Master of Product Innovation Information Session
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
VCU’s da Vinci Center hosts an information session on its Master of Product Innovation program in the School of Engineering East Hall, Room E4229. Individuals interested in fall 2014 enrollment should attend.
For more information, contact Frank Franzak at email@example.com or visit http://www.davincicenter.vcu.edu/programs/master-of-prod-innovation/.
'Tips and Tools for Study Participant Recruitment'
Thursday, May 15, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m.
The Center for Clinical & Translational Research and Tompkins-McCaw Library host the next "Whetting Your Appetite for Research" seminar, “Tips and Tools for Study Participant Recruitment” in the Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 109. Jon DeShazo, Ph.D., M.P.H., director, CCTR Biomedical Informatics Core, will discuss tools available for VCU researchers to help with clinical trials recruitment. Bring lunch; drinks will be provided. R.S.V.P. to the email address below.
For more information, contact Pam Dillon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 827-1519.
'Spit for Science'
Friday, May 16, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m.
The Department of Psychiatry, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Virginia, Mental Health America of Virginia and Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance co-sponsor a presentation in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month at the United Way Building, 2001 Maywill St., second floor conference room. VCU researcher, Danielle Dick, Ph.D., will present her research on the “Spit for Science” project at a “Brown Bag Lunch and Learn.” The scientific focus is to understand why some are more likely than others to develop problems associated with the use of alcohol and other substances, as well as difficulties with emotional health.
For more information, contact Rupa Murthy at email@example.com or visit http://spit4science.vcu.edu/.
VCU Greater Richmond High School Jazz Band Concert
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 1 p.m.
The VCU Greater Richmond High School Jazz Band presents its final concert in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall. The performance will include music by Dave Brubeck, Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, Sammy Nestico and Sonny Rollins. The band is directed by professors Antonio Garcia and Bryan Hooten. Admission is free.
For more information, contact Antonio Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://arts.vcu.edu/music.
Work/Life Resources Lunchtime Seminar: 'Stretches and Exercises to Do at a Desk'
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at noon
Work/Life resources invites employees to join its new discount provider, American Family Fitness, to learn how to stretch and exercise at a desk and explore myths about fitness in the University Student Commons, Forum Room. Employees will be able to sign up for American Family Fitness membership for $1. To register, visit http://training.vcu.edu/course_detail.asp?ID=12741.
For more information, contact Debbie Fitzgerald at email@example.com.
'Incontinence: Staying in Control'
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
VCU Medical Center presents a free seminar about incontinence as part of the Lewis Ginter Seminar Series. Physical therapists Ann Dunbar and Kelley Ryan will discuss the signs and symptoms of urinary and fecal incontinence and will share tips to promote pelvic floor muscle strength and improve quality of life. The seminar is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments are provided. Registration is recommended. To register, call 828-0123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Katherine Poarch at email@example.com or (804) 828-0123 or visit http://www.vcuhealth.org/Events/EventDetails.aspx?sid=1&EventID=1043&showBack=true&PageIndex=1&EndDate=6/24/2014.
Visiting Speaker Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Add to calendar http:// 21-05-2014 14:00:00 21-05-2014 15 Visiting Speaker Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D. The Life Sciences and Religion Initiative and the Palliative Care program present two talks by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D. The first talk, "Beyond the Cancer Genome: New Advances in Cancer Treatment," will be at 2 p.m. in the Egyptian Building auditorium and the second, "Illness as Biography: Writing a History of Cancer," will be at 7 p.m. in the W.E. Singleton Center for Performing Arts. Visiting Speaker Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D. Brian Cassel firstname.lastname@example.org DD/MM/YYYY
The Life Sciences and Religion Initiative and the Palliative Care program present two talks by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D. The first talk, "Beyond the Cancer Genome: New Advances in Cancer Treatment," will be at 2 p.m. in the Egyptian Building auditorium and the second, "Illness as Biography: Writing a History of Cancer," will be at 7 p.m. in the W.E. Singleton Center for Performing Arts.
For more information, contact Brian Cassel at email@example.com or (804) 628-0617.
School of Pharmacy Biennial Lowenthal Symposium
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The School of Pharmacy presents its Biennial Lowenthal Symposium at the Larrick Student Center. Sponsored by the Werner Lowenthal Endowment Fund and the Center for Biomarker Research and Personalized Medicine, the symposium theme is "Epigenetics of Psychiatric Disorders and its Potential to Improve Treatment." Admission is free and a free lunch is included for attendees who register by Wednesday, May 21. To learn more or to register, visit http://www.pharmacy.vcu.edu/lowenthal.
For more information, contact Gioia Casso at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-6098 or visit http://www.pharmacy.vcu.edu/lowenthal/.
Blackboard System Upgrade Scheduled For This Thursday, May 15
Blackboard and the VCU Learning Systems team upgrade the VCU instance of Blackboard on Thursday, May 15, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Blackboard is expected to be unavailable for up to 36 hours during this upgrade.
For more information, contact VCU helpIT Center at helpIT@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2227 or visit http://go.vcu.edu/bbfaq.
Health Plan Premium Rewards for Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff in COVA Care and COVA HealthAware who currently receive premium rewards will automatically continue to receive them for the July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 plan year. For more information, see http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/hbenefits/ohbcommunications/COVAPremiumRewardLetterB.pdf. Faculty and staff in COVA Care and COVA HealthAware who do not currently receive premium rewards can qualify to receive them for the July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 plan year by completing a health assessment and biometric screening on or before May 31, 2014. For more information, see http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/hbenefits/ohbcommunications/COVAPremiumRewardLetterA.pdf or contact Active Health Management at 1-866-938-0349.
For more information, contact VCU Benefits at email@example.com or (804) 827-1723 or visit http://hr.vcu.edu/benefits.html .
Open Enrollment for Faculty and Staff Health Benefits and Flexible Spending: May 1-23
Open enrollment for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s health benefits and flexible spending programs will take place from Thursday, May 1, through Friday, May 23. Eligible faculty and staff may enroll or make coverage changes during this period. For details, review the Spotlight newsletter at http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/hbenefits/OpenEnrollment2014/SpotlightSpring2014.pdf and the VCU Open Enrollment Checklist at http://hr.vcu.edu/media/hr/checklist_oe2014.pdf. Open enrollment elections are accepted only between May 1 and May 23.
For more information, contact VCU Benefits at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 827-1723 or visit http://hr.vcu.edu/benefits.html.
Grades Due by Noon on May 13, 2014
Grading for spring 2014 has begun. Grade sheets are available on faculty eServices. Grades are due by noon on Tuesday, May 13, at which time grading will be turned off. Faculty may only access grade sheets for courses to which they have been assigned in the class schedule. Faculty who do not see one of their grade sheets should contact their department's course scheduling representative.
For more information, contact Elise Scott at email@example.com or (804) 828-1349 or visit http://sem.vcu.edu.
VCU’s 2014 Holiday and Winter Closing Schedule Reminder
VCU’s 2014 holiday and winter closing schedule is available at http://hr.vcu.edu/communications/holiday-calendar/. Eligible faculty and staff are encouraged to save 20 hours of leave (two and one-half days) required to cover part of the winter closing, as indicated at http://hr.vcu.edu/media/hr/documents/IHR20140107.pdf.
For more information, contact Gwen Parker, VCU Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 828-1534 or visit http://www.hr.vcu.edu/communications/holiday-calendar/.
New Parking and Transportation Customer Service Office Hours
Beginning on Monday, May 19, the parking and transportation customer service offices will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the MCV Campus and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the Monroe Park Campus, Monday-Friday.
For more information, contact VCU Parking at email@example.com or visit http://www.parking.vcu.edu.
Bike Parking Changes by Cabell Library
Facilities Management advises that the bike racks along the north and northeast sides of Cabell Library will be closed, beginning the week of Monday, May 12, until the Cabell Library project has been completed. These areas, including the decorative fencing, will be inside of the construction fence and will not be available for use. As many racks as possible will be relocated in the same general area.
For more information, contact Margaret Kelland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure: Report Fundraising Total
Employees who participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 10, are asked to email Debbie Fitzgerald, Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign co-chair, with their fundraising total for this event so it can be counted as part of VCU's CVC Campaign.
For more information, contact Debbie Fitzgerald at email@example.com.
VCU Learning Studio Teaching Fellows Program
The VCU Learning Studio Teaching Fellows Program, a state-of-the-art classroom in the Academic Learning Commons, Room 4110, has been designed to support faculty members and students in the exploration and study of new learning spaces. The studio contains a wide-array of technologies and furniture that combine to provide unique opportunities to enhance teaching and learning.
For more information, contact Jeff Nugent at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 827-0563 or visit http://wp.vcu.edu/alc4110.