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This week

SHIFT Retail Lab, sponsored by VCU's da Vinci Center, is a retail space where past and present VCU students can showcase their work to gain insights and test products, services and ideas. A preview of the lab, 1235 W. Broad St., will include a tour and examples of selected student ventures. Refer to VCU public health measures for in-person requirements. For more information, contact Lloyd Young at or visit

The VCU Writing Center will present an online workshop via Zoom focusing on the tools necessary to write strong, logical, structurally sound work. The Zoom link is hosted on the center's events page at the following URL. For more information, contact Trey Burnart Hall at or visit

This summer, six Richmond-based artists participated in Exodus: School of Expression’s Seed Summer Residency. Artists-in-residence participated in artist-led workshops centered on Afro-futurism, internal archives, speculative practices, sonics and visual languages. The ICA Shop, at VCU's Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center, 601 W. Broad St., will hold a culminating salon that centers around the premise of eco-systems in relation to community. Works, process materials and individual practices will be shared through presentation and discussion. RSVP at the following URL. For more information, contact Stephanie Stanton at or visit


Fall Courses With Center for Corporate Education

Fall courses with the VCU Center for Corporate Education class are now open for registration. VCU Center for Corporate Education programs are built on a joint foundation of technical and interpersonal skills. VCU faculty and staff receive a 10 percent discount. See course descriptions at the following URL. For more information, contact Carrie Hawes at or visit

OMSA Is Hiring Part-Time Graduate Assistants

VCU's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is hiring a part-time Graduate Assistant for Diversity and Inclusion Education and Advocacy and also a part-time Graduate Assistant for Cultural and Leadership Programming. Questions: Apply online by Aug. 6 via Handshake at the following URL. For more information, contact David Brown at or visit

Sign Up for a Fall Dining Plan

New this fall is the Premium Plan, a larger plan which allows unlimited access to Market 810 and AVO plus other benefits. Follow @VCU_Dining on social media for updates, giveaways and more. For more information, contact Lauren Hay at or (804) 828-1148 or visit

Call for Students to Pilot Mental Health Survey for Project College Success

VCU's Center on Transition Innovations is conducting a statewide survey and seeking students to pilot the survey. The first 30 students to complete it will receive a $30 gift card. Click the URL below for the survey. The survey is related to the service and support needs of Virginia community college students with mental health concerns when transferring to a four-year college/university. Questions: Visit For more information, contact Susan McKelvey at or visit

Join a National Research Program Aimed at Advancing Health Care

The All of Us Research Program at the National Institutes of Health is inviting more than a million people across the United States to help build one of the most diverse health databases of its kind. VCU has partnered with the NIH and All of Us to help patients at VCU Health contribute to that database. People who join will give information about their health, habits and where they live. By looking for patterns, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health. For more information, contact Leslie Bobb at or visit

See a schedule of workshops and classes that teach how to use collections and databases.
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