Master’s degree in Forensic Science.

Consider enrolling in Forensic Science or one of the many Master's programs  at the same tuition cost or less than your undergraduate tuition. 

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.