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The Department of Healthcare Policy and Research presents Rick Mayes, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Political Sciences, University of Richmond, discussing “The ACA, Medicare Payment Policy and Consolidation Trends in Health Care Delivery, Finance and Organization” in One Capitol Square, Room 4-104. For more information, contact Anna Rose at or (804) 628-2351 or visit

This week

Psi Chi holds a donation drive in the University Student Commons. New toothpaste, lip balm and deodorant will be collected for the Homeward RVA organization to benefit the area's homeless. For more information, contact Jacqueline Hoyt at

VCU Track and Field participates in the Fred Hardy Invitational this Friday, March 28, at 3 p.m. and Saturday, March 29, at 10 a.m. at the University of Richmond, Robins Stadium, 23B Boatwright Drive. For more information, contact VCU Ticket Office at or (804) 828-7267 or visit

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 "Space Jam" and "He Got Game." "Space Jam" will start at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 28, and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. "He Got Game" will play at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 28, and 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. Bring a guest for free popcorn movies. For more information, contact Kirsten Goodale at

Facilities Management advises that there will be major traffic changes on the Monroe Park Campus for the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K Race on Saturday, March 29. The race route starts at Harrison and Broad streets and finishes on Franklin St. at Monroe Park. Allow extra travel time and enter and park on the Cary St. side of campus. For a list of street closings, visit For more information, contact Margaret Kelland at or visit

VCU Music presents American cellist Alisa Weilerstein, as part of the Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series, in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall. A fervent champion of new music, Weilerstein is known for her commitment to expanding the cello repertoire and introducing audiences to groundbreaking works. Tickets are $34 and can be purchased at For more information, contact VCU Music Box Office at or visit

Coming up

VCU Police present Rape Aggression Defense classes on Monday, March 31, Wednesday, April 2, Monday, April 7, and Wednesday, April 9, from 6-9 p.m. at the VCU Police Department. Participants must be able to attend all four classes to register. The classes teach women physical self-defense techniques and raise awareness about sexual assault, violence and abduction. Open to females only. Free for students and $10 for faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, contact Officer Jody M. Atkins at or (804) 828-1196 or visit

Seed at VCU hosts Tumi Oredein, the founder of SKRIBS and the winner of the Walmart Get-on-the-Shelf competition, for a seminar on juggling entrepreneurship and studies in the School of Engineering East Hall, Room E3229. Food will be provided. For more information, contact Elliot Roth at

VCU Africa Combo, under the direction of professor Antonio Garcia, features guest percussionist Efrain Toro in the W.E. Singleton Center, Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall. Music includes the U.S. premieres of two South African compositions commissioned by VCU in honor of its partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Admission is free. For more information, contact VCU Music Box Office at or (804) 828-6776 or visit .

VCU Medical Center presents a free seminar on pulmonary hypertension as part of its Lewis Ginter Seminar Series. Daniel Grinnan, M.D., and Melissa Smallfield, M.D., will discuss how the collaboration between pulmonology and cardiology is benefitting patients and helping them manage the disease. The seminar is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments are provided. Registration is recommended. To register, call 828-0123 or email For more information, contact Katherine Poarch at or visit

VCU Medical Center sponsors this year's Reel Abilities: Disabilities Film Festival, presented by the Weinstein Jewish Community Center, and hosts a showing of the documentary “Getting Up: The Tempt One Story" in the Larrick Student Center. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit For more information, contact James Morrisard at or (804) 828-5730.

Technology Services and VCU Libraries present the 2014 VCU Tech Fair on Tuesday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salons and Wednesday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Tompkins-McCaw Library. Free for all faculty, staff and students and no registration required. Features "hands-on" demos, presentations, a free light lunch and giveaways, including Samsung ChromeBooks, Google Chromecasts and Google Nexus 7, courtesy of vendor contributors. For more information, contact Hope Adams at or visit

Work/Life Resources presents “Raising a Money Smart Kid” with the Virginia Credit Union. The session on the Monroe Park Campus will be held on Wednesday, April 9, at noon in the Lindsey House conference room. The session on the MCV Campus will be held on Thursday, April 10, at noon in the McGuire Hall Annex, Room B-20. To register, visit: For more information, contact Debbie Fitzgerald at or visit

School of Education's Alumni Council hosts its eighth annual golf tournament at the Providence Golf Club, 1160 S. Providence Rd. Register by Wednesday, April 2. Individual cost is $100 and teams are $400. Proceeds benefit student scholarships. "Captain's Choice" and shotgun start at 1 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, contact Donna S. Sharits at or (804) 828-4770.

The Department of Gerontology presents its annual AGE Virginia Awards, honoring excellence in aging, aging services and aging scholarship, at the Siegel Center. All funds raised support student scholarships and continuing education for future gerontologists. For more information, contact the Department of Gerontology at or (804) 828-1565.


ONE@VCU: Worldwide Book Drive

ONE@VCU collects books to donate to Worldwide Book Drive, an organization that distributes books to charitable organizations focusing on education and literacy. This promotes global literacy while protecting the environment from waste. Drop boxes will be located on the first floors of the Academic Learning Commons, School of Engineering East Hall, Trani Center for Life Sciences and Hibbs Hall until Wednesday, April 30. For more information, contact Wendy Cho at or (804) 980-6509.

Synergyse: Just In Time Training for Google Apps

Technology Services encourages faculty and staff to utilize Synergyse, an always-on service to help users learn about Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive and Google Docs. No sitting in class or keeping a manual beside the computer. From the Chrome browser, look for the Synergyse logo with “Training” beside it at the top of your Google Apps page and click on it. Most snippets are less than two minutes, with many less than a minute. For more information, contact Sam Kennedy at or (804) 828-0522 or visit

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