• 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

Grateful for VCU

  • 26th November 2014
Grateful for VCU

This Thanksgiving, Virginia Commonwealth University has given us so much to be thankful for. I’m thankful for a university community that embraces innovation and creativity. From the School of Medicine to the Institute for the Contemporary Art, I’m thankful for the tireless work that continues to put VCU on the…

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Thank you to our veterans

  • 11th November 2014
Thank you to our veterans

Today, we honor veterans for their dedication and service to our nation. Virginia Commonwealth University is proudly investing in the success of our student service members. For example, VCU Military Student Services, with an office in Harris Hall, exists to ease the transition from military to academic life — offering…

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Pharmacy program wins national community engagement award

  • 6th November 2014
Pharmacy program wins national community engagement award

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting with a small group of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy faculty colleagues who are involved in a special community engagement project. Their project is now known to the nation. Last spring, pharmacy faculty members Donald Brophy, Tish Moczygemba, Kelechi Ogbonna, Brigitte…

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Important message to the VCU community

  • 28th October 2014
Important message to the VCU community

An alert was sent to the Virginia Commonwealth University community today from VCU Police, who received reports of several sexual assaults at an off-campus weekend party involving VCU students. While it is still early in the investigation, the strongest university sanctions will be imposed if wrongdoing is found. The university…

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Statement on Hannah Graham

  • 24th October 2014
Statement on Hannah Graham

With profound sadness, we embrace our friends at the University of Virginia and remember and celebrate the life of Hannah Graham. Virginia Commonwealth University joins them and so many others across the commonwealth and beyond, including Hannah’s family, in mourning the senseless loss of a young woman with a boundless…

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