• 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)

A new year with infinite opportunity

  • 25th August 2016
A new year with infinite opportunity

Dear VCU Community: A new year affords infinite opportunity, and with it, the responsibility to achieve that which will move the human experience forward. Today, as we begin a new year together at VCU, I am especially excited to welcome more than 6,200 new students to VCU this fall, our…

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Thank you for your responses

  • 13th July 2016
Thank you for your responses

I would like to thank my colleagues and members of the university community for your thoughtful comments regarding the recent tragedies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Falcon Heights, Minnesota, Orlando, Florida and Dallas, Texas. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and communities who have suffered these tragic events. In…

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Statement on the tragedy in Dallas

  • 8th July 2016
Statement on the tragedy in Dallas

The horrific murder overnight of five Dallas police officers — and wounding of seven others — has shaken us all in indescribable ways. According to news reports, the shooters acted alone and were motivated to kill white people, especially white police officers. Reportedly, they were also angry at Black Lives…

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Pre-accelerator program helps student entrepreneurs prepare for success

  • 30th June 2016
Pre-accelerator program helps student entrepreneurs prepare for success

Learn, discover, and create — this is what students do at Virginia Commonwealth University. As part of VCU’s Pre-Accelerator Program, student entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds and with diverse skill sets are combining real-world experience with what they learn in the classroom to launch real, viable business ventures. With guidance from…

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Leadership Announcement

  • 27th June 2016
Leadership Announcement

I’m honored to join Marsha Rappley, MD in announcing Deborah Davis’s new position with Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Hospitals and Clinics. I would like to extend my congratulations to Deborah and I look forward to working with her. I am pleased to announce that as of October 1, Deborah…

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