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The Department of Biostatistics presents its spring 2017 seminar series featuring Montserrat Fuentes, Ph.D., dean, College of Humanities and Sciences, and professor, Department of Statistical Science and Operations Research, discussing "Nonparametric Spatial-Temporal Modelling of the Association Between Ambient Air Pollution and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes" in One Capitol Square, Third Floor, Room 305. For more information, contact Dipankar Bandyopadhyay at or (804) 827-2058 or visit

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences hosts a webcast of the UNC Minority Health Conference William T. Small, Jr. keynote in Room 2010. The theme for the conference is "Systems of Power: Recalling Our Past, Restructuring Our Future." The webcast will stream the recorded keynote address by Chandra Ford, Ph.D., followed by a live question-and-answer session with the keynote speaker. For more information, contact Thelma Mack at or visit

The School of World Studies Religious Studies Program presents "Under the Hijab and the Kippah: Muslims and Jews in a Divided America," a Religious Studies faculty panel discussion, in the Academic Learning Commons, Room 2201. The panel will feature Samaneh Oladi, assistant professor of Islam; David Weinfeld, assistant professor of Judaic Studies; and Jon Waybright, instructor and School of World Studies director of internships. For more information, contact Isabelle Richman at or visit

The School of World Studies Anthropology Program hosts its Spring 2017 Anthropology Speaker Series featuring Michelle Taylor discussing "Historical Preservation of the Enslaved Community at Jame Madison's Montpelier: Tracing Ancestral Roots with Public Archaeology and 3D Printing" in the Commons Theater. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Christopher Brooks at

The Society for Human Resource Management at VCU hosts a speaker series in Snead Hall, Room B2165. Each month, this organization invites speakers from the Richmond area to discuss current trends and best practices in human resource management. For more information, contact Brianna Earl at

The Linux User Group of VCU holds a LAN gaming party in the School of Engineering East Hall, Room E4221. For more information, contact Chase Greco at

The Activities Programming Board presents a screening of "The Gabby Douglas Story" at 7 p.m. and "Girl, Interrupted" at 9:30 p.m. in the Commons Theater. Movies will also be shown on Saturday, Feb. 25, with "The Gabby Douglas Story" starting at 7 p.m. and "Girl, Interrupted" at 9:30 p.m. in the Commons Theater. For more information, contact Activities Programming Board at

This week

Engage, The Foundation, ESPN/KLG Gaming and Lounge/Sideline Sport Report present a study break gaming tournament at the KLG Gamer Lounge, 616 E. Franklin St. Participants will enjoy a quick study break and play NBA2K, Madden and Call of Duty. Winner will get bragging rights and a prize. Entry is $5. Limited to 15 slots per weekend. For more information, contact Eduardo Colmenares at or (703) 853-8404.

The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice and Eta Lambda Sigma Fraternity presents an open discussion, "What's Next?: The Trump Effect," in Harris Hall, Room 2126. This event is intended to create a safe and open environment to discuss opinions and concerns about the events taking place during Trump's administration. Immigration, the economy, education, law enforcement, health insurance (Affordable Care Act) and other related topics will be discussed. For more information, contact Lauren Waller at

Coming up

VCUDine celebrates National Chili Day at Shafer Court Dining Center. Four VCU personalities, Reuban Rodriguez, Ed.D., VCU Executive Chef Hamilton Goss, Chief John Venuti and Rodney the Ram are whipping up their favorite chili recipes for participants to taste and vote for their number one. For more information, contact Lauren Hay at or (804) 828-1148 or visit

Massey Cancer Center invites the VCU community to attend "Wellness for Women with Breast Cancer" at the Richmond Public Library, 101 E. Franklin St. In the first of a series of four monthly breast health workshops, Mary Helen Hackney, M.D., will provide an overview of the various types of breast cancer and why they matter for treatment planning. R.S.V.P. to the contact below. For more information, contact Heather Martin at or (804) 628-2106.

The Activities Programming Board hosts an entertainment-themed game of bingo in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salons. Participants will enjoy a baked potato bar while playing to win one of the many giveaways including a board game pack, belle isle kit, roku, laptop, Xbox and a Beats pill. For more information, contact Activities Programming Board at

Off-Campus Student Services presents "Meet, Eat and Greet" in the University Student Commons, Alumni Board Room, throughout the rest of the semester. This is an opportunity to meet other students living off-campus, while grabbing a bite to eat before setting off to greet the day. "Meet, Eat and Greets" will be held on March 1 and 15; April 3 and 17; and May 1 and 15. For more information, contact Lisa Mathews-Ailsworth at or (804) 828-4514 or visit

The Global Education Office and Divisions for Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Enrollment Management host the VALHEN Encuentro 2017:latinXchange in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms. This annual meeting of the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network highlights the issues affecting Hispanic/Latino communities and fosters conversations on important educational issues. VALHEN will provide free admission to the first 10 VCU students and faculty who register at the link below. For more information, contact Renee Russell at or (804) 828-3636 or visit

VCU Rec Sports hosts an indoor sprint triathlon at the Cary Street Gym. The cost is $10 for students, $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Register by Friday, March 3, by visiting the website below. For more information, contact Amanda Simmons at or (804) 827-0321 or visit

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