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Monday, Jan. 13

Spring classes begin

Monday, Jan. 13 - Sunday, Jan. 19

Add/drop and late registration

Friday, Jan. 17

Deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the spring 2014 semester

Tour Cabell Library Jan. 16-23

Students, staff and faculty can invest a few minutes on a tour of Cabell Library and save time later in the semester. Participants will learn about the facility, collections and services. Tours start promptly at the main entrance and last 30 minutes. No registration required. Thursday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 22, at noon and 4 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 23, at 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at srobinson26@vcu or visit http://go.vcu.edu/library-classes.

Rams in Recovery Cereal Lunch

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rams in Recovery hosts an informal cereal lunch at The Center at VCU, 819 S. Cathedral Place. Anyone affected by any addiction is welcome to this safe, judgement-free environment. For more information, contact Kristen Kidd Donovan at kkdonovan@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2086.

Department of Healthcare Policy and Research Seminar Series

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Department of Healthcare Policy and Research presents "Research Methods: Spatial Analysis in Health Service Research" at One Capitol Square, Room 4-104. Aaron Yao, Ph.D., instructor in the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, will present. On Thursday, Jan. 23, from noon to 1 p.m., Louis F. Rossiter, Ph.D., research professor, Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy at William & Mary, will present "Patient Satisfaction and Patient Loyalty in New York State Hospitals" at One Capital Square, Room 4-104. For more information, contact Anna Rose at aprose@vcu.edu or (804) 628-2351 or visit http://healthpolicy.vcu.edu.

'In Conversation': Photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier

5:30 p.m.

VCUarts Anderson Gallery and the Department of Photography and Film present "In Conversation" featuring photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier with Dean Daderko, curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and Anna Stothar, assistant curator, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, at the Grace Street Theater. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Traci Garland at thgarland@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1522 or visit http://arts.vcu.edu/andersongallery.

This week

The University Student Commons & Activities holds a Student Organization and Volunteer Opportunities Fair at the University Student Commons, second floor. Attend and learn about how to get involved at VCU. For more information, contact Kaitlin Griffith at kgriffith@vcu.edu.

VCU Police are available at the Gladding Residence Center for students to register bicycles and computers and exchange cable bike locks for sturdier U-Locks. Registration is free and optional, but it is recommended to assist in recovering property if it is lost or stolen. For more information, contact Matthew Ruland at mcruland@vcu.edu.

Men's Basketball hosts Duquesne at the Siegel Center. All students in attendance will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, contact VCU Ticket Office at tickets@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7267 or visit http://www.vcuathletics.com/tickets/TicketCentral.

Coming up

VCU AmeriCorps Program, in collaboration with Second Presbyterian Church and CARITAS, hosts a celebration to honor Dr. King’s commitment to service at Second Presbyterian Church, 5 N. 5th St. The VCU community is encouraged to attend to reflect upon how it can work together to build Dr. King’s beloved community. There will be music, inspiring words and a light reception to follow the service. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jenny Callear at callearjr@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1907.

The Wellness Resource Center and VCU Police present "Stamp Out Stalking," an expert panel presentation in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salon III. The panel will include moderator Tammi Slovinsky, VCU Wellness Resource Center; Corporal Tricia Mozingo, VCU Police Department; Dan Han, VCU information security officer; and David Graham, Virginia Attorney General's Office's Computer Forensic Unit. For more information, contact Tammi Slovinsky at tslovinsky@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2085 or visit http://www.thewell.vcu.edu/.

Weight Watchers@VCU hosts open house meetings on both campuses. The MCV Campus meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at noon at the Alumni House, Room 217. The Monroe Park Campus meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 12:30 p.m. at the West Grace South Residence Hall, Room 1004g. These meetings are open to anyone interested in learning more about Weight Watchers@VCU. For more information, contact Debbie Fitzgerald at dmfitzge@vcu.edu.

The Division for Inclusive Excellence hosts "Maneuvering the Reasonable Accommodations Maze" at the Larrick Student Center, Court End Ballroom B. Once a qualified individual with a disability has requested a reasonable accommodation, the employer and employee need to know what their options are. PowerPoint presentation followed by question-and-answer session. For more information, contact Paula McMahon at mcmahonpl2@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8947.

The VCU and VCU Health System communities are invited to join President Michael Rao for his inaugural State of the University Address at 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts (922 Park Ave.). Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. President Rao will discuss VCU’s recent successes as one of our nation’s premier urban public research universities and outline a roadmap for our continued progress. A live webcast of the State of the University Address will be streamed on VCU’s homepage, www.vcu.edu. For more information, contact Arianne Dowdell at adowdell@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8851.

The Center for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering hosts its January Research Network Lunch at the Hermes A. Kontos Medical Sciences Building, Rooms 104/105. Attend lunch and discuss research projects and ideas with other professionals. Lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P. to the email address below by Friday, Jan. 24. Note any dietary restrictions. For more information, contact Amanda Johnson at avjohnson@vcu.edu or visit http://www.cerse.vcu.edu/prodev/network.cfm.

The Department of History presents the 5th Annual Southern Film Festival. The screening of "Johnnie and Arthur Ashe" will be at 10 a.m. at the Grace Street Theater, followed by “Greased Lightning” at 4 p.m. "Mickey: A Family Story" will be screened at noon at the Virginia Historical Society Theater, 428 N. Boulevard. For more information, contact Emilie Raymond at eeraymond@vcu.edu or visit http://wp.vcu.edu/sff/.

VCUarts Department of Art Education is offering the Creative Arts Day Camp at Franklin Terrace for children rising into grades K-9. Summer 2014 sessions are July 14-18, July 21-25, and July 28-August 1, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will explore the fascinating world of contemporary art, learning about the artistic concepts, processes and media of today. For more information, contact Alex Curley at curleyad@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7154 or visit http://arts.vcu.edu/arteducation/community/creative-arts-day-camp/.

Notices

VCU Homecoming

Homecoming is the week of Jan. 13-20. Many events and activities are taking place this week including a door decorating contest for all departments (email wattsjl2@vcu.edu for details); a concert on Friday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Siegel Center; annual Homecoming parade on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m., as well as a festival in Monroe Park immediately following the parade. Visit http://www.homecomingvcu.com for a complete schedule of the week’s events, contest registration forms and ticket information. For more information, contact Sheryce Holloway at hollowayse@vcu.edu.

African-American Women Needed for Birth Control Pill Study

African-American female volunteers are needed for a research study to evaluate factors when using the pill that may affect how the body handles sugar and heart disease risk profile. Volunteers should be African-American, 18-35 years old, do not smoke, and have not been on the pill for the past 3 months. Participants will spend 5 mornings at VCUHS over 6 months. Compensation and a 6-month supply of a commonly used FDA-approved birth pill will be provided. For more information, contact Annie Cheang at kicheang@vcu.edu or (804) 828-9698.

New 2014 VCU Summer Fellowships for Undergraduate Research

The Office of Research announces 32 new funded fellowship opportunities for undergraduates interested in conducting research during the summer of 2014. These opportunities include the annual UROP Fellowships for Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship; Global Education Undergraduate Research Fellowships; Undergraduate Fellowships for Clinical and Translational Research; Undergraduate Fellowships for Community Engaged and Translational Research; and UROP Summer Fellowships. For more information, contact Herb Hill at hhill@vcu.edu or visit http://www.research.vcu.edu/ugresources/opps.htm.

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