• Invented at VCU awards ceremony 2014

  • First day, fall 2014

    First day, fall 2014

    President Michael Rao, Ph.D., welcoming students for the first day of classes

  • Ram Camp 2014

    Ram Camp 2014

    President Michael Rao, Ph.D., with the 250 VCU students participating in Ram Camp, a weeklong leadership experience

  • Institute for Contemporary Art

    Institute for Contemporary Art

    President Michael Rao, Ph.D., at the ICA groundbreaking ceremony announcing the building's name, the Markel Center

  • Community Memorial Hospital

    Community Memorial Hospital

    VCU Medical Center and Community Memorial Hospital officials sign the affiliation agreement to join operations

  • Commencement May 2014

    Commencement May 2014

    President Michael Rao, Ph.D., congratulating a doctoral graduate upon receiving her degree

  • President Michael Rao, Ph.D., at the Academic Learning Commons

  • VCU Staff Senate's 2014 Marquita Aguilar Walk-A-Thon

  • School of Medicine students with President Michael Rao, Ph.D.

  • Reception honoring Provost Beverly J. Warren, Ed.D., Ph.D., FACSM, (pictured left)

  • Alumni Day at The Diamond

    Alumni Day at The Diamond

    President Michael Rao, Ph.D. (right), and head men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart (center) cheering on the Richmond Flying Squirrels

MLK week of service

  • 16th January 2015
MLK week of service

This week, as VCU celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we also honor something that makes our university community distinctive and beautiful. We are proudly the most diverse university in the commonwealth in all of the ways in which people are diverse and we are…

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The excellence of VCU students

  • 15th January 2015
The excellence of VCU students

After nearly a decade of unprecedented growth, enrollment at universities around the nation is now beginning to decline for many reasons. That trend is being seen across Virginia, too, including here at Virginia Commonwealth University. But VCU’s students continue to excel in some very significant ways. For example, our six-year…

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New provost announced

  • 12th January 2015
New provost announced

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Gail Hackett, Ph.D., as VCU’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs. Her appointment as VCU’s chief academic officer follows a national search and is effective March 1, 2015. Dr. Hackett is a strong and accomplished academic leader and scholar…

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VCU remembers Gene Hunt

  • 5th January 2015
VCU remembers Gene Hunt

We were all deeply saddened over the holiday break to learn of the passing of Gene Hunt, Ph.D., a much-beloved former professor in the School of Business and supporter of VCU and the Richmond community for more than 50 years. Simply put, Gene was one our greatest people and greatest…

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Happy holidays

  • 19th December 2014
Happy holidays

Another year goes by, and looking back to see where the time went, I realize that it does not pass in weeks and months, classes and lectures, meetings and seminars. It is shared in random acts of kindness. A friendly gesture. An inspiring word. A helping hand. Little things that…

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