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Join the Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center, 601 W. Broad St., under the stars (and a full moon) in the ICA’s Thinking Field for the big-screen presentation of the 1961 film "A Raisin in the Sun." The screening will be presented by the ICA's partners at the Afrikana Independent Film Festival. That same evening from 5-9 p.m., an evening of fashion, music and a vegan soul food tasting will be presented by For the Fem in You at the ICA Forum. For more information, contact Stephanie Stanton at stantons@vcu.edu or visit https://icavcu.org/events/starry-night-cinema-raisin-in-sun/.

Coming up

VCU Learning Systems will sponsor free online training designed to help with semester transition. The session will provide an overview of how students are enrolled in Canvas courses, how multiple course sections can be merged into one course, how to use Canvas groups and how to manage a merged course. Participants will also be guided through the steps for exporting and importing course material. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Jamillah Martin at canvaslearn@vcu.edu or visit https://training.vcu.edu/course.aspx?processFlag=2&itemID=17943.

Telecommunications Services will be offering virtual training on Avaya Workplace app. The Avaya Workplace app is geared for remote workers. Callers can reach remote staff on any device by calling their work telephone number, and when placing a call the caller party will see their work number and not their mobile number. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Wayne Johnson at wljohnson@vcu.edu or (804) 828-4400 or visit https://training.vcu.edu/.

VCU Online's ALT Lab, in partnership with VCU Academic Technologies, will offer Fall Boot Camp Live for VCU faculty and staff in the Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Ave. Drop-in workshops will be held throughout the day in Room 4100. One-to-one assistance for instructors finalizing courses for the fall semester will be available in Room 4110. No registration is required. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Brianne L. Jackson, Ph.D., at onlinepd@vcu.edu or visit https://altlab.vcu.edu/.

Learn more about nutrition and tips for healthy eating from certified health coach Greg Anthony of Wellcome MD and hear details on how you can engage in this year’s Richmond Heart Walk. This session will be presented by VCU HR and the American Heart Association. Register in Talent@VCU or at: https://bit.ly/3RQrLKK. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://ramstrong.vcu.edu/.

Students Together Assisting Refugees at VCU's Richmond Refugee Health Partners program is recruiting student volunteers for the fall. Those interested in advocating for refugees in health and building cross-cultural, person-centered care skills should apply by Aug. 31 at the following URL. For more information, contact Vineeth Vaidyula at vaidyulavr@vcu.edu or visit https://forms.gle/5UFh64CTSkqau7R57.

The VCU College of Health Professions and VCU Health have are forming a student, faculty and staff race team for the Sept. 17 Run Richmond 16.19 race. Register at the following URL. Click sign up and enter the requested information. On the team page, select VCU Health Sciences. Use the password RAMS2022. Participants will be contacted by the race team director with details of how the team will be supported. For more information, contact Michael Forder at mjforder@vcu.edu or visit https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Richmond/RunRichmond1619.

Notices

VCU Human Resources Work-Life On-Demand Videos and Well-Being Sessions

You can now access many on-demand recorded well-being sessions as well as online classes that address work-life topics such as financial wellness, how to be the best you in your work, how to live your best life, being well emotionally, staying mindful and covering your bases and having a plan. Find all the playlists in Talent@VCU (https://go.vcu.edu/talentatvcu) at the following URL. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://vcu.csod.com/catalog/CustomPage.aspx?id=221000415.

Cornerstone Learn App

VCU faculty and staff can now utilize the Cornerstone Learn App to complete required learning, browse courses and discover new content aligned with individual interests and career. The Learn App is integrated into SSO and enables learning opportunities on mobile devices helping individuals to work smarter in their Talent@VCU portal. The App is available for free download in the Apple store and provides employees with recommended content and the ability to download and launch courses offline. For more information, contact Robert Houghtaling at houghtalingrj@vcu.edu or visit https://apps.apple.com/us/app/cornerstone-learn/id970204620.

Now Hiring: IVY Lab Research Coordinator, Department of OBGYN, School of Medicine

The IVY (In Recovery) Lab (Principal Investigator Caitlin E. Martin, M.D.) housed in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the School of Medicine, is seeking a lab coordinator. The overall aim of the IVY Lab’s research is to elucidate how biological factors, such as pregnancy and the postpartum state, and psychosocial contexts play together with sex and gender in the achievement of recovery among people with opioid and other substance use disorders. Apply at the following URL. For more information, contact Bhushan Thakkar at bhushan.thakkar@vcuhealth.org or visit https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/2139?c=vcu.

Do You Smoke Tobacco Cigarettes?

Individuals who smoke tobacco cigarettes daily are needed to participate in a research study that requires multiple laboratory visits. Compensation may be available. This study will be conducted at VCU. Principal Investigator is Alison Breland, Ph.D., Department of Psychology. For more information, contact Alison Breland at abbrelan@vcu.edu or (804) 827-3562 or visit http://cstp.vcu.edu/studies.

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