• 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

VCU leadership presents budget recommendations to BOV

  • 31st March 2015
VCU leadership presents budget recommendations to BOV

University senior leadership today presented budget recommendations for the coming fiscal year to the VCU Board of Visitors at its annual budget workshop. Final decisions on the budget, tuition and fees will be made at the board’s May 8 meeting. Presented here is a summary of the recommendations. The proposed…

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Standing with OU

  • 10th March 2015
Standing with OU

University of Oklahoma President David Boren’s swift, decisive and no-tolerance response to the sad and despicable turn of events that unfolded at the University of Oklahoma this week hopefully will help heal some of the wounds opened by the video of some fraternity members’ racist behavior. Virginia Commonwealth University, with…

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Responding to the State of the University

  • 2nd March 2015
Responding to the State of the University

Thanks to everyone who participated — both in person and through Twitter — in this year’s State of the University address, held Jan. 27. The VCU community sent a number of questions via Twitter and here is a round-up of responses. #VCUSOTU #LetsGoVCU Appreciate vision of inclusivity. How will people…

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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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