• 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

Leaders around the world

  • 2nd May 2016
Leaders around the world

VCUQatar class of 2015, last year’s Commencement ceremony. Courtesy of VCUQatar. In 1998, Virginia Commonwealth University became the first university to open a campus at Education City in Doha, Qatar. In the nearly two decades since, eight universities from around the world have followed our lead, and higher education in…

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Celebrating our ‘Shining Knights’

  • 29th April 2016
Celebrating our ‘Shining Knights’

Shining Knight Gala 2015 Saturday marks a special event in the life of Virginia Commonwealth University: The annual Shining Knight Gala, which honors the life-saving physicians, nurses and care providers from VCU Medical Center’s Level 1 trauma center. They are, without a doubt, heroes to so many who depend upon…

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VCU leadership presents 2016-17 budget recommendations to BOV

  • 7th April 2016
VCU leadership presents 2016-17 budget recommendations to BOV

Today we presented budget recommendations for the 2016-17 fiscal year to the VCU Board of Visitors for its consideration. This is a conservative proposal that reflects the need to constrain tuition and fee increases while helping to ensure a high-quality educational experience for VCU students. VCU’s budget tells a story….

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‘This Nation (and University) of Many Peoples’

  • 4th April 2016
‘This Nation (and University) of Many Peoples’

VCU 2016 PACME Award recipients As VCU celebrates our annual PACME Awards this afternoon—and as our nation marks the 48th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, commemorated by a “Die In” of students here and at campuses across the country — I am reminded of the poignant opinion penned…

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Celebrating our alumni

  • 1st April 2016
Celebrating our alumni

Since 2011, when we launched the Quest for Distinction strategic plan, Virginia Commonwealth University has been on a journey to become one of the nation’s premier urban, public research universities. Thanks to the talent, vision and investment of so many, we have indeed become a more-relevant research university for the…

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