• 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

Do the math

  • 23rd October 2014
Do the math

What would you do with $50,000? You might have seen this question on whiteboards in the Student Commons this week as part of an ongoing communications effort that encourages VCU students to register for 15 credits per semester. During fall 2013, the Division of Strategic Enrollment Management launched the “Do…

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Welcoming Virginia Tech’s 16th president

  • 17th October 2014
Welcoming Virginia Tech’s 16th president

Today, I am in Southwest Virginia for a momentous occasion. Dr. Timothy Sands is being installed as Virginia Tech’s 16th president. Many of the great things happening in the commonwealth could not take place without the collaboration of Virginia’s public universities, including VCU and Virginia Tech. We must all work…

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Refocusing our resources to advance Quest

  • 16th October 2014
Refocusing our resources to advance Quest

The General Assembly recently passed an amended budget bill for the commonwealth with differentiated reductions for higher education. That means that while VCU’s state appropriation will still be less than last year, the reduction will be smaller than we anticipated. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the General Assembly approved the budget…

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Free-standing children’s hospital update

  • 14th October 2014
Free-standing children’s hospital update

Yesterday, it was announced that the VCU Health System, VCU and Bon Secours have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Virginia Children’s Hospital Alliance to begin negotiations toward an independent, free-standing children’s hospital in the Richmond region. The MOU recognizes the primacy of VCU and the VCU Health…

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Exercise your right to vote

  • 9th October 2014
Exercise your right to vote

At Virginia Commonwealth University, we — our faculty, staff and students — are partners in our community and leaders in our nation. Part of the responsibility of being fully engaged in your community means exercising one of your most important rights as Americans: voting. On Nov. 4, our commonwealth will…

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