• 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

RamPantry: Students working to make a difference for their peers

  • 20th February 2015
RamPantry: Students working to make a difference for their peers

Recently, I had the great privilege of meeting a group of students who inspired me. They are wonderful students from all levels — freshmen to graduate — and various disciplines who are making a real difference for many at Virginia Commonwealth University. These students operate what’s called the Ram Pantry,…

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The ‘Battle’ is back

  • 18th February 2015
The ‘Battle’ is back

“Together, we’re everything.” I’ve seen this statement written on bumper stickers and coffee mugs. I’m sure it was not crafted specifically for alumni of Virginia Commonwealth University — but I think it holds true for them. This week, Feb. 18-25, marks the return of the Battle for the Capital alumni…

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The Year of the Ram

  • 10th February 2015
The Year of the Ram

VCU is embarking on a bold initiative to build and strengthen research and educational connections in China. This initiative is not only a direct reflection of our standing as a truly global university, but also Quest for Distinction’s aim to prepare VCU students for the 21st-century global environment. For much…

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Remembering Tom Huff

  • 2nd February 2015
Remembering Tom Huff

With profound sadness, we learned over the weekend of the unexpected passing of Tom Huff, VCU’s founding vice provost for Life Sciences. This is a devastating loss for the VCU community. Tom put VCU at the forefront of preparing students in new fields of biological sciences that opened up with…

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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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