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Bruce Taylor, Ph.D., from NORC (a nonpartisan research organization) at the University of Chicago, Public Health Department, will discuss "using a nationally representative online panel to study public opinion and stigma toward opioid use disorder, treatment and criminal legal system approaches to the opioid overdose crisis" as part of the fall seminar series hosted by VCU Biostatistics. The event will be in Room 305, One Capitol Square, 830 E. Main St. For more information, contact Niloofar Ramezani at

Robert A. Winn, M.D., director of the Massey Cancer Center, will be highlighted at the fall general meeting of the Black Education Association in the STEM Building, 817 W. Franklin St. For more information, contact Charlene Crawley at or (804) 828-1298.

All performances of “TWO TRUTHS: Truth 1” fall senior project concerts will be $10 for general admission and $5 with a VCU ID. Performances will be Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace St.; Friday, Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m., VCU Dance Center, 10 N. Brunswick St., Studio 203; and Friday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Institute for Contemporary Art, 601 W. Broad St. Tickets: For more information, contact Judith Steel at or visit

Coming up

VCU Telecommunications Services will offer virtual training on the Avaya Workplace and MyE911 apps, which allows customers to extend their office number to their remote work site. The Avaya Workplace app is ideal for remote workers. Callers can reach remote workers 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. The sessions are open to all VCU and VCU Health associates. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Wayne L. Johnson at or (804) 828-4400 or visit

Not getting enough sleep can lead to weight gain, depression, stress and less productivity. Join VCU HR and Susan Richards of Employee Health for virtual tips and tricks to improve your sleep and be the best you can be. Register in Talent@VCU or at For more information, contact Cindi Phares at or visit

Set your course for a musical journey with VCU Choirs and VCU Percussion at our concert, “From Stardust to Raindrops: A Journey through Echoing Skies.” Together, we'll navigate the outreaches of space and the vastness of our own sky and embrace the raindrops through our melodies. The concert will be in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall, W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave. All students with VCU ID and music faculty (full-time and part-time) will be admitted for free. General admission is $10. For more information, contact Christopher Hansen, Ph.D., at

VCU's School of Education will host a virtual session about its RTR Teacher Residency program. Email the following address to register and share information about your specific concentration of interest. Submit any questions in advance. For more information, contact Jenna Lenhardt at


Recreation and Well-Being First Aid/CPR/AED Certifications November-December

The American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course is open for VCU students and RecWell members looking to learn how to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies. Participants will earn a certificate that satisfies OSHA requirements for workplace First Aid/CPR/AED training. Class dates are Nov. 4, Nov. 18, Nov. 29, Dec. 2 and Dec. 6. Visit the following URL for registration deadlines. For more information, contact Mat Scott at or visit

Autumn Cleanup Time for Google Workspace Accounts

Rake up and discard all those unused piles of data. Google no longer offers free, unlimited storage, and Collaboration Services needs everyone’s help. Just like your yard, your VCU Google Workspace account may begin to accumulate extra items, such as mail and files in Drive, that you might not need anymore. Take some time to clean up your account today. For more information, contact Doctor Gee at or visit

Breakthroughs Grant Intent to Submit Due Nov. 29

Those interested in applying for this One VCU Research internal funding opportunity must submit an Intent to Submit form by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29. Questions: Email For more information, contact Emily Komornik at or visit

Apply Now for VCU Transform

VCU Transform is the living-learning program designed for VCU students to transform their VCU experience. Elevate your academic experience in an inclusive community through dedicated support, engaging classes and experiential learning opportunities. Students receive guaranteed housing placement in West Grace North, early course registration and a certificate of leadership studies and experiential learning. Apply at the following URL by Friday, Nov. 17. For more information, contact Kaylynn Hill at or visit

Buckle Up Every Time You Travel

VCU Police reminds motorists that no matter how far you're driving, always be safe. Make sure everyone in your vehicle is buckled up. Drivers: Remember, click it or ticket. You can be ticketed in Virginia for not wearing your seat belt. VCU Police officers will be on the lookout for drivers who are not buckled up in Richmond as part of the Click It or Ticket initiative. For more information, contact VCU Police at

Recreation and Well-Being Fall Break Hours

RecWell facilities will operate under shortened hours Nov. 17-22. Facilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 through Saturday, Nov. 25. Facilities will reopen for regular semester hours on Sunday, Nov. 26. For more information, contact Amanda Simmons at or visit

Read the Latest ICO Blog

In this month's Integrity and Compliance Office blog, learn how to stretch Compliance and Ethics Week into a year and how one vendor's "special arrangement" with employees cost the employees - and VCU - a lot. For more information, contact Kim McQuillen at or (804) 828-2028 or visit

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