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Amy Thompson, Pharm.D., University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, will speak at the next Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation seminar. The talk will be available via Zoom. Faculty, staff and students can view the talk in Room 545, Robert Blackwell Smith Building, 410 N. 12th St. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Sydney Weber at or visit

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This virtual session, brought to you by VCU HR and the Association of Financial Educators, will cover choosing early or delayed retirement, how long your retirement funds will last, setting goals, accounting retirement costs, taxes and inflation, sources of income and more. Register in Talent@VCU or at For more information, contact Cindi Phares at or visit

Learn to break writing into manageable chunks and how to avoid procrastination. Register for the Zoom link at the following URL. For more information, contact Trey Burnart Hall at or visit

The Stravitz-Sanyal Institute for Liver Disease and Metabolic Health will host VCU's Christopher Green, Ph.D., for a virtual presentation on “Sphingosine Kinase 2 Is a Determinant of Sexual Dimorphism in Hepatocellular Carcinoma.” Watch the online presentation at For more information, contact Emily Wigginton at or (804) 828-5066 or visit


It's a Heat Wave; Advice From VCU's Safety and Risk Management Occupational Safety Team

The VCU community will be experiencing a heat wave over the next two weeks and it's a good time to be aware of the dangers of heat stress. According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services there were over 2,000 heat-related deaths in 2023. Heat stress occurs when the body cannot get rid of excess heat and cool itself by sweating. Heat stress can lead to more serious conditions such heat exhaustion or heat stroke and can be fatal. Prevent heat stress by being aware of the symptoms. Heat exhaustion can be evident via headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, weakness, moist skin, mood changes, irritability, confusion, nausea or vomiting. Symptoms of heat stroke include dry hot skin with no sweating, mental confusion or loss of consciousness, seizures or convulsions. If these signs are evident, block out the sun or other heat sources; use fans, air conditioning or cooling bandanas; wear lightweight, light-colored loose-fitting clothing; and avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks and heavy meals. Stay hydrated by drinking water or sports drinks. During periods of physical exertion, drink one cup of water every 15 minutes. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and avoid sodas and other heavily caffeinated drinks. Questions: Contact the university's Occupational Safety Team at For more information, contact Chad Hammack at

VCU's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Is Hiring FWS Office Assistants for 2024-25

Applicants must be registered as full-time on-campus students and have accepted their Federal Work Study award. This is a nine-month part-time position in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs for the 2024-25 school year. Applications are being accepted until Friday, July 12 at noon, and must be submitted via the Handshake app. Apply at For more information, contact David Brown at or visit

Career Opportunities for Those Interested in Criminal Justice and Public Service

Those interested in a law enforcement career are invited to speak with VCU Police. Take courses in all levels of degree programs for free, work toward student loan forgiveness and receive a competitive salary and benefits as a VCU Police officer. VCU and VCU Health faculty and staff receive a $5,000 bonus upon completing the academy and field training. The 50th Academy starts in fall 2024. For more information, contact VCU Police at or visit

Weeks of Welcome 2024 - Call for Programs

VCU's Student Engagement Office is requesting that the university's units and departments offer programs during Weeks of Welcome. The comprehensive, campus-wide initiative will take place in the first few weeks of the semester. See the Weeks of Welcome submission form via RamsConnect at the following URL. For more information, contact Bria Taylor at or visit

Google Updates Recap: May 2024

This month's features include a new digest email in Google Drive to get caught up on activity for files shared with you, new ways to preview files in Google Drive, enhancements to dropdown chips in Google Sheets and more. For more information, contact Doctor Gee at or visit

Registration Openings for Creative Arts Day Camp

Openings are available for the VCUarts Department of Art Education's Creative Arts Day Camp for children rising into grades K-9. Classes are taught by graduate and undergraduate art education students on the VCU campus. Email to register. Availabilities include Session 1 (July 8-July 12): K-2 (three spots); Session 2 (July 15-19): 3-4 (one spot), 5-6 (two spots); Session 3 (July 22-July 26): 3-4 (three spots), 7-9 (one spot); Session 4 (July 29-Aug. 2): K-2 (four spots), 3-4 (two spots), 5-6 (three spots). For more information, contact Lia New at or visit

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