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University Marketing holds an open casting call in Park Plaza, behind Hibbs Hall, for students, faculty and staff interested in being in photos/video for VCU promotion. For more information, contact Linda George at

VCU Parking and Transportation hosts the 21st "Great Bike Roundup" in the University Student Commons Plaza. Representatives from RamBikes, VCU Police, Zipcar and the Outdoor Adventure Program will be on hand to educate and answer any questions from bicyclists and bike enthusiasts. For more information, contact VCU Transportation at or (804) 828-2421 or visit

The Wellness Resource Center, Office of Sustainability and Green Unity present "Urban Roots," a documentary film that follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit; what is possible after the collapse of the industrial era and how to build a sustainable future for all, in the Commons Theater. For more information, contact Katie Vatalaro Hill at

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences features an art exhibit of microscopic images taken by students, faculty and staff in the library's gallery. The library invited submissions and of the more than 40 received, 24 are featured in the new show. Images were analyzed and scored by Scott Henderson, Lara Mabry, Rene Olivares-Navarrete and Ning Zhang on the basis of aesthetic appeal, skill and significance. Anders Hånell, Ryan Clohessy and Gireesh Reddy are recipients of prizes. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at or visit

Sculpture + Extended Media seniors hold “Potluck Performance Night,” with up to five performances, at 207-209 North Foushee St. This show is about making art for other artists not for commodity or commercial purposes. The students make exciting work that challenges the boundaries of contemporary art in different ways, ranging from object making to performance. For more information, contact Nathaniel Cody at or (757) 927-6176.

Activities Programming Board shows films every weekend in the Commons Theater for students and faculty with a valid VCU ID. This weekend the board will show "To-Do List" and "Reality Bites." "To-Do List" will start at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 25, and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. "Reality Bites" will play at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25, and 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. Attend and bring a guest for free movies. For more information, contact Kirsten Goodale at

The Health Executive Student Association sells wine glasses and coffee mugs featuring iconic MCV Campus buildings in the Main Hospital, Room 1-422. There are two new designs, "Old Cabaniss Hall" and "New Cabaniss Hall," just in time for Nurse's Week. All proceeds go toward a scholarship awarded to an incoming student who demonstrates a commitment to community service. For more information, contact Gabi Pinto-Coelho at or (240) 401-9724.

This week

The Crew Team at VCU presents the Rocketts Landing Collegiate Regatta at The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, 4708 Old Main St. Cheer on the rowing team as the Rams host area universities in an Olympic-style 2,000 meter race. The festival is free and open to the public and will have food and music. For more information, contact Khiem Tran at or (804) 350-6836 or visit

Coming up

SEED hosts Launce Barber, an award-winning knife designer and entrepreneur, who will give a talk and workshop in the School of Engineering East Hall, Room E3229. Food will be provided. For more information, contact Elliot Roth at or visit

The Center for Clinical and Translational Research hosts a "Brown Bag Lunch & Learn" presentation about Clinical Research Services (CRS) in the Molecular Medicine Research Building, Room 1009. Fredi Robertson, Ph.D., executive director of CRS, will give an overview of how the CRS supports investigators and the clinical research enterprise at the VCU Medical Center. All are welcome. No registration required. For more information, contact Frances Dumenci at or (804) 828-7701 or visit

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics presents a research seminar in Sanger Hall, Room 3-016. Hee Cheol Cho, Ph.D., Department of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, will present "The Biology and Engineering of Cardiac Pacemaker Cells." For more information, contact Haley VanderMeer at or (804) 828-9756 or visit

Human Resources presents "How to Retire with the Virginia Retirement System" for VCU employees in the HR training facility, 922 W. Grace St., Room 115. This session is open to VCU employees only, not VCU Health System employees. For more information, contact Daniel Jason at or (804) 828-4660 or visit


Schedule Changes, Navigation Disruptions May 2-4

The three-day 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships will affect university schedules and navigation May 2-4. For maps of traffic routes to campus and other navigation information, visit For a complete list of how the event will impact class schedules and exams, employee workdays and transportation and parking, visit the website below. For more information, contact University Public Affairs at or visit

Global Corporate Challenge: Registration Open

VCU participates again this year in the Global Corporate Challenge, a workplace health and well-being program aimed at changing behavior and improving the health of employees, beginning on Wednesday, May 28. If interested in joining a VCU team, email your name to Debbie Fitzgerald by Friday, April 25. Teams will be organized and selected participants will be notified by Friday, May 2. Space is limited. For more information, contact Debbie Fitzgerald at or (804) 828-1521 or visit

President's Awards Nominations Extended

The deadline for submission of nominations for the President's Awards for Staff and Administrative and Professional Faculty has been extended to Friday, May 2. More information on the award criteria and nomination site are available at For more information, contact Marella Briggs at

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