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Special Announcement

West Broad Street Deck Subscribers To Relocate during Graduations

Upcoming high school graduations will create interruptions to parking. From May 20-24, Monday-Friday, all West Broad Street Deck subscribers will relocate to the West Cary Street Deck, located at 1101 W. Cary St., Jefferson Street Deck, located at 100 S. Jefferson St., West Main Street Deck, located at 801 W. Main St., or Henry Street Deck-East, located at 201 Henry St.

A dedicated shuttle service will be provided by Parking and Transportation from May 20-24 to transport subscribers to and from on-campus locations. RamSafe shuttles will run continuously to and from the West Cary Street Deck, Harrison and Franklin Streets, Franklin and Laurel Streets, and Shafer and Franklin Streets during the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. If a VCU parking subscriber needs transportation between the hours of 6:31 p.m. and 6:29 a.m., they can place a ride request through the RamSafe using the Ride Pingo app.

Reciprocal parking will not be permitted on the West Broad Street Deck from May 20-24. MCV Campus subscribers may park on the West Cary Street Deck, Jefferson Street Deck, Henry Street Deck or West Main Street Deck.

Additional information regarding high school graduation impacts can be found at

Coming up

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 is required; join at the following Zoom link. For more information, contact Hawley Smyth at or (804) 828-5127 or visit

Qasarah Bey Spencer, Ed.D., who serves in the intersection of macro social work practice and ministry to build connection, inclusion and healing in educational and community contexts, will speak at the Mary and Frances Youth Center, 120 S. Linden St. The talk will be part of "EmpowerED Spaces: A Youth Healing and Education Series," with the goal of creating spaces where youth can engage in transformative learning experiences while also addressing and supporting emotional well-being. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Faith Wilkerson at or visit

VCU's Humanities Research Center will host virtual and in-person writing sessions during the summer. From Monday, May 20 to Monday, July 1, virtual writing sessions will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays. Informal writing sessions will be held on Fridays at the Valentine House, 920 W. Franklin St. Come to as little or as many sessions as your schedule allows. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Rani Sisavath at or visit

Roy Sabo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biostatistics, will discuss via Zoom the characteristics of cluster randomized trials, identify situations for which they are appropriate and clarify their benefits, limitations and challenges at the next Whetting Your Appetite for Research seminar. The event will be presented by VCU's C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Department of Biostatistics. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Pamela Dillon, Pharm.D., research liaison, at or visit

This VCU Rehabilitation Research and Training Center free webinar will include federal, state and tribal representatives who will discuss effective models in service provision to Indigenous youth and young adults, including individuals with disabilities. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Teri Blankenship at or visit

This free webcast, hosted by VCU Rehabilitation Research and Training Center and the Center on Transition Innovations, will include a discussion about how paying attention to the behavior and mental health of students with disabilities is crucial for their overall well-being and success, especially as they transition to post-secondary environments. These students often face unique challenges that can exacerbate stress, anxiety and other mental health issues. Recognizing and addressing these early can prevent more severe problems later on. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Teri Blankenship at or visit

As part of a joint Campus Life Safety initiative under VCU Administration, VCU Emergency Management will host two, two-hour-long Stop the Bleed classes on May 23rd at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Classes will be in Room 5136, Grace E. Harris Hall, 015 Floyd Ave. Stop the Bleed courses are aimed at teaching community members how to render aid in a bleeding emergency. Registration is free and can be completed by following these links:, Questions: email For more information, contact Matthew Majid at or (804) 837-2999.

VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute's Virginia Executive Institute applications are open until June 28 at the following URL. VEI provides a dynamic forum for current and future leaders to join a network of state executives who have committed to developing their leadership strengths and becoming change agents for Virginia's future. Sessions will be held in Virginia Beach and Charlottesville. For more information, contact Mandy Fowler at or visit

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