• 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

Honoring Our Veterans

  • 26th May 2016

This remarkable nation was built by brave women and men who committed themselves to the greater good, sometimes at great sacrifice. And it is their sacrifice that we pause to remember today on Memorial Day. This remarkable nation was built by brave women and men who committed themselves to the…

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Thanking VCU Police

  • 19th May 2016

VCU Police Lt. Bill Butters assists students at VCU’s SOVO Fair at the Siegel Center in August 2015. Each August, VCUPD officers give away t-shirts to students when they download the LiveSafe app to their cell phones. Since 2013, when the app was implemented, more than 11,800 users have signed…

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Graduating our newest leaders

  • 12th May 2016
Graduating our newest leaders

Graduates celebrate commencement. This weekend, more than 4,700 students will become Virginia Commonwealth University’s newest alumni. This diverse group of students — graduating from one of America’s premier public research universities — is well-prepared for the journey on which they are about to embark. My faculty colleagues have shaped, mentored…

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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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