President’s Posts

Michael Rao, Ph.D.

Category results for: Quest for Distinction

Shake it Up: VCU State of the University 2022

WOW! What a great way to start our morning. We have so many impactful stories to tell at VCU! Thank you for being here in person and virtually. Throughout the pandemic, there’s been one constant: your dedication and compassion to help those who need us most. At VCU, students and patients are at the center […]

VCU researchers begin clinical trials on investigational drug therapy for COVID-19

March 24, 2020 Dear VCU and VCU Health colleagues, We are proud to share that VCU researchers have started two clinical trials on a potential, experimental treatment for COVID-19. Dr. Arun Sanyal, professor in the Department of Internal Medicine in the VCU School of Medicine and a liver specialist and gastroenterologist at VCU Health, is leading […]

Honoring and thanking veterans for their service to our nation

Today, we pause to honor and thank veterans for their service to our nation. Thanks to them, we are free to educate, create, innovate, and stay true to our mission of improving the human condition. As a place with ties to the military for over 180 years, VCU and VCU Health work to educate and […]

A Nationally Prominent VCU

This is a particularly exciting time at Virginia Commonwealth University because we’re celebrating significant milestones from our past as we chart strategic stepping stones for our future. When this institution began in 1838, no one could have imagined the enormous impact we’d make in 2019.

A Year of Progress and Milestones

Dear VCU community, A warm welcome to the start of a semester filled with milestones, history and progress. This fall, we welcome more than 8,000 new students to Virginia Commonwealth University, including 4,600 first-year students, the largest class in our history. In addition, the first-year class is minority majority at 55%. In all, 31,000 students […]

VCU Libraries: 3 million volumes strong

At a nationally premier research university, having a nationally premier library matters. I could not be more proud of VCU Libraries and the legacy of learning they have inspired for more than a century. VCU Libraries are profoundly important to our emergence as one of America’s most-respected urban public research universities. Earlier this academic year, […]

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