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The interdisciplinary Media, Art, and Text program hosts Radhika Gajjala, Ph.D., who will present "Digital Subaltern 2.0: Networked Labor, Affect and Micro-Finance" in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salons II. Gajjala is director of the American Culture Studies Program in the School of Media Communications at Bowling Green State University. Her work examines digital media and globalization as well as gender, race and technology. She has a particular interest in South Asian diasporas and critical development studies. For more information, contact Eric Garberson, Ph.D., at eggarberson@vcu.edu or visit http://www.matx.vcu.edu/.

Green Unity invites the VCU community to drop off at the University Student Commons old batteries, cell phones, chargers, microwaves or any other old or broken electronic smaller than a refrigerator to be recycled. For more information, contact Wyatt Carpenter at carpenterlw@vcu.edu.

The VCU Department of Healthcare Policy and Research hosts Erika Martin, Ph.D., at One Capitol Square, 830 E. Main St., Room 4-104, for a seminar titled "A System Dynamics-based Evaluation of the Mandatory Offer of HIV Testing in New York State." Martin is an assistant professor at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at SUNY-Albany. R.S.V.P. using the information below. For more information, contact Anna Rose at apenny2@vcu.edu or (804) 628-2351 or visit http://www.healthpolicy.vcu.edu.

As a part of the VCU Visiting Writers Series, author Craig Nova and poet Tom Sleigh will read in the VCU Scott House. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Thom Didato at tndidato@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1329 or visit http://wp.vcu.edu/english/.

This week

The Math Department's Biomath Seminar hosts a special lecture in Harris Hall, Room 4119, on politics and history in which John Berglund, Ph.D., will tell the story of three politicians who were unusual in that they were also mathematicians. The talk will be followed by an optional 2 p.m. social hour with tea, coffee and treats in Harris Hall, Room 4114. For more information, contact Alexi Hoeft at hoefta@vcu.edu or visit http://www.people.vcu.edu/~rasegal/Abstracts/BerglundAbstract.html.

The VCU AmeriCorps and America Reads Program hosts information sessions Friday, March 15, at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the VCU AmeriCorps and America Reads Office, 1103 W. Marshall St. Facilitated by current VCU AmeriCorps members and alumns, the sessions are an opportunity to make a big difference in one's own life and in the lives of Richmond's children. AmeriCorps is a chance to put ideals into action while learning new skills, making new connections and earning money to pay for college. For more information, contact Jenny Callear at callearjr@vcu.edu or (804) 827-1930 or visit http://www.community.vcu.edu/outreach/americorps-2/.

The VCU School of Education sponsors a research colloquium at Oliver Hall, fourth floor, 1015 W. Main St. The theme is "University Partnerships at Work: Community Engagement and Middle School Youth Development Programs." For more information, contact Jose Alcaine at jgalcaine@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2009 or visit http://vcuschoolofeducation.createsend1.com/t/t-l-mhrjdt-vddekd-ty/.

Coming up

The VCU Institute for Women's Health presents How to Treat a Woman: Strategies for Healthcare & Self-Care in the Main Hospital, first floor Learning Center. Dr. Yi Ning will speak on nutrition and lifestyle management of cancer survivors. The event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Tracy McMullin at tlmcmullin@vcu.edu or visit http://www.womenshealth.vcu.edu.

The Center for Professional Growth hosts a presentation in the Commons Theater about the opportunities that Facebook presents to connect people from all walks of life whether it be in a social or business capacity. Brandon Peirce, director of mobile partnerships at Facebook will present. Pamela DiSalvo Lepley, VCU's executive director of University Relations, will moderate. Seating is limited to 240 and is first come, first served. For more information, contact Liz Fillman at ewfillmanvcu.edu or (804) 827-9341 or visit http://www.cpg.soe.vcu.edu.

Human Resources and Sakita Sistrun with VCU Clinical Research Services present "Meal Planning: Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day," a brown bag seminar, in the Lindsey House conference room, and on Thursday, March 28, at noon in McGuire Hall Annex, Room B-20. Participants may bring their lunch. To register for the March 26 session, go to http://training.vcu.edu/course_detail.asp?ID=11060. To register for the March 28 session, go to http://training.vcu.edu/course_detail.asp?ID=11061. For more information, contact Debbie Fitzgerald at dmfitzge@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit http://www.hr.vcu.edu/wellness.html.

Notices

Calling All Vendors for the Earth Day Bazaar

Green Unity hosts the second annual Earth Day edition of the Rams Community Bazaar and will accept applications for vendors and informational tabling through Monday, March 18. The event will provide a haven for economic and cultural exchange that appeals to the VCU student body, alumni and the Richmond community. Those interested in selling local/handmade items or food and those interested in hosting an informational table for outreach can email grupenhoffar@vcu.edu for an application. The event will take place on Friday, April 19, in the Park Plaza (outdoor amphitheater behind Hibbs Hall) 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Commons Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Melissa Lesh at leshm@vcu.edu or (608) 609-6668 or visit http://ramscommunitybazaar.tumblr.com.

Ecology Day Camps for Middle Schoolers

The VCU Rice Center offers two week-long, summer field courses for rising sixth through ninth graders. Camper pick-up and drop-off are on the Monroe Park Campus. Go Fish! (July 22-26 and July 29-Aug. 2) teaches students about fish biology through the art of angling. In Aquatic Ecology (July 15-19), students join a team of scientists in exploring lakes, streams and rivers. To register, use the information below. For more information, contact Drew Garey at gareyal@vcu.edu or (804) 827-0236 or visit http://www.vcu.edu/rice/education/courses.html .

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