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Special Announcement

West Broad Deck Subscribers To Relocate During Graduations

Upcoming high school graduations will create interruptions to parking. Today (June 16) all West Broad Street Deck subscribers will relocate to the West Cary Street Deck, 1101 W. Cary St.; Jefferson Street Deck, 100 S. Jefferson St.; or Henry Street Decks (East/West), 200 and 201 Henry St.

A dedicated shuttle service will be provided by Parking and Transportation today (June 16) to transport subscribers to and from the West Cary Street Deck and Jefferson Street Deck. RamSafe shuttles will run on a continuous loop to and from the West Cary Street Deck, Jefferson Street Deck, Harrison and Franklin Streets, Franklin and Laurel Streets and Shafer and Franklin Streets from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Transportation requests outside of these hours can be made by placing a ride request through the RamSafe service at 828-SAFE (7233) or using the RamSafe mobile app.

Reciprocal parking will not be permitted on the West Broad Street Deck today (June 16). MCV Campus subscribers may park on the West Cary Street Deck, Jefferson Street Deck or Henry Street Decks (East/West).

Additional information regarding high school graduation impacts can be found at go.vcu.edu/hsgraduations.

Coming up

VCU's Center for Trauma and Critical Care Education will host a virtual informational session for its upcoming fall Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course that starts in September. Registration is required for the informational session. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Jonathan Alford - VCU at alfordja@vcu.edu or visit https://vcuhealth.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpd-irpzgqE9VehM3w2O6BSj4EbdhmgUl3.

Americans are struggling with rising prices and inflation on everyday goods, from gas to groceries. What are the economic factors contributing to this situation and how can we make sense of it? Join Katharine Bond, vice-president for public policy and state affairs at Dominion Energy, for a discussion on navigating these trends. RSVP at the following URL for the Zoom Link. For more information, contact David Slipher at slipherd@vcu.edu or visit https://wilder.vcu.edu/news-and-events/news-articles/lunch-and-learn-june-2022-rising-costs-rising-inflation-making-sense-of-the-economy-with-katharine-bond.html.

Nina Exner, research data Librarian, will discuss via Zoom how logic models can be used to visualize future benefits of research and program implementation, including the basics of input, output and outcome data. The lunch research seminar will be hosted by VCU's C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Questions: https://cctr.vcu.edu/. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Pamela Dillon, Pharm.D., research liaison, at pmdillon@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtdO2trj8uG9MXif_3Ej1xaVmYG0mDzrCw.

VCU HR and VCU RecWell through FLEX by Fitness on Demand brings you Yoga Cardio Sculpt online. Flow through a series of exercises that are bound to leave you breathless in this quick 20-minute workout. You’ll connect breath to movement and work through short bursts of cardio to torch major calories. Register in Talent@VCU or at: https://bit.ly/3N03Jty. For more information, contact Cindi Phares at cphares@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit https://ramstrong.vcu.edu/.

Thinking about law school? VCU Continuing and Professional Education will present this session via Zoom as part of its 3rd Wednesdays FREE Community Series. Join Steven Shotts, VCU Test Prep Curriculum Partner, for an overview of the Law School Admission Test. He will discuss the basics — the item types on the test, what to expect the day of and how the scoring works. Then, he will share some sample items and provide strategies for solving them. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact VCU Continuing and Professional Education at ocpe@vcu.edu or visit https://ocpe.vcu.edu/community.

Notices

New Online Canvas Session Explores Free Textbooks; Offers $200 Professional Development Stipend

Are you an instructor looking for a new textbook? Would you like a more affordable alternative for your students, something more aligned with your syllabus or that allows more flexibility in your course design? Learn about free textbook alternatives through this VCU Libraries asynchronous Canvas course. Write a short review of an open textbook and earn a $200 stipend. Register at https://open.umn.edu/network/workshops/open-textbook-workshop-summer-2022 For more information, contact Sue Robinson at srobinson26@vcu.edu or visit https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/events/2021-2022/open-textbook-workshop-.html.

ICA Spring Exhibitions To Close June 19

Current exhibitions at the Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center, 601 W. Broad St., will close June 19. The exhibitions include Sila Chanto and Belkis Ramírez: "Aquí Me Quedo/Here I Stay," Gideon Appah: "Forgotten, Nudes, Landscapes," Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste: "Set It Off" and "Doing Language: Word Work." With the season closing, the ICA will be illuminating Tavares Strachan's “You Belong Here (Flamingo II)” for the final time. For more information, contact Stephanie Stanton at stantons@vcu.edu or visit https://icavcu.org/exhibition/.

Black Love Safe Love

This is a research study aiming to receive feedback on a sexual health intervention designed for couples. To be eligible to participate, you have to identity as Black or African American and be 18 to 35 years of age. The study requires participation in a 120-minute session and completion of a questionnaire. Compensation is available. For more information, contact Kristina Hood, Ph.D., at progresslab@vcu.edu or visit https://progress.vcu.edu.

Do You Vape?

Individuals between the ages of 18-65 who vape nicotine-containing e-cigarettes are invited to participate in a research study that examines the effects of vaping on eating behavior. Two three-hour laboratory visits, each with a buffet meal, are required. Compensation will be provided. Principal investigators are Andrew Barnes, Ph.D., Department of Health Behavior and Policy, and Caroline Cobb, Ph.D., Department of Psychology. For more information, contact Caroline Cobb at cobbco@vcu.edu or (804) 827-3562 or visit http://cstp.vcu.edu/studies.

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