• 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

Inclusion excellence update

  • 27th April 2015
Inclusion excellence update

There are times when troubling events push us to engage with important challenges. This has been a difficult year for our country with respect to the appropriate treatment of all citizens. In addition, VCU has engaged in a series of important conversations regarding our collective commitment to fairness, equity, inclusion…

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Start by believing: VCU supports sexual assault survivors

  • 21st April 2015
Start by believing: VCU supports sexual assault survivors

Spring is the time for growth and renewal. During this academic year, the topic of sexual assault has stayed in the headlines. It is a real problem at colleges and universities nationwide. Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to preventing these assaults by educating our entire campus community about our expectations…

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2015 Richmond Heart Walk: Save the date to help save lives

  • 20th April 2015
2015 Richmond Heart Walk: Save the date to help save lives

For more than 40 years, the American Heart Association and Virginia Commonwealth University have developed a strong and vibrant partnership with the common goals of improving human health, finding causes and cures and saving lives. Grants funded by the AHA provide vital support to early career investigators conducting groundbreaking research…

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Big honor for VCU Medical Center

  • 16th April 2015
Big honor for VCU Medical Center

I am so proud of the big news we received today: That VCU Medical Center has been awarded the Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from two national organizations, identifying VCU as part of an elite group of providers focused on complex stroke care. VCU is now recognized among the world’s…

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April is Alumni Month at VCU

  • 13th April 2015
April is Alumni Month at VCU

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 and vision of you — our dedicated faculty and staff — and the philanthropic support of…

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