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This weekend, VCU Baseball takes on three different teams in the PK5 Classic. Friday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. against Lafayette; Saturday, March 15, at 5 p.m. against Buffalo; and Sunday, March 16, at 2 p.m. against Rutgers. All games take place at The Diamond, 3001 N. Boulevard. For more information, contact VCU Ticket Office at tickets@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7267 or visit http://www.vcuathletics.com/tickets/TicketCentral/.

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Bhakti Yoga Club and Sigma Phi Epsilon sponsor a fundraiser to support the Global Education Relief program, Food for Life, by selling wholesome, organic vegetarian lunches for a suggested donation per plate in the Commons Plaza. All proceeds benefit Food for Life, a global vegetarian food relief program that serves three million meals a day worldwide. For more information, contact Sarita Telhan at telhansr@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.collegiatelink.net/organization/bhakticlub.

Iranian Culture Club holds a documentary screening event devoted to portraying the life of Iran-Iraq war veterans in the Commons Theater. "Doomsday Machine*," a 2009 film directed by Soudabeh Moradian, and "Paint! No Matter What," a 1999 film directed by Maziar Bahari, will be screened. *Warning: This film contains disturbing images of corpses which may be unsuitable for some audiences. For more information, contact Kaveh Mohajeri at mohajerik@vcu.edu or (804) 833-1799 or visit http://vcu.collegiatelink.net/organization/icc.

The Global Education Office presents a ladies-only screening of “Girl Rising” in the West Grace North Residence Hall, Room 1030J. From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, this documentary journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world, who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds. For more information, contact Elizabeth Hiett at eihiett@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6846 or visit http://global.vcu.edu/students/connections/connected/movienightflier-girlrising.pdf.

Notices

Cabell Construction Update: Look For New Service Desk

Over spring break, the main Information Service desk on the first floor of Cabell Library moves to its temporary location closer to the center of the floor. The desk sits in the direct path of the new, temporary entrance, south of Starbucks, which is expected to be in place Friday, March 21. Library patrons should prepare for noise and disruption in some first floor spaces as construction on the new library moves forward. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at srobinson26@vcu.edu or (804) 828-0129.

Call for Submissions: The Medical Literary Messenger

The editorial board of Medical Literary Messenger invites the VCU community to submit original prose, poetry or photography concerning the healing arts for the spring 2014 edition of the online literary magazine. The journal is dedicated to the art of medicine and creative expression in the VCU community and beyond. For more information, contact Rachel Van Hart at medlit@vcu.edu or (804) 628-5016 or visit http://www.med-lit.vcu.edu.

Call for Applications: American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant

The VCU Massey Cancer Center invites junior faculty to submit grant applications for the award of small research grants of up to $30,000 for one year from the American Cancer Society to perform basic, pre-clinical, clinical and cancer-control research studies. These grants are intended for new investigators who do not have an active, nationally competitive research grant. The deadline for submission is Monday, April 28. For more information, contact Leigh Sprague at lsprague@vcu.edu or visit https://www.massey.vcu.edu/research/funding/acs-institutional-research-grants/.

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