exploring complexity in life


Friends of VCU Life Sciences
VCU Life Sciences has developed initiatives in the areas of research, new curricula and public education to use and emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of the field, as well as its impact on the future understanding of life and its scientific complexities.

Currently, efforts are underway to enhance the Inger and Walter Rice Center for Environmental Life Sciences, based on its site plan established in fall 2001. Building upon the initiatives set forth by VCU Life Sciences, plans for the Rice Center are based on a set of guiding design principles that reinforce the identity of the Rice Center as an ecological field station that advances research, education and outreach programming.

Other central initiatives to VCU Life Sciences include the Center for the Study of Biological Complexity and the Center for Environmental Studies. The centers call upon the support of the friends of VCU Life Sciences to further enhance its research facilities as well as its teaching and research resources.

Significant partnerships that will build on the existing strengths of Virginia Commonwealth University and other academic, governmental and private organizations are currently forming.

If you or your organization would like to become a partner in the advancement of scientific understanding and in the conservation and stewardship of Virginia’s riverine and riparian resources, contact us at (804) 827-5600.

Visit the university’s e-Giving Center for more information on ways to give to VCU Life Sciences.


Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU Life Sciences
P.O. Box 842030
1000 W. Cary St.
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2030
Phone: (804) 827-5600
Email: lifesci@vcu.edu
Updated: 06/25/2013