• 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

Independent children’s hospital announcement

  • 21st May 2015
Independent children’s hospital announcement

Today executive leadership from the VCU and Bon Secours health systems announced that we are withdrawing from negotiations for an independent children’s hospital in Richmond. More importantly, we will refocus our efforts to advance children’s health through greater collaboration on initiatives that improve access and coordination of care to all…

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2015-16 budget approved, tuition set

  • 9th May 2015
2015-16 budget approved, tuition set

The VCU Board of Visitors approved a budget plan on May 8, for the upcoming 2015-16 academic year that reflects our Quest for Distinction strategic plan priorities of retaining and attracting talented and diverse students, faculty and staff. The new budget plan addresses the need to improve compensation so that…

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Celebrating the success of the class of 2015

  • 8th May 2015
Celebrating the success of the class of 2015

This weekend is one of my favorite times of the academic year: When we celebrate the academic success and commencement of VCU students. This year, more than 5,000 strong. Many will be the first in their families to earn a university degree. Many have dreamed of and worked hard toward…

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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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