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The CCTR Research Incubator hosts Carlos Villalba-Galea, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, as this month's Discovery Dialogues speaker in the VCU Medical Center Main Hospital's Learning Center. He will discuss "Taming PTEN: Towards New Discoveries in Cancer Treatment." Light refreshments provided. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Frances Dumenci at or (804) 828-7701.

The Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Office of Research present "The Patient/Community — Centered Outcomes Core: A New Initiative at VCU Massey Cancer Center," as part of the Emerging Technologies and Resources Seminar Series, in the Molecular Medicine Research Building, Room 1013. Richard Brown, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Health, will present. For more information, contact Paul Fawcett at or (804) 827-0975.

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs sponsors a lecture "Someday My Prince Will Come: Rescue Missions and Black Female Embodiment in Quentin Tarantino’s 'Django Unchained'" in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salons I-II. Kimberly Brown, Ph.D., chair of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, will present. For more information, contact Lorin Hoisington at or (804) 828-6672 or visit

This week

Net Impact at VCU hosts its first interest meeting in Snead Hall, Room B2165. Net Impact is a global organization of students and professionals with more than 40,000 members committed to creating a safer, healthier, more beautiful and abundant world. The organization promotes students to be the change they want to see on campus and along their career paths. For more information, contact Katy Flick at or visit

The Division of Community Engagement and the Center for Clinical and Translational Research presents an educational session, “Ethical Considerations for Community-Engaged Research (CEnR)" at the Larrick Student Center, Court End Ballroom A. Elizabeth Ripley, M.D., will articulate characteristics of research unique to CEnR, focusing on the diverse roles partners may play as related to the design and conduct of ethical research. Attendees should bring lunch. For more information, contact Cynthia George at

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics presents a Dean's Seminar in the McGlothlin Medical Education Center Learning Theater, Room 2/3-200. Peter Wagner, M.D., from University of California-San Diego's Department of Medicine and Bioengineering, will present "The Determinants of Maximal Oxygen Consumption (VO2max)." For more information, contact Haley VanderMeer at or (804) 828-9756 or visit

Theatre VCU presents "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" at the W.E. Singleton Performing Arts Center on Feb. 15 and 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 16 and 23 at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Kate Salsbury at or (804) 828-6026 or visit

Coming up

VCU Music presents the Jazz Orchestra I in the Vlahcevic Concert Hall at the W.E. Singleton Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $7 in advance; $10 at the door and free with VCU student ID. Guest artist trumpeter John D’earth will perform. Music includes pieces by Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Wynton Marsalis and The Mambo Kings. For more information, contact VCU Music Box Office at or (804) 828-6776 or visit

The Division of Community Engagement and the Center for Clinical and Translational Research invite the VCU community to the upcoming meeting of VCU’s Community Engaged Research (CEnR) Interest Group, which will be a question-and-answer session about CEnR and the IRB with Michelle Stickler, Ph.D., and facilitated by Jesse Senechal at West Grace South Residence Hall, Room 1004-F&G. Take this opportunity to ask questions about how aspects of CEnR may be considered during IRB review or to bring forward issues with IRB processes. For more information, contact Cynthia George at or (804) 719-1353.

The Center for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering presents February Research Network Lunch in the Hermes A. Kontos Medical Sciences Building, Rooms 104/105. Attend for lunch and chat about research projects, ideas and questions with other professionals. Lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P. to the email address below by Friday, Feb. 21, and note any dietary restrictions. For more information, contact Amanda Johnson at

VCU Libraries and other on-campus partners host RVA's first THATCamp March 14-15 at VCU. The national The Humanities and Technology Camp, THATCamp, is a user-generated "unconference," a participatory event where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. The RVA THATCamp: New Souths invites exploration of justice and technology. Register at through March 1. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at srobinson26@vcu or visit

Collegiate 100 of VCU presents a Black History Month panel discussion, "Interracial Love," at West Grace South Residential Hall. Interracial relationships, how society views this growing development and the effect on individuals who have been or currently are in interracial relationships will be discussed. For more information, contact Mark Hairston at


Weekend Workshops in Photography and Media

The Department of Photography & Film announces expanded community engagement by way of weekend workshops in spring 2014. The workshops are open to students, faculty and all community members, with a special discounted price for VCU alumni. Fun, intensive classes in antique cameras, sound design, media and community and portraiture are offered. Small class size guarantees hands-on experience and closely-guided instruction. For more information, contact Sasha Waters Freyer at or (319) 621-6499 or visit

VCU Menorah Review: New Issue

The Center for Judaic Studies presents the 80th issue of VCU's Menorah Review, a quarterly electronic publication devoted to the enrichment of Jewish thought. To access, visit The publication examines Jewish experience in its varied dimensions and consists primarily of review essays based on scholarly books related to every aspect of Judaism. For more information, contact Jack D. Spiro at or (804) 304-5863 or visit

Electronics Recycling

The VCU Police Department collects used cell phones, cell phone accessories, laptops, digital cameras and MP3 players all semester long. Items can be dropped off at 938 W. Grace St. or at the VCUHS Security Office on the second floor of Main Hospital. Proceeds from the recycling program will be donated to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. For more information, contact Tricia Mozingo at or (804) 828-6356 or visit

Minority Political Leadership Institute: 2014 Application Deadline Approaching

The Minority Political Leadership Institute, a professional development experience that focuses on identifying cutting-edge and collaborative solutions to challenges impacting minority communities across the commonwealth, is accepting applications. The deadline is Feb. 15. For complete information on MPLI 2014 and to access the online application, visit For more information, contact Susan Gooden at or (804) 827-1169.

Pedestrian Traffic Patterns to Change Around Cabell Library

Starting Friday, Feb. 7, crews will set up a construction area on the east side of James Branch Cabell Library to build the temporary entrance. Some work may also be done Saturday, Feb. 8, and will continue the week of Feb. 10. The pedestrian pathway between the University Student Commons and the Compass will be adjusted in what is the first of many changes tied to the construction of the new library, which is scheduled to open in 2015. For more information, contact Sue Robinson at or (804) 828-0129 or visit

Campus ConseRVAtion Nationals

VCU Goes Green participates in a cross-town rivalry between VCU and the University of Richmond in February as part of the 2014 Campus Conservation Nationals. The energy reduction challenge utilizes Lucid Building Dashboard technologies to monitor electricity use in each residence hall. VCU dorms are also competing against each other through Feb. 28 to be the greenest hall on campus. The winning dorm will receive a prize and bragging rights. For more information, contact Parker Long at or visit

VCU Broad Street Mile: Exhibit Space Available to VCU Units

The second annual VCU Broad Street Mile takes place on Saturday, Sept. 20. VCU's schools, departments and units have the opportunity to exhibit at the festival at no cost. Units will receive a complimentary 10' x 10' space, including a tent, two 8' tables and four chairs. Exhibitors are encouraged to be creative with their space and make the most of this opportunity to engage with the VCU and Richmond communities. Booth space is limited and is available first-come, first-served. For more information, contact Arianne Dowdell at or (804) 828-8851.

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