• 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

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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A warm welcome to new men’s basketball coach Will Wade

  • 8th April 2015
A warm welcome to new men’s basketball coach Will Wade

I am pleased to welcome Coach Wade back home to Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the ideal leader for our men’s basketball team; even more, he will be an excellent representative for our entire university. I am grateful to Ed McLaughlin and his team for their quick and thoughtful leadership…

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Wishing Coach Smart the best

  • 3rd April 2015
Wishing Coach Smart the best

Since 2009, Shaka Smart has been the face of VCU basketball and, to some, the face of VCU. He has been a loyal and proud Ram and has helped elevate our university onto the national stage. While his departure is disappointing, it also allows us to reflect on his remarkable…

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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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