Category: 21st-Century University

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Statement regarding Richmond protests and VCU’s shared community


Dear VCU and VCU Health community, For several days, I have watched crowds of people across the nation and here in Richmond express their anger and frustration over distressing, horrific events against African Americans in our country, including the recent killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. […]

Significant grant announcement


Dear VCU and VCU Health community, Across Virginia Commonwealth University, we have been fighting COVID-19 from the front lines. I could not be more proud of or grateful to our care teams who are saving lives, our faculty and students who are learning and innovating in remarkable ways, and our alumni and communities who are […]

Thank you to healthcare providers

As we continue our incredible work related to COVID-19, let me take a moment to say thank you.  I could not be more proud, nor more inspired, by what we do across the VCU Health System every day—and now more than ever.

Remembering French Moore

I always enjoyed spending time with French Moore Jr. He one of our proudest and most distinguished alumni, and he was kind, brilliant, and compassionate, exactly the kind of person we enjoy spending time with. But more than that, and more to who French was, it reminded me of how deeply and how passionately someone can dedicate themselves to ensuring that others can have a better life, that they can be the very best versions of themselves.

PACME Awards 2020: Call for nominations

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To the VCU and VCU Health System Communities: Virginia Commonwealth University proudly champions diversity and inclusion as a core value, and engages in initiatives that create and nurture a dynamic and inclusive learning environment in which individuals of differing cultural backgrounds, identities, abilities and life experiences are embraced, engaged and empowered to drive excellence and […]

2020 State of the University: “What’s the Presidency For?”

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Thank you, Gail, for your introduction. You’re a vital partner in our urgent work supporting and leading faculty and staff as we shape our students’ educational experiences in a society that’s changing so fast. And wow! Great video! Would those of you featured in the video please stand so we can recognize you? It’s always […]