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Virginia Commonwealth University

Established: 1838
Type: Public university
Endowment: US $410.3 million[1]
President: Eugene P. Trani
Provost: Stephen D. Gottfredson
Faculty: 2,813
Staff: 16,696
Students: 31,907
Undergraduates: 22,159
Postgraduates: 9,748
Location: Flag of the United States Richmond, Virginia, USA
Campus: Urban, Monroe Park Campus - 88.2 acres (35.7 ha), MCV Campus - 52.4 acres (21.2 ha).
Colors: Black and Gold            
Nickname: Rams
Mascot: Rodney the Ram
Rodney the Ram
Athletics: NCAA Division I, CAA, 16 varsity teams
Website: www.vcu.edu

Virginia Commonwealth University, or VCU, is a large public American research university with its main campuses located in downtown Richmond, Virginia. Particularly recognized for its nationally ranked art, social work, health administration, and medical degree programs, VCU is the largest university in Virginia with almost 32,000 students enrolled in the fall semester of 2007.[2] It is one of four Virginia universities rated RU/H: Research Universities (high research activity) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... USD redirects here. ... Look up million in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Dr. Eugene Trani has been the President of Virginia Commonwealth University since 1990. ... Provost is the title of a senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent of Vice-Chancellor at certain UK universites such as UCL, and the head of certain Oxbridge colleges (e. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... This article is about work. ... For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a metric unit of surface area, equal to 100 ares (the name is a contraction of the SI prefix hecto + are). ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a metric unit of surface area, equal to 100 ares (the name is a contraction of the SI prefix hecto + are). ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Black is a colour with several subtle differences in meaning. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... The VCU Rams can be considered one of two things: The name of the team that VCU has a sport in, for their mascot is a ram, or, a reference to the students as being Rams due to them intransitively being part of VCU. This makes the student body, and... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... NCAA redirects here. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Colonial Athletic Association, also known as the CAA, is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Georgia. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ...


Formed by a merger between the Richmond Professional Institute and the Medical College of Virginia in 1968, VCU has a medical school that is home to the nation's oldest organ transplant program.[3] VCU is host to the annual VCU French Film Festival, the largest French film festival in the United States.[4][5] The Medical College of Virginia was the name of the medical school that merged with the Richmond Professional Institute to form Virginia Commonwealth University. ... Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, USA. A medical school or faculty of medicine is a tertiary educational institution — or part of such an institution — that teaches medicine. ... Transplant redirects here. ... Poster advertisement for the 1998 VCU French Film Festival The VCU French Film Festival, an annual festival created by Dr. Peter Kirkpatrick at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993, is the largest festival of French film in the United States. ...

Contents

History

Though officially created with the merger of the Richmond Professional Institute (RPI) and Medical College of Virginia (MCV) in 1968, VCU's history stretches back to 1838, when MCV first opened its doors as the medical department of Hampden-Sydney College. VCU recognizes the latter date on its official seal and promotional materials. RPI traces its roots back to 1917, when it began as the Richmond School of Social Work. Virginia Commonwealth University or VCU for short, is a large American research university with its main campus located in urban Richmond, Virginia. ... The Medical College of Virginia was the name of the medical school that merged with the Richmond Professional Institute to form Virginia Commonwealth University. ... Hampden-Sydney College is a liberal arts college for men located in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia. ...


Timeline

  • 1838 - The Medical Department of Hampden-Sydney College opens in Richmond
  • 1844 - The Medical Department moves into its first permanent home, the Egyptian Building
  • 1854 - The Medical Department of Hampden-Sydney College receives an independent charter from the Virginia General Assembly and becomes the Medical College of Virginia (MCV)
  • 1860 - In return for a $30,000 appropriation MCV conveys all its property to the Commonwealth of Virginia and becomes a state institution
  • 1893 - College of Physicians and Surgeons, later University College of Medicine, was established by Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire just three blocks away from MCV
  • 1912 - McGuire Hall opens as the new home of the University College of Medicine
  • 1913 - MCV and UCM merged through the efforts of Dr. George Ben Johnston and Dr. Stuart McGuire. MCV acquired the Memorial Hospital as a result of the merger
  • 1917 - Richmond School of Social Work and Public Health established
  • 1925 - Richmond School of Social Work and Public Health becomes the Richmond division of the College of William and Mary
  • 1939 - Richmond division of William and Mary becomes the "Richmond Professional Institute of the College of William and Mary" (RPI)
  • 1947 - MCV Foundation is incorporated.
  • 1962 - RPI separates from William and Mary to become an independent state institution.
  • 1968 - The first heart transplant at the Medical College of Virginia is performed by Dr. Richard R. Lower. This was only the 9th such operation performed in the United States, and the 16th in the world.
  • 1968 - State legislation merges MCV and RPI to become Virginia Commonwealth University. MCV retains the right to use its name.
  • 2000 - VCU Health System authority is established.
  • 2001 - Spring- Inger and Walter Rice Center for Environmental Life Science opened. It includes a 70 acre lake, pine and hardwood forests. In the Summer the Eugene P. and Lois E. Trani Center for Life Science was opened. It features an extensive greenhouse, 18 laboratories for research in genetics to systems biology, and is home to the Bioinformatics program.
  • 2004 - The name VCU Medical Center is adopted to refer to MCV Hospitals and VCU's medical schools, and the VCU Academic Campus is renamed the VCU Monroe Park Campus.
  • 2006 - VCU grew to become the most populated university in Virginia and the state's first to have 30,000 students
The Egyptian Building, built in 1845, is one of the University's oldest buildings.
The Egyptian Building, built in 1845, is one of the University's oldest buildings.

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Expansion

More recently the university has focused on what it calls life sciences as an avenue of future expansion, with the 2001 opening of the Lois E. and Eugene P. Trani Life Sciences Building. Construction has begun on a Monroe Park Campus Extension, which will include the second phase of the School of Engineering building and a new home for the School of Business. There will also be a new dormitory facility along with retail development. Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology is the science of life (from the Greek words bios = life and logos = word). ...


VCU has developed a strategic plan for the future dubbed "VCU 2020." Among its major goals is the creation of a collegiate community promoting student engagement and the campus environment. On the Monroe Park Campus, in addition to the expansion east of Belvidere St, this long range plan includes the renovation and expansion of Cabell Library, dubbed the "Information Commons", academic expansions along Linden St. and on the Harris Hall lawn, parking facilities near Grace and Belvidere, Greek housing along W. Grace St, improvements to Monroe Park, and numerous other projects. The Medical Campus can expect a new School of Allied Health Professions, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, VCUHS Bed Tower, and other projects.


The university has expanded rapidly in recent years, with construction focused mainly along the Broad Street corridor. The school is approximately 70 percent off-campus resident and 30 percent on-campus resident, with new residence hall Brandt Hall having opened in August 2005. RAMZ Hall opened in mid-January 2005, seven months behind schedule after a fire destroyed most of the still-under-construction building in March of 2004. The Shafer Court Dining Center and Phase III construction and renovation of the University Student Commons were completed in 2004. A complete renovation of the Hibbs Building, the oldest of the major academic buildings and former dining hall, was completed in Fall 2006. The Ackell Residence Center (formerly known as West Broad Street Student Apartments) was opened in 2001 across the street from the West Broad Parking Deck, e2 (pronounced "e-squared") Bookstore and VCU Welcome Center that were completed in 1998. 1998 also saw the opening of a new School of the Arts Building, also on Broad Street.


West Grace Street Student Housing is home to the University Honors Program and honors housing with single one-person rooms. Formerly the Capital Medical Center, the university purchased and converted the building in 1998. The building was once also home VCU OccuHealth Alliance, part of the VCU Health System.


Part of the $228 million East Monroe park expansion is the newly dedicated Snead Hall, Located on Belvedere (Route 1) and Main St. Snead Hall is a 145,000-square-foot (13,500 m²) facility which will house all the School of Business and Phase II of the School of Engineering. The building will open January 14, 2008 and facilitate classes and offices for the Spring 2008 Semester and beyond. Snead Hall has its own dedicated parking (located on Jefferson St.), student commons, café, and career center. The former School of Business building was rededicated as Grace E. Harris Hall and will serve the Spring 2008 Semester as a general academics building. [6] [7][8]


Campuses and grounds

VCU has two main campuses in Richmond: the Monroe Park Campus and the Medical College of Virginia Campus. VCUarts also has a branch campus in Education City, Qatar. Informally, the campuses are known respectively as the "academic campus," "medical campus," and " VCUQatar ." The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... Education City is an area in Doha, Qatar, that with funding from the nonprofit Qatar Foundation, has been set aside for the establishment of branch campuses of several American universities, as well as several local educational and research organizations. ...


Monroe Park Campus

Many VCU buildings are named after influential people in the school's history or in Richmond history.
  • The Pollak Building, is named after Theresa Pollak, who founded the School of the Arts at VCU when it was the Richmond Professional Institute. Pollak was one of Virginia's more famous artists and who is often credited with bringing modern art to Richmond.
  • The Ginter House at 901 West Franklin Street, the main administrative building on the Monroe Park Campus. It is named for cigarette magnate Major Lewis Ginter (1824-1897), one of Virginia’s wealthiest men who was responsible for developing Richmond’s Ginter Park neighborhood and commissioning the Jefferson Hotel.
The boundaries of the Fan.
The boundaries of the Fan.

Home to most of VCU's general education facilities, the Monroe Park Campus is located at the eastern end of the Fan district, a historic neighborhood built adjacent to downtown Richmond in the early 20th century. The Monroe Park Campus begins at Monroe Park on North Belvidere Street and continues west to Harrison Street. Most buildings are located on or between West Broad Street and West Cary Street. Originally home to the Richmond Professional Institute and then the Academic Campus of VCU in 1968, the Monroe Park Campus took on its current name in June 2004. This campus blends the old and new; while it encompasses over 40 buildings older than 1900, new and renovated buildings abound. VCU is currently expanding this campus eastward into Richmond's Monroe Ward. Major Lewis Ginter was a prominent businessman and philanthopist in Richmond, Virginia who had a number of careers, arguably making and losing a fortune three times. ... The Jefferson Hotel is a famous luxury hotel in Richmond, Virginia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Fan is a district of Richmond, Virginia, so named because of the fan shape of the roads that extend west from N. Belvidere St. ... Monroe Park is a 7. ... Virginia Commonwealth University or VCU for short, is a large American research university with its main campus located in urban Richmond, Virginia. ...

The Fine Arts Building.
The Fine Arts Building.

Some of the notable buildings in Monroe park are:

  • University Student Commons
  • Stuart C. Siegel Center
  • Sports Medicine Building
  • James Branch Cabell Library
  • West Engineering Building - School of Engineering
  • T. Edward Temple Building - General Academics, Mass Communications
  • Snead Hall - School of Business
  • East Engineering - School of Engineering Phase II
  • Grace E. Harris Hall - General Academics
  • Oliver Hall - School of Education, Physical Sciences
  • School of the Arts Building
  • Hibbs Hall - College of Humanities & Sciences
  • Shafer Court Dining Center
  • Pollak Building - VCUarts
  • Trani Life Sciences Building

The housing apartments include: Stuart C. Siegel Center is a 7,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Richmond, Virginia. ... James Branch Cabell photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1935 James Branch Cabell (April 14, 1879 - May 5, 1958) was an American author of fantasy fiction and belles lettres. ...

  • West Grace Street Student Housing (Honors)
  • Ackell Residence Center
  • RAMZ Hall
  • Brandt Hall
  • Rhoads Hall
  • Broad & Belvidere Apartments
  • Capital Garage Apartments
  • Johnson Hall
  • Gladding Residence Center (I,II & III)

MCV Campus

The MCV Campus is located in Downtown Richmond at I-95 and Broad Street near the Court End area.
The MCV Campus is located in Downtown Richmond at I-95 and Broad Street near the Court End area.

The Medical College of Virginia Campus is home to the Health Sciences Division of VCU. This includes the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Allied Health, Nursing, a recently established School of Public Health, and the MCV Hospitals, which is the major component of the VCU Health System. The Campus is also home to the Massey Cancer Center (an NCI-designated Cancer Center). The MCV Campus is an integral part of Richmond, located adjacent to the city’s business and financial district near the state capitol. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Downtown Richmond refers to a business area in Richmond, Virginia. ... I-95 south coming off the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Interstate 95 runs 179 miles through Virginia. ... Postcard View of Broad Street, looking South, at 7th and Broad Streets. ... Court End is a neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia that sits to the north of the state capitol and East Broad Street. ... The Medical College of Virginia was the name of the medical school that merged with the Richmond Professional Institute to form Virginia Commonwealth University. ... The Medical College of Virginia was the name of the medical school that merged with the Richmond Professional Institute to form Virginia Commonwealth University. ... NCI-designated Cancer Centers are a group of approximately 60 cancer research institutions in the United States supported by the National Cancer Institute. ... The Virginia State Capitol is the seat of state government in the Commonwealth of Virginia, located in Richmond, the third State Capital of Virginia. ...

Sanger Hall, part of the VCU Medical College of Virginia Campus.

The notable buildings in the MCV campus are:

  • Main hospital
  • Gateway Building
  • Egyptian Building
  • Massey Cancer Center
  • Sanger Hall
  • Lyons Building
  • Wood Memorial Building
  • Tompkins-McCaw Library
  • Hunton Student Center
  • Larrick Student Center
  • West Hospital

The housing facilities include: The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Plaque on hospitals west auditorium entrance West Hospital is a building on the MCV Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University noted for its Art Deco architecture. ...

  • Cabaniss Hall
  • Bear Hall
  • McRae Hall
  • Warner Hall
  • Rudd Hall
James Branch Cabell Library

Libraries

The VCU Libraries is the third largest research library in Virginia. Together the libraries hold more than 1.7 million print volumes, 3 million microforms, 10,200 digital and print serials, access to 10,000 additional digital titles, and more than 30,000 multimedia titles. The Tompkins-McCaw Library has the largest medical collection in the state which provides electronic access to the latest in life sciences information and research. Cabell Library houses one of the largest book art collections in the Southeast and the largest popular culture and comic art collections in the state.


The VCU Libraries is the only patent and trademark depository in Virginia and has particular strengths in medicine, science, engineering and information technology. Both libraries provide hundreds of computer workstations located throughout the buildings as well as off-campus access from residence halls and home to all computerized resources.


Housing

Johnson Hall.
Johnson Hall.

Rhoads, Johnson and Brandt halls are the largest freshman communities on campus. Together they house approximately 1,870 students. These halls are set up for coeducational living with each floor designated for female or male students only. Brandt Hall is the newest residence hall facility on campus and houses 640 students, with floors reserved for freshmen and selected suites reserved for honors students. The West Grace Street Honors Residential College is adjacent to Rhoads and Johnson. It houses male and female freshman honors students in single rooms. The Gladding Residence Center suites offer a more independent living option for freshmen in a community with upper-level students. Cabaniss Hall at the VCU Medical Center is a freshman community especially of interest to students in the life and health sciences.


Upper-class students may choose to live in Ackell Residence Center, Capital Garage Apartments, GRC Apartments or RAMZ Hall.


Dining

Undergraduate students living in a university residence hall (not students living in university apartments), are required to choose a residential dining plan. VCU Dining Services offers block plans at 200-, 250- and 300- meal levels with additional Dining Dollars added. Block plans allow a specific number of meals to be used over an entire semester. These unlimited-serving meals are served in the Shafer Court Dining Center and the Larrick Dining Center. Dining dollars allow students the opportunity to purchase tax-free meals at any VCU retail restaurant. Commuter students and students living off campus have the option of purchasing a nonresidential dining plan.


Academics

Programs

VCU offers Baccalaureate, Master's and Doctoral degrees, as well as Professional and Certificate courses. A complete degree inventory is available from the Web site of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... A masters degree is a postgraduate academic degree awarded after the completion of an academic program of one to six years in duration. ... A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ... This article is about people called professionals. ... The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) is the Commonwealths coordinating body for higher education. ...


Over 40 of VCU's programs are unique to Virginia, such as the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness major in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, as well as the Real Estate and Urban Land Development degree in VCU's School of Business. The university also offers a wide range of study options with more than 170 certificate, undergraduate, graduate, professional and doctoral degrees in the arts, sciences and humanities in fifteen different schools of discipline.


In addition to its undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as its honors program, VCU now hosts the Illustration Academy. Illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith. ...


The university's medical campus provides students with several opportunities for postgraduate study at VCU. This has led to the development of "guaranteed admission programs," whereunder select incoming undergraduates are guaranteed a spot in a variety of professional schools so long as a high academic standard is maintained throughout their undergraduate studies. Schools with such a program include medicine, physical therapy, dentistry, pharmacy and others.


An accelerated program in the School of Education offers a combined undergraduate, teaching certificate and master's degree in five years.


Rankings

VCU holds a number of national rankings, US News & World Report graduate rankings include: U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...

  • 17th - Printmaking
  • 18th - Community Health
  • 18th - Women's Health
  • 21st - Pharmacy
  • 25th - Physical Therapy
  • 39th - Secondary education
  • 40th - Education
  • 47th - Nursing
  • 50th - Creative Writing[10]
  • 57th - Clinical Psychology
  • 57th - Public Affairs
  • 67th - Medical School (Research)
  • Top 50 - Teacher Preparation

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts) is ranked the #1 public university school of arts and design in the country (#4 among public & private institutions) by U.S. News & World Report (2009). VCUarts is the only public university arts and design school in the country to ever be ranked this high in overall ranking.


VCUarts Department of Interior Design graduate program is ranked as the #4 Interior Design graduate program in the south (regional schools) and #6 (national/ regional schools) by DesignIntelligence 2008 America's Best Architecture & Design Schools. The undergraduate program is ranked #5 (regional schools). VCUarts Department of Interior Design has been ranked as one of the top five programs in the country by Interior Design Magazine (1996).


The VCU Brandcenter, the School of Mass Communication’s graduate program in advertising, has also been ranked 1st in the nation by Creativity Magazine and as one of the top 60 design schools in the world by BusinessWeek.[11] There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... BusinessWeek is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. ...


VCU’s Masters of Health Administration program was ranked second by Modern Healthcare. The University's Health System earned national Magnet nursing designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and has twice been named one of the Solucient Top 100 Hospitals in the U.S. by Solucient Corporation. In research the school has been ranked as a top American university by Lombardi Program on Measuring University Performance and a top 100 university by the National Science Foundation. Campusdirt.com lists the University as one of the 10 most diverse student bodies in America. The logo of the National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. ...


The Academic Ranking of World Universities conducted in 2005 by the Institute of Higher Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranks VCU in the top 100 universities in North & Latin America and one of the top 200 universities in the world.[12] // One of the well known rankings, THES - QS publishes an annual report about world rankings. ... Shanghai Jiao Tong University (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; abbreviated Jiao Da (交大) or SJTU), located in Shanghai, is one of the oldest and most influential universities in China. ...


The VCU Counseling Psychology Graduate Program was ranked 3rd in the nation in the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index in 2007.[13]


Faculty

Notable faculty members include analytical chemist Dr. John B. Fenn, who in 2002 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to the field of mass spectrometry, and Religious Studies professor Amina Wadud, who caused controversy in 2005 by leading an Islamic prayer service of men and women. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dr. John B. Fenn Dr. John Bennett Fenn (born June 15, 1917 in New York City) is a research professor of analytical chemistry who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2002. ... This is a list of Nobel Prize laureates in Chemistry from 1901 to 2006. ... Mass spectrometry (previously called mass spectroscopy (deprecated) or informally, mass-spec and MS) is an analytical technique that measures the mass-to-charge ratio of ions. ... Amina Wadud is an Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. ...


In the medical field, VCU has had four professors elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' Institute of Medicine, most recently Dr. Steven Woolf in 2001.[14] Historically, notable faculty members include Charles-Édouard Brown-Séquard, M.D., for whom Brown-Séquard syndrome is named. Hunter McGuire, M.D., was the Confederate surgeon for General Thomas J. Jackson before he founded the University College of Medicine which later merged with MCV where he became the Chairman of Surgery. The Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center is named in his honor. The House of the Academy, Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... The Institute of Medicine, a part of the National Academy of Sciences, is an American organization whose purpose is to provide national advice on issues relating to biomedical science, medicine, and health (National Academy of Sciences, n. ... Charles-Édouard Brown-Sequard (variant Charles Edward), British physiologist and neurologist, was born at Port Louis, Mauritius, on the April 8th 1817. ... Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire (1835-1900) of Virginia, noted physician and educator Hunter Holmes McGuire, M.D. (October 11, 1835-September 19, 1900) was a physician, teacher, and orator. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial)  States that seceded under CSA control  States and territories claimed by CSA without formal secession and/or control Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia... For the 1960s country music artist, see Stonewall Jackson (musician); for the submarine, see USS Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634). ... Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center is located in Richmond, Virginia. ...


Dr. Jennifer Johnson's (Professor of Sociology) work at the Department of Defense in the area of Social Network Analysis won her the 2006 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award, which is the highest-ranking civilian service award given by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dr. Johnson was also awarded the 2004 Analyst of the Quarter by the Joint Warfare Analysis Center for her work on the Social Network Analysis Methodology Team.


Schools and departments

Grace E. Harris Hall, Monroe Park campus.
Grace E. Harris Hall, Monroe Park campus.

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Athletics

Main article: Virginia Commonwealth University Rams

VCU currently sponsors sixteen varsity teams in NCAA Division I play through the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). These teams include basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, golf, field hockey, track and field, and cross country. VCU's mascot is Rodney the Ram, and the teams as well as students are called VCU Rams. The VCU Rams can be considered one of two things: The name of the team that VCU has a sport in, for their mascot is a ram, or, a reference to the students as being Rams due to them intransitively being part of VCU. This makes the student body, and... NCAA redirects here. ... The Colonial Athletic Association, also known as the CAA, is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Georgia. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... Soccer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... This article is about the game. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men, women and children in many countries around the world. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ...


VCU also has many student run club teams. These sports not sponsored by the university include baseball, men's[25] and women's[26] rugby union, ice hockey,[27] ultimate[28] and men's and women's lacrosse. Previous club sports have also included rowing, wrestling, tennis, and cycling. VCU does not support a football team. The current university president, Eugene P. Trani, has been quoted as saying that he will not allow football to come to VCU under his watch due to the extra incurred cost.[29] VCU does not currently have a stadium that would be suitable for hosting football-related events. For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Ultimate (sometimes called ultimate Frisbee in reference to the trademarked brand name) is a non-contact competitive team game played with a 175 gram flying disc. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ...


Facilities

The interior of the Alltel Pavilion, within the Siegel Center, home court of the VCU basketball team.

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Organizations

VCU has numerous student organizations, including the Black Awakening Choir which won first place in the 2005 Baptist Student Union National Choir Competition in Atlanta, GA. Also, 2007 is the first year that STRUT has become an official organization at VCU. STRUT is an annual fashion show that has grown into a week long celebration on campus. In addition, VCU boasts a well-established net of ethnic and cultural organizations such as the African Student Union, Latino Student Association, Queer Action and the Vietnamese Student Association, among many others. Similarly, VCU offers a variety of religious organizations, such as Aletheia Campus Organization, Muslim Student Association, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Catholic Campus Ministry, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship house, BSU, Hillel @ VCU, and Lotus Buddhist Group. VCU also has one of the most active student, pep-club organizations in the Rowdy Rams. VCU also offers many different special interest organizations such as the (S.H.H.O.) Student Hip-Hop Organization, which allows students to network with VCU’s thriving hip-hop community and to utilize hip-hop as a tool for creating unity within this vibrant culture on campus. The Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) refer to campus-based not-for-profit student groups located all over the world in areas where communities of overseas Vietnamese exist. ... The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is a group dedicated, by its own description, to Islamic societies on college campuses in Canada and the United States for the good of Muslim students. ... InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, commonly referred to as InterVarsity, IVCF or simply IV, is an interdenominational, evangelical Christian ministry for college students. ... Catholic Campus Ministry is a term used to describe an organization at a college or university that is the presence of the Roman Catholic Church on campus. ... Chi Alpha Campus Ministries (usually known as Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship on campus, but sometimes University Christian Fellowship or Schoolname Christian Fellowship) is a Pentecostal Christian ministry to college students. ... The Baptist Student Union is a college-level organization that can be found on many college campuses in the United States. ... Hillel is a Hebrew name that has been held by many famous Jewish rabbis and thinkers. ...


VCU's Greek system has grown particularly rapidly in the last few years, with expansions within the Interfraternity Council and among multicultural organizations. Alpha Kappa Lambda, Delta Chi, Delta Phi Omega, Theta Chi, Pi Lambda Phi, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Beta Rho, Delta Phi Omega, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Kappa Phi Gamma, Sigma Lambda Upsilon and alpha Kappa Delta Phi have all chartered on campus since 2007. Alpha Kappa Lambda (ΑΚΛ) is an American collegiate social fraternity for men founded at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1914. ... Delta Chi (ΔΧ) (del-ta kai) or D-Chi is an international college social fraternity formed on October 13, 1890 at Cornell University initially as a professional fraternity for law students. ... Theta Chi (ΘΧ) is an international college fraternity for men. ... ΚΣ (Kappa Sigma) is an international fraternity with currently 234 chapters and 42 colonies in North America. ... Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) is a secret letter, social college fraternity. ... ΣΦΕ (Sigma Phi Epsilon), commonly nicknamed SigEp or S-P-E, is a social fraternity for male college students in the United States. ... La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated was established on February 19, 1982 in order to address the shortcomings of academic institutions in meeting and addressing the needs of Latino students in higher education. ... On December 1, 1987 at Binghamton University, Founding Mothers Cynthia Santiago-Guzman, Adriana Zamora-Tirado, Carmen Ibeth Garcia-Quinones and Carol Elizabeth Torres created an organization that would not only serve as a voice for women in an academic setting, but would also provide sincere sisterhood and unconditional support while... alpha Kappa Delta Phi (αΚΔΦ) (also known as aKDPhi) is the largest, nationwide Asian-American interest sorority. ...


Student government associations

There are two student government associations at VCU, one for each campus.[30] According to the Monroe Park Campus SGA Web site, it "serves as the unifying voice for all students to members of Virginia Commonwealth University administration, faculty, staff, and the Board of Visitors as well as to the City of Richmond." It is the stated goal of the SGA "to represent the concerns and interests of all students to the various groups that have an influence on student life," and it "oversees more than 200 student organizations."[31]


Student media

VCU's media organizations fall under the jurisdiction of the VCU Student Media Commission. Organizations include news journals The Commonwealth Times and The Vine, radio station WVCW, and literary journals Amendment and Poictesme. [32]


Notable alumni

Health and medicine

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  • Grace Harris - Civil rights activist and one of the first three African American faculty members hired by VCU.
  • Ron Tillett - Former Treasurer of Virginia, Secretary of Finance for Virginia.
  • Nancy C. Everett - CEO of General Motors Asset Management Corp. and its U.S. subsidiaries.
  • John C. Neal - CEO of Union Bank and Trust Company
  • Dick Robertson - President of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.[35]
  • Robert Wittman - Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Virginia's 1st congressional district

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References

  1. ^ Thanks to you!. Retrieved on 2007-09-27.
  2. ^ Fall Headcount Enrollments. State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Retrieved on 2007-04-17.
  3. ^ Profile: Richmond Virginia (PDF). Retrieved on 2007-04-17.
  4. ^ Shannon O’Neill (2005-03-30). The Reel Deal: Two April film festivals keep Richmonders in the dark.. Style Weekly. Retrieved on 2007-04-17.
  5. ^ Kate Connolly. Film festival to draw large crowd at Byrd Theatre. The Collegian. Retrieved on 2007-04-17.
  6. ^ VCU News Center – VCU Dedicates Grace E. Harris Hall
  7. ^ VCU School of Business New Building Plan - VCU
  8. ^ =http://www.news.vcu.edu/news.aspx?v=detail&nid=2317
  9. ^ The most recent ranking of dental schools was completed by U.S. News and World Report in 1993. To see the position of the ADA and ADEA on ranking visit: http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/programs/information.asp#rankings
  10. ^ The most recent ranking of graduate programs in creative writing was completed by U.S. News and World Report in 1997.
  11. ^ Adcenter Named Top Design School by Businessweek Retrieved on 2007-11-18
  12. ^ Academic Ranking of World Universities Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Retrieved on 2007-05-04
  13. ^ “The Chronicle of Higher Education.” January 12, 2007
  14. ^ VCU News Center – VCU professor recognized by institute of medicine
  15. ^ VCU College of Humanities & Sciences
  16. ^ VCU School of Mass Communications
  17. ^ VCU - School of World Studies
  18. ^ VCU :: L Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
  19. ^ VCU - School of Allied Health Professions
  20. ^ VCU School of Business
  21. ^ VCU School of Medicine
  22. ^ VCU School of Nursing
  23. ^ VCU School of Pharmacy
  24. ^ VCU School of Social Work
  25. ^ http://www.studentorg.vcu.edu/mensrugbyvcu
  26. ^ Ram Rugby
  27. ^ VCU Ice Hockey
  28. ^ VCU Ultimate: Beware of the biscuits
  29. ^ http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/....
  30. ^ Vcu - Sga
  31. ^ Vcu Sga
  32. ^ VCU Student Media Center
  33. ^ http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/....
  34. ^ http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/VA-news/....
  35. ^ VCU Foundation

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