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Today

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.

VCUarts invites the VCU community to an open night in the Pollak Building. Participants will enjoy an evening of total sensory immersion in the works of VCUarts wildly talented graduate MFA and undergraduate students in photography, film, graphic design, fashion design and interior design. For more information, contact Sasha Waters Freyer at swfreyer@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2162.

This week

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 VCU community is invited to hear VCU Common Book Author-in-Residence Jill Lepore, Ph.D., who will speak on "The Secret History of Wonder Woman” at the New Cabell Library Auditorium. Lepore will be signing books after the talk. For more information, contact Shelli Fowler at sbfowler@vcu.edu.

Notices

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.

Rampages.us Down for Maintenance Starting Dec. 17

Rampages.us will be getting an upgrade over the VCU Winter Break, from Dec. 17-24, and will be temporarily unavailable. For more information, contact VCU ALT Lab at altlab@vcu.edu or visit http://rampages.us.

Spring Break Trip To Guatemala

The Highland Support Project at VCU sponsors a spring break trip to Guatemala from March 5-12, 2016. HSP invites those passionate about service, travel and social justice to spend a week working with the Indigenous Maya communities in the Western Highlands of Guatemala on environmental, health and educational arts projects, all while learning about traditional Maya culture. Participants will enjoy projects and events, such as stove building and salsa night. Space is limited. Register by Friday, Dec. 18, to receive a $100 early registration discount. For more information, contact Christiana Omland at omlandce@vcu.edu or (703) 677-6538.

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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