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Are you interested in taking English classes in the Fall semester? Stop by Room 308, Hibbs Hall, 900 Park Ave., for a meet-and-greet session with English professors and take a sneak peak at their syllabi for Fall. Free pizza and a raffle will be available. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Alicia Bonilla at or (804) 828-1331 or visit

In celebration of Women's HerStory month, join VCU Education Abroad for snacks from local woman-owned RVA eatery Soul N' Vinegar and chat with other Rams about what it's like living, traveling and studying abroad as a womxn. This event, open to all students, will be in the STEM Building Commons North, 817 W. Franklin St. Register on RamsConnect or at the following URL. For more information, contact Alex Levy at or (804) 828-5794 or visit

This week

Commonwealth Cyber Initiative's Central Virginia Node will host guest speaker Tamer Nadeem, Ph.D., who will discuss "Network Touch - Toward Haptics for Network Traffic Monitoring and Situational Awareness." The Zoom link is Registration is required. Follow the group's LinkedIn page for the latest news and events. For more information, contact Zahra Ndirangu at or (757) 478-8839 or visit

Join the VCU Financial Success Center for a webinar with Mike Sheffer of FoolProofMe, who will discuss how to avoid being hoodwinked when it comes to personal finances. The session will also include guidelines on mastering impulse spending and becoming a healthy skeptic. Lunch will be provided. The session will be held in person (Room B2165, Snead Hall, 301 W. Main St.) and virtually (webinar link Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Jessica Forrest at or visit

Hear Tulsi Patel present on “Alcohol Use and Alcohol Use Disorder and Their Difference in Genetic Relationships with PTSD" at a virtual meeting of the club. Students who join will also be automatically considered for Medical Journal Club’s MCAT Scholarship, which covers a $3,199 MCAT course through Kaplan. The Zoom link is For more information, contact Medical Journal Club at VCU at or visit .

VCU's Center on Health Disparities will host this month's Changing the Face of Science Diversity Speaker Series with Arnethea Sutton, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences. This virtual series is designed to provide an inclusive, interactive platform for scholarly exploration across multiple health science disciplines and support a collaborative environment for those who attend. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Khiana Nelson at or (804) 827-0719 or visit

Coming up

Are you fascinated by creating solutions to complex problems? Have you always wanted to start a business or nonprofit? Learn about the da Vinci Center's undergraduate certificates and programs in Product Innovation and Venture Creation. Classes about human-centered design and how they fit into individual academic plans will also be discussed. Register for the virtual session at For more information, contact Mary Chris Escobar at or visit

Whether living with or without disability, ableism affects daily life for all of us, and we need connections with diverse groups of staff, students and faculty where we can share personal experiences and understand the unique stories of others. RAMmalogues, led by trained facilitators, is a respectful space for dialogue about who we are and what matters to us. The session will be held in Room 6101A, sixth floor, 912 W. Grace St. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Jan Altman at or visit

Save the Children Action Network will meet in Room 100, Academic Learning Commons, 1100 Floyd Ave. The meeting will include a discussion of SCAN’s environment campaign and how individual involvement can contribute to a healthier ecosystem. Pizza will be available, Jeopardy will be played and prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact SCAN at

VCU's Center for Corporate Education will present Project Management Professional Exam Prep. Ensure you're prepared for the PMP exam with our PMP Exam Prep Course. This six-session program combines expert instruction with the CertWise Learning System for PMP Exam Preparation training materials. This course runs April 9, 11, 18, 25, May 2 and 9 from 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m., live, online via Zoom. The registration fee is $1,950. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Katie Fauth at or visit

The VCU and VCU Health communities are invited to attend the 2024 Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment. Loren Melton Glasper, granddaughter of Herman D. Melton Sr. will present the Riese-Melton Award. The ceremony will be in the Richmond Salons, University Student Commons. 907 Floyd Ave. RSVP at the following URL. For more information, contact Corey Martin at or visit

VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute's Commonwealth Management Institute applications are open until Friday, April 19. This five-day course for experienced managers focuses on bringing about positive change in participants and others. The session will be held at Hotel 24 South, 24 S. Market St., Staunton. For more information, contact Mandy Fowler at or visit


Transfer Tuesdays in Cabell

Join VCU's Transfer Center for Transfer Tuesdays in Room 250, James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave., from 1-3 p.m. Come to this open study session to work on whatever you need to and meet other transfer students. These Tuesday sessions will continue throughout the spring semester. For more information, contact Elizabeth Heck at or visit

May Graduates: Complete the VCU First Destination Survey

Are you excited to graduate this May and start your post-graduation journey? Let us know what's next for you by completing the VCU First Destination Survey on Handshake at the following URL and you could be in the running to win some awesome prizes — including a robot vacuum, AirPods, an air fryer or even a hard-side luggage set. For more information, contact Danielle Pearles at or visit

Career Opportunities for Students in Criminal Justice and Public Service Fields

Students interested in law enforcement are invited to speak with VCU Police staff. Take courses or classes in all levels of degree programs for free, work toward student loan forgiveness and receive a full salary and benefits as a VCU Police officer. VCU students receive a $5,000 bonus after completing the academy and field training. Applications are available for an academy later in 2024. For more information, contact Lt. Joel Abernathy at or visit

Participants Are Invited For Study Examining the Impact of Cold Water Immersion on Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This study is seeking individuals between the ages of 18 and 35 years who have PTSD or symptoms of PTSD. The purpose of this research study is to examine the effect of cold water immersion on PTSD symptoms with specific focus on blood vessel function. This study will be conducted at 500 Academic Centre on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus. Principle Investigator: Ryan Garten, Ph.D., Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences. For more information, contact Ryan Garten at

Identity and Cognitive Abilities Study

This study by the Social Psychology and Neuroscience Lab aims to better understand how the myriad of factors that contribute to one’s identity can further translate in our cognitive abilities. The study consists of an online screening questionnaire followed by a single one-hour laboratory visit. All participants will receive $25 cash for their time. If you are interested in participating in this study, you will need to complete this online screening questionnaire at the following URL. For more information, contact Sydney Kavanaugh at or visit

Participants are Invited for Study Examining the Impact of Acute and Chronic Stress on Cardiovascular Health

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 30 who identify as Black or African American are invited to participate in a research study examining the effect of acute and chronic stress on cardiovascular and inflammation responses to an acute mental challenge. Raffle drawings for financial compensation will be conducted. This study will take place at 500 Academic Centre on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus. The principal investigator is Lee Franco, Ph.D., Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences. For more information, contact The KHS Healthy Heart Lab at the following email address. For more information, contact Jeremy Via at

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