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Special Announcement

Parking Deck Subscribers To Relocate During Graduations

Upcoming high school graduations will create interruptions to parking. Today (May 22), May 23, May 24 and June 6-9, 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 West Main Street Deck, 801 W. Main St.

A dedicated shuttle service will be provided by Parking and Transportation May 22-24 and June 6-9 to transport subscribers to and from the West Cary Street and Jefferson Street decks. RamSafe shuttles will run continuously 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. VCU parking subscribers who need transportation between the hours of 6:31 p.m. and 6:29 a.m., can place a ride request at using the Ride Pingo app.

Reciprocal parking will not be permitted on the West Broad Street Deck from May 22-24 and June 6-9. MCV Campus subscribers may park on the West Cary Street Deck, Jefferson Street Deck or West Main St. Deck.

Additional information regarding high school graduation impacts can be found at


VCU's National Scholarship Office will host a free workshop series on May 22-26 from noon-2 p.m. that will prepare participants to tackle major applications for postgraduate scholarships. Led by the NSO staff, 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. The session will be at the NSO office, Room 1210, The Honors College, 701 W. Grace St. Questions: Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Meredith Sisson at or visit

This week

VCU's Online MBA program, ranked 17th by U.S. News & World Report for student engagement, is now accepting applications for Fall 2023. Learn why this synchronous two-year cohort format is a great choice for working professionals; current students have an average work experience of 10 years and the graduation rate is over 90 percent. Questions: Register for the webinar at the following URL. For more information, contact Robert Clarkson at or (804) 828-1597 or visit

VCU's Behavioral Health Research Lab will host a cigarette butt cleanup event in celebration of No Menthol Sunday in the garden at Hunton Student Center, 1110 E. Broad St., on the MCV campus. Gift card prizes are available for the most butts/nicotine trash collected. For more information, contact Mary Bridgman at or (804) 828-1867 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. Juniors, seniors and graduate students from all majors are encouraged to join. Questions: Register for this session or future sessions, or request the recording at the following URL. For more information, contact Jeff Wing at or visit

Profs and Pints Richmond will present “Dream Interpretation,” with Richard Bargdill, Ph.D., VCU associate professor of psychology and author of "An Artist’s Thought Book." Learn how dreams can be messages or warnings, how individuals can create their own artwork in dreams with music and visual pieces and how repetitive dreams can represent an effort to get across a message. The event will be at Triple Crossing Brewery, Fulton location, 5203 Hatcher St. Tickets are available at the following URL. For more information, contact Richard Bargdill at or (804) 549-1967 or visit

A sound bath is a form of meditation that guides participants into a state of deep relaxation while enveloped in ambient sound. Waves of soothing, echoing sound from crystal bowls, gong and various instruments assist the mind and body with stress and fatigue. This is an in-person session in Monroe Park. Bring a mat or a blanket. Register in Talent@VCU or at: For more information, contact Cindi Phares at or (804) 828-1521 or visit

VCU's C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research will host a grant-writing seminar via Zoom. Gretchen Neigh, Ph.D., associate professor, anatomy and neurobiology, will discuss effective strategies for responding to reviewers’ comments about individual grants. Questions: Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Pamela Dillon, Pharm.D., research liaison, at pmdillon@vcu,edu or visit

Coming up

Are you interested in working with other students across different disciplines? Are you fascinated by creating solutions to complex problems? Have you always wanted to start a business or nonprofit? Attend an informational session to learn about the da Vinci Center's graduate certificates. Programs in Product Innovation and Venture Creation will be explained, as well as classes in human-centered design and how they can fit into future academic plans. Questions: Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Caslin Applewhite at or visit

VCU's School of Pharmacy has partnered with KNIME to organize this online event, which targets health care students. The event will take place on June 17-18. Teams of undergraduate and graduate students from medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and nursing programs are invited to create digital health care solutions using the no-code/low-code KNIME Analytics Platform, turning ideas into tangible solutions. Prizes include a paid internship at KNIME this summer. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Dayanjan S. Wijesinghe at or visit


Call for Nominations: School of Medicine Teaching Excellence Awards and MCV Physicians Distinguished Clinician Award

The VCU School of Medicine invites all its faculty, residents, medical, students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to help recognize and applaud the dedication, hard work and excellence of faculty in teaching, leadership, humanism, patient care and contributions to the professional development of others. Nominate faculty for the School of Medicine Teaching Excellence Awards by Friday, June 16, and for the MCVP Distinguished Clinician Award by Friday, July 6. Nominations may be made at the following URL. For more information, contact Jody Hedstrom at or visit

Recreation and Well Being Summer Children's Swim Lessons Monday/Thursday Session 1

RecWell Children's Swim Lessons are held on Monday and Thursday evenings, 5:30-6 p.m. at the Cary Street Gym Aquatic Center, 101 S. Linden St. Preschool 1, 2 and 3 are offered for evening sessions. Register at the following URL for Summer Session 1 by June 4 at noon. For more information, contact Mat Scott at or visit

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act: FTC Safeguards Rule

VCU's Office of Records and Registration is responsible for notifying the university community that it does not release nonpublic information about VCU students. This information is used and shared in a limited and carefully controlled manner. It is not disclosed, except as permitted by law, unless authorized by the student. For more information, contact VCU Office of Records and Registration at or visit

Rights of Students Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA affords students the rights to inspect and review educational records; request that records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading be corrected; provide written consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent; and to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, contact VCU Office of Records and Registration at or visit

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