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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

Learn more about VCU's Evening MBA program at a webinar hosted by the School of Business. This online presentation will provide an overview of program formats, curriculum and admissions process. No registration required; join the following Zoom link. For more information, contact Hawley Smyth at or (804) 828-5127 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

Take a peek behind the curtain at studio- and location-based production work, live event streaming and an admin's view of Zoom desktop conferencing - how far it's brought us and where it might be taking us in terms of both capabilities and challenges. Register in Talent@VCU at Join via Zoom at For more information, contact Andrew Craig at

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 .

Spring is a time to grow. Learn how to grow your education savings with a 529 plan. Join this virtual informational session, hosted by VCU HR and Virginia529, to learn a variety of ways to achieve your higher education savings goals and how Virginia529 can help. Employees who attend will receive an exclusive offer – a $25 gift code to open a new Invest529 account and the chance to win one of the three $50 Target gift cards. Register in Talent@VCU or at: For more information, contact Cindi Phares 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

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 Center for Corporate Education is offering a 10 percent discount on the upcoming Project Management Professional Exam Prep course for VCU faculty and staff. The six-session program is live and entirely online, helping individuals expand their knowledge of project management and prepare to earn the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. To register, visit and use the code “cce_nonprofits_rock!”. For more information, contact Joseph Arton, Ph.D., 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

The Wilder School's Supervisors and Managers Boot Camp is open for registration. This five-day professional development course, to be held at Westover at Maymont, is a highly interactive sequence of topics, tips and tools focused on developing leadership skills while increasing knowledge and confidence in solving some of the challenges that come with supervising others. For more information, contact Deb Taminger 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


New VCU Brand Standards in Effect Beginning in August

Enterprise Marketing and Communications will begin sharing monthly reminders, instructions and tips for using the new guidelines, in preparation for enterprise-wide utilization and full compliance with required brand standards by August 2024. We encourage you to explore the current brand site ( and contact us with any questions. For more information, contact VCU Brand Marketing 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

Help VCU Students Suit Up for Success

VCU Suit Yourself Closet provides gently used professional attire for students that can be worn to job interviews, internships, residencies and more. The program receives clothing donations but needs financial support to purchase popular and difficult-to-stock pieces and maintain an accessible space. With your help, the Suit Yourself Closet can provide suits, ties, dresses, blouses and more in a variety of sizes and styles to ensure every student has what is needed to achieve professional goals. For more information, contact Jenna Hart at or visit

Save the Date for the 18th Annual HIGHER Ground Women's Leadership Conference

All are invited to the 18th Annual HIGHER Ground Women's Leadership Conference on Nov. 1. This year the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute's 25th Anniversary will be celebrated with the theme, "Cultivating Graceful Leaders: A Legacy of 25 Years." Join the institute in continuing the legacy and spirit of collaboration, equity and partnership modeled by Harris, Ph.D., throughout her service to the university and the greater Richmond community. For more information, contact Ron Jones at or visit

Human Resources Listening Sessions

Alison Miller, interim assistant vice president for Human Resources, will host a series of listening sessions to better understand which aspects of the VCU employment experience are most important to staff and how VCU HR can best serve staff moving forward. Join us to share your thoughts. Register in Talent@VCU or at the following URL. For more information, contact Human Resources 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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