• 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.

  • VCU Invents reception

    Invented at VCU reception

    Internal medicine professor Steven Grant, M.D. (left), and 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

Challenge accepted

  • 27th August 2014
Challenge accepted

For the past few weeks, many people across the nation have worked hard to raise awareness about the effects of ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. As part of this effort, we have all seen the “Ice…

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Welcome back

  • 20th August 2014
Welcome back

Welcome to what promises to be a magnificent year at Virginia Commonwealth University. In fact, I believe there has never been a better time to be at VCU. Our community is composed of nationally competitive students and internationally renowned faculty who continue to elevate the VCU name around the world….

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A truly international research university

  • 5th August 2014
A truly international research university

A few weeks ago, I had the profound honor of representing Virginia Commonwealth University in China, a trip focused on creating and strengthening strategic partnerships with the leading universities in the world’s most populated nation. VCU has several important partners around the globe, including notably at Fudan University in Shanghai,…

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Achieving our ‘Quest for Quality’ in health care

  • 16th July 2014
Achieving our ‘Quest for Quality’ in health care

Congratulations to our colleagues at the VCU Medical Center for receiving the nation’s top honor for leadership and innovation in safety and quality improvement. The American Hospital Association–McKesson Quest for Quality Prize® recognizes our team for its sustainable and widely adopted approach to achieve the Institute of Medicine’s six quality…

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Announcing the 2014 Presidential Research Quest Fund recipients

  • 2nd July 2014
Announcing the 2014 Presidential Research Quest Fund recipients

The Presidential Research Quest Fund, formerly the Presidential Research Incentive Program, recently announced its sixth round of internal funding awards, totaling more than $867,000 to support faculty engaged in new, emerging or continuing research. PeRQ Funds are part of an important initiative that provides seed funding in a competitive environment…

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