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The ICA's Test Pattern 08 will bring together multimedia artists Raúl de Nieves, Jessie Stead and Sergei Tcherepnin for a performance combining music, theater and an irreverent approach to art history. The event will be at the Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center, 601 W. Broad St. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Seychelle Stableford at or (757) 284-7590 or visit

Coming up

VCU Libraries will present a simple zine-making workshop in conjunction with the “Care and Custody: Past Responses to Mental Health” traveling exhibit focused on mental health topics. Materials will be provided for participants to create single-sheet and pamphlet-stitched booklets and more. The event, in the lobby of the Health Sciences Library, 509 N. 12th St., will be free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sue Moss, research and education coordinator, at or (804) 838-3737.

High intensity interval training features intense bursts of exercise followed by short recovery periods. This virtual session will be presented by VCU HR and VCU Recreation and Well-Being. Register in Talent@VCU or at: For more information, contact Cindi Phares at or (804) 828-1521 or visit

RecWell will offer 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 a certificate valid for two years. The class will be taught at the Cary Street Gym, 101 S. Linden St. Register by Friday, June 2 at the following URL. For more information, contact Mat Scott at aquatics or visit

Jeanine Guidry, Ph.D., associate professor, Robertson School of Media and Culture, will present the next virtual session of the Discovery Dialogues seminar sponsored by VCU's C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Questions: Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Pamela Dillon, Pharm.D., research liaison, at pmdillon@vcu,edu or visit

The VCU HR Career Community will present speed mentoring in the HR room at 922 W. Grace St. Learn about HR service delivery, HRIS, benefits, compensation, employer relations, learning and development, director of HR administration, senior HR business partner and HR business partner. Registration is required in Talent@VCU. For more information, contact VCU HR Career Community at


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 OAP Summer Trips June

Enjoy the outdoors this summer with RecWell’s Outdoor Adventure Program, open to VCU students and RecWell members. Trip dates (registration deadlines): Blue Ridge day hike, June 10 (June 5); Backpacking weekend June 17-18 (June 12) and paddle and paint, June 24 (June 19). For more information, contact Emily Philpott at or visit

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. Amazon gift card compensation is available. Participation in this research study is voluntary. For more information, contact Kristina Hood, Ph.D., at or visit

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