• 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

The unyielding pursuit of discovery

  • 26th August 2015
The unyielding pursuit of discovery

Today marks a significant milestone for Virginia Commonwealth University as we launch VCU Health, a new brand that captures all of the compelling and exciting work we do together every day, across our institution. VCU Health reflects our focus on exemplary care, service, education and research that improves the lives…

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Ready to meet the world

  • 19th August 2015
Ready to meet the world

  Welcome to another extraordinary year at Virginia Commonwealth University. It will be extraordinary because of the faculty, staff and students who continue to advance our mission as a new kind of 21st-century American research university that is dedicated to changing the world. The world will certainly be on our…

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Call for nominations: SCHEV’s Outstanding Faculty Awards

  • 23rd July 2015
Call for nominations: SCHEV’s Outstanding Faculty Awards

Albert Farrell, Ph.D., VCU psychology professor and director of the Clark-Hill Institute for Positive Youth Development, received the 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has issued its annual call for nominations for the 2016 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards program. Created in 1986 by the…

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Diversity taskforce: Six recommendations to further improve diversity

  • 13th July 2015
Diversity taskforce: Six recommendations to further improve diversity

Last August — as part of our enduring commitment to diversity in all its forms — I convened a taskforce charged with looking at how we recruit, enroll, retain and ultimately graduate underrepresented minority students, particularly from the Richmond region. Fewer underrepresented minority undergraduate students were enrolling at VCU in…

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