Category: 21st-Century University

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An Amazing Visit

On Wednesday, a bright national spotlight shined on VCU thanks to First Lady Dr. Jill Biden’s visit to VCU Massey Cancer Center. We were honored by her tour of our facilities and leadership of a discussion about ending cancer disparities. “This has been amazing: what I’ve seen of the research here, what’s going on with […]

The Pursuit of Justice and Equality

As we recognize challenges, triumphs and leaders during Black History Month, we must remember the important role institutions like VCU and VCU Health have in the pursuit of justice and social, economic and health care equality. This pursuit, coupled with our location in the heart of Richmond, demands that we acknowledge the lasting impact of racism […]

Distinguished Faculty Awards – Call for Nominations

Dear Colleagues, Virginia Commonwealth University is Virginia’s premier urban, public research university.  This is due, in no small part, to the talent and dedication of our faculty members who excel as teachers, researchers, creative scholars, and clinicians, and distinguish themselves in scholarship and service every day.  Our faculty serve as models of excellence who embody […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week at VCU

2020 was a year unlike any other. We navigated a global pandemic, protests against racial violence, the effects of climate change, and one of the most significant elections in the history of the United States. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, in his letter from a Birmingham Jail, wrote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to […]

Fiscal update

Dear VCU and VCU Health Community, We’d like to update you on the fiscal status of the VCU enterprise, particularly related to our recent reports to the VCU and VCU Health system boards last week and resulting media coverage. Clearly, COVID-19 has had a profound impact on VCU, as it has with other universities, health […]

Congratulations, VCU Class of 2020!

VCU celebrated the many accomplishments of the Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement ceremony this weekend. It’s an honor to welcome over 2,700 graduates to the VCU Alumni family. Below, is my speech to VCU Class of 2020. GO RAMS! Good morning. VCU Family, I’m delighted to be your head cheerleader in celebrating your […]

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