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Join VCU Career Services and RVA Collab for the RVA Internship and Experiential Opportunities Fair in the Richmond Salons and Commonwealth Ballroom, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. Connect with organizations that combine your academic goals with real-world experiences, such as internships, project-based opportunities and volunteer and service hours. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact VCU Career Services at or visit

VCU's Transfer Peer Advocates will host student hours in the lobby of the University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. Stop by the table to have questions answered or connect with a fellow transfer student. For more information, contact Elizabeth Heck at or visit

VCU's Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation (iCubed) will host a symposium with Ashwag Abdulrahim, a VCU Humphrey Fellow and pharmacist with 10 years of experience in health policies, management and finance. She will discuss her lived experiences and how they are intertwined with her research and scholarship. The session will be at Barnes and Noble at VCU, 1111 W. Broad St. For more information, contact iCubed at or visit

VCU's National Scholarship Office will host a virtual Fulbright informational session. The Fulbright Scholarship provides funding for research, study, creative projects and teaching English abroad. This session will feature the arts application. Juniors, seniors and graduate students from all majors are encouraged to join. Questions: To register for this session or future sessions, or to request the recording, visit the following URL. For more information, contact Meredith Sisson at or visit

Shawn Utsey, Ph.D., will offer a talk about mental health and the stigma surrounding men of color. Jihad Aziz, Ph.D., director of University Counseling Services, will discuss available mental health resources. Pizza will be offered. The session will be in Suite 215, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave. Register on RamsConnect at the following URL: For more information, contact Jair Lecky at

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Join a panel of VCU graduate students from psychology and related fields to discuss the challenges faced during the journey to grad school. The session will be held in person (SGA Senate Chambers, University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave.) and on Zoom. The event is organized by the Psychology Department's Committee for the Promotion of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Polina Beloborodova at or visit

A Sociology Lab on Gender, Sexuality and Globalization Studies taught by Ying-Chao Kao, Ph.D., will present "God Loves Uganda," which explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda when an anti-gay bill wins support. The screening will be moderated by research assistants Sarah Young and Eleanor Northrup. The film will be shown in Room 203, Founders Hall, 827 W. Franklin St. For more information, contact Ying-Chao Kao at

Join You First AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Student Success Coach Julie Nguyen for this interactive discussion around the experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander first-generation college students. This event will take place in person (Room 1104, Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Ave.), but students can attend virtually by registering at the following URL. For more information, contact Julie Nguyen at or visit

Join VCU's School of Education for a session on its M.Ed. in Educational Leadership with a Concentration in Culturally Responsive Leadership. This program helps prepare professionals for the ever-changing educational environment and can be completed part-time in as little as 22 months with coursework fully online. Register for the online session at the following URL. For more information, contact Jazmin Tilfas at or visit

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The American Chemical Society Student chapter at VCU is seeking volunteers to travel to John B. Cary Elementary School, 3021 Maplewood Ave., to participate in science experiments with third, fourth and fifth graders. STEAM Day is an annual event held by the ACS Student Chapter at VCU that provides engagement, support and interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) careers and concepts at local elementary schools. An interest form is available at the following URL. For more information, contact Xuliana O at or visit

Learn more about the VCU Executive MBA program at a webinar hosted by the School of Business. Alumni will speak about the curriculum, program structure, the power of the cohort experience, networking benefits and career development. Members of the program's administration will be available to answer questions. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Bill Miller at or visit

VCU's post-baccalaureate certificate in clinical research supports clinical research professionals entering the workforce or transitioning career paths with and offers professional development for current clinical, allied health and research professionals. Applications are now being accepted for Summer and Fall 2023. Certificate program informational sessions will be offered via Zoom March 29 and April 19 all at 2 p.m. Register for March 8 at 2 p.m. at April 30 is the deadline for Summer 2023 enrollment. VCU tuition benefit is available for eligible university employees. Hospital personnel direct tuition benefit inquiry to hospital Human Resources or access HR4U. Contact Catherine Brown, program coordinator, at the following email address for March 29 and April 19 registration links. For more information, contact Catherine Brown at or visit

VCU's National Scholarship Office will host a free workshop series that will prepare participants to tackle major applications for postgraduate scholarships on Tuesdays, March 14 through April 11 from 5-7 p.m. The workshop will address topics such as how to write about yourself, how to connect past experiences and future goals, how to select recommenders and how to speak to the values and mission of the award for which you are applying. Questions: Apply at the following URL. For more information, contact Jeff Wing at or visit .

This lecture will examine the evolution of pedagogical approaches to voice and speech and consider what that journey can teach us about actively confronting accent discrimination in our own lives. This hybrid event is free and open to the public. The in-person lecture will be held in the auditorium of the Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center, 601 W. Broad St. Register at the following URL to participate virtually. For more information, contact Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU at or visit

Join VCU's Dean of Students Office in the ballroom of the University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave., to learn more about housing options and speak directly with landlords. Free slices of pizza will be available. For more information, contact Lisa Mathews-Ailsworth at or (804) 828-4514 or visit

The theme of the symposium will be redefining professionalism to foster positive learning environments. The event will include an exploration of how professionalism is being studied and taught with faculty, students and staff from across the MCV campus. The event will be sponsored by the VCU Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy and the College of Health Professions. The event will be held at the Jonah L. Larrick Student Center, 900 Turpin St. Questions: Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Stacey Wahl at or visit

TEDxVCU will present its annual live speaker event, TEDxVCU: Reframed, at VCU's Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center, 601 W. Broad St. The event will include seven TEDx Talks from the VCU community, as well as audience interaction, networking opportunities and light refreshments. Request your free ticket at For more information, contact TEDxVCU Team at or visit

The VCU School of Education will host Nichole Garcia, Ph.D., Rutgers University, as part of its Critical Quantitative Methodologies series. The talk will be in Room 101, Grace E. Harris Hall, 1015 Floyd Ave. For more information, contact Kamden Strunk at

The VCU Institute for Women's Health announces the 17th Annual Women's Health Research Day. This year's plenary symposium, to be held at the Jonah L. Larrick Student Center, 900 Turpin St., is titled Health Equity for Maternal Child Wellness. Researchers at all levels are invited to submit poster abstracts in any research area that focuses on women’s health or sex/gender differences. The abstract deadline is March 10. Poster awards will be given. Register or submit an abstract a the following URL. For more information, contact Molly Hyer at or visit

The summit will bring together stakeholders in educational research, policy and practice to explore and address enduring and emerging issues in public schools. Proposals are due by May 5. Special registration rates are available for VCU faculty, staff and students. The event will be held at Huguenot High School, 7945 Forest Hill Ave. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact David Naff at or visit


Call for Abstracts: VCU Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity

Organized by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry and part of VCU Research Weeks, the annual VCU Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity is an opportunity for students to present their research endeavors and creative scholarship to their academic peers, members of the VCU community and friends. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 22. The symposium will take place during two sessions on Wednesday, April 26 in the VCU Student Commons Commonwealth Ballroom. For more information, contact Herb Hill at or visit

Recreation and Well-Being First Aid, CPR and AED Training - Blended Learning

RecWell offers the American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course, which prepares participants to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies. This course meets OSHA requirements for workplace CPR/AED and first aid training. Successful completion of this course provides participants with an certificate valid for two years. For more information, contact Mat Scott at or visit

Rainy Day Rams Saving Program To Jumpstart Student Savings Goals

Now through Saturday, April 15, all VCU students who open a savings account with VACU will automatically receive $25 deposited into their account. Students who complete a healthy financial activity will receive an additional $25 deposit. To be eligible for the second deposit, students need to complete one of the following activities before April 15: Meet with a Money Spot peer coach or complete two Financial Fitness Academy modules. For more information, contact Amy Pridemore at or visit,to%20jumpstart%20your%20savings%20goals.

Spring Midterm Grades Are Now Available

Students are encouraged to go to eServices to begin checking whether their professors submitted a midterm grade for one or more classes. Log on to Student eServices at the following URL. If you have received a Midterm grade indicating unsatisfactory academic progress, see your instructor or academic advisor. The last day to withdraw from classes or opt into Pass/Fail in the full semester is Friday, March 24, 2023. For more information, contact Office of Records and Registration at or visit

FirstUP Summer 2023 Micro-Internship Opportunity

Are you a current first-generation student wanting to bring change to VCU's campus and to your community? The Motivation in Context Research Lab is offering a 10-week paid research micro-internship opportunity to current first-generation students in any major. Get paid to boost real-world skills and work in a team with mentoring. Apply at the following URL by March 13. Contact Sharon Zumbrunn at or Tanya Wineland at for more information. For more information, or visit

Publication Opportunity: AUCTUS

VCU’s Journal for Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship, AUCTUS, is currently accepting student submissions to its STEM, Social Sciences, Creative, Humanities and News and Noteworthy sections. Students can join AUCTUS as reviewers to gain experience reviewing work in their field. Visit to learn more. For more information, contact VCU AUCTUS at or visit

Call for Outstanding Staff and Faculty Nominations

Is there an outstanding staff or faculty member you think deserves recognition? Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society is working to recognize staff and faculty members who have made a difference in students' academic careers and campus life at VCU. This can include but is not limited to librarians, professors or advisers. Nominations can be submitted at the following URL. For more information, contact Callum F. Doty at or (901) 647-1617 or visit

Register for OMSA Cultural Achievement Ceremony

Each spring, VCU's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs hosts a variety of cultural achievement ceremonies for students of underrepresented communities. Ceremonies offered this year are: Donning of the Kente, Lavender Graduation, Latine Achievement Ceremony, Asian American Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Graduation Ceremony, Graduation for Disabled Students (in collaboration with SAEO) and Indigenous Peoples' Ceremony. Register by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 at the following URL. For more information, contact Jair Lecky at or visit

2023-24 VCU Bulletin Launched

The 2023-24 VCU Bulletin is available. The undergraduate, graduate and professional bulletins contain information about university policies, course descriptions and academic requirements for the programs available to the respective student populations. View the 2023-24 launch edition online at the following URL. For more information, contact VCU Bulletin at or visit

Research Study: Body Image, Eating and Wellness Among South Asian Women (Part 2)

Are you a South Asian woman between the ages of 18 and 30? If so, you are invited to participate in a research study at VCU. Researchers in VCU’s Department of Psychology are interested in learning more about eating and wellness in the South Asian community. Participation includes completing a series of online health questionnaires. Compensation is available. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Neha Goel at or (602) 578-8777 or visit

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