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Today

The School of Dentistry Philips Institute for Oral Health Research presents Cary Allen Moody, Ph.D., UNC School of Medicine, discussing "Regulation of Human Papillomavirus Replication by the DNA Damage Response" in the Lyons Dental Building, Room 424. For more information, contact Dung Pham at dpham3@vcu.edu.

This week

Engineering World Health at VCU presents Zoltan Istvan, a 2016 presidential candidate for the Transhumanist Party, in the School of Engineering West Hall, Room 104. Istvan will be speaking about biomedical enhancement, the philosophy of transhumanism and how transhumanist technology will affect developing countries. For more information, contact Brittany Allen at allenbp@vcu.edu.

Women's Basketball hosts the University of Maryland Eastern Shore at the Siegel Center. The game will feature a post-game autograph session with the Women's Basketball team. VCU students receive free admission. Faculty and staff will receive a discounted $4 ticket with a valid VCU ID. For more information, contact VCU Athletics at athletics@vcu.edu.

Coming up

The Center for Clinical and Translational Research presents its Discovery Dialogues seminar, "Discovering Ways to Regenerate the Damaged Lung," featuring Rebecca Heise, Ph.D., assistant professor, Biomedical Engineering, in Main Hospital, Learning Center, First Floor (across from the cafeteria). Faculty, staff, students, patients and families are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Pam Dillon at pmdillon@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1519 or visit http://www.cctr.vcu.edu.

The da Vinci Center holds an information session for its Master of Product Innovation program at the center, 807 S. Cathedral Place. Participants will learn more about how to collaborate with Fortune 500 companies and go behind-the-scenes at some of the world's largest R&D departments, such as Google, Patagonia and REI. For more information, contact Joseph Cipolla at jcipolla@vcu.edu or (804) 828-3477 or visit http://www.davincicenter.vcu.edu/programs/master-of-prod-innovation.

The Center for Clinical and Translational Research hosts its quarterly training session in Sanger Hall, Room B-020, on using REDCap to request VCU Health System clinical, nursing and ancillary support. New and returning REDCap users are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Art Carpenter at ajcarpenter@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8237 or visit https://training.vcu.edu/course_detail.asp?ID=14011.

The Office of Continuing and Professional Education, in partnership with Lovegevity's Wedding Planning Institute, offers a Corporate Event Planning Course beginning on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 6-9:30 p.m. To register, use the contact information below. For more information, contact Christina S. Draper, Program Manager & School Liaison at cdraper2@vcu.edu or (804) 828-8831 or visit http://ocpe.vcu.edu/hospitality.

Notices

Final Grading for Fall 2015

Grading for fall 2015 has begun. Grade sheets are available on faculty eServices. Grades are due by noon on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 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. If you do not see one of your grade sheets, contact your department's course scheduling representative. For more information, contact Office of Records and Registration at rar@vcu.edu.

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign: Deadline Approaching

This year's VCU Commonwealth of Virginia (CVC) campaign ends on Friday, Dec. 18. Support this campaign by making a donation to one of the over 1,000 charities that participate in the campaign. Employees who have given directly to a CVC participating charity this year are asked to have their donation counted by sending documentation of their donation to the contact information below. For details on making a donation and to see the charity listing, visit http://cvc.vcu.edu/ For more information, contact Debbie Fitzgerald at dmfitzge@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit http://cvc.vcu.edu/.

Noise Alert: Construction Finale at Cabell Affects Exam Season This Week

Work on new Cabell Library is edging to a close. To meet deadlines, some essential work is being done this week. From Dec. 10-11, workers are installing new shelving in the services area in the new lobby. Expect noise on the first and second floors. There will be free earplugs and candy available at the service desk. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at srobinson26@vcu.edu or visit http://wp.vcu.edu/new-library/2015/12/07/construction-finale-be-prepared-for-front-desk-move-demo-noise/.

RamRide Holiday Service

The Campus Connector operates on its normal schedule through Tuesday, Dec. 15, and will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Dec. 16-18. From Saturday, Dec. 19, through Sunday, Jan. 3, the Campus Connector will not be in service. The A Lot, I Lot and M Lot routes will be serviced as normal, with the exception of Friday, Dec. 25, and Friday, Jan. 1. Employees who park in the A, I or M lots will be permitted to park in the N Deck or 8th St. Deck on these two dates. From Jan. 4-15, the Campus Connector will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Miriam Foster at ramride@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7275 or visit http://www.parking.vcu.edu.

Honors College: Call for Faculty Proposals

The Honors College serves undergraduates in all majors and is seeking research projects in all disciplines to provide students with experiential learning opportunities over the summer. A stipend is available for both faculty and students. Proposals received by Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, will be given priority consideration. For more information, contact Jacqueline Smith-Mason, Ph.D. at jsmithmason@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1803 or visit http://honors.vcu.edu/faculty/researchprojects.html.

Schedule A Class for Library Instruction

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences invites faculty to schedule a librarian instruction focused on health sciences research. To request a library session geared specifically for a class, use the contact information below or emailing a library liaison. To find a liaison librarian and liaison subject areas, visit the website below. For more information, contact Thelma Mack, research and education coordinator at mackta@vcu.edu or (804) 828-0017 or visit http://www.library.vcu.edu/research/askus/liaisons/.

VCU Globe: Accepts Applications for Faculty Fellows

VCU Globe is currently accepting applications for the Faculty Fellows Program. Applications from faculty in a wide variety of academic disciplines are encouraged. Eligibile applicants hold full-time appointments in their disciplines, work as adjunct faculty at VCU or represent a Richmond-area community partner. Fellows teach an upper-level three-credit seminar/elective course to VCU Globe students. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 22. For more information, contact Jill Blondin at jblondin@vcu.edu or visit http://global.vcu.edu/vcuglobe/facultyfellows/.

Diploma Ceremonies

For a full schedule of each VCU school or department's diploma ceremonies, visit http://www.commencement.vcu.edu/Departmental-Ceremonies/ or contact your department office. For more information, contact Janelle Scutt at jscutt@vcu.edu or visit http://www.commencement.vcu.edu/Departmental-Ceremonies/.

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